Premier League • Day 26
  • 2nd Half
  • Manchester City
  • West Ham United
  • Fernandinho
  • GündoganRodri
  • JohnsonBowen
  • AntonioBenrahma
  • Stones
  • TorresFoden
  • AgüeroJesus
  • 1st Half
  • Manchester City
  • West Ham United
  • Antonio
  • Dias
  • Johnson

Manchester City - West Ham United

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  • End of 2nd Half

FT: Man City 2-1 West Ham. Stones and Dias lead the Citizens to a 20th straight win in all competitions and moves them 13 points clear at the top. Antonio levelled for West Ham before the break. Moyes's men remain fourth for now.


CLOSE! Diop meets Lingard's delightful cross from the right but can't guide his header on target.

  • Fernandinho
    Yellow cardFernandinhoManchester CityFernandinho booked.
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Fernandinho booked.


Dias heads two separate deliveries to safety as the Hammers throw men forward.


Four minutes added.

  • Rodri
    OffIlkay GündoganManchester CityCITY CHANGE: Rodri on for Gundogan.
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  • Rodri
    OnRodriManchester City

CITY CHANGE: Rodri on for Gundogan.


West Ham are pressing. Pep is turning to Rodri to try and help get this over the line.


It looks like Moyes's winless run v Pep is going to extend to nine matches. He will have lost all five away matches unless the Hammers can strike late here...

  • Said Benrahma
    OffMichail AntonioWest Ham UnitedWEST HAM CHANGE: Benrahma on for Johnson.
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  • Said Benrahma
    OnSaid BenrahmaWest Ham United

WEST HAM CHANGE: Benrahma on for Johnson.

  • Jarrod Bowen
    OffBen JohnsonWest Ham UnitedWEST HAM CHANGE: Antonio off, Bowen on.
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  • Jarrod Bowen
    OnJarrod BowenWest Ham United

WEST HAM CHANGE: Antonio off, Bowen on.


PHOTO: John's joy.

John Stones (2. v.l.) trifft für Man City

VIDEO: Stones restores City's lead.


Great block. City attack at speed, but Mahrez's shot from 20 yards out is diverted behind by a last-ditch challenge.


#Stones stats

Jesse Lingard (l.) im Duell mit Oleksandr Zinchenko

Can West Ham raise their level again and find another equaliser? As it stands, City are heading 13 points clear via a 20th straight win in all comps.


Plenty has been said about how City's defenders have impressed at the back this season - but they are doing it in attack too today!

  • John Stones
    GoalJohn StonesManchester CityGOAL! Stones lashes a fine first-time shot into the far corner after a fine run and touch back from Mahrez.
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GOAL! Stones lashes a fine first-time shot into the far corner after a fine run and touch back from Mahrez.

  • Phil Foden
    OffFerrán TorresManchester CityCITY CHANGE: Foden on for Torres.
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    OnPhil FodenManchester City

CITY CHANGE: Foden on for Torres.


Torres tracks back brilliantly to slide in and win it for the hosts after West Ham had caused alarm bells to ring with a super counter attack.


Not the 'back with a bang' impact Aguero would have hoped for on his first PL start since October, but there will no doubt be goals to come for the Argentine if he stays fit for the remainder of the season.

  • Gabriel Jesus
    OffSergio AgüeroManchester CityCITY CHANGE: Jesus on for Aguero.
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  • Gabriel Jesus
    OnGabriel JesusManchester City

CITY CHANGE: Jesus on for Aguero.


Jesus is being readied by City. It looks like he's going to replace Aguero.


CLOSE! KDB charges down the left. He skips a challenge and races to the left byline. He lays it into the six-yard box, but no City shirt can get there to apply a finish.


De Bruyne tries a first-time shot on the stretch after a West Ham error on the left side of the area, but his shot is easily blocked. City continue to probe, but they are finding it difficult to break the Hammers down or create anything of note.


DID YOU KNOW? Moyes has gone 40 Premier League away games without a win against established top-six sides. You have to go back to when his Everton team defeated Man City in December 2010 (D12, L28).


Walker lets fly from 30 yards out but drags his effort well wide.


How long until Pep turns to his star-studded bench? It's not really happening for the hosts right now.


Randolph used the check to speak to the West Ham physio. As a result, Moyes has sent David Martin to warm up.


VAR does a quick check on Fernandinho's challenge on Lingard as he on-loan Man United man surged towards the City area. No foul, it was a fine tackle.


West Ham's midfield have looked very good so far. There's a really nice balance to how the visitors have set their team up.


STAT: Antonio is the first West Ham player to score home and away against Man City in a league season since Iain Dowie in 1995-96.

  • 2nd Half

KICK OFF! City get us back underway.

  • End of 1st Half

HT: Man City 1-1 West Ham.


One minute added.

  • Michail Antonio
    GoalMichail AntonioWest Ham UnitedGOAL! The Hammers are level. Coufal marauds into the right side of the area and cuts it back for Lingard. The forward's shot flies towards the far post where Antonio pounces to divert it home.
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GOAL! The Hammers are level. Coufal marauds into the right side of the area and cuts it back for Lingard. The forward's shot flies towards the far post where Antonio pounces to divert it home.


STAT: City have scored in 20 successive league and cup games against West Ham.


West Ham look to have got over the blow of conceding that goal. Lingard leads the charge once more but sees his shot well gathered by Ederson.


CLOSE! Antonio collects a dangerous right-wing cross but sees his bouncing shot clip the outside of the post.


#KDB Stats - De Bruyne is now in the Premier League's all time top ten for assists.


VIDEO: Dias heads the opener.

West Ham United's Czech midfielder Tomas Soucek (C) crosses the ball

That was Dias' first goal for City.


