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West Ham starting XI: Fabianski, Johnson, Zouma, Dawson, Cresswell, Soucek, Rice, Fornals, Masuaku, Benrahma, Antonio. Subs: Areola, Coufal, Yarmolenko, Lanzini, Vlasic, Noble, Bowen, Diop, Kral.
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Man City starting XI: Ederson, Walker, Dias, Laporte, Cancelo, Gundogan, Rodri, Bernardo Silva, Mahrez, Jesus, Sterling. Subs: Steffen, Carson, Stones, Ake, Zinchenko, Fernandinho, Palmer, McAtee.
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The Hammers are averaging 5.1 shots on target per match in the Premier League this season, their most in a single campaign in the competition since 2000/01 (5.3).
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West Ham's loss at Wolves last time out ended their four-match winning run in the Premier League. They have only lost consecutive league matches twice since the start of last season, doing so in September 2020 and April 2021.
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Man City have won nine of their 10 Premier League matches against West Ham United under Pep Guardiola (D1), scoring 28 and conceding just five in these fixtures.
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Manchester City's highest goalscorer in the Premier League this season with four goals, Bernardo Silva is looking to score in three consecutive league matches for the very first time.
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Welcome to live coverage of Man City vs West Ham. Kickoff in the English Premier League is at 2pm in the UK at the Etihad Stadium.
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West Ham have their first counter thanks to Rice carrying the call. He gets it to Fornals but the cross is a disappointment.
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Kickoff! We are underway as ref Michael Oliver blows his whistle.
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There is snow around today, making the conditions a real challenge. The game has started quite slowly as players taking an every second to get the ball under control.
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A very decent opening for West Ham. Antonio has Dias where he wants him and opts for a pass but Benrahma can't take advantage when he gets it in the box.
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CLOSE! Walker receives and tries his luck on the slippery pitch. It has Fabianski diving to his right but it flashes past the upright.
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Jesus is wide and tries a pass to release Gundogan but it's a bit too heavy. City again playing without a real striker today.
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Close! A Masuaku cross nearly reaches Antonio in the box. Very fine start from David Moyes' team here.
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Antonio again causes nightmares. He roasts Laporte on the byline but Ederson comes across to smother the ball to bail out his teammate.
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Risky play by Soucek. He knocks Bernardo Silva off the ball inside the area but the referee deems it no penalty.
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POST! A Gundogan corner is flicked by Laporte and it hits the upright. Nearly the opener for City.
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Offside! Mahrez drills a good finish past Fabianski from Sterling setting him up. The flag was raised though.
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Gundogan tries an overhead kick for City but it loops into the arms of Fabianski.
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Mahrez plays a through ball for Jesus but Fabianski is off he line to sweep. Jesus was probably offside anyway.
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Benrahma shoots from distance but it goes straight at Ederson. Good counter attack after a Bernardo backheel shot on goal.
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62% possession for City so far here. Four shots for City to just one for West Ham but both sides will be happy with how they are playing.
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Antonio again isolates Laporte and beats him down the right. The defender cuts him down just outside the box.
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Wide from Sterling cutting inside and shooting at goal from the left. Not a bad effort there.
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Yellow card for Laporte for that foul. He will miss City's next match.
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Cresswell strikes the freekick and it deflects away for a corner. He takes it too the offside flag goes up when it breaks back to him.
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The snow is really coming down here. The ground staff will be busy at half time.
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GOAL! MAN CITY! GUNDOGAN! 1-0. Mahrez gets it wide and fires across the box for the German to tap home. Nice pass in the approach play by Cancelo too. Man City 1-0 West Ham.
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Benrahma tries to immediately bring West Ham level. A shot from the left after cutting in but saved easily by Ederson.
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CHANCE! Rodri is fouled but Jesus gets it back for City in a great position and lifts it over Fabianski but Johnson gets back onto the line to clear brilliantly to keep it 1-0.
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POST! Cancelo strikes a shot from long range which Fabianski saves. Mahrez hits the post with the follow up. So nearly 2-0 to City who are dominant.
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The half is ending with City moving the ball around as West Ham sit deep. Rice tries to launch a counter but it comes to nothing.
