29/04/2018 2:15 pm
Referee: Neil Swarbrick
|West Ham United||Manchester City|
|Aaron Cresswell (42)||Leroy Sané (13), Pablo Zabaleta (27, og), Gabriel Jesus (53), Fernandinho (64)|
|Declan Rice||Kyle Walker||61|
|Angelo Ogbonna||Nicolás Otamendi|
|Patrice Evra||66||Aymeric Laporte|
|Pablo Zabaleta||Fabian Delph|
|Cheikhou Kouyaté||Kevin De Bruyne|
|Edimilson Fernandes||65||IIkay Gündogan||71|
|Aaron Cresswell||Raheem Sterling|
|Manuel Lanzini||66||Gabriel Jesus||80|
|Marko Arnautovic||Leroy Sané|
|Andy Carroll||Claudio Bravo|
|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|
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?
Morning Blues pic.twitter.com/fhO7q44rMu
— Manchester is BLUE (@manchesterisB) April 30, 2018
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.
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.
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.
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.
Gabriel Jesus -7.5
Made and finished the third goal. Stoll in the park for our Gabriel.
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.
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.
Not enough time to mark with only 11 minutes playing time. Replaced Jesus.