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Man City 2-1 West Ham LIVE! Hosts earn victory - Premier League result, match stream and latest updates today

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Man City 2-1 West Ham LIVE! Hosts earn victory - Premier League result, match stream and latest updates today

Man City vs West Ham - LIVE!

West Ham’s strong Premier League form this season will be put to the test as they visit the Etihad Stadium today.

David Moyes’ side were on a run of four straight victories before last weekend’s narrow loss at Wolves, though they quickly responded by brushing aside Rapid Vienna to seal top spot in their Europa League group.

The likes of Michail Antonio and Lukasz Fabianski were rested for that trip to Austria and will return this afternoon as the Hammers target a first away league win at City since 2015.

Pep Guardiola’s men can put pressure on leaders Chelsea - who host Manchester United later on Sunday - in this clash, with a win taking them level on points at the summit - for a few hours at least.

City - who remain without Kevin De Bruyne - were stunned by Crystal Palace at home last month, but have since come roaring back in all competitions, coming from behind to defeat Paris Saint-Germain in a heavyweight Champions League tie in midweek.

The hosts will be eager to inflict a spot of revenge on West Ham, who ended their long unbeaten run in the Carabao Cup via a penalty shootout earlier this season.

Follow Manchester City vs West Ham with Standard Sport’s LIVE blog, featuring expert analysis from Jack Rosser at the Etihad!

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Man City vs West Ham latest news

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  • GOAL! Fernandinho seals win

  • GOAL! Gundogan gives hosts the lead

  • DISALLOWED! Mahrez strike ruled out

16:05 , Matt Verri

And breathe!

Chaotic end to the match. Fernandinho scored with 90 minutes played, Bernardo Silva had a goal ruled out about 60 seconds later, and Manuel Lanzini then netted a wonderful consolation strike.

It all adds up to Man City winning 2-1. West Ham kept the pressure on right until the closing minutes, but they just couldn’t quite find the final ball to create a big chance.


GOAL! Man City 2-1 West Ham | Manuel Lanzini 90+4

16:01 , Matt Verri


Incredible strike from Lanzini. Outside the box, three men around him, and with the ball bouncing up he FIRES it into the top corner past Ederson.

And that’s the last kick of the game!

15:59 , Matt Verri

90+2 mins: Bernardo Silva has the ball in the net straight from kick-off, but the flag is up for offside.

Four minutes added on, but this match is very much done. Hammers gave it a good go last 15 minutes, but they’ve come up just short.

GOAL! Man City 2-0 West Ham | Fernandinho 90'

15:57 , Matt Verri


Not sure that’s what he was brought on to do, but Fernandinho has sealed the win for City!

Jesus played into space in the box, as Antonio loses it trying to break away. The Brazilian rolls it to Fernandinho, who passes it into the corner. Job done.

15:55 , Matt Verri

88 mins: City running down the clock down, keeping the ball as they’re so good at doing. Clever from Bernardo Silva, who drifts wide and knocks the ball off Johnson to win a corner for his side.

15:53 , Matt Verri

86 mins: Very nearly from Rice. He did brilliantly to burst forward... past Silva, past Walker, and then past Rodri, as he gets into the box.

But he delays his ball in too long, runs out of space, and it’s a goal-kick for City.

Sterling off, Fernandinho on. Safe to say that’s not an adventurous move from Guardiola.

15:51 , Matt Verri

85 mins: Better ball in this time, with Bowen taking. Ederson comes for it and just about gets something on it. His teammates do the rest of the job by launching it away.

15:50 , Matt Verri

84 mins: Gundogan sells Sterling short, and the Englishman goes down as Johnson comes in for the challenge. No contact though, Michael Oliver waves play on.

Bowen has space, and he plays it wide to Johnson. West Ham have found decent positions, but they can’t create any real chances. Rice sprays it wide, and Johnson wins a corner off Cancelo.

