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Live on Sky Sports: Everton v Manchester City

6 January 2016

Goodison Park is the venue for this week's second Capital One Cup Semi-Final billing, as Everton and Manchester City lock horns in their first leg tie.

The contest will be the third between the two sides in League Cup history, where they've recorded a victory each over one another.

Read more: Review: Liverpool secure first-leg advantage over Stoke City

Everton have twice been runners-up in the competition, in 1977 and 1984, while City have lifted the trophy on three occasions, in 1970, 1976 and 2014.

Competition history

The first meeting between Everton and Manchester City in the League Cup came in a Fourth Round tie in October 1969, where the lighter shade of blue prevailed 2-1.

City would go on to win the Cup at Wembley Stadium that season, beating West Bromwich Albion 2-1 in front of more than 97,000 fans in the capital.

Their second clash came in 1988, where Everton came out on top (2-0) in a Quarter-Final tie. The Toffees would be halted at the next stage, however, by eventual finalists Arsenal.

Everton v Manchester City: League Cup results

January 1988 - Everton 2-0 Manchester City
October 1969 - Manchester City 2-1 Everton

Route to the last four

This season, Everton have overcome Barnsley, Reading, Norwich City and Middlesbrough to earn their place in the last four, while City toppled Sunderland, Crystal Palace and Hull City - netting 13 goals in the process.

Firepower

Everton have hit 10 goals of their own in the Capital One Cup this term, meaning a high-scoring contest could be on the cards.

The pair boast two of the Premier League's most prolific marksmen in Romelu Lukaku and Sergio Aguero, who have a combined 28 goals between them already this season.

Last time out

Roberto Martinez and Manuel Pellegrini have gone toe-to-toe once already at Goodison this season, in August's league fixture.

And it was Everton who fell victim of City's fast start to the campaign, with Aleksandar Kolarov and Samir Nasri both netting in a 2-0 triumph. 

Coverage of Everton versus Manchester City gets under way from 7.30pm on Sky Sports, and we'll also be providing live updates on Twitter, via @CapitalOne_Cup.




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