Walker launches a dangerous ball over the top. West Ham's defence is caught out, but Randolph charges way out of his area to get there first and hack it to safety.


City immediately come again. Torres darts in from the left but Randolph is right behind his 25-yard strike.

  • Rúben Dias
    GoalRúben DiasManchester CityGOAL! Dias is left free to race in at the far post and head De Bruyne's raking right-wing cross into the net.
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GOAL! Dias is left free to race in at the far post and head De Bruyne's raking right-wing cross into the net.


Dawson rises highest to power De Bruyne's right-wing free kick to safety. City load it back into a packed area, but Cresswell nods away.

  • Ben Johnson
    Yellow cardBen JohnsonWest Ham UnitedJohnson booked for pulling back Mahrez.
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Johnson booked for pulling back Mahrez.


City are lacking tempo. West Ham are well organised and Randolph hasn't had much to do.


Soucek can't quite guide a header back across to Antonio after Lingard's deflected shot had looped to the far post and threatened to unlock City's defence. Ederson came of his line and managed to punch clear.


A GOOD OMEN FOR MOYES AND CO? West Ham are in the top four after 25 top-flight matches for the first time since 1986. That season they finished third.

Manchester City spielt gegen West Ham United

STAT: The only goal City have shipped in their past 11 home matches was a Ruben Dias own goal in a 1-1 draw against West Brom on December 15.


De Bruyne motors into the left side of the Hammers area. He cuts it back for Torres, but Rice gets across well to block the shot.


We've had 11 minutes of City dominance. West Ham are battling hard just to get towards the half way line.


Aguero gets his first chance to try and inflict some damage on the Hammers rearguard. He turns well on the left of the area, but lacks support and he can't manufacture space for the shot.


Fernandinho is on the end of a late challenge from Tomas Soucek after Ederson's hospital pass almost gifted the visitors a sight of goal. It was well dealt with under pressure by Fernandinho, but he took a knock, which he should run off, for his troubles.


City are unbeaten in 26 games across all competitions, winning just the 23 along the way. The Citizens are two matches short of their longest run without defeat under Pep Guardiola, which they set in 2017.


City have had all of the ball and are patiently probing. You sense that is pretty much how it's going to be for the whole match. West Ham will look to frustrate the hosts and counter when they can.

  • 1st Half

KICK OFF! West Ham get this lunchtime contest underway.


Steve McManaman and Joe Cole wax lyrical about Phil Foden. Will he shine if given a cameo from the bench once again today?


Bernardo Silva (on the bench today) on City’s strong backbone: “It is the key to winning competitions; to have a solid defence, a solid team that doesn’t concede many chances or goals. We are happy with how solid our defenders, goalkeeper and midfielders are and everyone helps from the striker to the goalkeeper.”

Bernardo Silva celebrates scoring for Manchester City

Guardiola: "They (West Ham) are in a Champions League position. That is not a good run, that’s many months and they are there. David Moyes... I admire these kinds of people. Like Roy Hodgson, they have long careers. I would love these kinds of careers. The season will speak for itself . He (Moyes) knows football perfectly. Like Carlo Ancelotti, everything is calm. They live like a Buddha life. They have that experience to do this."

Video - Pep Guardiola: Bayern, Barcelona, Real Madrid and Man Untied all bought success too


Jesse Lingard: “I've come here to play football week-in, week-out and that's what I'm doing. Playing football makes me happy and when we win and play like we did on Sunday (v Spurs) nothing can top that. It's about doing it consistently and that's maybe where I've struggled before, doing it consistently in games, but I can feel now I'm coming to an age where I can keep that consistency and focus and concentration coming into games and playing games week-in, week-out which I haven't been used to.”

West Ham United's English midfielder Jesse Lingard celebrates after scoring their second goal during the English Premier League football match between West Ham United and Tottenham Hotspur at The London Stadium

THE TOP TWO OF 2021: City and West Ham have amassed the most points so far this calendar year. City have 33 points and West Ham 22 from two fewer league games.

Raheem Sterling of Manchester City battles for possession with Declan Rice of West Ham United

West Ham make two changes to the side that defeated Spurs last time out. There's a really significant one too, with Darren Randolph replacing the injured Lukasz Fabianski between the sticks. Elsewhere, Ben Johnson takes Jarrod Bowen's spot.


So, the big news for the hosts sees Aguero make his first start since October, which was also against West Ham. He is one of seven changes to the team that eased to an away victory at Borussia Moenchengladbach in the Champions League in midweek. John Stones, Oleksandr Zinchenko, Fernandinho, Riyad Mahrez, Kevin de Bruyne and Ferran Torres also start.

Manchester City's Algerian midfielder Riyad Mahrez (L) celebrates with Manchester City's Belgian midfielder Kevin De Bruyne (R) after scoring their second goal during the English Premier League

CONFIRMED TEAMS - MAN CITY: Ederson, Walker, Dias, Stones, Zinchenko, Gundogan, Fernandinho, Mahrez, De Bruyne, Torres, Aguero... Subs: Steffen, Sterling, Jesus, Laporte, Rodri, Bernardo, Mendy, Cancelo, Foden. /// WEST HAM: Randolph, Johnson, Coufal, Dawson, Diop, Cresswell, Soucek, Rice, Lingard, Fornals, Antonio... Subs: Martin, Trott, Balbuena, Benrahma, Lanzini, Noble, Bowen, Odubeko.


Hello and welcome to LIVE updates of Manchester City’s Premier League clash at home to West Ham. Will the Citizens make it 20 straight wins in all competitions and continue what looks like an imperious march towards what would be a third title in the last four seasons under Pep Guardiola? Or can the Hammers spring a surprise and boost their own European dreams? Kick off 12.30 GMT.