Premier League Clash: West Ham vs. Man City (1-3) – Full Match Highlights 🏴⚽🥅
Manchester City Regains Premier League Summit with Comeback Victory Over West Ham
Manchester City reclaimed the top spot in the English Premier League by overturning their deficit against West Ham United to secure a 3-1 victory on Saturday. The match took place at London Stadium as part of the fifth round of fixtures.
The Cityzens started the game strongly in the 7th minute when Rodrigo connected with a corner kick taken by Foden, heading a powerful effort that was brilliantly saved by Areola. In the same attack, the ball returned to Rodrigo, who saw his shot deflected off Soucek from the goal line.
City missed a golden opportunity to open the scoring in the 15th minute. Gundogan delivered a ground cross within the 6-yard box to a completely unmarked Haaland, who inexplicably put the ball wide of the post.
The Cityzens made another attempt in the 19th minute when Doukou unleashed a shot from the left side of the penalty area, but it went weakly into Areola’s arms.
Following that, Foden struck a powerful ground shot from the edge of the area in the 21st minute, narrowly missing the target by the post.
West Ham emerged in the 35th minute, with a shot from Broussard at the edge of the box, which Ederson saved comfortably.
West Ham broke the deadlock in the 36th minute. Coufal sent a cross from the right side that reached an unmarked Broussard, who headed it into the net.
City came close to equalizing in the 43rd minute. Doukou delivered a ground cross towards Haaland, who was unmarked within the 6-yard box, but his direct shot was cleared by Ake from the goal line.
The first half concluded with West Ham leading 1-0.
Manchester City managed to level the score early in the second half, as Doukou combined with Grealish on the left side of the penalty area in the 46th minute. Grealish then fired a low ground shot that found the back of the net.
City nearly added a second in the 49th minute when Jofardiola followed up on a rebounded ball from Areola, taking a shot from the edge of the area that went just over the crossbar.
The Cityzens continued to push for the win. In the 51st minute, Alvaro executed a free-kick just outside the box, striking the ball against the post.
In the 54th minute, Rodrigo delivered a cross inside the box, which Haaland met with a scissor-kick effort that Areola impressively saved.
City persisted in their efforts in the 59th minute, with Haaland rising to meet a cross from Bernardo, heading a powerful attempt that Areola managed to block.
Sealing the Victory:
Manchester City secured their second goal in the 76th minute after Alvarez delivered a delightful through ball to Bernardo inside the box. Bernardo found himself one-on-one with Areola and slotted the ball into the net.
Haaland continued to challenge, with another shot in the 82nd minute, but Areola once again made a remarkable save.
Haaland delivered the final blow in the 86th minute, adding the third goal. He received a pass from Bernardo inside the box, unleashing a powerful shot that hit the back of the net, sealing City’s 3-1 victory.
With this impressive comeback victory, Manchester City surged to the top of the Premier League standings with 15 points. West Ham United remained at 10 points in sixth place. Manchester City displayed resilience and attacking prowess in securing this crucial win in the English Premier League.