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Manchester City v West Ham United Live Commentary, 28/11/2021

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2 - 1
MCI
WHU
İ. Gündoğan (33)
Fernandinho (90)
M. Lanzini (90+4)
Etihad Stadium

Commentary

That's all for today, goodbye! 
City are back up to second in the Premier League with that win and are level on points with Chelsea, who will be kicking off their game shortly. Next up for them is a trip to Aston Villa in midweek. West Ham have suffered back-to-back defeats in the league but stay fourth. They have Brighton and Hove Albion next.
There's a late goal for both sides as Manchester City beat West Ham 2-1. Gundogan scored a close-range flick in a first half dominated by City, which also saw the hosts hit the post twice, have a goal disallowed for offside, and a chance cleared off the line. Fernandinho came off the bench to score in the 90th minute before Silva's chip was ruled out for offside seconds after the restart. Lanzini then picked Fernandinho's pocket in the final moments to score a brilliant consolation goal.
90' + 5' FULL-TIME: MANCHESTER CITY 2-1 WEST HAM.
M. Lanzini
Goal
West Ham United
90' + 4' WHAT A GOAL! Fernandinho was too casual on the edge of his own box as he chested the ball down and Lanzini is quickly in to nick it off him. He takes a touch before lifting a brilliant shot over Ederson and into the far top corner for a late consolation. 2-1! 
90' + 3' West Ham are still pushing forward and Lazini swings a good cross into the far post from the left. Soucek pulls away from Cancelo on the far side, but his header is wide of the near post.
90' + 1' OFFSIDE! The City fans are out of their seats again, but this goal won't count! Silva got in between the two West Ham defenders and it's a lovely finish from him as he chips his shot over Fabianski, but he set off too early and the flag goes up.
İ. Gündoğan
Assist
Manchester City
90' Jesus pulled the ball back from the left of the box and Gundogan's slight touch took it through to Fernandinho in the middle.
Fernandinho
Goal
Manchester City
90' FERNANDINHO SCORES! West Ham have a chance to get out after Lanzini wins the ball back, but Bowen gifts it straight back to City. Gundogan touches it to Fernandinho in the middle, who is in acres of space, and he coolly slots his shot past Fabianski into the back of the net. 2-0 City! 
89' City are still looking to their left side to create something here, with Silva and Gundogan linking up well. They're in no hurry to put it in the box, but Johnson's interception does win them a corner. 
Fernandinho
R. Sterling
Manchester City
87' City are making a defensive change as the end of the game ticks closer, with Fernandinho coming on to replace Sterling. 
86' Rice picks up the ball on the halfway line and he makes a brilliant run past three City defenders. He overdoes it in the end though by running it straight out of play. He throws some snow up in the air in frustration, much to the City fans' amusement. 
84' Bowen has space through the middle, but he touches it out to Johnson on the right instead. There's no one in the box for West Ham so he holds it up as City flood back, and the chance goes to waste for the visitors. 
82' Walker is being penned back deep in his own half by Lanzini, but the right-back does well to keep hold of the ball. Soucek comes over to help, and City are eventually awarded a free-kick, much to Lanzini's frustration.
80' GOOD SAVE! City break quickly again as Sterling is slotted in down the left. He touches it into Gundogan, who takes his shot from a tight angle in the box, but Fabianski reads it well, rushing off his line to deny him.
78' SAVE! It's better from West Ham now as Bowen tees up Rice through the middle. He has a go from range, and there's a lot of dip on his shot, but Ederson gets two strong hands behind it. 
76' West Ham are still pushing upfield and Coufal slides in Antonio on the halfway line. He knocks it past Dias, but the defender sticks out a leg to trip him. The visitors have a free-kick, but it comes to nothing.
J. Bowen
A. Masuaku
West Ham United
74' Final roll of the dice for West Ham now as Bowen is brought on in place of Masuaku.
73' SAVE! Cancelo plays a one-two with Gundogan on the edge of the box to get away from Johnson and he has a go from a tight angle on the left of the area. Fabianski rushes out to smother the shot.
71' The corner count keeps going up for City as Gundogan swings another one into the box. It's a poor one this time, with Dawson clearing it at the near post. 
69' Gundogan takes a corner short to Silva before getting it back and whipping in a first-time cross. It's just too high for Jesus and Zouma heads it away, but only as far as Sterling. His long-range shot is always rising high over the bar though.
67' Coufal spots Lanzini peeling off the back of Cancelo down the right, and he goes long trying to pick him out. As soon as he brings the ball under control, the offside flag goes up.
65' The hosts are still dominating possession here, but they're not pushing forward with as much intent. They're patiently working it upfield, but they can't find a way through West Ham.
63' City are getting a lot of joy down their left side as Sterling breezes past Johnson again. He tries to pull it back to Jesus on the edge of the box, but Rice is there to cut it out for the visitors. 
