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West Ham United v Birmingham City (Kick-off 7.45pm). Gary Lineker presents all the action from the League Cup semi-final first-leg encounter at Upton Park. Both sides have struggled in the Premier League so far this term, but were impressive at the quarter-final stage, with the Hammers thrashing holders Manchester United 4-0 and Birmingham beating local rivals Aston Villa 2-1. The teams last met two months ago, when the Blues came from two goals down to salvage a 2-2 home draw in a top-flight match at St Andrews.