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P. Foden
David Silva
J. Bowen
R. Snodgrass
K. De Bruyne
Bernardo Silva
2 - 0
A. Masuaku
Yellow Card
K. De Bruyne
1 - 0

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77% 22%
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Shots On Target 7 0
Total Passes 896 254
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City will now be looking to build on this result when they face Leicester over the weekend in a key clash in the battle for second spot, while Guardiola's side then face Real Madrid in their Champions League tie next week. Meanwhile, things don’t get much easier for West Ham as they must now aim to bounce back from this defeat when they travel to face league leaders Liverpool on Monday night.
City kick off an important seven-day period by sealing a comfortable 2-0 win over West Ham, with Rodri and the imperious De Bruyne on target for Guardiola’s men. The hosts asserted their dominance from the start of the match as Jesus squandered two early opportunities to take the lead, but City eventually broke the deadlock when Rodri glanced De Bruyne’s corner into the net on the 30th minute. City then looked comfortable for the entirety of the second period, with De Bruyne doubling the hosts’ tally as he drilled home a low effort from the right-hand side of the box.
90' + 4' FULL-TIME: Manchester City 2-0 West Ham
90' + 2' Aguero dances past a series of challenges on the edge of box before eventually aiming to pull the trigger, but the ball is just snatched from under his feet before he can do so.
90' There will be four minutes of added time.
89' Foden calmly slots the ball into the feet of Jesus just outside the right-hand side of the box, but he then fails to return the ball to Foden with his hopeful cut-back.
87' Rodri and Gundogan are now dictating the tempo of the match from their central midfield roles, with City looking to slow things down as the game reaches its conclusion.
P. Foden
David Silva
85' City make their third and final change as David Silva limps off the pitch after picking up a knock, and he will be replaced by Foden in midfield.
84' Noble swerves past two challenges in midfield before attempting to bend an ambitious effort towards the top right-hand corner of the net, but he instead skies it well over the bar.
82' Gundogan breaks free from the challenge of Zabaleta before skidding a cross into the box, but the linesman had already raised the flag for an offside against the midfielder.
J. Bowen
R. Snodgrass
80' West Ham are now making a change as Snodgrass is withdrawn for Bowen who makes his debut for the club.
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K. De Bruyne
79' City make their second switch of the game as De Bruyne is replaced by Gundogan with 11 minutes remaining.
77' SAVE! De Bruyne produces a further moment of brilliance as he bypasses the West Ham defence with a clipped throughball to Jesus at the back post, but the striker lashes at his effort and then sees it palmed away by Fabianski.
75' Antonio cuts inside from the right before thrashing a speculative effort well over the bar, with this being just the second time West Ham have produced an effort on goal during the match.
73' Rice breaks up a lengthy spell of City possession before lofting a long pass into the direction of the onrushing Antonio, but he fails to compete with Otamendia for the descending ball.
71' De Bruyne powers his way down the right flank before skimming a testing delivery into the centre, and Zabaleta can only clear it into the path of David Silva who is eventually tackled by Ogbonna.
69' David Silva loops a clever pass to Bernardo Silva near the right-hand byline, but the latter then overhits his resulting volleyed delivery as he fails to pick out Jesus who is lurking at the back post.
67' A rare prolonged spell of West Ham possession results in Antonio attempting to make a break down the left channel, but he is stopped firmly in his tracks as City win it back with relative comfort.
J. Stones
A. Laporte
65' City make their first substitution as Laporte is replaced by Stones.
Bernardo Silva
62' It looked like Bernardo Silva just got a slight touch before he received the call from De Bruyne to leave the ball, and the goalscorer then took over to steer his effort home.
K. De Bruyne
62' GOOOAL! De Bruyne makes it 2-0 to City! Bernardo Silva links up well with De Bruyne on the right-hand side of the box, and the Belgian then surges on to the ball before firmly sweeping it beneath Fabianski from just outside the six-yard box.
61' CLOSE! Bernardo Silva skips inside from just outside the right-hand side of the box before attempting to bend his strike into the top left-hand corner, but his effort is just too high of the target.
P. Zabaleta
R. Fredericks
60' Fredericks is unable to continue as a result of his injury which means he is replaced by Zabaleta on his return to the Etihad Stadium.
58' Fredericks is currently receiving medical treatment after going to ground with what appears to be a shoulder injury, and it looks like he may not be able to continue for the visitors.