Jack Rosser at the Etihad

15:46 , Matt Verri

West Ham are growing in confidence late on and pushing for a leveller. Rice is driving them forward from the base of midfield. The England man has been superb in this second half.

15:46 , Matt Verri

79 mins: Antonio trusted with the long throw-in. Gloves off, hands dried, ball dried... he throws it about ten yards. After all that, ball slipped out of his hands.

City burst forward, Gundogan in... great save Fabianski. End-to-end.

15:44 , Matt Verri

78 mins: West Ham piling more men forward now, as they go in search of an equaliser. Rice has space 25 yards out, and lets fly... Ederson punches it away.

Johnson has space to cross on the right, tries to cut back inside, but stands on the ball and it rolls out for a throw-in. Made a mess of that!

15:43 , Matt Verri

76 mins: Dias brings down Antonio on the left wing as he knocked it into space... not sure how he has managed to avoid a booking there. Knew exactly what he was doing.

West Ham launch it into the box, but Dawson’s knock down doesn’t find a teammate and Ederson gets his hands on it.

15:40 , Matt Verri

74 mins: Masuaku off for West Ham and Bowen on. Moyes’ final move of the match. Coufal will slot in at left-back as the Hammers go to a back four for the remainder of the match.

15:39 , Matt Verri

72 mins: Cancelo moves it onto his right foot and whips a good ball in, but Coufal clears it away at the far post. Silva was in space as City work it back into the box, but Zouma forces the midfielder wide.

West Ham struggling to get on the ball over the last five minutes.

15:37 , Matt Verri

70 mins: Sterling wins a corner as Dawson puts the ball behind. Ball had gone out as the Man City winger got to the byline... should have been a goal kick.

Luckily for West Ham and the officials, the set-piece comes to nothing.

Jack Rosser at the Etihad

15:34 , Matt Verri

West Ham are certainly still in this but it’s all been a bit too scatty going forward. Masuaku just delayed on a ball to Antonio and by the time he looked to play the forward in Antonio was colliding with Coufal down the left. Bowen’s pace might be handy from the bench.

15:33 , Matt Verri

66 mins: Sterling runs at Johnson, but the West Ham defender does well and clears it out for a throw-in.

Jesus loses it, and Masuaku leads the break for the visitors. Coufal and Antonio get in each other’s way, and it breaks down.

15:30 , Matt Verri

63 mins: Rice has been really, really good in midfield in the second half. Breaking up play and setting his side away on the counter.

Been an even 20 minutes or so since the break - neither side creating too many big chances.

15:27 , Matt Verri

60 mins: Cancelo joins his teammate Laporte in the book.

West Ham break after Rice wins it back. Fornals tries to skip past Cancelo, but he’s tripped and that’s a cynical foul. Easy decision for the referee.

Cresswell can’t continue, and he’s replaced by Coufal.

15:25 , Matt Verri

59 mins: Hammers down to ten men, while Cresswell is still off.

First substitution made now. Lanzini coming on for the visitors, to replace Benrahma.

Jack Rosser at the Etihad

15:23 , Matt Verri

West Ham getting into good position on the ball but the decision making not too sharp when they get a chance. Fornals and Antonio both guilty since the break.

15:23 , Matt Verri

56 mins: More wonderful defending from West Ham, but it might have come at a cost.

Sterling plays the ball across the box to Jesus, who looks like he’s going to score. His effort is past Fabianski, but cleared on the line by Cresswell. He has gone clattering into the post as he hooked it away. Back took all the impact.

15:21 , Matt Verri

55 mins: Decent chance to break for Antonio, Benrahma and Fornals. Benrahma makes the wrong decision though, and City win in straight back.

Visitors still right in this match, with 35 minutes to go.

15:20 , Matt Verri

53 mins: Benrahma looks in a lot of discomfort. He tried to cross the ball and slid off the pitch, and has hurt himself doing so.

