West Ham vs. Man City EPL Live Blog: Play-by-Play Analysis, Reactions
Kick-off: 5:30 p.m. BST, 12:30 p.m. ET
Manchester City head into Upton Park against West Ham United in search of their first away win of the season. In their three games away from home, City has lost two and tied one.
Yaya Toure and Sergio Aguero both have four goals for City this season, and the team lead the league in total goals with 17.
City are currently ranked fifth in the Premier League, while West Ham find themselves ranked 13th. Captain Vincent Kompany will be out of the line-up for Manuel Pellegrini's side due to a thigh injury.
After defeating their London rivals Tottenham Hotspur last week, 3-0, West Ham gained a boost of confidence and look to upset Man City. However, if they are to do so, West Ham will have to produce on the offensive end. The Hammers netted the ball just seven times this season.
If West Ham had striker Andy Carroll in the lineup could he have made a difference in match? Post what you think in the comment section!
Corner kicks: 5
Yellow cards: 2
West Ham United
Corner kicks: 5
Yellow cards: 1
'90"+4: There's the final whistle, and Man City comes away with a 3-1 win! The first away victory for City!
'90": Four minutes added for stoppage time. This game looks out of reach for West Ham.
West Ham running out of time with less than five minutes left. The goal by Silva seemed to have drained the life out of them.
"82': More substitutes enter the game. Man City replaces Aguero with Jovetic and West Ham replaces Nolan with Petric.
“80′, Man City 3 West Ham 1 (Silva Goal 80′): Silva finds the back of the net with a curling shot!
74': Man City with another substitution, Milner comes on for Nasri.
Aguero close to getting a hat trick, but his bending shot into the bottom far corner is saved by Jaaskelainen.
65': Substitutions made on both sides. West Ham replace Demel and Vaz Tez with O'Brien and Jarvis. Man City takes Negredo off and puts Kolarov on.
'61: A yellow card given to Clichy after pulling down West Ham's Downey.
West Ham close to having their goal spoiled immediately after by Negredo. His shot is deflected off the cross bar.
“58′, Man City 2 West Ham 1 (Vaz Tez Goal 58′): Vaz Tez with a fantastic overhead kick to score the goal past a helpless Hart. West Ham are back in the game!
“51′, Man City 2 West Ham 0 (Aguero Goal 15', 51′): Aguero scores a header off a freekick from the near post! On the previous play Aguero nutmegs and splits two defenders to earn the freekick.
Manchester City will start the second half kick-off!
Despite having a shaky start, West Ham down by just one goal at halftime. Can the Hammers manage to level the score in the second half?
Referee blows the whistle signaling half time.
HALFTIME SCORE: Man City 1 West Ham 0
West Ham has a free kick and two consecutive corners in City's territory but fails to capitalize.
City's Toure forces Jaaskelainen to make a wonderful save, with a powerful left footed shot.
West Ham's Nolan pleads with referee after a receiving a yellow card for a hard tackle.
Silva flies in with a tackle and recieves a yellow card. West Ham awarded with a free kick at the corner of the 18 yard box
21. Don't want to tempt fate, but City haven't lost a game where Sergio Aguero has scored. 28 wins and two draws so far...— Manchester City FC (@MCFC) October 19, 2013
Aguero's goal looks like a good sign for Man City.
Man City's offense is really putting the pressure on West Ham. They have had several good chances to score early in the game.
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