Manchester City 1-2 West Ham (19.09.2015) Live Commentary

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This game has surely entertained the crowds. We have seen a lot of wonderful movements and opportunities. The hosts looked more lively and played better football. The tactic of the home side was slow build-up play and the away side was creating their opportunities using lightning-fast counter-attacks.
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The referee is checking his watch and blows his whistle for the end of this match.
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One of the players from West Ham times his run too early, and the referee blows his whistle for offside.
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Dimitri Payet (West Ham) looks to break free, but his touch lets him down and loses the ball.
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Yaya Toure (Manchester City) puts a cross into the box from the free kick but it’s cleared.
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West Ham concede a free kick following a challenge on an opposition player.
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Jesus Navas (Manchester City) launches a powerful cross from the corner into the box, but the ball is intercepted by the defender.
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Jesus Navas (Manchester City) tries to send a pass but it’s blocked. The referee signals for a corner kick, Manchester City are awarded.
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There will be a minimum of 4 min. of added time.
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Dimitri Payet (West Ham) swings the ball into the box from the corner kick but it’s a bit too strong and it goes out-of-play.
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Joe Hart makes a good save! Dimitri Payet (West Ham) weaves through the defence easily and unleashes a shot from long range. His effort is directed towards the bottom left corner, but the goalkeeper is alert and stops. The ball goes out-of-play. West Ham are awarded a corner kick.
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An offensive foul by Yaya Toure (Manchester City) was seen by Robert Madley who didn’t hesitate to blow the whistle.
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Jesus Navas (Manchester City) takes the corner kick but the ball finds only the head of an opponent.
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Sergio Agüero (Manchester City) wins himself just enough space inside the box to connect with the corner, but his header is aimed into the roof of the net and the goalkeeper leaps from the ground and makes a stunning save. The main referee points to the corner flag, Manchester City will take a corner.
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It’s time for a substitution. James Collins (West Ham) comes on in place of Carl Jenkinson (West Ham).
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The referee points to the corner flag. Manchester City are given a corner.
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Manuel Pellegrini prepares a substitution. Aleksandar Kolarov (Manchester City) is replaced by Kelechi Iheanacho (Manchester City).
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Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City) sends a killer pass from the edge of the box, but one of the defenders reacts at the last minute and thwarts his effort.
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Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City) came with a sweet piledriver. He controlled a pass, glanced at the goal and fired from the edge of the box. It could have been a difficult one for the keeper, but he only hit one of the defenders off whom the ball bounced away.
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Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City) clutches his head after wasting a good opportunity. He perfectly received the ball from a rebound and fired from long range, but his effort wasn’t accurate at all and the ball went miles over the crossbar.
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Jesus Navas (Manchester City) whips in the corner, but one of the defending players gets ahead of it and intercepts.
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Wilfried Bony (Manchester City) received a pass inside the box, sent a dangerous shot on goal, but celebration has been thwarted by one of the defenders who stepped in and blocked his effort. It’s hard to say whether the keeper would have been there. The main referee and one of his assistants signal for a corner kick. It will be taken by Manchester City.
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Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City) wastes a good opportunity as he sends an inaccurate final pass into the box which is blocked by the defence.
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Jesus Navas (Manchester City) fails to pick a body out in the box with a over-hit chip pass.
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Aleksandar Kolarov (Manchester City) makes a driving run into the box but he cannot work any space for a shot.
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The corner from Jesus Navas (Manchester City) is intercepted by the defence.
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Bakary Sagna (Manchester City) sends a beautiful cross into the penalty area. The opposition’s defence manages to clear the ball to safety. The referee blows his whistle, Manchester City are awarded a corner kick.
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Jesus Navas (Manchester City) fails to produce a decent cross from the corner kick. The ball goes well out-of-play.
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Wilfried Bony (Manchester City) can’t slip the ball through and the move breaks down. The ball goes out-of-play. Manchester City have been awarded a corner kick.
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Jesus Navas (Manchester City) takes the corner kick and sends a lovely ball into the penalty area, but the opposition’s defence is ready and knocks the ball to safety. The ball goes behind for a corner. Manchester City will have an opportunity to endanger the opposition’s goal.
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Manuel Lanzini (West Ham) will be replaced by Nikica Jelavic (West Ham).
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Yaya Toure (Manchester City) collects a brilliant pass inside the box and finds himself in a goal scoring opportunity. He takes a shot, but the effort is well blocked by one of the defending players. Manchester City earn a corner.
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Diafra Sakho (West Ham) swings a cross into the box, but is far too close to Joe Hart (Manchester City), who smothers the ball.
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Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City) takes the corner but only sends it into the huddle of the defenders as one of them makes a good clearance.