Plenty of options for West Ham on the bench - you’d imagine Bowen will be the one to come on if needed.

15:18 , Matt Verri

52 mins: Johnson gets forward for the visitors, and his ball into the box is put behind for a corner by Laporte. Hammers need to make the most of these set-pieces.

Cresswell takes it... again towards Rice at the near post. Forces West Ham back out wide and they try and get it into the box, but City crowd them out.

15:16 , Matt Verri

49 mins: West Ham have barely had a kick after the break. City dominant in the early stages.

So much of their play going down the right wing, with Walker and Mahrez. Dawson lumps the ball clear, and the Hammers pick up the second ball. Fornals lofts a ball over the top, but Dias gets there ahead of Antonio.

15:13 , Matt Verri

47 mins: Mahrez’s loose pass gives Rice the chance to break. But he is quickly confronted by Walker, who he wisely decides not to take on in a foot race. City win the ball back though.

Jesus wins a corner, as Zouma puts the ball behind.

15:11 , Matt Verri

Finally, the second-half is here! City get the action back underway.

15:10 , Matt Verri

Players are ready to get going. Last bit of shovelling just being completed, with the pitch now pretty much clear of snow.

15:08 , Matt Verri

Here come the players, who will be delighted to see the snow has stopped falling at the Etihad. Sure that undersoil heating has been cranked up to the maximum...

15:05 , Matt Verri

Half-time has been extended by another five minutes, to keep the staff a bit more time to clear the pitch of snow.

15:03 , Matt Verri

Both attacking thirds have been cleared of snow. Middle of the pitch still largely covered, but work being done on that now.

Busy half-time...

14:59 , Matt Verri

Great defending...

14:54 , Matt Verri

Gabriel Jesus beat Fabianski with a right-footed strike inside the box... but Ben Johnson got back brilliantly on the line to keep it out. Unfortunately for him it happened during a snowstorm and hardly anyone could see it clearly!

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Opening goal...

14:51 , Matt Verri

Gundogan gave the hosts the lead, after good work from Mahrez on the right.

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(Action Images via Reuters)

Jack Rosser at the Etihad

14:50 , Matt Verri

There was enough in that first half to show West Ham they can not only compete but hurt City. The hope is that they can be a little sharper in the final third after the break.Plenty of snow to be cleared at the break.


14:48 , Matt Verri


And that is half time. Gundogan with the only goal, City have been on top for much of it. Jesus and Mahrez went close to doubling the lead late in the half.

West Ham with some decent moments on the break, but they were under increasing pressure as the half went on.

14:47 , Matt Verri

45 mins: City’s groundsmen have got some serious work to do at half-time, pitch completely covered as the snow continues to fall.

One minute of added time.

Jack Rosser at the Etihad

14:45 , Matt Verri

City piling the pressure on now as the snow gets ever heavier. West Ham will be desperate to get in at the break with City’s lead just at one, they’ve shown they are not out of this but another goal now would be a killer.

14:44 , Matt Verri

42 mins: Antonio loses it on the halfway as Dias wins it back. City piling the pressure on now.

Jesus with another shot, and it’s another shot that’s blocked. Walker on the overlap, but it’s a poor cross into the box. Silva wins it back seconds later though, and here come the Blue shirts again.

14:42 , Matt Verri

40 mins: That’s such good goalkeeping. Cresswell puts the ball in right on top of Ederson, where West Ham have players crowding him, but the Brazilian catches it with no fuss at all.

City probing at the other end. Cancelo shoots... saved. Mahrez shoots... saved! West Ham hanging on.

14:41 , Matt Verri

39 mins: Terrible ball from Walker gives West Ham the chance to attack. Played in to Benrahma, but his cross in is blocked by Laporte and loops behind for a corner.

14:39 , Matt Verri

37 mins: Ball moving so slowly across the pitch, with it leaving a trail on the pitch.

