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Saturday, 19 September 2015

EPL- Man City 1: 2 West Ham: How Victor Moses and Diafra Sakho stunned expensive City for Hammer's victory!

West Ham United got a big away win against the "most expensive" team ever fielded in the Barclays Premiership, as the match ended in 1 - 2 in favour of visiting West Ham United, tweeted Kayode Akintemi seconds after the final whistle in Ethiad Stadium on Saturday.





A second home defeat in the space of a week might set alarm bells ringing, but Manchester City will be left wondering how they failed to take at least a point against West Ham.
Sergio Aguero was out of sorts after the knee injury he suffered against Crystal Palace last week, missing two good first half chances.
Yaya Toure, too, could have had a second half hat-trick, but failed to find the back of the net.
De Bruyne scores 

A major plus point was the performance of Kevin de Bruyne.
He gave City hope with his long-range first half effort and showed enough to suggest he could be one of the Premier League's star men this season.

Facts

Victor Moses stunned City, firing West Ham ahead with a 25-yard effort after just six minutes.
Aguero twice missed chances to level the score before Diafro Sakho doubled the visitors' lead.
Moses' 31st minute corner was met by Winston Reid, which Fernandinho failed to clear, allowing Sakho to convert from six yards.
With Aguero looking off the pace De Bruyne stepped up in first half stoppage time to fire low past Adrian from the edge of the box.
City had a host of chances after the break, but couldn't find a way through.







Key moment
Toure had a hat-trick of second half chances, but his best came shortly after the break when he burst through the West Ham defence with only the keeper to beat. But just as the Ivorian looked set to find the back of the net Adrian was out to block.
Had that gone in it could have been a very different game.
Slaven Bilic's side have already upset Arsenal and Liverpool on their travels, so in that sense the Premier League leaders are in good company.
But after creating a host of second half chances that saw West Ham struggle to get out of their own box for long periods they will believe they should have got more from this one.







Main Man
De Bruyne - On his first start the £54m man was simply outstanding. It is clear to see why Manuel Pellegrini was so determined to sign the Belgian international this summer. This was a performance that had everything. Starting in the No10 role, he drifted from right to left, showing his full range of skills. Be it intricate passing or venomous crossing. Oh - and what a goal







Bigger picture
It turned out to be a very good day for Chelsea, who closed the gap on City - even if they remain eight points adrift of the leaders.
West Ham reminded City that they will not have things all their own way this season, but, in truth, Pellegrini's men still look like the team to beat.
Culled from The Guardian UK

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