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Manchester City - West Ham United
Premier League - 3 December 2017
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That's full time. City aren't what they were earlier in the season, but they have such good players that it doesn't really matter. They can break down the deepest defence, and have the superhuman fitness to just keep going. Moyes can be pleased - expect Guardiola to scream at him for defending later.
- Yellow cardAdriánWest Ham United
Adrian slides in on Jesus on the right and gets a booking. It looked like a dive, and was. Adrian definitely fouled him, but Jesus just decided to stop standing up out of some kind of fatalism.
Adrian stops timewasting for a change and launches a goal kick forward.
- OffLeroy SanéManchester City
- OnBernardo SilvaManchester City
Barnardo Silva replaces Sane.
Mangala's left leg is in disrepair. He may need to come off.
Sakho gets a brilliant chance for an equaliser. Arnautovic puts Mangal on his behind and drives forward to the box. He picks out Sakho, and he lashes a shot a couple of yards wide. "Pep" is really angry right now.
- OffMichail AntonioWest Ham United
- OnAndré AyewWest Ham United
Ayew on for Antonio.
Antonio launches himself towards a cross, and it appears he's effed his hamstring with the leap. He'll have to come off - he's gone to ground, and City won't mind killing some time this way. Delph comes on to assist with what might be cramp.
- OffSergio AgüeroManchester City
- OnFernandinhoManchester City
Fernandinho replaces Aguero, who hasn't been much cop.
- GoalDavid SilvaManchester City
GOAL! Manchester City 2-1 West Ham. Silva scores - 500 passes from Manchester City, and De Bruyne clips in a superb pass for Silva's run into the box. He sticks out a leg, it's a touch too heavy, but it still flies past Adrian and that's it.
Ederson beats away a rising Antonio shot from 35 yards.
Aguero lashes a shot against some shins. They're a bit desperate, but they've plenty of time to find an opening yet.
Siva plaps, that's right, plaps a shot at Jesus and the ball pings around before going out for a corner.
Sakho holds the ball up on the right wing, and wins a throw-in under the challenge of three players. Antonio then almost struggles free behind the defence, but injures his shoulder and pulls up as City must have panicked.
Walker's cross is cleared at the near post. West Ham are hanging on.
Jesus curls a shot to the top corner that Adrian palms away, and it comes out for Sterling, but he scuffs his effort with the goal begging.
Sane tees up De Bruyne, who pings a lazy shot straight at Adrian.
- OffManuel LanziniWest Ham United
- OnMarko ArnautovicWest Ham United
Arnautovic on for Lanzini, who hasn't done much really.
Sane uses his Giggs skills to slalom down the left of the box, and smashes a rising shot at goal that Adrian remembers to stand up for, and beats it away. David Seaman, take note.
David Silva absolutely Evra's a shot over the bar from distance.
Sane's shot goes straight into the side of Cresswell's heid. Don't laugh.
The pressure is basically constant now, as De Bruyne whistles a shot past the goal.
Jesus turns a shot against Rice at the near post, and wins a corner on the right wing.
Sane cuts in from the right, and his curling shot it tipped away by Adrian's dive to his left.
- Yellow cardKevin De BruyneManchester City
De Bruyne booked for a clumsy hack in midfield.
A Paul Warhurst for our times.
- GoalNicolás OtamendiManchester City
GOAL! Manchester City 1-1 West Ham. Otamendi scores - De Bruyne curls an effort to the top corner with his free kick. It goes out for a throw, Sterling plays in Jesus, who drives into the box and Otamendi slides in at the near post to equalise at the near post.
Delph is tripped right on the edge of the box by Rice with a sliding tackle. He probaby should be booked, and sent off for a second ellow.
City have had 104% possession so far this half.
Jesus turns a cross from Sane at goal, but the ref flags for offside.
Zabaleta tackles Mane on the left. Delph takes the throw, finds Sane, who plays it back ot Delph, and they are pressed back for now.
Lanzini crosses from the right with a free kick, and while it's a decent delivery, it's cleared.
Antonio fails to control a pass on the right, and gets jeered for his trouble. De Bruyne then concedes a corner off Fernandes's cross on the right wing.
Free kick City, but it's headed away and City keep hold of it right after.
- OffDaniloManchester City
- OnGabriel JesusManchester City
Jesus comes on for Man City, in place of Danilo.
- 2nd Half
We go again..
- End of 1st Half
That's half time. See you in 15 minutes.
Aguero is ruled offside, and his gloves.
There will be four minutes of added time.
- GoalAngelo OgbonnaWest Ham United
GOAL! Manchester City 0-1 West Ham. Ogbonna scores - West Ham break down the right and Sakho wins a corner on the right. Cresswell swings it in after taking it short, and Ogbonna leaps to send a header past Ederson.
Sakho comes on for Kouyate. It might be that Sakho goes up top, and Antonio drops back a tad.
Masuaku clips Walker as he turns away from his opposite player. De Bruyne's cross is cleared away. Sane picks it up, and the interminable passing restarts.
Kouyate is back on the pitch, and so far he's moving alright in midfield, putting in tackles.
