Manchester City finished their preseason with a third consecutive victory, this time with a 3-0 triumph over West Ham United in a friendly in Iceland. City dominated the entire match and scored some good goals to end their preparations to the new season on a high.
The first period belonged entirely to the Citizens, who enjoyed 65% of the possession and controlled the flow of the match, using the ball and movement of players to create a number of dangerous chances. They also pressed high up the pitch to recover the ball close to the goal, and that worked to perfection when Danilo got a steal and found Kevin De Bruyne, who then found Gabriel Jesus for the opener.
City continued to dominate possession and test Joe Hart, but they couldn’t add a second before halftime.
The final period developed just like the first, with City dominating possession and creating many chances. They got more goals, too: first it was Sergio Agüero who tapped home a cross from David Silva, and then Raheem Sterling scored a gorgeous volley to triple City’s lead. Both teams made plenty of substitutions in the final minutes, and the pace of the game slowed down in the end.
The final whistle came, and City can celebrate another preseason victory and another encouraging performance from the team. The Premier League starts next Saturday, and the Blues look ready to go.
Man City: Éderson; Kompany (Adarabioyo), Stones (Mangala), Otamendi (Roberts); Touré (Fernandinho); Danilo (Walker), De Bruyne (Foden), Silva (Brahim), Sané (Zinchenko); Agüero (Bernardo), G.Jesus (Sterling)
Goals: G.Jesus (8’), Agüero (56’), Sterling (70’)
West Ham: Hart; Zabaleta (Byram), Fonte, Ogbonna, Masuaku; Noble (Rice), Obiang, Fernandes (Makasi); Ayew (Holland), Martinez (Chicharito), Arnautovic (Snodgrass)