Manchester City hit West Ham United with a 2-1 loss on Sunday in the 13th stage of the English Premier League.
City continued their awakening domestically with their second consecutive victory with goals from Germany’s Ilkay Gundogan (33) and Brazilian Fernandinho (90), while Argentina’s Manuel Lanzini scored the visitors’ goal (90 4).
Spanish coach Pep Guardiola’s team increased their tally to 29 points, staying one point behind leaders Chelsea, while West Ham’s tally was frozen at 23 in fourth place.
City entered the game in an white atmosphere that led to the postponement of the clash with Burnley and Tottenham earlier, following a significant 2-1 victory over Paris Saint-Germain in midweek to secure the top spot in the Champions League.
City controlled the game and could have scored more if they had managed to translate their chances. The scoring was opened when the ball reached Gundogan in front of the goal after a shot from Algeria’s Riyad Mahrez and confusion inside the area, which he followed into the net (33).
Fernandinho was given a goal in the last minute after a pass from Gundogan which reached the centre of the area and followed it into the net. Lanzini scored a superb goal when Fernandinho missed the ball near City’s area and hit a powerful shot that hit the corner of the net (90 4).