- Jesus, Silva, De Bruyne, Toure score
- Aguero, Bravo on bench for City
- City move on to 46 points
LONDON — Manchester City battered West Ham United 4-0 at the London Stadium on Wednesday as Pep Guardiola‘s side dominated from start to finish.
With the win City move on to 46 points, out of the top four only on goal difference. West Ham stay on 28 points after a demoralizing defeat.
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City started brightly and Raheem Sterling drilled a shot just wide after a loose ball from a corner found him on the edge of the box. Gabriel Jesus then darted into the box but his dangerous cross was cleared as West Ham settled down.
They didn’t settle down for long as a bad giveaway from Aaron Cresswell on the halfway line allowed De Bruyne to surge forward and he played in Jesus who knocked it straight back for the Belgian to sweep home. 1-0 to City as KDB and Jesus ripped West Ham apart.
City were soon 2-0 up as Leroy Sane first nutmegged Sam Byram and then sped past a pedestrian Jose Fonte before his ball across goal was finished off by Silva. 2-0.
West Ham had one break before half time as Andy Carroll sprayed a ball out wide to Cresswell who ran in on goal but Willy Caballero rushed out and the Hammers left back lobbed his effort harmlessly over the bar.
Before half time City wrapped up the game before half time as another giveaway saw Sane race clear and play the ball across the box to Sterling who in turn knocked it to Jesus to tap home his first goal. 3-0 to City.
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Sane whipped in a dangerous cross from the left early in the second half but Jesus couldn’t quite get on the end of it.
De Bruyne then played a lovely ball down the right flank which Sterling latched on to and as he cut back Fonte clipped his legs to give away a clear penalty kick. Toure stepped up and slotted home to make it 4-0 to the visitors.
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Sergio Aguero come off the bench for a brief run out late on as City eased to victory to go level on points with fourth-placed Liverpool.