56' Walker's bending cross is nodded into the path of Jesus by Ogbonna, but the striker fails to react quick enough at the back post as the ball runs out for a goal-kick.
54' Aguero uses his quick feet to collect the ball in the box and escape the challenge of Ogbonna, but the striker takes the ball slightly too wide as he then fails to find the bottom corner with his low strike.
53' Rice continues his fine start to the second period by winning the ball in the centre-circle before sliding a pass through to Antonio, but Laporte tracks back to win reclaim it with a sliding challenge.
51' West Ham string a series of passes together before Fredericks loops a long ball into the direction of Antonio on the left channel, but he fails to win the header and City reclaim possession.
49' Rice does extremely well to shield the ball on the right flank before whipping a threatening cross into the box, but Otamendi makes a crucial interception before it reaches Antonio in the centre.
47' De Bruyne collects the ball near the halfway line before producing a sublime throughball to pick out Jesus on the right-hand side of the box, but his skidded delivery does not travel through to Aguero at the back post.
46' The referee blows the whistle and West Ham get the game back underway!
The players are now emerging from the tunnel as the start of the second half edges closer.
Guardiola will certainly be satisfed with his side's controlling display in the opening 45 minutes, but he will certainly feel that his side should be leading by more goals at this stage. The hosts have managed 15 efforts on goal compared to just one from West Ham, with this statistic alone suggesting Moyes will be feeling relieved his side are not trailing by a larger margin at the midway point.
City lead the way at the interval following a dominant first-half display, with Rodri opening the scoring for the hosts from De Bruyne's corner. The hosts dominated the game from the start with Jesus squandering two one-on-one efforts in the opening stages, but City eventually took the lead when Rodri glanced home De Bruyne's corner in the 30th minute. City then continued to enjoy the majority of possession after this opening goal, but West Ham restricted Guardiola's men to just the one first-half goal.
45' + 1' HALF-TIME: Manchester City 1-0 West Ham
45' + 1' David Silva's gently weighted free-kick delivery is cleared away by the West Ham defence, and it then drops for Walker who skies his ambitious strike well over the bar.
45' There will be one minute of added time.
A. Masuaku
Yellow Card
45' Masuaku is shown the first yellow card of the game for a mistimed challenge on De Bruyne just outside the West Ham box.
44' Aguero times his run to try and meet a quick delivery at the front post, but the linesman raises his flag for Aguero's alleged foul in the process.
42' De Bruyne's sloppy pass results in West Ham launching an attack from just inside the City half, but the promising move ends with Snodgrass failing to get on the end of Antonio's drilled delivery,
40' Walker uses a quick turn of pace to dart past Masuaku on the right channel, but the full-back's sharp delivery is cleared by the oustretched leg of Ogbonna in the West Ham defence.
38' CLOSE! Bernardo Silva swings a teasing delivery into the box from the left flank and David Silva just manages to beat Fabianski to the ball at the near post, but the City midfielder pokes his effort wide of the target.
36' De Bruyne cuts inside from the left flank before threading a ball into the direction of Aguero and Jesus, but Diop reaches forward to nod the dangerous ball out of the penalty box.
34' City have dominated the ball in the opening period after recording more than 75 per cent of possession, and they are now just slowing down the pace of the game slightly as Rodri carries it forward from deep.
32' West Ham do well to keep the ball in midfield despite coming under intense pressure from the hosts, and Snodgrass then manages to win a free-kick on the halfway line after shielding possession effectively.
K. De Bruyne
30' That was a well-worked move from City as Laporte burst forward to meet De Bruyne's nicely weighted corner, but West Ham should have perhaps dealt with the threat better seeing as the cross was similar to the previous corner.
30' GOOOAL! Rodri makes it 1-0 to City! Diop nods De Bruyne’s initial corner back out of play, but the Belgian’s second delivery then picks out Rodri at the front post, and the midfielder glances the ball into the bottom right-hand corner.
28' Mendy picks up the ball on the left wing before drilling a cross towards Aguero in the centre, but the striker leaves the ball for Jesus which enables Ogbonna to power it clear.
26' West Ham are starting to create pockets of space in the centre of midfield when they break forward, and one of these instances leads to Rice teeing up Fredericks on the right channel before the full-back is tackled by Mendy.
24' An extended passage of City build-up play culminates in Mendy linking with David Silva on the left channel, but Mendy's eventual delivery is blocked by Diop near the byline.
