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West Ham United v Manchester City - Live Blog

Blues Take On Hammers As Premier League Returns

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And that brings to a close our live blog for today. Stick around for the match report, social media reaction and a preview of tomorrow's women's match at Yeovil

Full time: The blues take the points with an excellent display at London Stadium.

Wet Ham 0-4 Manchester City

GOAl: Four at West Ham for the third season running as Leroy Sane gets his second of the game. 0-4

Woodwork: Antonio comes very close to reducing the deficit, but his shot hits the post and goes out for a goal kick. 0-3

Kick off: The second half gets underway as the blues aim to finish off the Hammers. 0-3

Half time: Another brilliant first half performance from the blues as they lead at London Stadium.

Wet Ham United 0-3 Manchester City

GOAL: Saneeeeeeeeeee

The blues increase their lead as Leroy Sane beats the offside trap and makes it 3-0 to the blues. 0-3

Twenty minutes in and the blues are cruising. Ederson makes a save as West Ham try to get back into it. 0-2

GOAL: Raaaaahhhhheeeemmmmm

Goal number eight of the season for Sterling as he turns in Leroy Shane's Cross. 0-2

GOAL: The blues are up and running as David Silva turns in Raheem Sterling's cross.

West Ham 0-1 City

Kick Off: We're underway at London Stadium. Can the blues take the three points? Come on City

Liverpool and Chelsea are both in action today. Liverpool travel to Vicarge Road to face Watford, while Chelsea face Spurs in the late game. Victory for City and defeat for both Liverpool and Chelsea will see the blues lead the table by five points.

Just ten minutes to kick off now blues.

So we mentioned earlier that City have won their last three matches at West Ham, scoring 13 goals in the process. The blues won 4-1 last season, which followed a 4-0 win the previous season. That was on the big of a 5-0 hammering the blues dished out in the FA Cup just a few weeks earlier.

The blues have a fairly decent record at the home of the Hammers, and Pep Guardiola will be looking to extend that today

Team News

There’s no Bernardo Silva in the City squad and Riyad Mahrez drops to the bench. Benjamin Mendy is out for up to twelve weeks, so Fabian Delph slots into the left back position. Nicolas Otamendi start in defence with Aymeric Laporte.

West ham welcome back captain Mark Noble after injury, while fit again Andy Carroll makes the bench. Former blue Pablo Zabaleta starts for the Hammers against his old club.

West Ham: Fabiansji, Zabaleta, Balbuena, Diop, Masuaka, Diangana, Rice, Obiang, Antonio, Felipe Anderson, Arnautovic

City: Ederson, Walker, Delph, Otamendi, Laporte, Gundogan, Fernandinho, Silva, Sterling, Aguero, Sane

Welcome back Premier League football, we have missed you and welcome to you to our live blog as Manchester City take on West Ham United at the London Stadium. The blues are two points clear at the top of the league, and if results go their way, that could be four points by the end of the weekend.

But first, the blues have must overcome West Ham United, managed by former blues boss Manuel Pellegrini. The Hammers didn’t start the season too well, but have picked up in recent matches.

City have won the last three visits to the Hammers, scoring 13 goals and conceding just one. Will it be a blue moon again for City, or will West Ham hammer a nail (sorry that was crap) into City title charge? We’ll know in a few hours time.

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