lIVE COVERAGE FROM Kai Richardson
|West Ham||Vs||Man City|
90+5′ – FULL TIME! CITY 5-0. Sterling 3, Jesus 1, Aguero 1. Mahrez with 3 assists. West Ham were destroyed in that second half. Both Liverpool and City have made a statement in their first match. Still the two to beat this season! In terms of bonus points for FPL, it looks like Sterling (3), Mahrez (2), De Bruyne (1). Thank you to those who have joined me throughout this match! Enjoy the rest of the games if you’re staying up!
92′ – GOALLL MAN CITY! Sterling completes his hatrick and it’s goal galore for City and FPL points galore for 32.1% of managers!
90′ – 5 Minutes of added time!
87′ – Yellow card to Kyle Walker (Man City)
85′ – GOALLL! CITY! Aguero makes sure he scores his second chance. 4-0
84′ – SAVED! AWFUL SHOT. BUT ITS BEING RETAKEN? FABIANSKI HAD HIS FOOT OFF THE LINE!
83′ – PENALTY MAN CITY! Lazy challenge from Diop who takes out Mahrez.
81′ – Hammers have their first corner. Straight into Ederson’s hands.
80′ – DOUBLE SUBSTITUTION! MAN CITY! Gundogan and Foden both come on for David Silva and De Bruyne.
75′ – GOALLLL! MAN CITY! 3-0! Sterling has it back in the net with a great dink via a Mahrez assist but VAR checks it, and he is on by millimeters! Game over now.
73′ – Great play by the Hammers results in a great chance but Ederson is up-to it!
69′ – SUBSTITUTE! CITY! City going in for the kill as Aguero is getting ready to come on for Jesus
66′ – SUBSTITUTE! HAMMERS! A knock for Felipe Anderson means Javier Hernandez comes on
65′ – SUBSTITUTE! HAMMERS! Jack Wilshire (off) Robert Snodgrass (on)
62′ – Yellow Card Felipe Anderson (West Ham)
61′ – Yellow card Balbuena (West Ham)
55′ – SCRAP THAT! VAR DISALLOWS THE GOAL AS STERLING WAS OFFSIDE! FINE MARGINS INDEED! SCORE REMAINS 2-0
54′ – (VAR DISALLOWED) GOALGOALLLL MAN CITY! 3-0! Already game over as Jesus gets his 2nd! Sterling assist! Too easy for City as the Hammers have little to no hope remaining! This could get ugly
52′ – GOALLLL MAN CITY! 2-0! A fantastic burst from De Bruyne who palms it off to Sterling to gets his first of the campaign. I’m sure a lot of FPL managers (myself included) will be a little happy with that one. City looking the much better side so far this half!
46′ – And we’re back!
45′ – Looks like Pablo Fornals is coming on the the Hammers for what will be his debut. I like the look of this lad, came from Real Betis in Spain. Expect him to have an impact!
45+1′ – HALF TIME! 0-1 to City. A somewhat entertaining half, West Ham will be happy with how they played. Game isn’t at all over. Get a refill and a bite to eat, we’ll be back in 15 minutes!
38′ – Shot De Bruyne but it’s a solid hold by Fabianski.
35′ – Haller receives the ball in the box and attempts an acrobatic finish but is unable. Good signs from the Hammers forward-line
32′ – More calls of a penalty for West Ham but it is waved away.
27′ A great chance from City as a result of a De Bruyne cross but Silva misses. Both Silva and Sterling looked to be offside regardless.
25′ – GOALLLLLL MAN CITY! A low driven cross from Walker finds Diop who deflects it on to Jesus. 1-0
23′ – Anderson finds Wilshire but he can’t find his footing. Goal kick City.
21′ – Some great play from City results in a lovely pass from De Bruyne to Mahrez but he hits the side netting. Should be hitting the target
17′ – Foul Man City but it is wasted. Straight to Fabianski. Still 0-0
16′ – Shot from David Silva outside the box goes just wide. Questions over if it was touched or not. Goal kick.
14′ – Jesus pushes Wilshire over in the midfield. Free kick Hammers. Nothing comes from it.
12′ – More good link-up play between Haller and Felipe Anderson but City clears any danger
9′ – A good run from Mahrez results in a shot but Fabianski puts it out for the first corner of the match
7′ – City very sloppy and Rodri gives away the ball in his own box. Lanzini picks the ball up and he goes down in the box. Calls for a penalty but both the referee and VAR disagree.
4′ – Early confidence for West Ham as Haller disposes City in their own half but Felipe Anderson can’t find anyone in the box. Hammers looking up-to the challenge
1′ – And It’s Live! West Ham gets us underway!
0′ – Forever blowing bubbles! Kick off is moments away
0′ – Kick off just over half an hour away and Pep has already made some enemies with his selection. Both Aguero and Bernardo Silva start on the bench. For all the FPL players reading, Bernardo has 27.7% ownership (the 3rd most own midfielder) and Aguero with just under 20%. Pep’s Rotation Roulette has returned! Good chance for Sterling to get some early points.
Man City XI – Ederson, Walker, Stones, Laporte, Zinchenko, Rodrigo, Silva (C), De Bruyne, Mahrez, Sterling, Jesus
Subs | Bravo, Gundogan, Aguero, Bernardo, Cancelo, Otamendi, Foden
West Ham XI – Fabianski, Fredericks, Balbuena, Diop, Cresswell, Rice, Wilshere, Lanzini, Antonio, Anderson, Haller
Subs – Roberto, Zabaleta, Ogbonna, Fornals, Snodgrass, Yarmolenko, Chicharito