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Man City vs West Ham LIVE Premier League result, final score and reaction today

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Manchester City host West Ham United on Sunday in what is a meeting between two ofthe most in-form sides in the Premier League. Pep Guardiola’s side can go back into second with a win, but can also put the pressure on leaders Chelsea who play later in the day by moving level on points with them. They have won back-to-back games in the top flight since a surprise defeat to Crystal Palace.

The Hammers, meanwhile, are up in fourth and if they take the points today, they can move level on points with City - and having beaten Liverpool just before the international break, David Moyes’ side will be confident they can trouble the big clubs once more. Both sides were victorious in Europe during the week, with City beating PSG and West Ham easily seeing off Rapid Vienna.

City have the best defensive record in the league in home games, conceding just twice so far, but only Chelsea have taken more points on the road than the Hammers. Follow all the team news and match updates below:

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Man City vs West Ham

  • GOAL! Gundogan converts from close range after Mahrez’s cross, 1-0

  • OFF THE LINE! Johnson with a fine clearance off the line after Gabriel Jesus beats Fabianski

Chelsea vs Man Utd: Carrick on benching Ronaldo

16:17 , Michael Jones

Michael Carrick spoke to Sky Sports about his Manchester United starting XI and why he felt it was best to start Cristiano Ronaldo on the bench. He said:

Few tweaks and changes from the other night, freshen things up a bit. Gameplan, ideas. Had a good chat with Ronaldo and he was great, we have decided to go like that today.

“It is a decision to pick a team, don’t think it needs any more drama than that. Everyone is fine, all the boys who have come out of the team have been terrific, Crisitiano included and ready to come on if needed.”

Chelsea vs Man Utd: ‘He puts the puzzle together’: How Ralf Rangnick can transform Manchester United

16:14 , Michael Jones

In the boardroom where most of the big decisions at RB Leipzig are made, Julian Nagelsmann provided a window into why Ralf Rangnick – soon to be Manchester United’s interim manager – is so overwhelmingly respected in the inner sphere of the sport.

“He puts the puzzle together, he makes a club whole,” he said. “It’s sustainability with style and being really football smart.”

‘He puts the puzzle together’: How Ralf Rangnick can transform Manchester United

Chelsea vs Man Utd

16:12 , Michael Jones

Reaction from Manchester City’s win over West Ham is still to come but now the focus moves to Stamford Bridge where league leaders Chelsea take on Manchester United. Here are the two line-ups:

Chelsea XI: Mendy, Chalobah, Thiago Silva, Rudiger, James, Jorginho, Loftus-Cheek, Alonso, Ziyech, Werner, Hudson-Odoi

Man Utd XI: De Gea, Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Bailly, Telles, McTominay, Matic, Fred, Sancho, Fernandes, Rashford

There’s no Cristiano Ronaldo for Man Utd who has to settle for a place on the bench as caretaker boss Michael Carrick elects to go with three holding midfielders and pace up top through Jadon Sancho and Marcus Rashford.

Chelsea set up in their familiar 3-4-3 formation. N’Golo Kante and Ben Chilwell are injured so there are starts for Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Marcos Alonso whilst Timo Werner is given the nod ahead of Romelu Lukaku to lead the line.

Man City 2 - 1 West Ham

16:07 , Michael Jones

Manchester City are up to second in the table behind Chelsea on goal difference before the Blues take on Manchester United at 4:30pm. The defeat isn’t disastrous for West Ham, they’re still fourth in the table and put in a good showing against the Premier League champions.

Full-time: Man City 2 - 1 West Ham

16:05 , Michael Jones

90+5 mins: Lanzini’s goal is the final touch of the game as the whistle goes for full-time. Manchester City have the win. It was a tough game for them, West Ham were difficult to break down and threatening when they pushed forward. Fernandinho’s goal settled the game with a few minutes to go and the fans were treated to one last spectacle with Lanzini’s last minute strike!

GOAL! Man City 2 - 1 West Ham (Lanzini, 90+4’)⚽️

16:02 , Michael Jones

90+4 mins: What a strike! Out of nothing Manuel Lanzini brings the bouncing ball down on the inside left channel and shoots on the spin. He fires the shot into the near post as Ederson leaps across to keep it out but the ball hits the inside of the post and rebounds into the back of the net!

