Manchester City duo Joe Hart and Joleon Lescott want to end City's 35-year wait for a trophy with a victory in the FA Cup.

City face neighbours Manchester United on Saturday in the semi-final of the world's oldest cup competition while the club are closing in on a Champions League spot followed a summer of heavy spending.

Defender Lescott is keen for this current City side to be the one's to break that unfortunate sequence, one that United fans haven't let their neighbours forget about.

"We're not particularly bothered what Manchester United fans say or think," said Lescott.

"But we're all driven towards that goal of getting a trophy. 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 in because we're successful people and we want to do well for Manchester City and we want it to be the first of many."

Despite the geographical location of both sides, the semi-final will take place at Wembley, and that has been criticised by Sir Alex Ferguson, and fellow semi-final manager Tony Pullis.

However, Hart is looking forward to City and United fans painting Wembley blue and red.

"It's on neutral ground and Manchester is going to take over London whether it's blue or red," said Hart.

"So it's going to be a great atmosphere, one I've not experienced before and I'm really looking forward to it. Most of our boys haven't experienced it and I'm sure some of their lot won't have either, it's a tie that people have wanted to see for years in the FA Cup.

"Maybe some people would have liked to see it as a final, but it's the same thing when you're at Wembley and it's going to feel like a final, so it's going to be an exciting day."

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