Sam Allardyce: 'We're playing for pride against Manchester City'

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West Ham United manager Sam Allardyce calls on his players to show a good account of themselves against Manchester City in the League Cup semi-final second leg.

West Ham United manager Sam Allardyce has called on his team to give a good account of themselves against Manchester City tomorrow night.

The Hammers will take on Manuel Pellegrini's men in the second leg of the Capital One Cup semi-final at Upton Park.

However, Allardyce has conceded that his side will be unable to overcome the 6-0 deficit from the first leg.

"It's about playing a competitive game of football tomorrow and trying to win it," West Ham's Twitter page quotes Allardyce as saying.

"We're playing for pride and we want to play well. Hopefully we can give Manchester City a really tough game tomorrow night."

West Ham are third from bottom in the Premier League.

Sam Allardyce manager of West Ham United looks on during the Barclays Premier League match between West Ham United and Arsenal at Boleyn Ground on December 26, 2013
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