Man City 2 - 0 West Ham

15:59 , Michael Jones

90+1 mins: There’s four added minutes to play. Man City have another goal disallowed after Ferandinho sends a through ball to play Jesus in behind the lines. He carries the ball into the box, lifts it over Fabianski and finds the back of the net but the offside flag goes up against him,

GOAL! Man City 2 - 0 West Ham (Fernandinho, 90’)⚽️

15:57 , Michael Jones

90 mins: Fernandinho wraps up the points! A short corner comes back to Jesus who gets tackled. The loose ball comes to Rodri and Jesus is switched on enough to sprint into the box. He receives the pass and pulls it back to the front edge of the area where Fernandinho runs onto the ball and guides it into the near bottom corner!

Man City 1 - 0 West Ham

15:55 , Michael Jones

88 mins: Fernandinho is on to see out this match for the Premier League champions. Raheem Sterling is the man taken off.

Man City 1 - 0 West Ham

15:54 , Michael Jones

87 mins: Bowen swings the corner into the penalty area but Ederson gets a hand to the ball before Gabriel Jesus completes the clearance.

Declan Rice brings the ball back down the pitch for West Ham and drives it into the box. He’s got two teammates in the middle but can’t pick out a pass and runs the ball out of play much to his own frustration.

Man City 1 - 0 West Ham

15:51 , Michael Jones

84 mins: Pep Guardiola is patrolling the Manchester City dugout as his team attempt to close out this game. The edge that City seemed to have in the first half has gone and there’ll be a few nerves out there. West Ham are pushing high up the pitch but they need to get the ball into City’s box. Johnson’s ball into thge middle hits Cancelo and goes out for a Hammers’ corner.

Man City 1 - 0 West Ham

15:47 , Michael Jones

81 mins: Save! A cross field pass comes over to Sterling on the left wing. He slips a through ball into the left side of the box for Gundogan who runs onto the pass and shoots first time. Fabianski is quickly off his line to close down the angle and he manages to keep the shot out with a body save. Good goalkeeping.

Man City 1 - 0 West Ham

15:45 , Michael Jones

78 mins: Declan Rice is encouraged to shoot byt the travelling West Ham fans and strikes one from range. Ederson is in behind the ball and palms it away for City. West Ham don’t think they’re out of this game, there’s time yet for them to get the equaliser.

Man City 1 - 0 West Ham

15:41 , Michael Jones

75 mins: Nearly! Joao Cancelo hasn’t been as prolific with his attacking runs today but he makes his way into the box after a one-two with Bernardo Silva. He knocks the ball past Johnson but is beaten to the loose ball by Fabianski who slides towards it and smothers it with his body.

Jarrod Bowen comes on to replace Arthur Masuaku for West Ham.

Man City 1 - 0 West Ham

15:38 , Michael Jones

72 mins: Sterling paces around Johnson and wins another corner when his cutback is booted behind by Dawson. This time the corner is swung into the middle by Gundogan but West Ham deal with it well.

Man City 1 - 0 West Ham

15:36 , Michael Jones

69 mins: Sterling sprints into space in behind Craig Dawson and wins a corner after Rice blocks his ball into the middle out of play. City play the corner short and Gundogan floats a cross into the middle Jesus is the target but Zouma gets in front of him and boots the ball clear.

Man City 1 - 0 West Ham

15:34 , Michael Jones

66 mins: West Ham are seeing a decent period of possession. A diagonal ball over to the right side almost sees Lanzini sneak in behind down the wing but the offside flag goes up against him.

Chelsea vs Man Utd: Line-ups

15:31 , Michael Jones

Kick off for Chelsea vs Manchester United is an hour away. The big team news is that Cristiano Ronaldo starts on the bench for Man Utd! Here’s a look at the two teams:

Man City 1 - 0 West Ham

15:29 , Michael Jones

63 mins: Aaron Cresswell isn’t able to continue and David Moyes replaces him with Vladimir Coufal. Coufal usually plays right-back for West Ham but he’s slotted straight in at the vacant left-back role.

