WestHam 1-4 Man City: Guardiola claims emphatic win
EPL By: Iseghohi Odianosen | 29/04/2018
Manchester City defeated West Ham 4-1 in the London Stadium on Sunday as Pep Guardiola claimed an emphatic win over the Hammers as City broke Chelsea record of 100 goals record in the Premier League.Manchester City assumed early control of the game as they retained much of the possession and pushed WestHam United in their own half. Raheem Sterling, Kevin De Bruyne, Ilkay Gundogan and the rest of Manchester City midfielders continued to pose threat.Leroy Sane broke the deadlock in the 12th minute after the German shot was deflected by Patrice Evra into his own net and Adrian was left helpless as the ball found his way into the bottom corner.The Etihad outfit continue to dominate as WestHam was made to run after the ball in the opening 12 minute as Sterling effort went off the target in the 21st minute.WestHam conceded the second goal in the 27th minute after De Bruyne cross was deflected into the next by Hammers defender Declan Rice after he clashed with Pablo Zabaleta in the box.Niklas Otamendi was shown a yellow card for his harsh challenge on Westham defender at the edge of Manchester City box.
Westham scored their first goal through an Aaron Creswell freekick in the 42nd minute.The first 45 minute was in favour of the Premier Champions as they were able to protect the lead against West Ham in the first 45 minutes.Manchester City was on song again after just nine minutes of action in the second half as Gabriel Jesus converted a pass from a close range to beat Adrian to the third for the Etihad outfit.Sterling was brought down in the area but the referee was not interested in the protest, City kept pushing forward as Sterling created a fantastic chance for