It has got to be absolutely maddening if you are a Manchester United fan to see City play a basically crappy game and still come out on tops in the end. West Ham can hold their head high in losing here. They were disciplined in keeping their shape defensively and attacked with speed when they won the ball which is the only way to play against City. Kevin De Bryune had no right to make that peach of a cross with his left foot finding Ruben Dias’s head for 1-0. City for once had not created enough in attack up to that point.Did I mention the attack was being spearheaded by none other than Kun Aguero?Starting his first match in 4 months,the Argentine failed to make an impact and was eventually subbed for Gabriel Jesus.
After the goal,the Hammers almost made it 1-1. Antonio hit the post with Ederson well beaten.Good build up with Lingard at the heart of the quick counter together with the impressive Coufal. They did get the equalizer though. Antonio did get it ,latching on to a shot by Lingard which was going wide. No offside ,he timed the run well. Having gone level at the break, normal service resumed as West Ham began getting sloppy in possession. City got the goal and the winner after dispossessing the player attempting the counter. Mahrez found space to cut back to Dias’s defensive partner John Stones who did not lash out wildly at the ball but calmly steered the ball past Rundolph in the Hammers his. It is a risky philosophy to allow your centre back to go up that deep into the opponents’ box a lot but that is how Pep likes it. It’s now 20 wins on the bounce for Man City and are 13 points too of the League. They look unstoppable.