BARCLAYS PREMIER LEAGUE

Etihad Stadium

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Manchester City

  • Sergio Agüero 28'
  • Yaya Touré 83'

2 - 1

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West Ham United

  • Andrew Carroll 90' +4'
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    The visitors enjoyed decent spells of pressure, but City always looked the better team and deserve their victory.

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    City claim the victory courtesy of excellent goals in each half.

  • 90'

    FULL TIME

  • 90'

    The shot certainly had power, and Hart may be in a little pain, but he will not be happy about that one.

  • 90'

    Carroll chests down and blasts a shot towards goal, which squirms through Hart's legs!

  • 90'

    GOAL FOR WEST HAM!

  • 90'

    Aguro goes very, very close! Jaaskelainen struggles to deal with a deflected Zabaleta shot and Aguero nips in, but the goalkeeper does just enough and the shot goes wide of goal.

  • 90'

    Four minutes added on.

  • 90'

    He's back on his feet now, which will be a relief to City.

  • 90'

    Hart looks to be in some pain.

  • 88'

    Demel, under pressure from Aguero, very nearly allows City a third goal, but he just does enough to divert the ball back to his goalkeeper.

  • 88'

    Carroll is denied by Hart! The striker finally makes good contact with a cross, but the England 'keeper stoops to make the stop.

  • 87'

    Kolo Toure comes on for Nasri, who's impressed today.

  • 86'

    Aguero is denied by a last-ditch tackle! Milner plays through Zabaleta, who centre for Aguero, but Demel makes an excellent block.

  • 85'

    Collison does well to turn and find space to cross into the centre, but City again defend it well.

  • 84'

    West Ham win another free-kick out on the right, and Taylor this time goes long. His effort eludes his team-mates, though, and it's a goal kick.

  • 83'

    Tevez comes off, to be replaced by Garcia.

  • 83'

    Toure collects the ball on the edge of the area before unleasing a stunning strike into the top corner!

  • 83'

    GOAL FOR CITY!

  • 82'

    There shouts for handball against Zabaleta again didn't look the strongest.

  • 81'

    Taylor takes the free-kick, low towards the near post, and there are shouts for handball before Collins steers a decent chance wide of goal!

  • 81'

    Double change for West Ham. Taylor replaces Nolan, and Cole comes on for O'Brien.

  • 80'

    Barry brings down Diame as he races down the right flank. West Ham can whip this into the centre.

  • 78'

    Milner comes on to replace Silva, who has impressed on his return to action.

  • 77'

    O'Brien is booked.

  • 76'

    O'Brien fouls Zabaleta, and some pushing and shoving ensues. That was a reckless tackle.

  • 74'

    Toure knock over O'Neil as they both compete for a high ball, but there's no booking.

  • 72'

    Nasri misses with the goalmouth gaping! Tevez crossed for the Frenchman at the far post, but he makes a woeful connection and can't divert it home!

  • 71'

    Jarvis again shows a burst of pace and crosses into the centre, with Nolan looking to back in and make space, but City crowd him out.

  • 71'

    Collison booked for blocking Aguero's throw-in.

  • 70'

    Diame finds Nolan before receiving the return and making a neat turn, but ultimately both players are denied the space required.

  • 69'

    Hart does well to claim an inswinging cross as the Hammers start to apply the pressure once more.

  • 68'

    The corner comes to nothing.

  • 67'

    O'Brien makes a great block to deny Tevez! Silva's excellent ball found Aguero, who centre for Tevez to slot home, but the defender saved the day. Corner kick.

  • 66'

    Collison comes on for Vaz Te.

  • 65'

    Silva's corner goes right across the face of goal.

  • 64'

    City win a corner as Toure's clip over the top is nodded behind and Jaaskelainen fails to retrieve the ball.

  • 63'

    City are starting to get a grip back on the game now, with the visitors having looked better in the opening stages of the second half.

  • 61'

    Nasri is played through by a fantastic Tevez reverse pass, but Jaaskelainen makes the save from a tight angle.

  • 60'

    Vaz Te whips in a cross from the right, which Carroll leaps into, but this time Kompany is there to thwart the forward.

  • 57'

    Jarvis crosses and there's a big shout for a handball against Zabaleta, but there was really no legitimate basis for a spot kick and Webb isn't interested.

  • 56'

    Carroll heads towards goal from the corner, but the attentions of Lescott prevent him threatening seriously.