V. Coufal
A. Cresswell
West Ham United
61' Cresswell was slowly being led around the edge of the pitch, and this time he is being taken off. He's taken straight down the tunnel, with Coufal replacing him.
João Cancelo
Yellow Card
Manchester City
61' Cancelo has two attempts at trying to trip Fornal, catching him with the second tackle, and he's shown a yellow card.
M. Lanzini
S. Benrahma
West Ham United
59' West Ham are making a change here, but it isn't Cresswell going off even though he's still receiving treatment on the sidelines. Benrahma does make way, with Lanzini on to replace him.
58' When Cresswell slid in to block Jesus' deflected shot, he crashed into the post, and he's stayed down holding his back. The medical team come on to give him some treatment, and he's back on his feet quickly, though he's moving gingerly.
56' BLOCK! Antonio gives the ball away on the edge of City's box and the hosts break quickly. Sterling pushes forward down the left before squaring it to Jesus. Fabianski rushes out, but it bounces back off the Brazilian towards goal, and Cresswell slides in to block it.
54' Gundogan has scored 15 non-penalty goals in 37 Premier League appearances since the start of last season; the most of any midfielder, ahead of Bruno Fernandes in second place (13 in 49 apps).
52' Cresswell's corner hits Rice at the near post, and he can't find the space to turn to have a shot. He gets it back out to Benrahma, who pulls a cross back from the byline, but that's straight to Gundogan.
50' Fornals sticks out a leg to intercept Dias' pass and plays it forward for Antonio to chase with his first touch. Laporte isn't giving him an inch of space though and the forward can't latch onto it.
48' City have picked up where they left off in the first half and Jesus makes a brilliant weaving run down the right. He tries to pull it back for Silva from the byline but hits it against Zouma.
46' The snow has been cleared away and City get us back underway for the second half! 
There's going to be a slight delay to the start of the second half as the grounds staff are still clearing the last of snow off the pitch, but the game should be back underway as soon as they've finished.
The hosts could easily be three or four goals up here and Guardiola will be pleased with their performance so far. West Ham did look dangerous when they managed to break on the counter, but their final product in the box let them down and they'll need to make a big improvement in the second half if they want something out of this game.
City dominated the first half and take a 1-0 over West Ham into half-time. Laporte hit the post early on with a header from a corner and just seconds later Mahrez had a goal ruled out for a tight offside. Gundogan did break the deadlock though when he flicked in Mahrez's cross from close range. Jesus then had a shot cleared off the line by Johnson before Fabianski made a good save to deny Cancelo, and Mahrez smacked another shot off the post.
45' + 1' HALF-TIME: MANCHESTER CITY 1-0 WEST HAM.
45' As soon as Rice wins possession back, he tries to urge his side upfield. He plays it out to Masuaku down the left, but he's quickly crowded off the ball by two City defenders. 
43' The snow is coming down even heavier now as City try to double their advantage before the break. They're knocking it around in the final third but can't find a way through West Ham, who have dropped even deeper.
41' OFF THE POST! The West Ham defenders sit back as the ball comes to Cancelo, so he decides to have a go from range. His whipped shot is pushed away by Fabianski and Mahrez smacks the near post with his follow-up shot.
39' Fornals spins away from Rodri in midfield before threading another good pass into Benrahma down the right. He tries to lift his cross over Laporte to pick out Antonio's run, but he hits it against the defender. 
37' OFF THE LINE! Benrahma uses his arm to block the pass to Rodri, but Jesus gets it back and the referee plays the advantage. The Brazilian lifts his shot over Fabianski on the right of the box and Johnson rushes back to clear it off the line.
35' West Ham go straight up the other end from the restart, with Benrahma peeling away on the left. He drags it away from Walker before hitting a low shot towards the near post, but Ederson comes out to collect it.
İ. Gündoğan
Goal
Manchester City
33' GUNDOGAN SCORES! It's a lovely switch of play from Cancelo firstly to pick out Mahrez on the right, and he cuts into the box before fizzing a dangerous low cross in. Gundogan is waiting at the far post, and he manages to flick it past Dawson in front of him and into the goal. 1-0 City! 
32' Benrahma dummies a cross from the byline which takes two City defenders out of the game, but he ends up playing it too deep to Masuaku on the opposite flank. He tries to tee up Antonio, but it's blocked by Dias. 
30' Cresswell steps up to take the free-kick just outside the box on the right and he goes for goal himself. He curls his shot between the two players in the City wall, and it takes a slight nick off Mahrez before hitting the side netting.
Aymeric Laporte
Yellow Card
Manchester City
29' Laporte is scrambling back with Antonio and takes out the forward from behind with a poor challenge. He's protesting his innocence, but he's shown the first yellow card of the game.
28' CLOSE! Silva sweeps it out to Sterling on the left, but he decides to cut inside and go for goal himself. It's a good hit from him and it's swerving towards the far post, but it flies wide. 