22' Mendy's headed clearance sees West Ham earn a throw-in on the right channel, and this leads to Noble whipping in a delivery which Antonio fails to bring under control.
20' David Silva skips through the West Ham defence before picking out Aguero just outside the six-yard box and the striker then appeals for a penalty after being tugged by Ogbonna, but the linesman already has the flag raised for offside.
18' De Bruyne plays a neat one-two with Bernardo Silva before fizzing a delivery into the centre from the right-hand side of the box, but David Silva just fails to meet the midfielder's powerful cross at the front post.
16' Fredericks claims the ball from near his own byline before embarking on a surging run down the right flank, but he plays his eventual pass is played into Antonio who is flagged for offside after mistiming his run.
14' BLOCK! De Bruyne pokes a pass through to Jesus as the midfielder spots his team-mate unmarked in the box, but Jesus again takes too long in his one-on-one situation which permits Cresswell to make an impressive recovery.
12' Mendy's out-swinging delivery is cleared away by the West Ham defence, but only as far as De Bruyne who then bends in a cross from outside the box, but it loops straight into the hands of Fabianski.
10' Bernardo Silva is forced out of his way to collect the ball on the right flank and he then looks to slot a throughball into the path of De Bruyne further down the channel, but the pass is cut out by the alert Masuaku.
8' CLOSE! De Bruyne slips a quick pass into the feet of Aguero on the fringes of the penalty box and the Argentine then attempts to find the bottom left-hand corner with the outside of his right boot, but his effort drifts narrowly wide.
6' CHANCE! David Silva produces a fine pass to pick out the unmarked Jesus in the penalty area, but the City striker tries to take the long route around the goalkeeper which allows Fredericks to win the ball back.
4' Rice wins the ball in midfield before looping a pass into the direction of Antonio, but the attacker concedes a free-kick as he nudges over Laporte in an attempt to win possession.
2' De Bruyne edges into a pocket of space just outside the right-hand side of the box before threading a pass through to Walker, but the full-back can't quite reach De Bruyne's pass.
1' The referee blows his whistle and City get the game underway!
The players are emerging from the tunnel and it is almost time for kick-off.
West Ham may have ambitions to climb back out of the Premier League relegation spots following this clash, but they will need to do it against a City side who they have beaten them in their last seven league meetings. The London outfit have also taken just four points from a possible 39 in Premier League games at the Etihad Stadium, with the visitors' only success coming in 2015.
Guardiola has made five changes to the side that lost to Tottenham with Laporte, Mendy, David Silva, Bernardo Silva and Jesus all stepping in to the team. Raheem Sterling misses out on the matchday squad through injury, while Oleksandr Zinchenko is serving a suspension. Meanwhile, Moyes makes just the one change for the visitors with Masuaku replacing Haller in the starting line-up, while Bowen starts on the bench following his deadline-day move from Hull.
SUBS: Jarrod Bowen, Felipe Anderson, Manuel Lanzini, Darren Randolph, Pablo Zabaleta, Sebastien Haller, Fabian Balbuena.
WEST HAM (3-5-2): Lukasz Fabianski; Issa Diop, Angelo Ogbonna, Aaron Cresswell; Ryan Fredericks, Tomas Soucek, Declan Rice, Mark Noble, Arthur Masuaku; Robert Snodgrass, Michail Antonio.
SUBS: Phil Foden, Riyad Mahrez, Joao Cancelo, Ilkay Gundogan, John Stones, Claudio Bravo, Fernandinho.
MANCHESTER CITY (4-3-3): Ederson; Kyle Walker, Nicolas Otamendi, Aymeric Laporte, Benjamin Mendy; Kevin De Bruyne, Rodrigo, David Silva; Bernardo Silva, Sergio Aguero, Gabriel Jesus.
This game’s original postponement also means West Ham have not played since their 3-3 draw with Brighton and Hove Albion at the very start of the month, with Moyes’ side being without a victory in their last five games in all competitions. This concerning run of form has seen West Ham drop into the relegation zone, but they could climb back up to 16th with an unlikely victory in Manchester today.
City are looking to move four points clear of third-placed Leicester City as they welcome David Moyes’ side to the Etihad Stadium. Pep Guardiola’s side have now not played since their 2-0 defeat to Tottenham Hotspur 17 days ago, with this being owed to the fact their clash with the Hammers was originally postponed due to the weather. City now begin an important seven days which also features clashes with Leicester and Real Madrid, and they will be aiming to start in positive fashion against their east London opponents.
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