  • 55'

    At the other end, Zabaleta makes a strong challenge to concede a corner.

  • 55'

    There's a claim for a handball against Collins as Silva chips across the centre following the corner, but it didn't look a particularly strong claim.

  • 54'

    Nasri plays a delightful chip over the defence for Tevez, whose shot is deflected behind by Reid.

  • 52'

    Jarvis' cross reaches Carroll in the centre. The striker unleashes a shot, which seems to deflect off Lescott, but the ref gives a goal kick.

  • 51'

    The corner finds its way to Kompany, whose shot from distance is high and wide.

  • 50'

    Tevez finds Silva in space as City break at pace, but the Spaniard dawdles and has to settle for a corner.

  • 50'

    West Ham get numbers back to deal with the counter.

  • 50'

    Jarvis looks to burst down the left, but Zabaleta covers well and City break.

  • 48'

    Interesting stat from Sky Sports: West Ham are the lowest scorers away from home throughout English football's top four divisions.

  • 47'

    West Ham get the ball back into the box, and Lescott looks to have been caught by Vaz Te's elbow. There certainly didn't look to be any intent.

  • 46'

    O'Neil's corner is cleared.

  • 46'

    Zabaleta does well to turn O'Neil's deep cross behind for a corner!

  • 46'

    WEST HAM GET THE SECOND HALF UNDERWAY

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    Sergio Aguero celebrates after giving City the lead

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    City have a deserved half-time lead thanks to a superb team goal rounded off by Aguero. West Ham have looked to battle back into it, but the hosts have looked much the stronger team.

  • 45'

    HALF-TIME

  • 45'

    The corner is cleared.

  • 45'

    Jarvis this time crosses for Carroll, and his header flicks off Lescott for a corner.

  • 45'

    Nolan crosses towards Carroll just in front of goal, but the striker is unable to direct it.

  • 44'

    Aguero looks to drive towards goal, but when he plays the ball towards Tevez it's hoofed clear for a throw-in.

  • 43'

    Toure clips a pass to Nasri, who finds Clichy on the overlap, but the left-back's cross is straight out of play.

  • 42'

    Toure finds Aguero just outside the area. He spins and plays a pass to Tevez out wide, but the pass is poor.

  • 40'

    Jarvis crosses, but Kompany heads clear. The visitors just can't find a way through.

  • 39'

    West Ham are trying to take the initiative, but as yet they're not quite opening City up.

  • 37'

    Allardyce complains bitterly, but Jarvis was indeed offside.

  • 36'

    The free-kick is taken and it appears Jarvis has been given offside, although there's some confusion.

  • 35'

    Tevez darts towards Reid at the corner of the area and looks for the nutmeg, but he fails and the Hammers break. Kompany is then deemed to have blocked off Jarvis, and West Ham have a free-kick.

  • 33'

    The free-kick is floated towards Reid at the far post, but he can't make a decent connection.

  • 32'

    Nasri gives the ball away with a flick as a City attack founders, and Vaz Te does well to run into the City half before winning a free-kick out wide.

  • 31'

    Toure finds Barry, whose sidefooted shot is woefully wide of the mark.

  • 30'

    City earn a corner, but the Hammers get it clear.

  • 30'

    City nearly double their lead! Jaaskelainen denies Nasri, whose shot from the edge of the area was fierce, and then Zabaleta, who went close from the follow-up.

  • 28'

    Superb team goal, with Yaya Toure and Nasri exchanging passes before the Frenchman played a one-two with Silva and then found Aguero in the centre for a simple finish.

  • 28'

    GOAL FOR CITY!

  • 26'

    West Ham just about deal with the corner, but Silva gets another chance to float in a cross. Lescott makes contact but it's not clean. Goal kick.

  • 25'

    Tevez does brilliantly to find Nasri out on the left, and the ball comes to Silva, who wins a corner.

  • 24'

    Hart, meanwhile, makes a simple save.

  • 24'

    A round of applause breaks out for Marc-Vivien Foe, the late Cameroon midfielder who played for both clubs.

  • 22'

    City break and Silva's pass deflects into the path of Aguero, whose scuffed shot finds the post!

  • 22'

    Diame looks to feed Jarvis, but Lescott covers well.

  • 20'

    Tevez exchanges passes with Aguero before unleashing a shot, but it's well over the bar.

