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Manchester City eke out 2-0 win over West Ham United

Manchester City eke out 2-0 win over West Ham United Photo: TT

Manchester City saw away West Ham United in their Premier League encounter on Saturday with a nervy 2-1 win, sprinkled with moments of brilliance from the home team.

The intermittent display of sparking football summed up the season for the blue side of Manchester whose dramatically won league crown was retaken by Manchester United last week.

The first goal for the Citizens came through Argentine striker Sergio Aguero who finished off a fine move involving all the playmakers of the City team, namely Yaya Toure, David Silva and Frenchman Samir Nasri in the 28th minute of the match. Nasri, after a swift one-two with Toure, laid the ball to Silva, who gave it back to Nasri in the 6-yard box.

Nasri then drove in a cross which was easily smashed behind Hammers’ keeper Jussi Jaaskelainen by Aguero.

The second half saw more of the free-flowing football that City has come to be known for. Versatile Ivorian midfielder Yaya Toure sealed the win for the home team with a scintillating goal in the 83th minute of the match.

The Citizens were only denied a clean-sheet by a last gasp goal from West Ham striker Andy Carroll which City keeper Joe Hart allowed to slip from between his fingers, adding to his list of goalkeeping faux pas during this season.

With the win, City are well on their way to securing the 2nd place finish in the Premier League with four games to go for the end of the season and third and fourth placed Arsenal and Chelsea well behind them.

West Ham retain their position at the 10th place in the League after this match, and will be looking to achieve a European place for the next season in the coming matches.

Rajeev mcallister
Sports Pundit staff writer

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