Premier League

  • 17’ K. De Bruyne
  • 21’ David Silva
  • 39’ Gabriel Jesus
0 Extra Time 0
0 Full Time 4
0 Half Time 3
02/02/2017
Premier League
London Stadium
Attendance 56,980

    Timeline

    • KICK OFF
    • 45'
      Ouch! A long ball is thumped into the City penalty area and finds Reid in a promising position. The centre-back is unable to make decent contact with the ball before stretching to beat Stones to it, but he ends up catching the back of the defender's head with his studs and leaves his opponent with a
    • 90'
      Byram twists and turns as he darts down the right flank on one final attacking move for West Ham, but he's put under good pressure by Kolarov and loses out to the Serbian, resulting in him poking the ball out for a City goal-kick. That should be that for the visitors.
    • HALF TIME
    • 45'
      Stones makes his way off the pitch to receive medical treatment, but West Ham are unable to make their numerical advantage count as City regain possession once again. They initially try to push forward before instead deciding to hold on to the ball and run down the clock.
    • 90'
      Snodgrass weaves his way towards the City penalty area as he tries to carve out a rare chance on goal for the home side, and he does well to win his side a free-kick in a promising position. He steps up and shoots, but his curling strike ends up deflecting off Kolarov and out for a corner.
    • 0'
      Boos ring around the stadium from the few West Ham fans that haven't yet left, and it's no wonder why. The home side were in really poor form throughout, making life incredibly easy for a City side that were excellent from start to finish. After two disappointing league games, Pep Guardiola's men ne
    • 0'
      FULL-TIME: WEST HAM UNITED 0-4 MANCHESTER CITY
    • 0'
      The two teams are making their way back out on to the pitch ahead of the start of the second half. Neither side have made any substitutions during the half-time break.
    • 0'
      What a first half performance from City! The visitors have been utterly dominate so far and deservedly head into the half-time break with a three-goal lead. They've been helped by several poor mistakes by West Ham, but have nonetheless looked brilliant on the break. Sane and Sterling have caused ple
    • 0'
      HALF-TIME: WEST HAM UNITED 0-3 MANCHESTER CITY
    • 0'
      The two sides are making their way out onto the pitch, with just a few minutes to go until kick-off.
    • 0'
      Meanwhile, City boss Pep Guardiola has made four alterations to the team that featured in their last league outing, with Claudio Bravo, Pablo Zabaleta, Gael Clichy and, most notably, Sergio Aguero making way for Willy Caballero, Bacary Sagna, John Stones and Gabriel Jesus, respectively.
    • 0'
      Slaven Bilic has decided to make just one change to the West Ham side that started the win against Middlesbrough a week and a half ago, with new signing Jose Fonte coming into the starting line-up to replace Angelo Ogbonna.
    • 0'
      Manchester City substitutes: Bravo, Kompany, Zabaleta, Delph, Fernandinho, Navas, Aguero.
    • 0'
      Manchester City XI (4-1-4-1): Caballero; Sagna, Stones, Otamendi, Kolarov; Toure; Sane, Silva, De Bruyne, Sterling; Gabriel Jesus.
    • 0'
      West Ham United substitutes: Adrian, Collins, Quina, Fernandes, Snodgrass, Calleri, Fletcher.
    • 0'
      West Ham United XI (4-2-3-1): Randolph; Byram, Reid, Fonte, Cresswell; Obiang, Noble; Antonio, Lanzini, Feghouli; Carroll.
    • 0'
      There’s just over 15 minutes left to go until kick-off, so let’s have a look at how the two teams will be lining up this evening…
    • 0'
      City comfortably thumped West Ham 5-0 when they met at the London Stadium in last month’s FA Cup clash, but they haven’t enjoyed the best of luck when it comes to Premier League games in East London. Last season’s corresponding fixture ended in a narrow 2-2 draw, whilst City have only managed to win
    • 0'
      As for City, they comfortably won 3-0 against Crystal Palace in the FA Cup but head into this evening’s clash without a victory in their last two Premier League games. A woeful 4-0 thrashing away to Everton was followed by a frustrating 2-2 draw against Tottenham Hotspur in which they surrendered a
    • 0'
      All of West Ham’s recent wins have come against clubs that currently sit below them, however, with struggling Crystal Palace and Middlesbrough the latest to fall against the Hammers. They’re yet to taste victory against a club currently lying in the top half of the table, with City winning 3-1 when
    • 0'
      After suffering a six-game winless run that saw them slump down the table, things have looked far better for West Ham in recents weeks. They are slowly but surely dragging themselves towards the top half, and a victory here tonight would send them above Burnley and into ninth place. It would represe
    • 0'
      Good evening and welcome to our live text commentary of today’s Premier League game between West Ham United and Manchester City at the London Stadium.
    • 1'
      And we're off! West Ham get us underway, attacking from left to right.
    • 3'