26' West Ham have won just one of their last 15 Premier League away games against City (D1 L13), winning 2-1 in September 2015 under Slaven Bilic. 
24' Silva sees a backheel comfortably saved by Fabianski before West Ham go straight down the other end. Benrahma is picked out and has a go from distance, but it's straight at Ederson.
22' Mahrez curls a good ball through the middle of West Ham's defenders to pick out Jesus' run, but Fabianski reads it well. He rushes out of his box to sweep it away, but the Brazilian would've been offside anyway.
20' The hosts are still getting a lot of joy down their left side as Sterling swings another cross into the box. Gundogan has his back to goal, so improvises with an overhead kick, but it loops up kindly for Fabianski.
18' City are still dominating possession here and are patiently playing out from the back. West Ham are happy to sit back for now though as they close down the space ahead of them.
16' OFFSIDE! Sterling picks out Mahrez on the edge of the box and he's away from Dawson to get in on goal. He takes the goal well, drilling it under Fabianski and into the far bottom corner, but he was just offside and the flag denies him.
16' OFF THE POST! The snow is really coming down now as Gundogan goes over to take the corner for City. He whips it into the near post where Laporte flicks his header on, but it bounces back off the far post.
15' There are big shouts from the home fans for a penalty after Silva goes to ground in the box. Soucek was putting him under pressure from behind, but there's nothing in it, and a goal-kick is awarded to West Ham.
13' CHANCE! Fornals slides a good throughball into Antonio down the right and he drags it away from Cancelo to get to the byline. He has to go it alone, and he lifts his shot over Ederson, who rushed off his line, but it's straight into the side netting.
11' Masuaku's first cross is blocked by Gundogan, but it goes straight back to him and his second attempt is a good one. Antonio just misses it at the near post and Laporte just does enough to put Fornals off on the far side. 
9' City break quickly on the counter again, with Cancelo switching it out to Jesus on the right. He slides it through to Gundogan, who makes a run off the back of Zouma, but he can't keep the ball in play at the byline. 
7' CLOSE! Gundogan fizzes it into Walker, and he lets it roll across him before getting his head up. He's a long way out when he goes for goal, and his drilled shot towards the far corner is just wide. 
6' Cresswell goes long to Antonio, and he just breezes away from Dias down the left. He drives into the box before unselfishly squaring it into Benrahma. He gets the ball caught under his feet though, which gives Laporte the chance to clear his lines.
4' Sterling's cross is blocked by Dawson, but City get it back with Silva down the left. He curls a good ball into the box, but this one is just too high for Jesus through the middle.
2' City are keeping the ball well here in the opening minutes, and Sterling lays it off to Cancelo. He cuts inside from the left, but can't find space on the edge of the box, and he's forced to spread it out wide again.
1' Fornals gets the game underway for West Ham!
The teams are out on the pitch, with kick-iff just moments away!
City have won nine of their 10 Premier League games against West Ham under Guardiola (D1), scoring 28 and conceding just five during those games.
David Moyes makes just one change from the loss to Wolves last weekend after rotating his squad in the Europa League on Thursday. Bowen, who played in both of those games, starts on the bench, with Masuaku coming in for him.
Pep Guardiola makes two changes to the side that played against PSG on Wednesday. Jesus starts today after coming off the bench to score the winner in that game, with Laporte also coming in. Stones and Zinchenko both drop to the bench. City are also still without Jack Grealish, Phil Foden and Kevin De Bruyne.
WEST HAM SUBS: Alex Kral, Mark Noble, Manuel Lanzini, Andriy Yarmolenko, Jarrod Bowen, Issa Diop, Vladimir Coufal, Alphonse Areola, Nikola Vlasic. 
WEST HAM STARTING XI (4-2-3-1): Lukasz Fabianski; Ben Johnson, Craig Dawson, Kurt Zouma, Aaron Cresswell; Tomas Soucek, Declan Rice; Pablo Fornals, Said Benhrahma, Arthur Masuaku; Michail Antonio.
MANCHESTER CITY SUBS: Fernandinho, Scott Carson, Nathan Ake, James McAtee, Cole Palmer, Zack Steffen, Oleksandr Zinchenko, John Stones.
MANCHESTER CITY STARTING XI (4-3-3): Ederson; Kyle Walker, Ruben Dias, Aymeric Laporte, Joao Cancelo; Ilkay Gundogan, Rodrigo, Bernardo Silva; Riyad Mahrez, Gabriel Jesus, Raheem Sterling.
This is their second meeting this season after West Ham knocked City out of the EFL Cup on penalties in October. The visitors come into this game having lost just one of their last nine in all competitions (W6 D2), though that loss was in their last Premier League game when they were beaten 1-0 by Wolves. They bounced back to beat Rapid Vienna 2-0 in midweek to qualify for the Europa League knockout rounds. City have won their last four in all competitions and came from behind to beat Paris Saint-Germain to book their place in the Champions League last 16.
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