Manchester City 3-1 West Ham United as Antonio’s second half strike bring Hammers right back into the game, Fernandinho’s goal was the 15th of his Manchester City career in all competitions
Manchester City continued their full winning start to the season with a victory over West Ham that took them to the top of the Premier League. City scored first when Raheem Sterling finished off a superb team move and Fernandinho headed in a second from Kevin de Bruyne’s free-kick. West Ham pulled a goal back in the second half when Michail Antonio nodded in Arthur Masuaku’s cross. Sterling added his second late on when he stroked home from a tight angle.
Manchester City has stepped up a level or two since Guardiola has taken over the club and the biggest indication came when they absolutely outplayed West Ham on Sunday. City dominated the game on all aspects scoring a wonderful opening goal with Sterling getting on the end of a brilliant move. They made it 2-0 soon after when Fernandinho scored from a set piece. West Ham has a mountain to climb in second half. City’s second goal ensured four of their nine Premier League goals this season have come from set-pieces. That they could not convert their first-half dominance into more goals will be mildly concerning to Guardiola as they allowed West Ham back into the contest after the break.
Manchester City 3 – 1 West Ham United Premier League Match Highlights
- 7′ 1 – 0 Raheem Sterling scored after City produced a superb move where Silva found Nolito with a disquised through ball who squared it inside the box for Sterling to tab home from few yards out. Not much West Ham could have done about that.
- 18′ 2 – 0 Fernandinho doubled the lead from set piece after Kevin De Bruyne found him with precised ball. To be fair this could have been avoided as West Ham defense were shambles for most part.
- 58′ 2 – 1 Michail Antonio bring West Ham right back into the game.
90′ 3 – 1 Raheem Sterling secured three points late in injury time with nicely taken goal.
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