Info

Competition
Premier League
Date
3 December 2017
Game week
15
Kick-off
17:00
Half-time
0 - 1
Full-time
2 - 1
Venue
Etihad Stadium (Manchester)
Attendance
54203

Goals

0 - 1
44' A. Ogbonna (G) (assist by: A. Cresswell)
N. Otamendi (G) 57' (assist by: Gabriel Jesus)
1 - 1
David Silva (G) 83' (assist by: K. De Bruyne)
2 - 1

Commentary

Minute   Description
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Manchester City come from behind to snatch another late victory to maintain an eight-point lead at the top of the Premier League. A late strike from David Silva decided the contest after Nicolas Otamendi cancelled out Angelo Ogbonna's opener for the Hammers. Pep Guardiola's men make history in the Premier League with their 13th win on the bounce, matching the record of Chelsea (2016-17) and Arsenal (2001-02). They can break the all-time record with a win over rivals Manchester United next week at Old Trafford.
FULL-TIME: MANCHESTER CITY 2-1 WEST HAM
90'+5 The referee ends the contest.
Jesus goes into the book for time-wasting.
90'+4 Adrian is booked for his foul on Jesus.
Jesus gets tripped by the on-rushing Adrian on the right flank and City will have the chance to waste more time from the free-kick.
90'+3 City are doing their utmost to take time off the clock and are slowly edging towards their 20th-straight win in all competitions.
Sane makes way for Bernardo Silva.
90' CHANCE! Mangala makes a huge error down the right to allow Arnautovic space to raid into and he cuts the ball back towards Sakho. The striker shoots first time low and hard, only to put his effort past the post.
88' Ayew replaces Antonio for the visitors.
Antonio cramps up after leaping for the ball. He will have to may way here.
87' Arnautovic steals the ball in a good position for the visitors and he sends a deep cross to the back post, but it proves to be just a fraction too high for Antonio to connect.
85' Aguero makes way for Fernandinho.
83' De Bruyne pulls off a brilliant assist with a lofted pass over the top for Silva's run and the Spaniard applies the finish.
GOALLLLLLLL!!!! DAVID SILVA STRIKES! City take the lead as the pressure tells on the West Ham defence. De Bruyne unlocks the backline with a brilliant pass over the top of the visitors' defence and Silva makes a great run to the back post. The Spaniard just gets a toe on the ball and it's enough to take it past Adrian into the bottom corner. Another late goal for Guardiola's men.
81' SAVE! The Hammers break down the left through Antonio and he cuts back on his right foot to power an effort at goal. His strike is on target and forces Ederson into a fine save before Otamendi clears the rebound.
Wave after wave of City attack is breaking upon the West Ham defence, but the visitors are holding firm just to stop Guardiola's men.
79' Sane fires the ball across the edge of the box and Aguero collects, but his goalbound shot is blocked by a wall of black shirts. It's getting desperate at the back for the Hammers now.
77' BLOCK! David Silva turns in the box and he hammers a left-footed strike at goal, but for the second time in the half Jesus blocks his own team-mate's shot. Jesus tries to fire the ball home, but between Obiang and Ogbonna - the visitors do enough to force the ball behind.
75' Antonio almost gets the better of Mangala at the back, but the Frenchman does just enough to stop the West Ham forward from reaching the ball. That was a close call for City.
73' The home side are all over the Hammers at the moment, with the visitors desperately needing an outball to take the pressure off their backline.
71' MISS! Jesus turns in the edge of the box and fires at goal. Adrian makes a brilliant save to deny the striker, only for the rebound to fall to Sterling. However, the winger snatches at the strike and scuffs his effort at goal, missing the target.
70' De Bruyne has space to launch a strike at goal and he pulls the trigger on a powerful effort, which takes a deflection on its way, but Adrian makes a comfortable save.
69' Arnautovic replaces Lanzini for the visitors.
68' City are starting to open up the West Ham backline and Sane goes for goal again down the left, only to fire his effort well over the bar on this occasion.
67' Sane keeps testing the West Ham defence and his latest run and shot yields another save from Adrian before the German's cross on the follow-up is claimed by the Spanish keeper.
66' Sakho makes a good run forward and he beats the challenge of Otamendi down the flank before bursting into the box. However, Walker gets back just before the West Ham forward can muster a strike at goal.
64' BLOCK! Cresswell takes one for the team as Sane cuts in from the right and hammers a left-footed strike at goal. The defender makes the block with his arms outstretched and hits the deck in pain.
63' OVER! De Bruyne lines up a strike from distance, but the Belgian sends his effort crashing over the bar.
62' Jesus makes a run across Ogbonna and manages to win a corner for the home side, although Otamendi cannot direct De Bruyne's cross towards goal.
61' SAVE! Sane raids down the left flank before cutting back on to his right foot to power an effort at goal. His strike has accuracy, but Adrian watches it well to beat the ball away from danger.
59' De Bruyne trips Masuaku and goes into the book.
57' Jesus surges into the right inside channel before firing across the face of goal for Otamendi to convert.