      After an even start to the game from both sides, a long throw-in from Aleksandar Kolarov is headed out for an early corner by Sam Byram. It's whipped in by David Silva and finds Raheem Sterling on the edge of the penalty area, but his first-time shot ends up flying several yards wide of the far post
    • 4'
      Sofiane Feghouli breaks down the left wing on West Ham's first attack of the evening. He picks out Michail Antonio just outside of the box and gifts the winger a chance to shoot, but his low strike ends up bobbling straight into the hands of Willy Caballero in the middle of the City goal.
    • 6'
      A crunching tackle from Byram steals the ball away from Leroy Sane and results in a throw-in for West Ham. They're unable to make it count, however, and Gabriel Jesus darts into the right-hand side of the penalty area on a great run, but his chipped pass over to Sane fails to find the German and is
    • 8'
      A lofted pass is thumped down the left wing and into the path of Antonio, who does well to pick up the ball inside the City box. He puts John Stones under pressure and out-muscles the defender before playing a one-two with Manuel Lanzini, but he ends up straying into an offside position as he receiv
    • 10'
      Jesus falls asleep on the ball and is dispossessed on the halfway line, allowing West Ham to push forward quickly. They work the ball around nicely before Antonio darts down the left flank, but this time Stones comes out on top and pokes the ball out for a throw-in.
    • 12'
      A long throw down the left wing finds Sane next to the corner flag, but the German is immediately put under pressure and has to settle for another throw-in. It's picked up by Lanzini, however, and he quickly tries to kick-start a West Ham counter-attack, but City put good pressure on him to deny him
    • 14'
      Sterling cuts inside from the right flank and sprints towards the penalty area before being brought to ground by a careless sliding challenge from Mark Noble. Kolarov steps up and unleashes a curling shot from the resulting free-kick, but it deflects off the wall and out for a corner.
    • 15'
      Kevin De Bruyne's cross from the corner is whipped into a dangerous position inside the West Ham penalty area, but Andy Carroll, who has had little to do so far, is easily able to clear the danger with a well-timed header away.
    • 17'
      G K. De Bruyne Assist Gabriel Jesus
    • 17'
      GOAL! Wonderful play by City! A sloppy pass from Aaron Cresswell can only find De Bruyne, who then bursts forward on a fantastic run. He sprints through the middle of the pitch on an excellent run before playing a quick one-two with Jesus, who sets up the Belgian to calmly slot the ball into the bot
    • 17'
      Jesus' cut-back was a very clever one, but West Ham shot themselves in the foot with their defending. Cresswell's pass inside was a risk that didn't pay off, leaving the rest of his side's back line out of position.
    • 19'
      Jesus is also shown a yellow card after asking the referee to book Obiang. He doesn't look at all happy with the decision.
    • 19'
      Sterling cuts inside from the right flank on yet another marauding run, and he does well to dart past two players before being clumsily fouled just a few yards outside of the West Ham penalty area, resulting in a yellow card for Pedro Obiang.
    • 20'
      Silva steps up and tries to calmly curl a strike into the top right-hand corner of the net, but this time there's far too much power behind the strike and it ends up clearing the top of the crossbar by quite some distance.
    • 21'
      G David Silva Assist Gabriel Jesus
    • 21'
      GOAL! It's 2-0! Sane flies down the left wing on a beautiful run as he skips past Byram with ease. He then sprints into the penalty area and beats Jose Fonte before fizzing a low pass over to the back post, where Silva is easily able to double his side's lead with a cool finish from close range.
    • 23'
      A lofted pass is flung up to Antonio and finds the winger in a promising position, but he receives a blow to the back of the head from Nicolas Otamendi and wins his side a free-kick. Lanzini tries to test Caballero from the set-piece, but his long-range effort is poor and fails to beat the wall camp
    • 24'
      Lanzini clumsily loses the ball deep down the left wing before cynically clipping Silva from behind in retaliation, resulting in him becoming the latest player to be booked.
    • 26'
      Chance for Sterling! Once again, Sane causes problems over on the left-hand side of the West Ham penalty area before teeing up Silva, who then lifts a cross over to the far post. Sterling rises high and does well to meet it but can't hit the target with his looping header.
    • 28'
      A deflected cross from De Bruyne flies into the heart of the West Ham penalty area and heads towards Sane, but the German is unable to beat Winston Reid in the air and the centre-back does well to head the ball away from danger.
    • 30'
      Lanzini goes close! Feghouli holds up the ball over on the right wing before curling a cross over the City defence and into the path of Lanzini, but the Argentine's run forward is slightly mistimed and the linesman's flag is raised as soon as he volleys a shot wide of the far post.
    • 32'
