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Saturday 27 April 2013

Man City v West Ham: Plans for tribute to Foe

Cameroon midfielder who died in 2003 after playing for both sides to be remembered

Marc-Vivien Foe played 73 matches in the Premier League for West Ham and Man City

The weekend's action on Matchweek 35 of the Barclays Premier League kicks off with West Ham United's trip to Manchester City.

The clubs and supporters are set to use the fixture to remember the late Marc-Vivien Foe, who played 73 matches in total for both sides before collapsing during a Confederations Cup match for Cameroon in June 2003 and passing away shortly afterwards.

Foe scored City's last goal at their old Maine Road stadium and during today's match the club will show an image of the player on the electronic boards after 23 minutes and fans of both clubs will be asked to join in a minute's applause to pay tribute to the former No 23.

For the build-up to the match our Matchday Live offers you the two manager's press conferences, plus all the latest team news and head-to-head statistics.

After kick-off you can follow live in-running commentary, check out live phiotos from the Etihad Stadium and get the latest in-match stats. At the final whistle we provide match reports including manager reactions. For Matchday Live just click on the link below.

12.45 Manchester City v West Ham United  |  #MCIWHU Matchday Live >>

Roberto Mancini (MCI) on Manchester United's title win, where he thinks his side went wrong and the threat that West Ham pose on Saturday.

Sam Allardyce (WHU) on his side's relatively safe position in the table, the goals for the rest of the season, Man City’s campaign and how to combat them at the Etihad Stadium.

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Key Points

  • Man City and West Ham plan to pay tribute to Marc-Vivien Foe during match against each other
  • Midfielder who died in 2003 played for both clubs
  • Plans are for fans to applaud him on 23 minutes