Premier League: Man City overcome spirited Hammers

Premier League: Man City overcome spirited Hammers

Manchester City’s late show continued as they defeated a brave West Ham United side 2-1 at the Etihad. Angelo Ogbonna gave the Hammers a first half lead before Argentine defender, Nicholas Otamendi levelled up for the host after the break.

Spain international, David Silva sealed the win in the seven minutes from time, after meeting an excellent pass from Kevin de Bruyne.

“I would prefer a win before (a late goal) but the Premier League is the Premier League,” Guardiola said after the match.

“We started good in the first 10 minutes but we didn’t create and weren’t able to find right place and right position.”

It was the 13th consecutive win in the Premier League for the Pep Guardiola led side, as they equaled the record for successive wins in the PL.

With the win, City restored their eight points advantage over neighbours, Manchester United, who won Arsenal 3-1 at the Emirates on Saturday.

Up next for the Cityzens is a trip to Ukraine in midweek in the Champions League, against Shakhtar Donetsk, while West Ham United host Chelsea on Saturday.

Earlier on, Bournemouth were denied by a Charlie Austin goal, as the Cherries were held 1-1 at home by Southampton.

On Saturday,  Liverpool were 5-1 winners at Brighton & Hove Albion, with goals from Emre Can, Roberto Firmino, who scored a brace, Philippe Coutinho and a Dunk own goal.

Glenn Murray scored for the host via the penalty, what turned out a consolation.

At Stamford Bridge, Eden Hazard scored twice as Chelsea defeated Newcastle United 3-1, with Alvaro Morata also on target for the Blues.

Tottenham could only manage a draw at Vicarage Road, as they were held by Watford 1-1.

Full Results
Saturday 2nd December

Chelsea 3-1 Newcastle United
Brighton 1-5 Liverpool
Everton 2-0 Huddersfield
Leicester 1-0 Burnley
Stoke 2-1 Swansea
Watford 1-1 Spurs
WBA 0-0 C. Palace
Arsenal 1-3 Man. United

Sunday 3rd December
B’mouth 1-1 Soton
Man. City 2-1 West Ham

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