GOAL! Leicester 4 - 2 Watford ⚽️

15:28 , Michael Jones

68 mins: Back at the King Power Stadium Ademola Lookman has joined the scorers as Harvey Barnes gets free on the left and delivers a perfect pass into the box for Lookman to slot home.

Man City 1 - 0 West Ham

15:27 , Michael Jones

60 mins: Manuel Lanzini comes on to replace Said Benrahma for West Ham. Aaron Cresswell is temporarily off the pitch getting treatment for a knock he picked up clearing Jesus’ shot off the line.

City’s corner comes swinging into the box but it’s cleared by the Hammers who are currently playing with 10-men.

Man City 1 - 0 West Ham

15:25 , Michael Jones

57 mins: Chance! Huge chance for Manchester City to double their lead. Raheem Sterling breaks down the left side and carries the ball to the box. He curls a low pass across towards Gabriel Jesus but he’s charged down by Lukasz Fabianski. The ball comes loose and looks to be crossing the goalline but Aaron Cresswell slides towards the ball and knocks it wide!

GOAL! Leicester 3 - 2 Watford ⚽️

15:24 , Michael Jones

61 mins: Watford have one back against Leicester. Emmanuel Dennis is played into the box and he takes the ball around Kasper Schmeichel before tapping it into the back of the net.

Man City 1 - 0 West Ham

15:20 , Michael Jones

53 mins: Aaron Cresswell swings the set piece in towards the near post. Declan Rice comes away with the ball but he’s marshalled out of the box. Said Benrahma is played towards the byline and he does well to keep the ball in play but it rolls to a City player and the home side quickly work the ball out from the back and West Ham are left scrambling to get back in formation.

Man City 1 - 0 West Ham

15:18 , Michael Jones

51 mins: West Ham stay patient as City pass the ball fluidly around the pitch. They move it from left to right but Cresswell times his tackle well and nicks it away from Riyad Mahrez. The Hammers then break forward down the right side and win a corner of their own.

Man City 1 - 0 West Ham

15:16 , Michael Jones

48 mins: Manchester City look to press home their advantage by winning an early corner in this half as Kurt Zouma knocks the ball behind. The set piece is swung into the middle by Mahrez but Dawson heads it clear.

Second half: Man City 1 - 0 West Ham

15:10 , Michael Jones

Kick off: The grounds staff at the Etihad Stadium have done a beltin’ job getting the pitch ready. Pretty much all of the snow has been cleared as the game gets back underway.

Coming up in the Premier League

15:09 , Michael Jones

As we wait for the match between Manchester City and West Ham to get back underway, here’s a reminder of what is still to come.

Chelsea host Manchester United in the 4:30pm kick off. Team news is expected shortly.

Man City 1 - 0 West Ham

15:04 , Michael Jones

Half-time is being extended at the Etihad Stadium whilst the grounds staff continue to clear snow from the pitch.

Man City 1 - 0 West Ham

14:58 , Michael Jones

Ilkay Gundogan gives Manchester City the lead against West Ham before Riyad Mahrez comes close to adding a seconf by hitting the post. Mahrez has also had a goal disallowed as the teams fight it out in the snow at the Etihad Stadium.

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Elsewhere in the Premier League

14:53 , Michael Jones

Leicester are running rampant at the King Power Stadium with Jamie Vardy and James Maddison having a great time. Maddison has been involved in all three of the Foxes’ goals - one goal, two assists - with Vardy netting a brace. Josh King scored a penalty for Watford but it will probably end up as a consolation goal.

Ivan Toney’s penalty kick is the difference between Brentford and Everton at the Brentford Community Stadium. Thehome side have been the better team but Everton remain threatening and Rafa Benitez will still believe his side can get back into this game.

The half-time scores:

Brentford 1-0 Everton

Man City 1-0 West Ham

Leicester 3-1 Watford

Half-time: Man City 1 - 0 West Ham

14:49 , Michael Jones

45+1 mins: Manchester City lead at the break courtesy of Ilkay Gundogan’s opening goal. The snow is falling heavily now and the grounds staff have their work cut out to get the pitch ready for the second half.

Man City 1 - 0 West Ham

14:47 , Michael Jones

44 mins: Cancelo shoots from distance but his effort is palmed away by Fabianski and Mahrez gets to the rebound before sending a shot onto the outside of the near post.

