Man City vs West Ham LIVE goal and score updates as Rodri scores – Manchester Evening News,

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Manchester City play their rearranged Premier League fixture with West Ham tonight after the original tie was postponed.

City welcomed back Aymeric Laporte and Benjamin Mendy, who have missed recent fixtures through fitness issues, but Leroy Sane was not in the squad. Raheem Sterling was replaced by Gabriel Jesus, who played in the same side as Sergio Aguero.

The game is the first since City were handed a two year ban from European competition by UEFA, and manager Pep Guardiola will be asked about the sanctions and appeal for the first time. He did not hold a pre-match press conference having fulfilled his media obligations ahead of the original game.

Man City team vs West Ham: Ederson, Walker, Otamendi, Laporte, Mendy, Rodrigo, De Bruyne, D Silva, Bernardo, Jesus, Aguero.

Subs: , Stones, Gundogan, Fernandinho, Mahrez, Cancelo, Foden.

We’ll bring you build-up, live match updates, and reaction from the Etihad throughout tonight.

City 2-0 West Ham

‘- De Bruyne’s evening is over

De Bruyne is replaced by Ilkay Gundogan.

For the visitors , new signing Jarrod Bowen makes his debut, replacing Robert Snodgrass.

(2) City 2-0 West Ham ‘ – Jesus denied

Jesus, for a third time, finds himself one-on-one as he chests down a lovely De Bruyne chip.

Jesus gets his shot away early this time, but Fabianski is equal to it and clears.

Then De Bruyne is needed at the other end to nick the ball off Antonio’s feet as he neared the City box.

City 2-0 West Ham

Watch De Bruyne’s goal

A lovely finish.

City 2-0 West Ham

‘- Stones comes on

A sensible substitution. Aymeric Laporte comes off, having played an hour on his second return from injury.

John Stones, in need of game time, replaces him.

City 2-0 West Ham (KEY EVENT)

‘- De Bruyne doubles the lead!

He starts the move and races into the box to fire home Bernardo’s heavy touch as he looked to cut onto his right.

City 1-0 West Ham Simon Bajkowski

Two subs warming up

Mahrez and Foden now warming up for CIty while we have this medical break, with Fernandinho also joining them. With minutes to go, will Guardiola be thinking about Leicester now?

City 1-0 West Ham

‘- Zabaleta coming on

An injury to Ryan Fredericks will see Pablo Zabaleta come on.

He’s leaving English football at the end of the season, so City fans can show their appreciation for their former right back one last time.

City 1-0 West Ham

‘- Aguero has a go

A nice move involving Kevin de Bruyne finds Sergio Aguero, who shifts into prime Aguero-shooting range on the right side of the area. His shot / cross goes wide.

City 1-0 West Ham

‘- Starting the half as the ended the last

City are camped around the West Ham box, with a couple of crosses hacked away at the last moment.

But then Declan Rice runs practically the length of the field to send a cross into the City box that causes problem before the referee awards a free kick in their favor.

City 1-0 West Ham

77 ‘- Back underway

No changes for either side at the break.


Man City fans respond to ban with UEFA chants and banners

Manchester City fans sang chants and unveiled banners aimed at UEFA during their Premier League fixture against West Ham at the Etihad Stadium in the wake of their ban from European competitions.

City fans made their feelings clear during the game, unveiling banners in the South Stand before singing chants aimed at the governing body.

The banners read: “UEFA Mafia” and “UEFA Cartel” as well as “F UEFA, love City.”

Shortly after kick-off, fans gave their new chant its debut.

They sang: “We’ll see you in court, we’ll see you in court – f off UEFA, we’ll see you in court! ”

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Manchester City fans display an anti-Uefa banner in the crowd. (Image: Photo by ANTHONY DEVLIN / AFP via Ge tty Images)

(What a statistic

City had efforts in that first half – the most of any opening period this season.

45: (Stuart Brennan) Half time ratings

(Walker) – Quick to snuff danger 7

(Otamendi) (- Having an easy night 6)

(Laporte) – No danger of extending himself 6

(Mendy) – Dangerous down the left 8

Rodri – Controlling midfield, fine header 8

De Br uyne

– Hard work plus quality 8 (David Silva) – Absolute class at times 8 (Bernardo) – Bag of tricks on the right 8

(Aguero) – Anonymous, should have had penalty 6

Jesus – – Missed two glorious chances 5

City 1- 0 West Ham Half time

And there’s the whistle. A decent 84 minutes for City.

City 1-0 West Ham ‘- Booking for Masuaku

The West Ham defender goes in the book for bringing down De Bruyne.

City have a fr ee kick on the corner of the area that’s cleared as far as Kyle Walker who fires over.

One minute of added time is almost up.

City 1-0 West Ham

720 ‘- West Ham remind City they’re here

Antonio sends a dangerous ball across the City six-yard box, but there’s nobody on the end of it.

City 1-0 West Ham

‘- Silva to Silva

Bernardo curls one that looks to be a simple one for Fabianski to catch, but David Silva appears from nowhere to poke goalwards. It’s just wide.

City 1-0 West Ham

‘- Another de Bruyne assist

He’s closing in on Henry’s record.

City 1-0 West Ham KEY EVENT

– Rodri scores !

The first corner is cleared again, but the second is better, as Rodri glances home.

Laporte makes sure it’s in at the back post.


City 0-0 West Ham

City 0-0 West Ham

53 – Penalty shout

Sergio Aguero tries to get a shot away and appears to be pulled back as he pulls the trigger in the area.

We’ll never know if it was a penalty though, as the flag went up against Aguero. It was extremely tight, though.

City 0-0 West Ham

” – Jesus misses again

Jesus finds himself one-on-one for the second time, but yet again he stutters and allows West Ham to get the block in.

He should have had two already.

City 0-0 West Ham

‘- De Bruyne shot saved

City break and a Kevin de Bruyne shot is saved in Lukas Fabianski.

It was pretty central, but Fabianski appeared to be wrong-footed.

City 0- 0 West Ham ‘- More anti-UEFA chanting

To the point from the City fans.

City -0 West Ham 7 ‘- Aguero has a go

Sergio Aguero tries to poke one into the bottom corner with the outside of his boot from the edge of the area. It’s just wide.

City 0-0 West Ham Simon Bajkowski

7 ‘- West Ham will be encouraged by Jesus miss

City are here to dominate possession and West Ham are here to nick something. Every miss such as Gabriel Jesus’s there will only sap the confidence of the hosts and encourage the visitors – even if they were horribly sliced ​​open.

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