GOALLLLL!!!!!!!!!!!!! OTAMENDI NOTCHES THE EQUALISER! City are level as the defender turns the ball home from close range. West Ham were not able to organise themselves at the back from De Bruyne's free-kick. Jesus raided into space down the right inside channel before firing a low ball across the face of goal. Otamendi reacted ahead of Ogbonna to slide his effort past Adrian.
56' SAVE! De Bruyne fires his effort over the wall towards the bottom corner, but Adrian beats the ball away with a fine save.
55' Magic feet from Delph on the edge of the box yields a free-kick for the home side as Rice brings him down. The defender is on a booking, but referee Dean shows him mercy for now.
53' BLOCK! Jesus blocks Sterling's goalbound effort to save the Hammers. Sane weaved his way down the left and fired a low pass into the feet of his team-mate. Sterling hit the ball first time on his left foot with power, only to be denied by the Brazilian, who was in an offside position.
51' Masuaku goes for an ambitious strike from distance, but his effort trickles harmlessly into the hands of Ederson.
50' Cresswell swings the ball into the box, but on this occasion the City defence are firm at the back.
49' Fernandes wins a corner off the legs of De Bruyne, although replays show the ball struck the West Ham midfielder last.
48' Adrian does well to come through a crowd of players to punch De Bruyne's free-kick away from Otamendi on the charge. The Hammers are able to organise themselves at the back and quell the City threat from the follow-up.
47' Obiang brings down De Bruyne and City are awarded a free-kick in a threatening position.
46' STAT ATTACK! Manchester City have won just two of their last 30 Premier League games in which they have been behind at half-time (D4 L24), however they did win last time against Huddersfield.
Danilo makes way for Gabriel Jesus at the break.
We're back underway at the Etihad Stadium.
The players are back out for the second half. A change is coming for City.
West Ham are 45 minutes away from inflicting the first defeat of the season on Manchester City thanks to Angelo Ogbonna's headed effort. Pep Guardiola's men have been far from their best in the first half of the contest and were duly punished when the Italian defender powered a header past Ederson in the 44th minute. City's passing has been sloppy, while the defending from the Hammers has been solid through the middle, restricting the involvement of Sergio Aguero and Kevin De Bruyne.
HALF-TIME: MANCHESTER CITY 0-1 WEST HAM
45'+4 The referee ends the first half.
Danilo and Mangala struggle with passes to end the half, epitomising City's struggles in the opening 45 minutes of the contest.
45'+2 OFFSIDE! Aguero latches on to David Silva's throughball and fires at goal, only to be denied by Adrian. However, the Argentine is a fraction offside as he collects the midfielder's pass.
45' There will be four minutes of added time.
44' Cresswell lifts a pinpoint cross into the box and Ogbonna rises to head home.
GOALLLLLLLL!!!!! WEST HAM TAKE THE LEAD! Ogbonna fires the visitors ahead with a fine header. Cresswell lifts a dangerous cross into the box from the right and the Italian rises unopposed to power a header through the hands of Ederson and into the bottom corner. West Ham deserve their goal as City have been awful in the opening half of this contest.
Sakho makes an immediate impact as he drives down the right and wins a corner off the legs of Mangala.
43' Kouyate cannot continue and Sakho replaces the midfielder, which will force Antonio to drop back.
42' City try to work the ball around the edge of the West Ham box, but once again they are unable to break open the Hammers' defence.
40' The West Ham midfielder is back on his feet and should be ok to continue in the contest.
38' Kouyate is down for the visitors and requires treatment before we can continue this afternoon.
37' Frustration for City as Walker goes for the blast from distance, but he sends his effort well over the bar. Guardiola's men have been far from their best thus far.
35' SAVE! David Silva loses possession and in his bid to regain the ball from Antonio, the Spaniard knocks it into the path of Lanzini in the box. The midfielder hammers his effort on target, only to be denied by a strong save from Ederson.
Masuaku plays the ball to Antonio on the edge of the box, but the forward fails to take the pass in stride and loses out to Delph to stop the attack.
33' OFFSIDE! Antonio moves behind the City defence to latch on to Cresswell's pass, but he moves a fraction too early and the flag goes up before he shoots.
31' The home side are trying to generate space in the final third, but De Bruyne's pass through for Sane's run is slightly off and goes out for a goal-kick.
29' City appear to be going through the motions at the moment. They're lacking their usual killer instinct, although the Hammers are doing a solid job in defence to keep De Bruyne and Aguero off the ball.
27' WIDE! Sterling has space on the edge of the box and he cuts back to shoot on his left foot, but he sends his strike harmlessly wide of the post. A poor effort from the winger.
26' SAVE! De Bruyne slides the ball to David Silva on the edge of the box and the Spaniard shoots at goal with power. It takes a slight deflection on its way to goal, forcing Adrian to turn the ball over the bar with a fine one-handed stop.
25' Otamendi gives the ball away for the home side, allowing Antonio to push forward in the final third. However, the Argentine atones for his error by making a strong tackle to disposess the Hammers forward.
