Date: 30th April 2018 at 1:10pm
Written by:
West Ham United
1 – 4
Manchester City

London Stadium

Premier League

29/04/2018 2:15 pm

Attendance: 56904

Referee: Neil Swarbrick

West Ham United Manchester City
Aaron Cresswell (42) Leroy Sané (13), Pablo Zabaleta (27, og), Gabriel Jesus (53), Fernandinho (64)
Adrián Ederson
Declan Rice Kyle Walker 61
Angelo Ogbonna Nicolás Otamendi
Patrice Evra 66 Aymeric Laporte
Pablo Zabaleta Fabian Delph
Cheikhou Kouyaté Kevin De Bruyne
Mark Noble Fernandinho
Edimilson Fernandes 65 IIkay Gündogan 71
Aaron Cresswell Raheem Sterling
Manuel Lanzini 66 Gabriel Jesus 80
Marko Arnautovic Leroy Sané


Andy Carroll Claudio Bravo
Jordan Hugill Danilo 61
Javier Hernández 66 Bernardo Silva
Joao Mario 65 Benjamin Mendy
Arthur Masuaku 66 Yaya Touré 71
Josh Cullen Lukas Nmecha 80
Nathan Trott Phil Foden

Game Statistics

4 Goal attempts 19
1 On Target 8
0 Corners 7
5 Fouls 11
0 Yellow Cards 1
0 Red Cards 0
25 % 75

Again, Manchester City blew the opposition away with another fine performance, this time at the London Stadium.

Is anyone becoming bored of watching the lads destroying the likes of West Ham United?

Thought NOT!

City player ratings, out of a maximum 10.

Ederson – 5.5

Our number one keeper made a total mess when Cresswell scored from a free-kick just outside the penalty box. Ederson appeared to be in the right place but, as the ball fizzed towards the corner, he seemed to get his legs and arms tangled in and around his body. It was if he was trying to impersonate Bambi when, the cartoon character was attempting to negotiate, skating on ice.

Another day, another blessing and another chance at life ?

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Kyle Walker – 6

Usually makes an impact, but not on this occasion.

Nicolas Otamendi – 7

Little to do – hardly broke into a sweat due to the inferior opposition.

Aymeric Laporte – 6.5

Similar game as Otamendi.

Well done boys!✅⚽ #AL14 @mancity

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Fabian Delph – 7.5

Determined to keep the left-back position for the remaining fixtures with effective decision making and quality passing. The England international continues to impress Pep and Gareth Southgate.

Great team performance today,, travelling fans was amazing as always #TunnelVision

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Kevin De Bruyne– 7

One or two sublime passes but failed to live up to his usual standard. Again I put it down to the mediocre opposition.

Fernandinho – 8

Returned to the fold following a two-game suspension and immediately took the middle of the park by storm. One or two swashbuckling challenges but hey, it’s what we’ve become accustomed. Oh and a cracking goal ta-boot!

Ilkay Gundogan – 7

Easy-peasy – no stress, no strain.

Raheem Sterling – 8.5

Blitzed the West Ham defense with gritted teeth and abundant skill – similar a pro teasing an under-18 girls’ team. Should have been awarded a penalty but poor refereeing put paid to that. Oozed machismo.

On course to make history!!!!

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Gabriel Jesus -7.5

Made and finished the third goal. Stoll in the park for our Gabriel.

Alô mãe ??

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Leroy Sane – 7

Started the goal-fest but failed to tear down the wing as often as usual. Perhaps he was wearing his holiday head.


Danilo – 5.5

Replaced Walker, 61 mins. Did okay.

Well done boys! +3 @mancity @premierleague ?⚽️??#debicaspromundo #mancity

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Yaya Toure – 7

For Gundogan (71). Took the ball off Sane and was determined to score from a free-kick. Shame he didn’t succeed as it would have been nice to see the Yaya of old.

Lukas Nmecha

Not enough time to mark with only 11 minutes playing time. Replaced Jesus.