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Jesus Navas (Manchester City) didn’t find any of his teammates inside the box as his pass was blocked. It will be a corner kick for Manchester City.
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Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City) steps up to take the corner. He launches the ball into the penalty area, but it only finds the head of an opposing player who averts the danger.
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Manuel Pellegrini has decided to make a change. Wilfried Bony (Manchester City) replaces Raheem Sterling (Manchester City).
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Jesus Navas (Manchester City) bursts inside the box, beating two defenders and produces a strike from the penalty spot. The shot has power, but lacks more precision and the goalkeeper stops it easily, so the score doesn’t change this time. The ball is out-of-play. Manchester City win a corner kick.
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A pass from Aleksandar Kolarov (Manchester City) is intercepted by Adrian (West Ham) and the move breaks down.
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What a huge chance for Yaya Toure (Manchester City). He collects a precise pass inside the box and slices a shot that goes by a whisker of the left post.
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Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City) delivers a fine lofted cross into the penalty area which is cleared by an opposing player.
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The ball is out-of-play, and the assistant referee points at the corner flag. Manchester City will take it.
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Raheem Sterling (Manchester City) wastes a good opportunity as he sends an inaccurate final pass into the box which is blocked by the defence.
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The ball is cleared after Sergio Aguero (Manchester City) attempted to dribble past an opposing player.
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That’s the end of the game for Victor Moses (West Ham), who is replaced by Michail Antonio (West Ham).
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Jesus Navas (Manchester City) attempts to find his teammate with a pass from outside the box, but the opposition’s defence is quick to react and thwarts the attack.
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Diafra Sakho (West Ham) receives a well-taken pass inside the penalty area and shoots. His effort sails far wide of the right post.
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Jesus Navas (Manchester City) sends the ball into the box from the side of the pitch, but his cross is blocked.
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Yaya Toure (Manchester City) receives an accurate pass and finds some space for a shot! The keeper is prepared and denies his low blast of a long-range aiming directly to the bottom of the net.
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Yaya Toure (Manchester City) produces a promising shot after his wonderful solo run, but Adrian (West Ham) thwarted his effort, which went to the middle of the goal, with a fabulous save, and the score doesn’t change.
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Aleksandar Kolarov (Manchester City) is given fully deserved yellow card.
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Aleksandar Kolarov (Manchester City) trips an opposition player, and Robert Madley signals a foul.
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Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City) sends an inaccurate cross from the corner kick as he overhits his effort. The ball goes out-of-play.
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Jesus Navas (Manchester City) sends a cross into the box that is cleared. The main referee and his assistant both point at the corner flag. Manchester City will have an opportunity to endanger the opposition’s goal.
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Sergio Agüero (Manchester City) looks to break free, but an opposing player clears.
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Yaya Toure (Manchester City) connects with a precise cross inside the goalmouth and finishes. One of the defending players reacts in time and clears the ball to safety.
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Jesus Navas (Manchester City) takes the corner but fails to find any of his teammates as he overhits the effort.
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Jesus Navas (Manchester City) puts a dangerous cross into the box, but the corner is cleared by the first man. The assistant referee makes a right call and Manchester City will have a corner.
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Manchester City force a corner. They send men into the box. Jesus Navas (Manchester City) tries to send a pass but it’s blocked.
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What a close effort by Yaya Toure (Manchester City) who receives a pass on the edge of the box and shoots. The ball goes inches wide of the left post.
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Victor Moses (West Ham) latches on to a lofted pass and strikes a snap shot from outside the box! His effort curled way wide of the left post.
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Manuel Pellegrini has decided to substitute Eliaquim Mangala and he is replaced by Martin Demichelis (Manchester City).
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Referee Robert Madley blows his whistle to start the second half.
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It was a good decision to watch today’s encounter. There has already been more to be seen on the pitch prior to the half-time break than there is in most of the average games during the full 90 minutes. We can’t speak of any dominance on either side in this balanced first half. The players of the home side keep possession of the ball by producing short passes, while the visitors are waiting to open the opposition’s defence to hit them swiftly on the break.
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The first half of today’s match has just finished.
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Aleksandar Kolarov (Manchester City) takes the corner but fails to find any of his teammates.
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Raheem Sterling (Manchester City) produces a quality pass into the box, the opposition’s defence intercepts the ball and spanks it away. The ball is out-of-play and Manchester City manage to earn a corner.
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Pedro Obiang (West Ham) picks up a yellow card.
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Pedro Obiang (West Ham) makes a foul. At least that’s what referee Robert Madley signals.
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Nice piece of skill by Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City). He perfectly collected a pass from Sergio Aguero (Manchester City) and unleashed a fantastic long-range strike which went into the bottom left corner. The score is 1:2.