      What an opportunity for Cresswell! Carroll battles brilliant through a sea of blue shirts before setting up Cresswell with an excellent long ball into the box. The full-back darts forward and goes one-on-one with Caballero, but, under pressure from the goalkeeper, he ends up firing his shot safely o
    • 34'
      City patiently work the ball around inside the West Ham half of the pitch before Silva tries to pick out Sane with a chipped pass into the penalty area, but Byram does well to rise high and win the ball in the air.
    • 36'
      City have taken their foot off the pedal slightly over the past few minutes, but they're still looking incredibly comfortable in possession as they calmly knock the ball around the hosts. West Ham are trying to press higher up the pitch, however, and it's a strategy that could help them find a way b
    • 38'
      What a scuff by De Bruyne! A lovely pass from Jesus flies into the right-hand side of the West Ham penalty area and finds Sterling in a great position. He holds it up well before teeing up De Bruyne, but the Belgian completely fluffs his lines and misses the ball.
    • 39'
      G Gabriel Jesus Assist Gabriel Jesus
    • 39'
      GOAL! Another lovely piece of play from City! West Ham lose possession inside their own half of the pitch, allowing the visitors to hit them on another great counter-attack. Sane flies towards the penalty area before slotting a great pass through to Sterling, who then unselfishly tees up Jesus to po
    • 39'
      Sterling weighted his pass perfectly to set up Jesus, but, once again, West Ham were sloppy on the ball and caused problems for themselves with poor decision-making when in possession.
    • 41'
      City toy with West Ham as they patiently pass the ball around deep down the right flank. Bacary Sagna then cuts inside and sprints into the box before trying to set up Jesus for his second goal, but Reid sticks out a foot to stop the ball from reaching the Brazilian.
    • 43'
      West Ham are really struggling to get anywhere near the ball as they comfortably hold on to possession inside the hosts' half of the pitch. They've been excellent so far, with West Ham already looking dejected and out of ideas.
    • 44'
      A long series of City passes finally comes to an end over on the left wing when one fails to find De Bruyne, and the Belgian then picks up a needless yellow card for a clumsy challenge on Byram as the full-back tried to skip away.
    • 45'
      The fourth official has indicated that there will be two minutes of added time.
    • 46'
      And we're underway once again!
    • 48'
      Sterling is dispossessed from behind by Cresswell, allowing West Ham to break forward on a quick counter-attack. Antonio charges towards the City penalty area before teeing up Carroll to his right, and the striker quickly unleashes a shot that is well blocked on the edge of the box.
    • 50'
      Jesus goes close! Once again, Sane causes problems over on the left wing before curling a lovely cross into the middle of the West Ham penalty area, but it's sent slightly in front of Jesus and the Brazilian is unable to make contact with the ball, despite his best efforts.
    • 52'
      De Bruyne weaves his way through the middle of the pitch before teeing up Sterling over on the right wing. He cuts inside quickly before firing a cross into the penalty area, but it's headed away from Jesus before it can find the forward in front of goal.
    • 54'
      It's all City as they continue to patiently hold on to possession inside the West Ham half of the pitch. The home side are struggling to get anywhere near the ball and are instead sitting incredibly deep as they try to deny their opponents any more chances on goal.
    • 56'
      An Otamendi clearance can only find Reid, who then quickly works the ball over to Feghouli on the right flank. The Algerian takes a touch and then tries to pick out Carroll with a curling cross, but Stones is there to head the ball away from the big striker.
    • 58'
      Feghouli muscles his way down the right flank once again, and this time his cross into the City box ends up finding Cresswell over on the left-hand side. The full-back doesn't have many options but does well to pull the ball back to Noble, who then chips a pass straight into the hands of Caballero.
    • 59'
      Vital interception by Reid! Silva darts into the left-hand side of the penalty area and heads to the byline before pulling the ball back to Jesus, but just as the Brazilian is about to shoot, Reid sticks out a foot to clear the danger at the last possible moment.
    • 60'
      After dealing with the danger, West Ham try to break forward on a quick counter-attack, but Carroll is unable to make it past the halfway line after being clipped from behind by a cynical challenge from Sterling.
    • 62'
      There's a slight break in play after a coming together between Sane and Reid, but the two players are able to make quick recoveries after crashing into one another as the German darted forward.
    • 63'
      Antonio, who has arguably been one of West Ham's best players tonight, flies down the left wing on a great counter-attacking run before cutting inside, but he's quickly closed down by blue shirts and is finally dispossessed on the edge of the box.
    • 64'
      SI E. Fernandes SO Gabriel Jesus
    • 64'
      SI R. Snodgrass SO Gabriel Jesus