Man City 1 - 0 West Ham

14:45 , Michael Jones

43 mins: Joao Cancelo flicks a cross in towards the far post but Cresswell gets to the ball first and boots it clear for the Hammers. The pitch is fully covered with snow now. Visibility isn’t great and both teams will be looking forward to getting in at half-time.

GOAL! Leicester 3 - 1 Watford ⚽️

14:43 , Michael Jones

42 mins: Maddison swings a corner into the box for Leicester and picks out Vardy. He lifts the ball over the Watford goalkeeper and Leicester have a third!

OFF THE LINE! Jesus denied by Johnson

14:43 , Michael Jones

Man City 1 - 0 West Ham

37 mins: City come close to a second as they attack down the right side again. This time it’s Gabriel Jesus bringing the ball into the box. He sends a shot past Fabianski’s outstretched right hand and the ball is heading into the back of the net. Ben Johnson sprints to the goalline and lunges out with his left leg to make the block and somehow the ball stays out! Great defending.

GOAL! Leicester 2 - 1 Watford ⚽️

14:40 , Michael Jones

34 mins: Jamie Vardy has sent Leicester back in front. James Maddison set up Vardy with a fine threaded pass and Vardy’s finish was top quality. Leicester lead 2-1 against Watford.

GOAL! Man City 1 - 0 West Ham (Gundogan, 33’)⚽️

14:36 , Michael Jones

33 mins: City take the lead! Ilkay Gundogan has been making nice runs into the box all game. Mahrez sets him up for the opener by bringing the ball into the penalty area from the right wing. He runs towards goal and a deflection sends the ball into a cluster of bodies in the middle of the six-yard box where Gundogan reacts quickest and taps the ball into the back of the net.

Man City 0 - 0 West Ham

14:34 , Michael Jones

32 mins: The snow is properly coming down now at the Etihad Stadium. West Ham win a free kick just to the right side of City’s box as Laporte clips Antonio and goes in the book.

Aaron Cresswell takes the set piece and hits the side-netting of Ederson’s goal.

GOAL! Leicester 1 - 1 Watford ⚽️

14:32 , Michael Jones

30 mins: Wilfred Ndidi took out Emmanuel Dennis in the Leicester box and gave away a penalty to Watford. Josh King steps up to take the penalty and slots it home. Watford are level again against Leicester!

Man City 0 - 0 West Ham

14:30 , Michael Jones

28 mins: Close! Bernardo Silva sends the ball out to Sterling on the inside left. He cuts inside and rolls the ball onto his right foot before striking a decent effort from outside the box. He hits it well but sends the shot wide of the back post.

Man City 0 - 0 West Ham

14:27 , Michael Jones

25 mins: Gundogan seems hungry for a goal today. He meets a cross from the left with his back to goal and flicks an effort into the hands of Fabianski then pulls an effort from outside the box just wide of the left-hand post.

Antonio and Dias resume their contest and Antonio gets in between the defender and the ball as it comes up the pitch winning West Ham a free kick in City’s final third.

GOAL! Brentford 1 - 0 Everton ⚽️

14:25 , Michael Jones

24 mins: Brentford win a penalty and Ivan Toney coolly slots it home, Jordan Pickford choosing to hold his position in the middle of the goal. Brentford lead.

Man City 0 - 0 West Ham

14:22 , Michael Jones

20 mins: Bernardo Silva whips another decent cross in from the left wing and picks out Gundogan’s run from deep. He tussles with Kurt Zouma but manages to bring the ball down. As it bounces back up Gundogan attempts an overhead kick, loops it over Zouma but sends the effort wide of the left-hand post.

Man City 0 - 0 West Ham

14:20 , Michael Jones

17 mins: City score at the Etihad! West Ham give the ball away deep in their own half and Riyad Mahrez is played into the left side of the box. He takes his time and finishes a lovely shot back across goal but he’s marginally offside and the goal gets chalked off!

GOAL! Leicester 1 - 0 Watford ⚽️

14:18 , Michael Jones

16 mins: James Maddison gives the home side the lead at the King Power Stadium, William Troost-Ekong lets a Jonny Evans free kick sail over his head and the ball drops for Maddison who calmly sinks it into the back of the net.