City.... SO CLOSE TO DOUBLING THE LEAD. Gabriel Jesus is in the box, so much space... beats Fabianski, but Johnson is on the line to keep it out. Brilliant defending.

Jack Rosser at the Etihad

14:36 , Matt Verri

That’s the first time City have really had West Ham pulled apart at the back thanks to the long diagonal and they score.

The disappointment for Moyes will be that it came off the back of a spell where the visitors were looking dangerous only for an aimless long ball from Dawson to give up possession.

GOAL! Man City 1-0 West Ham | Ilkay Gundogan 33'

14:35 , Matt Verri


Snow really falling heavily now. Cancelo fires a ball out to the right, where Mahrez is in space. He cuts inside, ball in deflects off Cresswell straight into the path of Gundogan... simple finish.

14:32 , Matt Verri

30 mins: Not the best ball in from Cresswell. Hits Rice at the near post, bounces back to the defender, and he’s offside when he then tries to clip it back into the box.

14:31 , Matt Verri

29 mins: Laporte into the book, and only inches away from giving West Ham a penalty.

Antonio has the beating of him again, bursting away from him on the right. He drives towards the box, but Laporte slides in and brings him down just outside.

Cresswell takes... shot goes through the wall from a tight angle, and West Ham have a corner.

14:30 , Matt Verri

27 mins: That’s the sign of a confident man. Sterling has scored twice already this week, and he’s looking to get on the scoresheet again.

City work it really well through the midfield, before Silva plays it out wide. Sterling cuts inside and curls an effort from just outside the box... wide.

14:28 , Matt Verri

26 mins: Offside flag up against Sterling, as Walker plays the cross-field switch. Had a lot of space on the left, but he was just ahead of Johnson.

14:26 , Matt Verri

24 mins: Masuaku robs Walker, and West Ham can get numbers forward.

Soucek tries to play a ball over the top into the path of Benrahma, but not enough on it and it’s headed away. Antonio does well to hold up the ball and win a free-kick as Dias goes through him.

Jack Rosser at the Etihad

14:25 , Matt Verri

West Ham are always well set to hit sides on the counter, but Moyes doesn’t want them to sit off City here. The West Ham boss is urging his players to push higher and be more aggressive off the ball.

14:24 , Matt Verri

22 mins: West Ham not getting out and up the pitch as well as they did earlier in the match.

Another ball into their box, and it bounces up towards the penalty spot. Silva tries to divert it towards the far corner, but easily saved.

The Hammers do break this time though... Benrahma’s shot from outside the box dealt with by Ederson.

14:21 , Matt Verri

19 mins: Silva chips a ball into the box, where Gundogan is the furthest man forward.

He brings it down, tries the overhead kick but gets no power on it and it loops into the arms of Fabianski.


14:19 , Matt Verri

17 mins: Man City thought they had taken the lead, but the flag is now up!

Mahrez is clean through on goal and finishes really well past Fabianski, but he was offside. The West Ham goalkeeper is struggling with his distribution in the snowy conditions.

14:17 , Matt Verri

16 mins: Sterling has space on the left wing, and drives towards the box. He plays in Silva, who wins a corner as Dawson closes him down.

Laporte wins the header... JUST WIDE. Soucek couldn’t get out in time, Laporte had too much space, and he’s inches away from opening the scoring.

14:16 , Matt Verri

14 mins: Bernardo Silva goes down in the box under pressure from Soucek. Michael Oliver waves away the appeals.

Jack Rosser at the Etihad

14:15 , Matt Verri

West Ham have done well to hold City off early on and just enjoyed a good spell of pressure themselves.

Masuaku looked sharp in Vienna on Thursday and has picked up where he left off here with some dangerous crosses and sharp footwork.

14:15 , Matt Verri

13 mins: Brilliant from Antonio! Fornals slides the striker in, and he completely turns Laporte to get to the byline.

Ederson does well to come out quickly and smother it from a tight angle.