    • 64'
      And the second is Edimilson Fernandes, who takes the place of Feghouli.
    • 64'
      West Ham have decided to make a double substitution as they try to get back into the game. The first player to come on is Robert Snodgrass, who replaces Obiang to make his debut for the Hammers.
    • 66'
      PENALTY! It's gone from bad to worse for West Ham! A lovely pass from De Bruyne bounces into the Hammers penalty area and finds Sterling, who pulls the ball back before being clattered into by Fonte, leaving the referee with no choice but to point to the spot.
    • 67'
      SI Fernandinho SO Gabriel Jesus
    • 67'
      City have made their first alteration of the night, with De Bruyne making way for Fernandinho.
    • 67'
      GOAL! Yaya Toure steps up and calmly slots a low strike past the outstretched arm of Darren Randolph and into the bottom left-hand corner of the net. City are flying!
    • 69'
      Snodgrass is able to make his first contribution to the game after linking up well with Antonio inside the West Ham half of the pitch, but his cross towards Carroll fails to find the striker and is easily cut out by Fernandinho.
    • 71'
      Being unable to get anywhere near the ball has left Carroll looking incredibly frustrated, and he's started lashing out as a result. This time a clumsy and late challenge results in him becoming the latest player to receive a yellow card.
    • 73'
      SI S. Agüero SO Gabriel Jesus
    • 73'
      SI S. Agüero SO Gabriel Jesus
    • 73'
      Substitution Raheem Shaquille Sterling Sergio Leonel Agüero del Castillo
    • 75'
      West Ham try to press City inside their own half of the pitch, but they're unable to do so with enough intensity and the visitors easily break out. However, instead of putting their opponents under immediate pressure, they hold off ever so slightly and instead concentrate on holding on to possession
    • 77'
      A bouncing pass is fired out to the left wing and finds Carroll in a promising position, but the striker is unable to swing a first-time cross into the path of Lanzini and the danger is easily dealt with by Otamendi on the edge of the penalty area.
    • 79'
      SI A. Fletcher SO Gabriel Jesus
    • 79'
      West Ham have made their final alteration, with Ashley Fletcher coming on to replace Carroll.
    • 79'
      Chance for Aguero! Silva is left in acres of space over on the right wing and cuts inside quickly before teeing up Aguero, but the Argentine's run into the penalty area is slightly mistimed and he's flagged offside as soon as his first-time shot is well saved by Randolph.
    • 80'
      SI F. Delph SO Gabriel Jesus
    • 80'
      Meanwhile, Silva has made way for Fabian Delph for City.
    • 81'
      Antonio scores, but it's ruled out! Snodgrass cuts inside from the right wing and fires a great pass through the City back line and into the path of Antonio, but as soon as he thumps a brilliant strike past Caballero and into the back of the net, the linesman's flag is rightly raised for offside.
    • 83'
      Half-hearted appeals for a penalty! Snodgrass, who has looked bright since coming off the substitutes' bench, flies into the right-hand side of the City penalty area before going down under Caballero, but the Argentine did well to get a hand on the ball before tangling with the midfielder.
    • 85'
      More appeals for a penalty! Byram cuts inside from the right wing and does well to penetrate the penalty area before trying to tee up a team-mate, but his cross deflects off Delph and into the hand of Jesus. The West Ham players and fans all scream for a penalty, but the referee isn't at all interes
    • 87'
      A looping cross flies high into the sky and towards Fletcher in the middle of the City box. Caballero tries to deal with the pass but isn't at all convincing in doing so, resulting in a nervy few moments before he's finally able to collect the ball.
    • 89'
      Jesus darts down the left wing on a marauding run, but he loses out to Byram and is poorly fouled by the full-back, resulting in a free-kick for City. They decide to take it short and work the ball over to the right flank, where they comfortably keep hold of possession.
    • 90'
      The fourth official has indicated that there will be five minutes of added time.
    • FULL TIME

    Line Up

    ACTIVE
    Midfielder
    brazil
    Fernandinho
    25
    67'Substituted
    Attacker
    brazil
    Gabriel Jesus
    9

    SUBSTITUTES

    Midfielder
    spain
    David Silva
    21
    Captain
    80'Substituted

    MANAGERS

    chile
    Manuel Pellegrini
    spain
    Josep Guardiola

    Statistics

    OVERVIEW

    Possession 0% 0%
    Effective Chances 0 0
    Shots on Target 0 0
    Turnovers 0 0

    POSSESSION

    Passes 0 0
    Passing Accuracy 0% 0%
    Passing Accuracy in opponent’s half 0% 0%
    Crosses 0 0
    Crossing accuracy 0% 0%

    ATTACK

    Shots 0 0
    Shots outside the box 0 0
    Shots inside the box 0 0
    Shooting accuracy 0% 0%

    DEFENCE

    Tackles 0 0
    Effective Tackles 0% 0%
    Blocked Shots 0 0
    Clearances 0 0
    Saves 0 0

    DISCIPLINE

    Fouls Conceded 9 14
    Yellow Cards 3 3
    Red Cards 0 0
    Offsides 0 0

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