Man City 0 - 0 West Ham

14:17 , Michael Jones

15 mins: West Ham have found a bit success coming forward down that right wing. Fornals slips Antonio into the box - he may just have been offside - but he takes the ball to the byline and looks for a cutback that Ederson intercepts and puts behind for a corner.

Man City 0 - 0 West Ham

14:15 , Michael Jones

12 mins: West Ham try to work their way down the right side. Ben Johnson threads the ball down the wing and picks out Tomas Soucek. He plays the ball inside to Antonio who needs help from Pablo Fornals. Fornals attempts to shimmy away from Rodri and skip into the right side of the penalty area but Joao Cancelo is there to win the ball for Man City.

Man City 0 - 0 West Ham

14:12 , Michael Jones

9 mins: Gabriel Jesus has drifted out to the right side for City where he had some joy earlier in the season. Kyle Walker sends the ball up to him and he holds up the ball. Ilkay Gundogan makes an underlapping run to the byline and Jesus slots him the ball. Gundogan looks to pull the ball back into the middle of the six-yard box but Fabianski gets in front of the pass and collects the loose ball.

Man City 0 - 0 West Ham

14:09 , Michael Jones

6 mins: West Ham work the ball up to Michail Antonio on the left side. He takes on Ruben Dias and manages to power past the City centre-back on his way into the box. Said Benrahma is up with Antonio and the striker squares a pass into area but Benrahma can’t bring it under control and Aymeric Laporte clears the danger for the home side.

Man City 0 - 0 West Ham

14:06 , Michael Jones

3 mins: As expected West Ham are allowing City to dominate possession and are sitting deepish with solid defensive shape looking to attack on the counter.

A cross comes into the Hammers’ box from the left but they deal with it easily enough.

Man City 0 - 0 West Ham

14:03 , Michael Jones

Kick off: West Ham get the match underway at the Etihad Stadium, there are another two Premier League games kicking off as well and we’ll bring goal updates from those.

Pablo Fornals knocks the ball to Craig Dawson who fires it long and Manchester City come away with possession.

Man City vs West Ham: Almost time for kick off

13:59 , Michael Jones

The two teams are waiting in the tunnel before heading out onto the pitch at the Etihad Stadium. The snow has slackened off and the grounds staff have done a very good of getting the pitch clear.

Burnley vs Tottenham postponed due to heavy snow

13:57 , Michael Jones

Tottenham’s Premier League match at Burnley has been called off due to “adverse weather conditions”.

Turf Moor was hit by heavy snowfall on Sunday, and despite attempts to clear the pitch, the fixture was abandoned approximately 45 minutes before the scheduled 2pm GMT kick-off.

Burnley vs Tottenham postponed due to heavy snow

Man City vs West Ham: ‘We have no fear'

13:52 , Michael Jones

West Ham striker Michail Antonio says his team doesn’t fear the Premier League champions and believes they can get a positive result against Man City today. Speaking to BBC Radio 5 Live, he said:

We have no fear going against anyone. We’ve become a consistent team, we believe we can go anywhere and get points.

“This is what people call a bonus game. It’s more a psychological shift because how we’ve played them in the past. Before we’ve sometimes struggled against them, but now we’re with them until the final whistle.

“You have to show them the respect they deserve because they’re the champions and the players they have. We’ll go in with different tactics to usual, but we’ll still push and believe we can go away with something.”

Man City vs West Ham: Guardiola on Sterling

13:48 , Michael Jones

After a difficult start to the season which saw him lose his starting place in the Manchester City team to Jack Grealish, Raheem Sterling has scored three goals in his last four games for City and manager Pep Guardiola has backed Sterling to rediscover his best form. He said:

I’m so glad for him, he’s helped us for sure. He will fight to be better and better. Scoring goals can give confidence but he has to do better. This is the first step for him to come back.

“We don’t put pressure on with numbers. Try to score goals and help us win the games. The group is everyone and everyone makes contributions to the team winning games.

“He has to play like he knows he can do it. And the rest? He can do it.”

Man City vs West Ham: Bernardo in good form

13:45 , Michael Jones

If he scores against West Ham today, Manchester City’s Bernardo Silva will have netted in three consecutive Premier League matches for the first time.

