West Ham vs. Manchester City Live Stream

West Ham vs. Manchester City Live Stream

"It was quite hard first half to get the cobwebs off, but once we got our rhythm the chances came".

Their manager was able to take positives from the result, with Raheem Sterling netting a hat-trick in a contest which delivered VAR controversy on its introductory weekend. It's very hard to do that and I'm delighted to be a part of it.

West Ham had looked bright until Jesus nipped in between two defenders to convert Kyle Walker's 25th-minute cross.

Sterling finally got the third goal for the Citizens 15 minutes before time after beating the offside trap to lob Fabianski following a delightful through ball from Mahrez.

Fabianski saved Sergio Aguero's weakly hit penalty kick, before Declan Rice came in and cleared the ball.

There was also VAR approval for Sterling's second goal and an early West Ham penalty appeal was turned down by the system.

In the end it didn't matter as City were easy winners, making it five in injury time as Sterling slotted in his hat-trick to make it five. "We were innocent in that regard", Pellegrini said, quoted by The Guardian. Nothing will be comparable to that.

"After what happened against Tottenham in the quarter-finals last season, we were there, 60,000 people jumping with joy, then one second later we lost because it was offside".

There were brief positive moments for the Hammers fans to enjoy with new signing Sebastien Haller showing signs he can lead the line well, but they just couldn't handle a ruthless opponent.

But it was the same old story as Aguero buried his second attempt before Sterling ran through to complete another heavy defeat.

MANUEL PELLEGRINI he has a stronger West Ham squad than last season.

The deadline day return of Andy Carroll to St James Park could raise spirits, but Brazilian striker Joelinton may be a more realistic short-term option to trouble an Arsenal defense which all too often leaked goals last season. We are not going to change all that we think about football because we play against them. First, Hernandez effort was pushed out by the City keeper and Manuel Lanzini headed it goalwards from the rebound only for the keeper to be there again.

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