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Football: Negredo sends City to Wembley in style

Published on Jan 22, 2014 7:12 AM
 
Manchester City's Alvaro Negredo (centre) celebrates scoring his second goal against West Ham United during their English League Cup semi-final second leg soccer match at Boleyn Ground in London Jan 21, 2014. Manchester City swept into the League Cup final with a ruthless 3-0 win at West Ham on Tuesday, which completed a 9-0 aggregate victory in a brutally one-sided semi-final. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

LONDON (AFP) - Manchester City swept into the League Cup final with a ruthless 3-0 win at West Ham on Tuesday, which completed a 9-0 aggregate victory in a brutally one-sided semi-final.

Manuel Pellegrini's side had already effectively booked their place at Wembley after winning the first leg 6-0 at Eastlands, but they did not take it easy in the return at Upton Park.

Alvaro Negredo and Sergio Aguero put City two goals up before half-time in east London and Negredo struck again after the break to cap another clinical display from one of the most potent strike-forces in Europe.

City will face arch rivals Manchester United in the final on March 2 if David Moyes' side can overturn a 2-1 deficit in the second leg of their semi-final at Old Trafford on Wednesday.

 
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