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Man City Team News: Injuries, suspensions and line-up vs West Ham

09:00 SAST 2017/12/03
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Everything you need to know ahead of the Premier League clash at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday

Manchester City host West Ham at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday, with the league leaders now five points ahead of second-placed Manchester United.

It took a dramatic late strike from Raheem Sterling for Pep Guardiola's men to claim the victory on Wednesday against Southampton

With the Manchester derby to come seven days after the clash against the Hammers, it is vital they keep their positive momentum going.


John Stones continues to miss out due to a hamstring injury, while Benjamin Mendy is absent due to a serious knee ligament issue. 

City have no other worries of note in their ranks ahead of this clash. 


Manchester City have no suspensions for the West Ham game but both Fernandinho and Leroy Sane are on four yellow cards, meaning another booking would rule them out of the derby.


Although there is a Champions League encounter to come against Shakhtar Donetsk in midweek, Pep Guardiola's focus will be on picking up the victory against the Hammers as City have already secured top spot in Group F. That means a strong squad is likely to be deployed.

David Silva will come back into the starting XI for this encounter, while it is also likely that there is a recall for Leroy Sane, who was handed a break in midweek. 

The defence, meanwhile, could be unchanged, though care will be taken over captain Vincent Kompany, who has only recently returned from a calf injury. 


Having suffered at the hands of Everton in midweek, West Ham manager David Moyes has few positive selection headaches ahead of what promises to be a tough trip to the Etihad.

Chicharito is regarded as a doubt due to a hamstring injury and Sam Byron is also a worry.

The ex-Manchester United boss will have to do without Jose Fonte, whose return following a knee injury has not been pencilled in until January.


  • Manchester City’s winning run in the Premier League is now at 12 games – the only two teams to go on a longer winning run within a single Premier League season are Chelsea (13 in 2016-17) and Arsenal (13 in 2001-02).
  • Sergio Aguero has been involved in eight goals (six goals, two assists) in 10 Premier League appearances against West Ham United.
  • David Moyes has lost each of his last four Premier League games against Manchester City, the Scotsman has never lost five successive top-flight games against any single club.


Kick-off is 16:00 GMT on Sunday, December 3, with the game shown live on Sky Sports Main Event and Premier League in the United Kingdom.

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