x Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 24 July 2017

Joe Hart and Joleon Lescott focus on FA Cup

The Manchester City duo have put yesterday's 3-0 Premier League defeat to Liverpool behind them by focusing on Saturday's FA Cup semi-final against Manchester United.

Manchester City duo Joe Hart and Joleon Lescott have put yesterday's 3-0 Premier League defeat to Liverpool behind them by focusing on Saturday's FA Cup semi-final against Manchester United.

The defeat was made worse by the hamstring injury that will almost certainly keep Carlos Tevez out of the game.

But Hart is excited by the prospect of a Manchester derby at Wembley stadium.

"It's on neutral ground and Manchester is going to take over London, whether it's blue or red," Hart told FATV. "So it's going to be a great atmosphere. It's a tie people have wanted to see for years in the FA Cup."

With United having dominated the trophy count in Manchester, City players and fans know that a win on Saturday will put them in a good position to go on and lift their first major silverware since 1976.

"We're not particularly bothered what Manchester United fans say or think," Lescott said. "I know that obviously we want to end the drought, 30-odd years or whatever it is, but that's not the reason for wanting to win the cup.

"We want to win it because we're successful people and we want to do well for Manchester City and we want it to be the first of many."