Manchester City gets important victory against West Ham
This weekend was a very interesting one beforehand. The numbers 2 and 4 played each other at Etihad Stadium, where Manchester City played West Ham United. An hour after this match ended, Chelsea started at home against Manchester United. There was a lot to play for at the top end of the table. In this article we talk about the match between Manchester City and West Ham United. Do you want to watch a match live instead of reading what happened, book your Manchester City tickets securely online via our marketplace.
First half drama
Manchester City was the dominant force we all expect from them every single match. West Ham United is a strong opponent, but it was Man City who dominated possession for the most part of the first half. An early goal by Riyad Mahrez got cancelled by VAR for offside. A big disappointment for Man City, since an early goal is very important against a strong side like West Ham. After about a half an hour, Ilkay Gundogan finally opened the score for Manchester City. They defended this goal to get back at half-time with a 1-0 lead.
Fireworks at the end
The tension in this match remained for pretty much the entire second half. As long as the lead is only one goal, everything is possible. West Ham has a dangerous attack, with Michail Antonio as their main man. Every counterattack can lead to a goal. When Fernandinho scored the 2-0 in the 90th minute. In the 94th minute, Manuel Lanzini scored one back for West Ham United. With extra time being almost over, this goal was too late for West Ham to get another serious chance for an equaliser. Manchester City got three important points in their battle for the lead.