Absolute astonishing performance from West Ham again against a top 4 side away from home as they secured their fourth win of the season and go second in the table with 12 points of first 6 games. Match Highlights and goals videos are available here.
Two goals in the opening half hour from Victor Moses and Sakho gave West ham a shocking 2-0 lead but Kevin De Bruyne managed to pull one back with a wonderful goal just at the stroke of half time. West Ham though held themselves together in second half and saw off constant pressure from Manchester City and secured 3 points. Now they have taken 9 points off Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester City all away from home.
Manchester City 1-2 West Ham United Highlights
[ Premier League 2015-16 Season ]
06′ 0 – 1 Victor Moses
31′ 0 – 2 Diafra Sakho
45′ 1 – 2 Kevin de Bruyne
Victor Moses Scored opening goal against Manchester City:
Diafra Sakho scored second for West Ham:
Kevin de Bruyne first Man City goal of the career:
Preview & Team News: Manchester City will have Sergio Aguero who is declared 100% fit for this game after missing out midweek Champions League match against Juventus. But Captain Vincent Kompany will miss due to calf injury and Nicolas Otamendi is poised to start his first league game for City. Zabaleta and Clichy are still out which means Sagna and Kolarov should start in full back positions. Kevin De Bruyne might start in place of Navas in attacking midfield role alongside Sterling and Silva
West Ham on the other hand Angelo Ogbonna and Pedro Obiang might miss the game opening the doors for Carl Jenkinson and James Tomkins. West ham regular Keeper Adrian should return in starting lineup after serving three match ban. Here is how I expect both teams to lineups this saturday evening.
Predictions: This is a potential banana skin for City, having won 5 out of 5 league games so far law of average and West Ham’s surprising away form might catch up with City leaving them dropping points in this fixture. City usually struggle following midweek action and this match has all the ingrediants where City used to drop points in last couple of seasons. But if they have improved since last season getting three points against West Ham will settle the claim. Although I am going with share of the spoils with a 1-1 scoreline.