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Man City vs West Ham: History is against West Ham

13:42 , Michael Jones

West Ham have won 20 top-flight fixtures in 2021, their highest total in a calendar year since claiming 21 victories in 1986.

Their only Premier League win away to reigning champions was a 1-0 victory at Manchester United in December 2001.

They have taken just five points from a possible 75 in such fixtures, losing 22 of 25 matches.

Man City vs West Ham: Sterling back to his best?

13:39 , Michael Jones

Raheem Sterling has been involved in 11 goals in his last eight league appearances against West Ham, scoring six and assisting five. He’s netted three times in his last four matches for Manchester City and is just two short of 100 Premier League goals.

Is he the man to watch today?

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Man City vs West Ham: Pep Guardiola moves on from PSG as he prepares Man City for ‘difficult’ West Ham

13:36 , Michael Jones

Pep Guardiola believes his Manchester City side face a tough challenge to replicate their midweek heroics as they face West Ham this weekend.

City produced a superb performance to claim a memorable victory over Paris St Germain and secure their place in the last 16 of the Champions League on Wednesday.

Guardiola now wants to maintain the momentum as the Premier League champions host the Hammers on Sunday but he expects a difficult afternoon against David Moyes’ fourth-placed side.

Pep Guardiola moves on from PSG as he prepares Man City for ‘difficult’ West Ham

Man City vs West Ham: Hammers looking to avoid consecutive defeats

13:33 , Michael Jones

Defeat at Wolves ended West Ham’s run of four consecutive Premier League wins. They are in danger of losing back-to-back league games for the first time since April.

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Man City vs West Ham: City keen on clean sheets

13:28 , Michael Jones

Manchester City have kept a clean sheet in six of their last seven Premier League home games, with the exception being a 2-0 defeat to Crystal Palace in October.

They have lost four of the previous five top-flight home matches in which they did not keep a clean sheet, including each of the last three games.

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Man City vs West Ham: Raheem Sterling reaping rewards of going ‘back to basics’, says Pep Guardiola

13:24 , Michael Jones

Pep Guardiola has praised Raheem Sterling’s attitude following the Manchester City forward’s recent return to form.

After an indifferent start to the season, the England international has scored in three of City’s last four games, including the crucial equaliser in Wednesday’s Champions League win over Paris St Germain.

Raheem Sterling reaping rewards of going ‘back to basics’, says Pep Guardiola

Elsewhere in the Premier League

13:21 , Michael Jones

As well as Man City vs West Ham, there are another two Premier League matches kicking off at 2pm. Brentford are hosting Everton in the sunshine and Watford are at Leicester.

As has been said, Burnley vs Tottenham has been postponed because of the bad weather.

Man City vs West Ham: Baby, it’s cold outside

13:17 , Michael Jones

It’s cold and snowing up North. Such much so that the Premier League match between Burnley and Tottenham at Turf Moor has been postponed due to adverse weather.

At the Etihad Stadium the groundsmen are hard at work making the pitch as snow free as possible. The game should still go ahead but it’ll be a cold one for the players and fans.

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Man City vs West Ham: Head-to-head

13:14 , Michael Jones

Manchester City have won nine of their 10 Premier League games against West Ham under Pep Guardiola, scoring 28 goals and conceding just five.

The Hammers won 2-1 at the Etihad Stadium in September 2015 but that is their only victory in their last 15 league fixtures away to City - with one draw and 13 defeats in that run.

City had scored in 20 consecutive league and cup games against West Ham until last month’s Carabao Cup tie at the London Stadium, which ended 0-0 - with the Hammers progressing after a penalty shootout.

Man City vs West Ham: David Moyes desperate to avoid another ‘boom and bust’ cycle for West Ham

13:10 , Michael Jones

David Moyes wants West Ham to avoid another “boom and bust” era as they look to establish themselves among the leading Premier League clubs.

The Scot has overseen impress progress since heading back for a second spell at the London Stadium two years ago, when his remit was to keep them up.

A top-six finish followed in 2020-21 and with it a return to European football.

