Semi final line-up announced

  • by Staff Writer
  • Wednesday, 17th July 2019

West Ham United have announced the team that will face Manchester City in the semi final of the Asia Trophy this afternoon.

Manager Manuel Pellegrini has opted to go with a fairly experienced starting XI, with the exception of full back Ben Johnson who starts at left back instead of seasoned regular Aaron Cresswell.

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He is joined in defence by Ryan Fredericks and central defenders Angelo Ogbonna and Issa Diop, whilst Roberto Jimenez Gago takes the gloves ahead of fellow new signing David Martin.

The team will be captained by Mark Noble who starts in midfield alongside Declan Rice, whilst United's attacking impetus will be provided by Jack Wilshere, Felipe Anderson and Manuel Lanzini.

The lone striker's role has been handed once again to Michail Antonio, who leads the attack against the reigning Premier League champions.

The match kicks off at 1.30pm BST and is being broadcast live on Sky Sports. For those unable to watch the game, in-game updates will be provided on KUMB's Twitter channel.

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