Man City Overcome Stubborn West Ham, Equal Chelsea, Arsenal Recorder

Man City Overcome Stubborn West Ham, Equal Chelsea, Arsenal Recorder

Table-topping team Manchester City rallied back from a goal down to defeat West Ham 2-1 at the Ethiad stadium to maintain their unbeaten run in the English Premier League  this season.
 
Angelo Ogbonna scored his first-ever EPL goal, heading in Manuel Lanzini’s corner kick in the additional minute of the first half. The goal was Ogbonna’s first goal in 144 games in the top five European Leagues.
 
But goals from Nicolas Otamendi and David Silva ensured Manchester City rallied back from a goal down for the third EPL game in a row.
 
The 13th straight win for City equalled the longest-winning run in Premier League set by Arsenal in 2001/2002 and Chelsea last season.
 
Man City started dominating possession in the opening five minutes of the game and their pressure paid off as they were rewarded with two corner kicks but the Citizens failed to make it count.
 
West Ham eventually broke the deadlock from a corner when Ogbonna headed in their fourth attempt on goal, leaping higher than the Man City defenders.
 
Aguero has a chance to restore parity in the additional time of the first half when he latched on to David Silva’s throughball but his shot was saved by Adrian. 
 
In the second half, Pep Guardiola brought on Gabriel Jesus for Danilo as his team went in search of an equaliser.
 
They got their goal as Otamendi poked  home Jesus’ low cross into the box.
 
And with seven minutes left to play, Silva’s volley beat Adrian from close range to give City the lead.
 
Man City retained their eight-point lead over neighbours Manchester United with the win.
West Ham remain 19th in the table, one point ahead of Swansea who occupy bottom place. Up next for Manchester City is a derby game against city rivals Manchester United at Old Trafford while West Ham will host Chelsea at the Olympic stadium.

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