Manchester City 7-0 Sheffield Wednesday

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Frank Lampard and Jesus Navas celebrate Manchester City's win against Sheffield WednesdayGetty Images

Manchester City produced a ruthless second-half display to start their Capital One Cup defence with a stunning win over Sheffield Wednesday.

Frank Lampard tucked in James Milner's cross soon after the restart before Edin Dzeko swept in a pass from Jesus Navas, who added a ferocious drive.

Yaya Toure converted a penalty after Lampard was tripped by Kamil Zayatte.

He was sent off as Dzeko's header, Jose Angel Pozo's debut goal and another Lampard strike sank the Owls' 10 men.

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Lampard an important player - Pellegrini

Few would have predicted a seven-goal scoreline at the break after Championship side Wednesday held their own in a tight first half.

Premier League champions City put on a sluggish first-half display, but were a completely different proposition after the break as they swept aside the unfortunate visitors to set up a last-16 tie against Newcastle.

Once ex-England midfielder Lampard converted at the near post, City's hopes of a morale-boosting win never looked in doubt.

Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini said: "I think it was very important for Frank Lampard to score again. He's a very important player.

He added: "Maybe he's now 36 years old and he can't play three games in a row but he's a top player."

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