14:13 , Matt Verri

12 mins: Snow getting heavier at the Etihad.

West Ham enjoying their best spell of the early stages. Johnson and Masuaku both try to get balls into the box, but they’re blocked.

Hammers are pressing high, and they are keeping City pushed back in their own half for the time being.

14:12 , Matt Verri

10 mins: Just before that, West Ham had a really good break. Antonio down the left wing, into the box... ball just stuck under Benrahma’s feet as he tried to shoot.

14:10 , Matt Verri

9 mins: Soucek does well in midfield, intercepts Walker’s pass forward and the Hammers can enjoy some possession.

Fabianski goes long, Johnson can’t win the header, and City have the ball back once again.

14:09 , Matt Verri

6 mins: Cancelo with space about 35 yards out, and looks to pick out Mahrez in the box. Cleared away.

Walker tries his luck from miles out... catches it really sweetly, but it flies just wide of the far post.

14:06 , Matt Verri

4 mins: Jesus with a nice switch out wide to Sterling, and it’s well controlled on the left wing.

He dinks a ball into the box, but Dawson heads it away.

Jack Rosser at the Etihad

14:05 , Matt Verri

Zouma has a big role at the back for the Hammers today. West Ham need someone to take on Ogbonna’s leadership role and, with City’s forwards drifting here there and everywhere this afternoon he’ll have a lot of organising to do in the heart of that back three.

14:04 , Matt Verri

2 mins: Pitch pretty much cleared of snow at the Etihad. The little that is there shouldn’t impact play too much, but pitch is slower than usual.

City as you’d expect dominating possession early on, as patient as ever.

14:02 , Matt Verri

We are underway!

13:58 , Matt Verri

Players are in the tunnel... very nearly time to get off and running at the Etihad.

Not a day to be a goalkeeper...

13:53 , Matt Verri

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15 minutes to go!

13:45 , Matt Verri

The West Ham boss has been out watching his side warm-up ahead of kick-off, which will come in 15 minutes.

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(Getty Images)

Jack Rosser at the Etihad

13:39 , Matt Verri

Good memories this season

13:33 , Matt Verri

West Ham knocked Man City out of the Carabao Cup earlier this season, so they’ll be able to take some confidence from that. Here’s what Moyes had to say on the challenge facing his side...

“We did knock them out – we didn’t beat them [in 90 minutes], we knocked them out on penalties, we have to be right with that, but I do think we’ve shown signs against them.

“We went up there last year and made it a tough game for them. We’re trying to get closer to them, but as you can see, even with the players and the levels of Paris St Germain it’s very hard to stop Manchester City.

“We know how difficult the game is going to be.”

13:28 , Matt Verri

No surprise to see less fans than usual greeting the City players at the stadium. Not many fancy braving the conditions...

Particularly long warm-ups this afternoon...

13:19 , Matt Verri

13:13 , Matt Verri

Burnley vs Tottenham has been called off, after heavy snowfall.

Etihad pitch has been cleared, looks like we should be fine for kick-off in just over 45 minutes.


13:08 , Matt Verri

Once again, no Foden or Grealish for City. Both picked up injuries during the international break - they had been training this week, but the match clearly comes too soon.

For West Ham, Bowen doesn’t start for the first time in the Premier League this season, while Masuaku is making his first league start since April.


13:01 , Matt Verri

Starting XI: Ederson, Walker, Dias, Laporte, Cancelo, Rodri, Gundogan, Silva, Mahrez, Sterling, Jesus.

Subs: Steffen, Carson, Stones, Ake, Zinchenko, Fernandinho, Palmer, McAtee.


13:00 , Matt Verri

Starting XI: Fabianski; Johnson, Dawson, Zouma, Cresswell, Masuaku; Rice, Soucek; Benrahma, Fornals, Antonio

Subs: Areola, Coufal, Diop, Kral, Noble, Vlasic, Lanzini, Yarmolenko, Bowen

David Moyes on Michail Antonio

12:49 , Matt Verri

David Moyes rested Michail Antonio as West Ham secured their place in the last 16 of the Europa League in midweek, and he is hoping the team will benefit from that in the upcoming games.

