Manchester City have announced their starting eleven and substitutes to go toe-to-toe with West Ham United in an FA Cup tie at the London Stadium tonight.

Heading into the game, West Ham will be hoping to improve their recent record against Manchester City, having won just two times in 15 league and cup games against the Citizens.

The Spaniard looked a whole lot happier and calmer last night than he had following the 2-1 home win over Burnley on Monday.

Boss Guardiola said: "Finally, we were able to keep the ball more than the last games, where it was nearly impossible, so we played much, much better in that sense".

"The first goal, the penalty, was crucial, but we made the mistake of starting to chase them on a big pitch and that is very hard to do", Bilic said.

Helped by some shoddy defending, they hammered the Hammers with four goals in the first 50 minutes, then a first City goal from John Stones in the 84th.

"I want to help the club to believe they are good, I want the fans to feel they are good".

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"The way we played - finally, we could recover what we expected, what we tried for at the beginning, especially in the first part of the season".

City's constant early pressure told in the 32nd minute when Pablo Zabaleta tumbled to the floor under Angelo Ogbonna's challenge.

After half an hour of West Ham resistance, Pep Guardiola's men forced the breakthrough when Yaya Toure scored from the penalty spot in the 32nd minute. We are not strong and fast like the other teams but we try to play with the ball as much as possible.

City's game with West Ham kicks-off at 7.55pm tonight and will be shown live on BBC One.

But as Guardiola sat in his seat in West Ham's soulless new home, the sight of Hammers manager Slaven Bilic cutting a forlorn figure in his own technical area inside this stadium will have resonated with the former Barcelona and Bayern Munich coach. "So we have time to discuss what is the best until the end of the season".

The England global laid the ball across goal to Silva, who from six yards out had time to take a touch, steady himself, and probably do a crossword had he felt like it, before slotting in the third.

A flowing move ended up with the ball being squared for Raheem Sterling.


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