I've just seen Fabian Delph is playing. Who knew?
Short corner for City on the left. Walker decides to shoot from 40 yards. "Well done." Kouyate is down in midfield now, receiving treatment for what might be a thigh injury.
A poor delivery from Cresswell is cleared at the near post for a West Ham throw.
Lanzini is slipped in by Antonio being tackled by Silva, and he smashes a ball at the near post for Ederson to tip behind.
West Ham have a free kick to curl in from deep. Cresswell almost beats De Bruyne, but in truth, it's a poor effort.
Paddy Power have it right.
Walker loses the ball and Masuaku presses into the space. He cuts inside and so Otamendi hacks him to the ground. No yellow.
Two sloppy bits of play from De Bruyne see him ride one challenge, then sell short a team mate.
Danilo clips in a cross after stepping onto his right foot, and it goes straight into the arms of Adrian.
Antonio again comes down the left, and then spreads play to the right wing to Cresswell.
Sane curls in a corner, Otamendi heads it into the air and away. Sterling receives the ball on the edge of the box, he steps just inside and slices a shot to the top corner, but it's miles wide.
Antonio clears City's corner from the left. Sane has another cross a moment later, but that is cleared too, and City are pressed back for a few seconds. Sane then drives to the byline, and his pull-back is put behind by Obiang for another corner on the left wing.
Masuaku is on hand to intercept a pass, pick out Antonio down the left, but he is tackled and City come back to attack. 500 passes later, Silva has room for a strike from the edge of the box, and his shot loops off Rice to the top corner. Adrian pulls off an excellent stop.
Adrian jogs out to claim a long ball over the top.
Sane tries to release Danilo, but the ball is intercepted. The defending so far has been pretty good, to be fair to Moyes, as it was for much of his time at United. The attacking has all been a bit Januzaj, though.
Ederson comes way out of his box to collect a long ball, and comfortably swerves around Antonio pressing him. City attack again, nothing doing - for now.
- Yellow cardDeclan RiceWest Ham United
A cross from the left almost meets Antonio straining at the near post, but Ederson claims. He launches a quick counter down the left for Sane, meaning Rice decides to clatter into him. Yellow card.
Sterling floats a crosss to Aguero, and the ball is eventuallly worked to Sane on the left. Rice rushes across to put it behind, and Silva's cross is headed out at the near post.
Obiang blocks a De Bruyne cross. Throw on the right for City. Walker drives towards the box but his pass inside is intercepted.
Silva tries to measure a pass for Sane's run towards the six-yard box, but it's just too strong and Adrian can collect.
Adrian is taking his sweet time taking a goal kick. Perhaps Pep will run on and scream at him at the end of the match?
West Ham haven't been too stretched so far, but they have been pressed back in their own half for much of the opening 10 minutes.
Antonio wins a corner on the right wing from Danilo. The players pack the box. Cresswell whips in a cross, Kouyate flicks it on to the back post and Antonio stretches out to send a shot wide.
The ball goes into the other half! West Ham give away a throw-in 0.3 yards over the line.
Zabaleta rushes out to concede a corner on the right wing. Silva takes, it drops to the near post, and Mangala is ruled to have bundled it behind. The replay from Sterling's earlier dive suggests that the dive was a dive.
West Ham will find out what the other half looks like at some point.
Masuaku heads behind at the back post and concedes a corner on the right wing. De Bruyne takes low and short, Sterling runs into the box and falls to the ground, appealling for a penalty.
- 1st Half
The match gets underway, and West Ham have succesfully defended the opening seconds.
#Zabs is back.
With 10 minutes to go, let me look at the league table. Right, I've looked at the league table and it appears if my maths are right that Man City can go eight points clear if they can beat West Ham today.
This seems to be all anyone is discussing today.
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City have Mangala for his first league start under Pep Guardiola. He has been, in truth, awful for most of his City games, but he won't have been a bad player when he arrived. Give him a chance after his time away on loan, and perhaps there is a player there.
Pep Guardiola should be watching this from the stands, if the rules of football are to be enforced consistently. But, let's be honest. One, running onto the pitch after the whistle to yell encouragement at another player isn't exactly the right thing to do, and it smacks of hubris, but it doesn't deserve a ban, if we consider it away from what the rules are. And, if we consider whether the FA and Premier League ever use consistency? No, they never do, but there you go.
Poor David. West Ham manager David Moyes has to do without Joe Hart - on loan from Manchester City, Steven Reid (crocked), and drops Marko Arnautovic to the bench after he left their last game injured. He comes up againsts perhaps the best team and manager in the world right now.
TEAMS: Man City: Ederson, Walker, Otamendi, Mangala, Danilo, Delph, De Bruyne, Silva, Sterling, Sane, Aguero. Subs: Bravo, Yaya Toure, Gundogan, Fernandinho, Bernardo, Jesus, Kompany. /// West Ham: Adrian, Zabaleta, Rice, Ogbonna, Cresswell, Fernandes, Kouyate, Obiang, Masuaku, Lanzini, Antonio. Subs: Trott, Johnson, Quina, Arnautovic, Ayew, Martinez, Sakho.
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