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West Ham United 0-4 Manchester City

Gabriel Jesus
Gabriel Jesus has scored one and assisted two in his three Manchester City games

Gabriel Jesus scored his first Manchester City goal as they tore West Ham apart at London Stadium.

City, who left striker Sergio Aguero and goalkeeper Claudio Bravo on the bench, led when Kevin de Bruyne played a one-two with Jesus before stroking home.

Four minutes later, they doubled their lead when the impressive Leroy Sane beat two defenders and his deflected cross was tapped home by David Silva.

And the game was as good as won before half-time when Raheem Sterling squared the ball to Jesus to tap home.

Yaya Toure added a fourth after the break from a penalty when Hammers debutant Jose Fonte brought down Sterling.

West Ham, who made errors to lose possession for each of City's three first-half goals, have been beaten heavily by City twice at home in 2017, having lost 5-0 in their FA Cup meeting last month.

City are now only behind fourth-placed Liverpool on goal difference, 10 points behind leaders Chelsea.

Sergio who? City's front three shine

Manchester City goal
David Silva (21) scored the second goal, 14 seconds after playing a pass in his own half to Bacary Sagna - with Leroy Sane (19) making the goal

City boss Pep Guardiola revealed before the game that he had decided to stick with goalkeeper Willy Caballero and his front three of Sterling, Sane and Jesus - all of whom started Saturday's 3-0 win over Crystal Palace in the FA Cup.

And it worked in sensational style the trio - aged 22, 21 and 19 respectively - ripped the Hammers to shreds.

Jesus, making his first Premier League start following his £27m move from Palmeiras this month, assisted the opener as City broke from their own half at speed with De Bruyne. The Brazilian exchanged passes before the Belgian, who was also impressive throughout, guided the ball past Darren Randolph.

The second goal was made by Sane, who has recently hit form following a slow start after his £37m summer move from Schalke, with the German skinning two Hammers defenders and crossing, via a touch from Randolph, for Silva to tap home.

The dynamic front three all had a hand in the third, with Sane playing in Sterling, who passed the ball across goal for a Jesus tap-in.

Their second-half performance was still dominant albeit less sensational, perhaps because it did not need to be, but they got their fourth when Sterling was brought down by Fonte and Toure narrowly beat Randolph.

In goal, Caballero kept his third clean sheet of 2017, having only played three matches, in contrast to the benched Bravo, who had conceded the last six shots on target he had faced.

Hammers hammered again

Jose Fonte
Jose Fonte did not have the greatest debut for West Ham, bringing down Raheem Sterling for a penalty

West Ham have now conceded 12 goals to City this season, including nine in 2017 - all at London Stadium.

And while City were brilliant, the Hammers played a huge part in their own downfall.

Aaron Cresswell gifted the ball to City for their first, then lost a 50-50 before the second goal and Pedro Obiang gave the ball to Sane for the third. Centre-back Fonte marked his debut, following his £8m move from Southampton, by conceding a penalty for Toure's second-half penalty.

They only forced Caballero to save the ball once - a simple fourth-minute stop from Michail Antonio.

Slaven Bilic's side - who only had 30% possession - did have the ball in the net once, although Antonio was offside when he latched on to debutant Robert Snodgrass's through ball to fire home.

Man of the match - Gabriel Jesus (Man City)

Gabriel Jesus
Any of Manchester City's attacking players could have been man of the match, but with a goal and an assist on his first Premier League start, Gabriel Jesus edges his team-mates

Manager reaction - 'Jesus is a fighter'

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West Ham 0-4 Manchester City: Pep Guardiola excited by young strikers

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola to BBC Sport: "Our high pressing was good. We were so aggressive without the ball.

"Gabriel Jesus is a fighter with instinct for the goal. He's good at assists too.

"We played a front three with an average age of 20. I like the fans to be excited. Those players are the future of the club. Leroy Sane had some problems at the beginning but now he's settled. They will be important players for the next few years."

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West Ham 0-4 Manchester City: Slaven Bilic 'frustrated' by 'mistakes'

West Ham boss Slaven Bilic told BBC Sport: "It's like a copy and paste from the FA Cup game. It's very frustrating. We made such mistakes for the first and third goal. If you give the ball away in those areas, they'll punish you.

"When it's 3-0, it's hard to play against them. You are hoping if you score you can turn a game around. But at 3-0 it's more likely you'll concede more as they'll gain confidence.

"It's a heavy defeat for us but we can't let it hurt us a lot. We have to bounce back like we did after the FA Cup defeat."

Analysis - 'City will be found out'

Former Chelsea and Everton winger Pat Nevin, BBC Radio 5 live

"I think if Manchester City play the team they did tonight away from home against other team, they will be found out.

"They are far too open. Yaya Toure, as the holding midfielder, won't get around enough against decent teams.

"West Ham are the perfect team for Manchester City. They played 4-4-2 and were destroyed in midfield.

"Tactically it was a mess."