David Moyes desperate to avoid another ‘boom and bust’ cycle for West Ham

Man City vs West Ham: Team changes

13:06 , Michael Jones

Pep Guardiola makes two changes to the Manchester City line-up that defeated Paris Saint-Germain during the week. Aymeric Laporte and Gabriel Jesus come into the team with John Stones and Oleksandr Zinchenko dropping to the bench.

David Moyes meanwhile reverts back to one of is strongest starting line-ups. There are eight changes from the midweek team but just one change from the side that lost to Wolves last time out in the Premier League. Jarrod Bowen drops to the bench and Arthur Masuakau is given a starting place.

Man City vs West Ham: Line-ups

13:00 , Michael Jones

Man City XI:

West Ham XI:

Man City vs West Ham: Moyes on Man City

12:55 , Michael Jones

West Ham manager David Moyes says Manchester City’s Champions League win over PSG was one of the best games he’s seen in a long time and says City are the team everyone else aspires to be. He said:

I watched Manchester City’s game against Paris St Germain on Wednesday and it was an incredible game of football, probably one of the best I’ve seen in a long time. The standards, the levels were up there with anything we’ve seen.

“Mick [Michail Antonio] will probably cause them different problems than [Lionel] Messi would do, but I think Manchester City have shown exactly what they are.

“Everyone is trying to aspire to be at the level of Manchester City, but that takes time and I don’t think you can do it immediately. I don’t think Manchester City have done it immediately.

“They’ve taken a long period [to build] and they’ve got a great team and a great manager as well.”

MAn City vs West Ham: The standings

12:50 , Michael Jones

This is top of the table clash between Manchester City and West Ham United. City come into the match sitting third in the Premier League table - behind Liverpool and Chelsea - with West Ham trailing them by three points in fourth.

The Hammers can move level on points with Pep Guardiola’s men if they manage to win at the Etihad stadium with City able to join Chelsea at the top of the table if they pick up the three points.

Man City vs West Ham: Ogbonna out for Hammers

12:46 , Michael Jones

Angelo Ogbonna is confirmed absentee for West Ham. The centre-back is recovering from knee surgery after tearing his anterior cruciate ligament and is unlikely to play again this season.

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Man City vs West Ham: Recent results

12:41 , Michael Jones

Since their 2-0 defeat to Crystal Palace on October 30th Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City have won their last four matches across all competitions including a 2-0 victory in the Manchester derby. If they win today City will draw level on points with Premier League leaders Chelsea before they face Manchester United in the late kick off.

West Ham are looking to bounce-back from their 1-0 defeat to Wolves last time out in the Premier League. Arsenal have caught up to them in terms of points and a result against City today will give them a cushion over the Gunners as they look to hold on to a top four spot.

Man City vs West Ham: Prediction

12:37 , Jack Rathborn

West Ham are having a brilliant season but should come up short and a world-class team who are in fine form. Man City 2-0 West Ham.

Man City vs West Ham: Odds

12:37 , Jack Rathborn

Manchester City 1/4

Draw 5/1

West Ham 9/1

Man City vs West Ham: Predicted line-ups

12:36 , Jack Rathborn

Manchester City: Ederson; Walker, Dias, Laporte, Cancelo; Gundogan, Rodri, Bernardo Silva; Jesus, Foden, Grealish.

West Ham: Fabianski; Johnson, Dawson, Zouma, Cresswell; Soucek, Rice; Bowen, Benrahma, Fornals; Antonio.

Man City vs West Ham: Team news

12:36 , Jack Rathborn

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola hopes to have Jack Grealish and Phil Foden back for Sunday’s Premier League clash with West Ham.

The pair have both been sidelined with knocks with Grealish having not featured since the international break and Foden missing the midweek win over Paris St Germain. Guardiola said at a press conference: “Today is a day off, tomorrow training in the morning, we will see how they feel. We will not take risks but hopefully, they can come back soon.”

Kevin De Bruyne remains out with coronavirus. “He is a little bit tired, no taste. He is feeling better now. It is around seven or eight days already so a few more days ahead of him to make a PCR test and if negative, he will be back.”

David Moyes kept his cards close to his chest in his Friday press conference, but suggested the team had no new injuries. Michael Antonio will return to the starting line-up after he was rested in midweek.

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