Manchester City made sit three wins in a row after ruthlessly dismantling West Ham 3-1. West Ham suffered the ignominy of losing to Astra in their UEFA Champions Cup playoffs.
An injury-ravaged team meant that the Hammers were likely going to struggle. City took charge of the game very quickly as a rejuvenated Raheem Sterling opened the scoring after Nolito cut back and laid a beautiful cross into the box.
A well-delivered free kick from De Bruyne allowed an unmarked Fernandinho to head in for City’s second goal. City’s domination in the first half was complete and the game looked as good as over at the break.
West Ham stole their way into the game in the second half and Michail Antonio headed in to reduce the deficit for the hammers. The goal will raise concerns about City’s defensive strength.
City’s continued dominance eventually led to a third goal after Nasri missed a one-on-one and Silva’s shot hit the cross bar. Sterling received a pass from Silva before he rounded the goalkeeper and scored his brace from a tight angle.