“He is really important to the team in the way we play.

“He gives us a figurehead and gives the opposition different problems.

“So we need him on top form. And it’s good because it’s always good to have come here and not needed him. So we were able to give him a bit of a rest and hopefully, he will benefit now over the coming weeks.”

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Pep Guardiola on Raheem Sterling

12:43 , Matt Verri

Raheem Sterling has started both of Man City’s last two games, scoring against Everton and PSG. Here’s what his manager had to say about him during the week...

“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 for these type of guys, but he has to do better, be aggressive, go one against one, arrive in the final third. This is the first step for him to come back.

“The attitude has always been good and I’ve always said to the players, ‘Make demands of yourself but don’t put a lot of pressure on your shoulders’.

“In a career as a player, you cannot always be 10 out of 10. You have highs and lows. The important thing is not to get that low.

“Go on the pitch when you have the opportunity to play and do your best. That’s all.”

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(Getty Images)

12:31 , Matt Verri

Not sure how much fun these fans had crossing the bridge to get to the stadium...


Chilly afternoon

12:28 , Matt Verri

Snow is falling at the Etihad, with about 90 minutes until kick-off.

Cold afternoon in store...

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(Manchester City FC via Getty Ima)

How it stands...

12:13 , Matt Verri

Man City will go level on points with Chelsea with a win against West Ham, albeit potentially briefly. The Blues face Man United at Stamford Bridge later this afternoon.

For the Hammers, victory at the Etihad would take them level on points with City, and be a real statement from David Moyes’ impressive side.

Man City vs West Ham prediction

11:57 , George Flood

Sadly for West Ham, City are usually so strong at home and managed to beat PSG without Foden, De Bruyne and Grealish.

As impressive as West Ham have been of late, it’s hard to look past a City win.

Man City to win 2-1.

West Ham team news

11:54 , George Flood

Michail Antonio and Lukasz Fabianski were both rested by David Moyes for Thursday’s Europa League visit to Rapid Vienna.

Both players are expected to return to the starting XI today, with Angelo Ogbonna currently West Ham’s only known absentee.

The Italian centre-back is expected to miss the rest of the season after knee surgery.

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

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(Action Images via Reuters)

Man City team news

11:46 , George Flood

Manchester City could be boosted this afternoon by the return of two England playmakers in Jack Grealish and Phil Foden.

However, Kevin De Bruyne remains sidelined after his positive Covid-19 test while away with Belgium and Ferran Torres is still recovering from a metatarsal injury.

Man City predicted XI: Ederson, Walker, Dias, Stones, Cancelo, Rodri, Gundogan, Silva, Jesus, Sterling, Mahrez

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How to watch Man City vs West Ham

11:42 , George Flood

Today’s game will not be broadcast live on TV in the UK.

Highlights, however, will be available on Match of the Day 2 on Sunday night at 10:30pm GMT on BBC One.

Welcome to Man City vs West Ham LIVE coverage

11:34 , George Flood

Hello and welcome to Standard Sport’s LIVE coverage of Manchester City vs West Ham in the Premier League.

The Hammers will be hoping to get back on track domestically today after a slip-up at Wolves ended their impressive winning streak, though they face a hugely tough test in a trip to the Etihad.

City have been back to firing on all cylinders across all competitions since their shock home defeat by Crystal Palace and came from behind to defeat PSG in a high-profile Champions League showdown in midweek.

Will Pep Guardiola’s side get revenge for their rare Carabao Cup loss suffered via a penalty shootout at the London Stadium last month?

Kick-off is at 2pm GMT, so stay tuned for match build-up, latest team news, live updates and expert analysis from Jack Rosser at the Etihad.

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