Mois failed to stop leader, City goes to Old Trafford with 13 consecutive wins
Manchester City leader scored the 13th consecutive win in the Premier League after turning 2:1 over West Ham at Etihad Stadium. Thus, the `citizens` regained their eight-point lead over their city rival Man United, who in the next round accepted the Old Trafford leader. The guests played a good first half, at the end of which they led with Angelo Ogbona goal. After the break, however, City picked up the turn and deservedly came to a complete turn after the injuries of Nicholas Otamendi (57 `) and David Silva (83 `). This was the third consecutive victory of the `skyscrapers` with this result. Josep Guardiola made four adjustments in his lineup. Vincent Compani, Ilkay Gundogan, Fernandinho and Gabriel Jesse remained on the bench for the start. Instead, they started with Elachim Mangala, Danilo, David Silva and Leroy Sane.
Adrian del Castillo, Declan Rice, Michel Antonius and Edimilsson were holders of the hammers. Joe Hart had no right to play against City as he was leased to this club. David Mois had decided to leave Winston Reed, Marco Arnautovich and Andre Aue among the reserves. Former `citizen` player Pablo Sabaleta took West Ham with Etihad captain.
Manchester City has besieged the guests door from the start. In the second minute, Rahim Stirling fell into the penalty area, claiming he was fouled. But there was no penalty. At the eighth minute, at their first corner in the match, the `hammers` were close to getting ahead. Who knocked his head at the corner, but did not reach Antonio to reach the ball on the far beam and send it to the door.
In the 25th minute David Silva fired from the border of the penalty area, got a ricochet in Rice`s body, then the ball went dangerously under the crossbar. Adrian, however, was careful and acrobatic. Ten minutes before the break, Ederson also intervened decisively after a strong strike at Lansini. This opportunity came after a mistake by David Silva who gave Antonius the ball. Then, with the help of a ricochet, the globe reached the Argentine, but he could not overcome the `citizens` guard.
A minute before the end of the first part the guests took their shot. Creswell had a short corner to Lancey who returned him. The defender is centering in the penalty area where Ogbona rose above the static Otomendi and sent the ball to the corner. Ederson touched the ball but could not stop her on the way to his goal - 0:1. For the start of the second part of the game by soccer tips partners
for the hosts Gabriel Jesse appeared, who replaced Danilo.
In the 56th minute De Bourne performed a pretty dangerous free kick, but Adrian killed. Seconds later, the `citizens` played right after touch, Sterling found Jesus, who scored well and centered in the small penalty area where Otamendi managed to close 1:1.
In the 66th minute, the `hammers` guards again killed Sane`s dangerous jerk.
At the 71st minute, Adrian stepped in again decisively, this time reflecting a shot of Jezus. Sterling did not find the ball well when trying to add, missing a great opportunity. Ten minutes later the `hammers` organized a very dangerous counterattack, which h
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