23' Sane has time on the left, but he overhits a simple pass to David Silva out for a goal-kick. City have been guilty of some uncharacteristic sloppy passing in the final third.
21' City are yet to find their rhythm in the final third. They're lacking an injection of pace as the current speed of play has been easy for the Hammers to cope with at the back.
19' Zabaleta makes an important interception at the back, stopping the offload from Sane as he searched to find Danilo in space.
17' Rice stops Sane's burst forward and goes into the book.
Masuaku forces the ball across the face of goal from the left and the ball almost falls for Antonio, but Ederson somehow manages to stop the ball with his feet to deny the forward.
16' Guardiola's men are having issues with their final ball at the moment, which has resulted in the lack of pressure on Adrian between the sticks.
15' City keep the pressure on and although Danilo's pass to Sane goes astray, Rice is unable to keep the ball in play, handing the home side a corner.
14' De Bruyne lifts a threatening cross into the box from the right. However, Adrian reads the danger and comes off his line to gather ahead of Sane at the back post.
12' Once again David Silva takes possession in the final third and he tries to thread a pass through to Sane in the box, only to see the ball go straight into the hands of Adrian.
11' David Silva breaks into space down the left again, but Rice stops his low cross and clears the ball out for a throw-in. Solid work thus far from the Hammers at the back.
9' Rice has to cover the near post to stop David Silva's cross from causing problems for the Hammers. Aguero was lurking in the box before the defender acted.
8' CLOSE! Kouyate rises highest at the near post to head Masuaku's corner at goal. It drifts to the back post and Antonio almost reaches the ball on the stretch, but he can only lift his effort over the bar.
7' Antonio drives at the City defence down the right flank and is able to win a corner down the right.
6' Danilo and Sane attempt to combine down the left flank, but the Brazilian just overhits his pass for the run of the winger.
5' Mangala rises highest in the box from the corner, but he can only a guide a scuffed effort wide of the post.
4' De Bruyne slides the ball to Danilo down the left flank, but the left-back is prevented from crossing into the box by a strong challenge from Zabaleta, although the ball goes out for a corner.
2' PENALTY SHOUT! Sterling goes down under pressure in the box and looks at referee Dean for a spot-kick, but the official waves play on.
1' Aguero lifts the ball to the back post for Sterling's run, but Masuaku gets ahead of the winger to head behind.
We're underway at the Etihad Stadium.
The players are out on the pitch, so we should be underway shortly.
FLASHBACK! A brace from Sterling along with a strike from Fernandinho secured a 3-1 win for City over the Hammers in this fixture last season, although Antonio did find the net for the visitors.
STAT ATTACK! West Ham’s only win at the Etihad Stadium in the Premier League came in September 2015 (2-1), which ended City’s then club-record 11 consecutive Premier League wins.
STAT ATTACK! Manchester City have won nine of the 11 Premier League games against West Ham United at the Etihad Stadium (D1 L1), scoring in each match between the clubs at this stadium.
Adrian replaces the ineligible Joe Hart between the sticks in one of three changes made by Moyes. Michail Antonio and Edimilson Fernandes replaces Andre Ayew and Marko Arnautovic in the team from the 4-0 defeat to Everton.
City have made three changes from their win over Southampton. Eliaquim Mangala and Danilo come into the back four, with Vincent Kompany and Fernandinho dropping to the bench. Fabian Delph moves into the midfield, while Leroy Sane returns to action in favour Gabriel Jesus.
West Ham subs: Trott, Johnson, Quina, Arnautovic, Ayew, Martinez, Sakho.
WEST HAM (4-2-3-1): Adrian; Zabaleta, Rice, Ogbonna, Cresswell; Kouyate, Obiang; Fernandes, Lanzini, Masuaku; Antonio.
Man City subs: Bravo, Toure, Gundogan, Fernandinho, Bernardo Silva, Jesus, Kompany.
MAN CITY (4-3-3): Ederson; Walker, Otamendi, Mangala, Danilo; Delph, De Bruyne, David Silva; Sterling, Sane, Aguero.
The team news has been announced and we'll start with the home side.
West Ham are under severe pressure in the bottom three in the Premier League. The Hammers are without a win in their last seven matches following their drubbing at the hands of Everton during the week. It was not a happy return to Goodison Park for David Moyes as his side lost 4-0 in frustrating circumstances, with Manuel Lanzini missing a penalty in the second half that could have turned the match in their favour. With a horrendous run of fixtures ahead, Moyes' side could use a surprise result this afternoon.
City's march at the top of the Premier League continued during the week. Southampton looked to be on their way to securing a point, only for Raheem Sterling to score a last-minute winner to extend City's winning run to 19 matches in all competitions. Pep Guardiola's men hold a five-point lead at the top of the table, but can extend their lead to eight points ahead of the Manchester derby next week with a victory today.
Good afternoon and welcome to the live commentary of the Premier League clash between Manchester City and West Ham at the Etihad Stadium.

