Team News: Andy Carroll starts for West Ham United

Team News: Carroll starts for Hammers
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Andy Carroll starts for West Ham United as they take on Manchester City in the League Cup semi-final.

Andy Carroll is in the starting XI for the first time since the final match of the 2012-13 season as West Ham United take on Manchester City in the League Cup semi-final second leg tonight.

The striker starts up front on his own, with support from Joe Cole. Ravel Morrison, who has been linked with a move away, also starts in midfield.

For Man City, Manuel Pellegrini has decided to name a strong side, with Sergio Aguero and Alvaro Negredo in attack.

Meanwhile, Javi Garcia and Fernandinho have been chosen for the centre of midfield.

West Ham: Jaaskelainen; Tomkins, Rat, Johnson, Taylor; Nolan, Morrison, Diarra, Diame, J.Cole; Carroll

Manchester City: Pantilimon; Clichy, Nastasic, Lescott, Boyata; Lopes, Fernandindo, Garcia, Navas; Negredo, Aguero

You can follow our live text coverage of the match by clicking here.

Sergio Aguero of Manchester City beats Jussi Jaaskelainen of West Ham United to score their second goal during the Capital One Cup Semi-Final, Second Leg match on January 21, 2014
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