Manchester City face West Ham at The London Stadium on Sunday, where the blues will continue to chase Premier League records against the David Moyes’ Hammers. The blues have had a decent record at West Ham in recent years, but what do the overall head to head stats look like?
City have lost just once in nine visits to the Hammers in all competitions, winning five and drawing three. That solitary defeat came in October 2014, when Manuel Pellegrini’s side lost 2-1. And the blues have lost three in nineteen visits, stretching back to 2006 when the Hammers won 1-0.
City’s first visit to west ham came in April 1924, when the blues won 2-1, but following that game, they lost the following five, scoring one goal and conceding fifteen over a five year period, which is the longest losing streak City have had in this fixture.
The longest winning streak is two matches, achieved on three occasions, which includes last season’s 5-0 FA Cup win, which was followed by a 4-0 victory a month later.
City’s largest league victory is 4-0. As well as last season, the blues also hit the same scoreline in March 1962. The heaviest defeat for City came the following season, when The Hammers hammered City 6-1.
The longest unbeaten run at the Hammers by City is five matches, achieved between May 2010 and January 2014, when City won three with two drawn. On each of the wins, the blues scored three goals (3-1, 3-1 and 3-0). The longest winless run from City is eight matches, stretching from February 1925 to October 1946. During that dismal period, City lost seven matches and only a 1-1 draw in March 1932 prevented a clean sweep of defeats.
Sunday’s game will be the 53rd at West Ham in all competitions, and overall City have won 16, lost 25 and drawn 11. Goalwise, City have scored 66 and conceded 81. The blues have kept fourteen clean sheets and failed to score on sixteen occasions.
Will the blues keep up their good recent form against the Hammers on Sunday? We’ll soon find out.