Lineups

R
A
A
2
K. Walker
3
A. Cresswell
3
Danilo
5
P. Zabaleta
7
R. Sterling
8
C. Kouyaté
10
M. Lanzini
10
S. Agüero
13
Adrián
14
Pedro Obiang
15
E. Mangala
17
K. De Bruyne
18
F. Delph
19
L. Sané
21
A. Ogbonna
21
David Silva
26
A. Masuaku
30
M. Antonio
30
N. Otamendi
31
Ederson Moraes
31
E. Fernandes
41
D. Rice
15
33
7
25
20
20
C
C
C
C
C
C

Additional info

Referee
M. Dean
Assistants
S. Long
 
D. Cook
Fourth official
M. Jones

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Match Stats

Manchester City West Ham United
54 Attacks (Dangerous) 24
10 Corners 4
4 Fouls 6
10 Free Kicks 7
6 Goal Kicks 15
2 Offsides 4
6 Shots (blocked) 0
7 Shots (off target) 3
8 Shots (on target) 3
0 Shots (woodwork) 0
21 Throw Ins 19

Regular Season

# Team MP D P
118+4452
217+2638
318+1838
418+1133
518+432
617+1431
718+1331
818+126
918-622
1017-822
1118-1421
1218-718
1318-918
1418-1317
1518-1517
1617-516
1718-2016
1818-1115
1917-1014
2017-1312

Etihad Stadium

Name:
Etihad Stadium 
City:
Manchester 
Capacity:
55097