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Half time. 1-0. City lead through a Gundogan goal. A deserved lead but West Ham not bad either so far.
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Kickoff! 1-0. The second half gets started after a delay. No changes for the teams.
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Slight delay to the start of the second stanza as the ground staff work to clear the snow of the field.
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City start this half well. Jesus makes a good dribble and tries to pick out Silva but Zouma is there to block.
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Fornals intercepts a pass from Dias and hits it early for Antonio but Laporte reads this one well to cut it out.
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A Cresswell corner finds Rice at the near post and he sets up Benrahma to cross but it is cleared.
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Off the line! Nearly a City goal. Cresswell slides to clear a Jesus effort off the line but he knocks his back on the upright and looks in real pain.
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Sub: West Ham take off Benrahma for Lanzini.
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Yellow card for Cancelo for tripping Fornals.
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Sub: Cresswell can't shake off his knock so Coufal replaces him.
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City have 77% possession in the second half. Just stroking it around from side to side with occasional bursts from Sterling on he left.
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Sterling tries to take on Johnson but this time the defender does a good job. A couple of minutes ago he was beaten by a dribble.
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Wide! Sterling picks up Zouma's clearance from the corner but his shot is rising and does not work the goalkeeper.
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13 shots for City in the first half but only two in this half. This game still isn't killed off.
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Cancelo plays a one two on the left with Gundogan and works a shot but Fabianski is equal to it.
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Sub for West Ham: Moyes takes off Masuaku for Bowen.
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Coufal plays a pass looking for Antonio and Dias trips the striker. No card. West Ham still looking for a shot this half.
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SAVE! Rice receives from Bowen and strikes a dipping shot from range which the goalie punches to safety.
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Long throw taken by Antonio but he gets it all wrong in the snow.
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CHANCE! Sterling does well and sets up Gundogan to shoot but Fabianski closes his angle to save.
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Silly foul by West Ham on Walker. That eats up some seconds for Man City.
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Bowen delivers a good corner for West Ham towards all the tall options in the box but Ederson does well to punch clear.
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Brilliant driving run from Rice from the halfway line. Wasted opportunity as he runs the ball out for a goalkick.
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Sub: Fernandinho for Sterling now by Pep Guardiola.
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Cancelo bursts forwards but slices his cross straight over the bar.
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Full time! 2-1. It's all over. West Ham had their moments early on and towards the end but City were much the better team. A deserved win and another loss for Moyes' team. Man City 2-1 West Ham.
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+4' GOAL! WEST HAM! LANZINI! Too late but what a goal on the volley after turning. A superb shot going in off the post. And that's the last action of the match too.
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+2' Offside! Silva sent through on goal, chips Fabianski but was offside. Nice finish though.
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We are going to see four additional minutes.
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GOAL! MAN CITY! FERNANDINHO! City finally kill this off. Assist by Jesus with a cutback to the edge of the area for Fernandinho to sidefoot home.
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Corner won by Bernardo Silva. City take it short to waste time.
Manchester City
West Ham United
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Goal Scorers
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33' Gundogan I...
90' Fernandinho
90' Lanzini Ma...
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Yellow Cards
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Red Cards
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Squad
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Walker Kyle
Moraes Ederson
Dias Ruben
Sterling Ra...
Gundogan Ilkay
Laporte Aym...
Rodri
Silva Bernardo
Mahrez Riyad
Cancelo Joao
Jesus Gabriel
0
0
3
7
8
14
16
20
26
27
33
1
3
4
8
9
15
22
26
28
31
41
Fabiański Ł...
Cresswell A...
Zouma Kurt ...
Fornals Mal...
Antonio Mic...
Dawson Craig
Benrahma Mo...
Masuaku Arthur
Souček Tomáš
Johnson Ben...
Rice Declan
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Reserves
9
Fernandinho
Carson Scott
Stones John
Zinchenko O...
Steffen Zack
Palmer Cole
McAtee James
Ake Nathan
25
0
5
0
1
80
0
0
11
10
23
20
33
13
7
16
5
Vlašić Nikola
Lanzini Manuel
Diop Issa
Bowen Jarrod
Král Alex
Areola Alph...
Yarmolenko ...
Noble Mark
Coufal Vlad...