'Better than Januzaj!' Manchester City fans react to Marcos Lopes' performance on Twitter

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Alvaro Negredo and Sergio Aguero got the goals for Manchester City against West Ham on Tuesday night - but it was Marcos Lopes who stole all the plaudits.

Destiny wasn't too kind on West Ham's hopes of reaching the Capital One Cup final this season.

In being pitted against Manchester City at the semi-final stage, Sam Allardyce's men were always going to be up against the odds. City have scored 100 goals already this season - and managed six past the Hammers in the first leg of this League Cup semi-final tie.

It was less painful the second time around: only 3-0. But West Ham fans may have still been disappointed to see 18-year-old Marcos Lopes run them ragged.

Indeed, it was the Portuguese who did the majority of the damage against the Hammers on Tuesday night (despite not getting on the scoresheet) and many Mancheester City fans on Twitter have been quick to notice his potential.

A particular source of pride for them has been the statistic that Lopes has already amassed as many assists as Manchester United starlet Adnan Januzaj this season... In 14 less games.

Could a star have been born in east London tonight - or was he already destined to be the next Cristiano Ronaldo?

Either way, the City fans have had their say: and they like what they see!

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