Best XI from Capital One Cup Semi-Finals: Sunderland and City Shock and Awe

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Best XI from Capital One Cup Semi-Finals: Sunderland and City Shock and Awe
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In two results that couldn't have come about in more antithetical fashion, Sunderland and Manchester City each took a controlling stake in their respective finals after seeing out first-leg victories over Manchester United and West Ham, respectively.

While the Black Cats' 2-1 win at home against David Moyes' outfit was a shock for many, ground out until the climactic end, Manuel Pellegrini's side were rampant in their 6-0 triumph over the Hammers and unsurprisingly have a large contingent involved in this star XI.

Unfortunately for Sam Allardyce's boys, not one berth has been booked by the East Londoners, while United boast just the one inclusion—but who's made the cut?

Read on for a breakdown of who impressed most in the opening encounters of this season's Capital One Cup semi-finals.

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