  • 19'

    Carroll races back and makes a clumsy challenge on Aguero in the centre circle, and is rightly booked.

  • 18'

    The ball breaks to Silva inside the area, and he fizzes a shot across goal. Just wide.

  • 18'

    Aguero wins a corner off Nolan.

  • 16'

    Nasri again bursts down the left, but his cross is headed away. West Ham are looking solid at the back for now.

  • 15'

    Silva floats in a cross looking for Aguero, but Jaaskelainen claims.

  • 14'

    City are circling but as yet unable to make headway.

  • 11'

    Diame this time gives Silva a kick. The Spaniard is taking some punishment on his return to action.

  • 11'

    Jarvis looks to float a cross to the far post for Vaz Te, but he gets too much on it and it's out for a goal kick.

  • 9'

    Silva's second corner is headed away, and West Ham eventually get it away as City struggle to unpick the lock.

  • 9'

    Carroll puts the corner kick behind.

  • 8'

    Zabaleta gets behind the defence and looks to centre, but Jarvis does well to block the cross. Corner kick.

  • 7'

    Tevez unleashes a shot! Nasri races down the left before finding the Argentine just outside the area, but his shot is straight at the 'keeper.

  • 6'

    Silva is fouled by Winston Reid for a second time, and referee Howard Webb has a word with the New Zealander.

  • 5'

    Carroll collects a ball by the corner flag and does well to make space for a cross, but it's straight across goal and out for a goal kick.

  • 2'

    O'Neil sends a ball over the top looking for Demel, but it's a shoddy effort.

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    At the other end, Diame attempts to get past Lescott, to no avail.

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    Nasri bursts through the West Ham defence straight from the kick-off, but Tevez - who gets a shot away - is offside.

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    CITY GET THE GAME UNDERWAY!

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    City have only lost back-to-back Premier League games once under Roberto Mancini, when they lost to Arsenal and Wolves in October 2010, so they will be determined to record a positive result here.

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    Sergio Aguero and David Silva return for the hosts

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    West Ham, meanwhile are unchanged from the team that beat Wigan 2-0.

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    Sergio Aguero also returns to the starting line-up, while Joleon Lescott takes Matija Nastastic's place in defence.

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    The big team news is that David Silva returns for City after missing the last three games with a hamstring injury.

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    Join us from 1245 BST for live text commentary of Manchester City's first game since losing the Premier League title, at home to West Ham.

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Goal Shot Video
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  • Shots (on goal)

  • tackles

  • Fouls

  • possession

  • Manchester City

  • 17(8)

  • 19

  • 9

  • 62%

    38%

  • West Ham United

  • 11(3)

  • 25

  • 7

Manchester City

Line-up
POS No Name

G

1 Joe Hart

D

4 Vincent Kompany

D

5 Pablo Zabaleta

D

6 Joleon Lescott

D

22 Gaël Clichy

M

8 Samir Nasri
D
28 Kolo Touré

M

16 Sergio Agüero

M

18 Gareth Barry

M

21 David Silva
M
7 James Milner

M

42 Yaya Touré

F

32 Carlos Tevez
M
14 Javi Garcia
 
Substitutes
POS No Name
G 30 Costel Pantilimon
D 13 Aleksandar Kolarov
D 28 Kolo Touré
D 33 Matija Nastasic
M 7 James Milner
M 14 Javi Garcia
F 10 Edin Dzeko

West Ham United

Line-up
POS No Name

G

22 Jussi Jaaskelainen

D

2 Winston Reid

D

17 Joey O'Brien
F
9 Carlton Cole

D

19 James Collins

D

20 Guy Demel

M

4 Kevin Nolan
M
14 Matthew Taylor

M

7 Matthew Jarvis

M

12 Ricardo Vaz Te
M
10 Jack Collison

M

21 Mohamed Diame

M

32 Gary O'Neil

F

8 Andrew Carroll
 
Substitutes
POS No Name
G 13 Stephen Henderson
D 18 Emanuel Pogatetz
M 10 Jack Collison
M 14 Matthew Taylor
M 16 Mark Noble
M 26 Joe Cole
F 9 Carlton Cole

Match Stats

  • Manchester City
  • West Ham United
17(8) Shots (on goal) 11(3)
9 Fouls 7
9 Corner kicks 4
3 Offsides 2
62% Time of Possession 38%
1 Yellow Cards 3
0 Red Cards 0
2 Saves 6
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