Match stats - Toure maintains perfect record

  • Gabriel Jesus became the first player to both score and assist a goal on their first Premier League start for Manchester City.
  • Jesus also became the second youngest Brazilian player to score his first Premier League goal (19yrs 304days), after Rafael for Manchester United in November 2008 (18yrs 122days).
  • David Silva scored his third away Premier League goal against West Ham - his highest tally of away goals against another opponent in the competition.
  • West Ham have shipped four or more goals in three of their 12 Premier League games at London Stadium - the same number as in their final 106 top-flight games at Upton Park.
  • Yaya Toure has scored all 11 of his Premier League penalties - the best 100% record in the competition.
  • In his 50th Premier League game, Kevin de Bruyne recorded his 30th goal involvement in the competition (11 goals, 19 assists).
  • City have scored nine goals in two games in all competitions at London Stadium - just half the number West Ham have (18) in 17 games there.

What's next?

Both clubs are back in Premier League action this weekend.

City host Swansea on Sunday (13:30 GMT), while the Hammers go to Southampton on Saturday (15:00 GMT).

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Line-ups

West Ham

  • 1Randolph
  • 22Byram
  • 23José Fonte
  • 2Reid
  • 3Cresswell
  • 14ObiangBooked at 19minsSubstituted forSnodgrassat 64'minutes
  • 16Noble
  • 7FeghouliSubstituted forFernandesat 64'minutes
  • 30Antonio
  • 10LanziniBooked at 24mins
  • 9CarrollBooked at 71minsSubstituted forFletcherat 79'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11Snodgrass
  • 13Adrián
  • 19Collins
  • 24Fletcher
  • 28Calleri
  • 31Fernandes
  • 36Quina

Man City

  • 13Caballero
  • 3Sagna
  • 24Stones
  • 30Otamendi
  • 11Kolarov
  • 42Y Touré
  • 7SterlingBooked at 60minsSubstituted forAgüeroat 73'minutes
  • 17De BruyneBooked at 44minsSubstituted forFernandinhoat 67'minutes
  • 21SilvaSubstituted forDelphat 80'minutes
  • 19Sané
  • 33Gabriel JesusBooked at 19mins

Substitutes

  • 1Bravo
  • 4Kompany
  • 5Zabaleta
  • 10Agüero
  • 15Navas
  • 18Delph
  • 25Fernandinho
Referee:
Kevin Friend
Attendance:
56,980

Match Stats

Home TeamWest HamAway TeamMan City
Possession
Home30%
Away70%
Shots
Home6
Away11
Shots on Target
Home1
Away4
Corners
Home2
Away4
Fouls
Home11
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, West Ham United 0, Manchester City 4.

Full Time

Second Half ends, West Ham United 0, Manchester City 4.

Foul by Sergio Agüero (Manchester City).

Winston Reid (West Ham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, West Ham United. Conceded by Aleksandar Kolarov.

Attempt blocked. Robert Snodgrass (West Ham United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Fernandinho (Manchester City).

Manuel Lanzini (West Ham United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Gabriel Jesus (Manchester City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Sam Byram (West Ham United).

Offside, West Ham United. Mark Noble tries a through ball, but Robert Snodgrass is caught offside.

Attempt blocked. Edimilson Fernandes (West Ham United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, West Ham United. Conceded by Willy Caballero.

Offside, West Ham United. Robert Snodgrass tries a through ball, but Michail Antonio is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Manchester City. Fabian Delph replaces David Silva.

Substitution

Substitution, West Ham United. Ashley Fletcher replaces Andy Carroll.

Offside, Manchester City. David Silva tries a through ball, but Sergio Agüero is caught offside.

Hand ball by Manuel Lanzini (West Ham United).

Foul by Sergio Agüero (Manchester City).

Mark Noble (West Ham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Manchester City. Sergio Agüero replaces Raheem Sterling.

Foul by Fernandinho (Manchester City).

Mark Noble (West Ham United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Booking

Andy Carroll (West Ham United) is shown the yellow card.

Aleksandar Kolarov (Manchester City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Andy Carroll (West Ham United).

Fernandinho (Manchester City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Andy Carroll (West Ham United).

David Silva (Manchester City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Robert Snodgrass (West Ham United).

Substitution

Substitution, Manchester City. Fernandinho replaces Kevin De Bruyne.

Goal!

Goal! West Ham United 0, Manchester City 4. Yaya Touré (Manchester City) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Penalty Manchester City. Raheem Sterling draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by José Fonte (West Ham United) after a foul in the penalty area.

Foul by Aleksandar Kolarov (Manchester City).

Robert Snodgrass (West Ham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, West Ham United. Robert Snodgrass replaces Pedro Obiang.

Substitution

Substitution, West Ham United. Edimilson Fernandes replaces Sofiane Feghouli.

Offside, West Ham United. Darren Randolph tries a through ball, but Manuel Lanzini is caught offside.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

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As It Stood

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2Tottenham23138245162947
3Arsenal23145451252647
4Liverpool23137352282446
5Man City23144547281946
6Man Utd23119333211242
7Everton23107634241037
8West Brom239683129233
9Stoke237882935-629
10Burnley2392122533-829
11West Ham2384112940-1128
12Southampton2376102328-527
13Watford2376102739-1227
14Bournemouth2375113241-926
15Middlesbrough2349101926-721
16Leicester2356122438-1421
17Swansea2363142852-2421
18Crystal Palace2354143241-919
19Hull2345142047-2717
20Sunderland2344152042-2216
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