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4 min. of stoppage-time to be played.
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Sergio Agüero (Manchester City) picks up the ball inside the penalty box and immediately fires a first-time effort that sails well over the crossbar and ends in the stands.
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Diafra Sakho (West Ham) receives a sweet pass inside the box, but his effort on goal is blocked by the defender.
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Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City) sends a cross into the box, but Adrian (West Ham) comes off his line to gather the ball.
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Sergio Aguero (Manchester City) receives a precise low pass inside the box, controls the ball and drills it towards the right post. Unfortunately for him, Adrian (West Ham) makes a great save to stop his effort.
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Sergio Aguero (Manchester City) creates himself a good chance and goes for goal from mid-range, but he misses way wide of the right post.
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Adrian (West Ham) gets a well deserved ovation! Jesus Navas (Manchester City) produces a decent first-time strike towards the right post, but the goalkeeper is positioned well to block it. Nice piece of goalkeeping skills.
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Nicolas Hernan Otamendi (Manchester City) with a slide tackle, but referee Robert Madley calls for a foul.
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Jesus Navas (Manchester City) sends a lofted cross into the box which is headed clear.
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Flag up against Sergio Agüero (Manchester City). He had space to move into behind the defence, but he went too soon.
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Yaya Toure (Manchester City) skips past his man but can’t keep the ball in play.
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Goal! Diafra Sakho (West Ham) fires the rebound low into the middle of the goal after the ball breaks to him in the box. The score is 0:2.
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Manuel Lanzini (West Ham) sends a cross into the box, but the opposition’s defence quickly intercepts the ball.
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The ball is out-of-play. A goal-scoring opportunity from a corner for West Ham.
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Carl Jenkinson (West Ham) produces a cross into the box. The opposition’s defence clears the ball to safety.
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Jesus Navas (Manchester City) races towards goal but the defender gets back well to make a challenge.
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Raheem Sterling (Manchester City) is forced to stop his forward run after being caught in an offside position by the linesman.
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Some neat passing and movement from Manchester City as they are producing short passes in order to create a new attacking opportunity.
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Good movement by Bacary Sagna (Manchester City), but he can’t find any of his teammates with a poor cross.
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Jesus Navas (Manchester City) is trying to pass the ball into the penalty area but it’s blocked.
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Bakary Sagna (Manchester City) sends a pass into the box, but his attempt is thwarted and cleared.
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Manuel Lanzini (West Ham) makes it easy for the referee to show him a yellow card.
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Manuel Lanzini (West Ham) tackles a bit over-zealously. Robert Madley blows for a foul.
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Dimitri Payet (West Ham) takes the corner which is cleared by the opposition’s defence.
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Dimitri Payet (West Ham) aims a lovely cross into the penalty area. Nevertheless, the opponent’s defence is alert and averts the danger with a brilliant clearance. West Ham have been awarded a corner kick.
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Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City) sends a killer pass from the edge of the box, but one of the defenders reacts at the last minute and thwarts his effort.
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A pass by Dimitri Payet (West Ham) ends up in no man’s land, and the attacking effort comes to an end.
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Victor Moses (West Ham) fails to beat the offside trap and the linesman puts his flag up.
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Nicolas Hernan Otamendi (Manchester City) reacts well near the penalty spot to connect with the resulting corner, but fails to direct his header into the back of the net. The ball floats high over the bar.
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Good work from Manchester City as they win a corner.
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A pass by Raheem Sterling (Manchester City) ends up in no man’s land, and the attacking effort comes to an end.
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Yaya Toure (Manchester City) whips the ball into the box and Raheem Sterling (Manchester City) takes a perfect touch to control it, but one of the defenders does well to intercept.
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Bakary Sagna (Manchester City) delivers a long ball, but it lacks enough power to reach his teammates and is intercepted by one of the defenders.
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Sergio Agüero (Manchester City) latches on to an accurate pass on the edge of the box and immediately unleashes a shot which is wide of the mark.
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Victor Moses (West Ham) scores an incredible goal! He receives a pass, makes some space for himself and unleashes a long-range thunderbolt which goes into the bottom right corner and past the goalkeeper.
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Fernandinho (Manchester City) wastes a great chance from the resulting corner. He times his header excellently when he leaps high to meet a precise cross, but can’t aim better than to the middle of the goal, straight into the arms of the goalkeeper.
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Manchester City get a chance to score from a corner kick.
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Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City) fails to send a pass into the box. His effort is cut out.
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Manchester City hold the ball and display nice passing from player to player.
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Diafra Sakho (West Ham) is unable to feed an accurate cross into the box.
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Here we go, today’s match is starting right now.
The players are on the pitch and West Ham will have the kick-off.
Today’s referee will be Robert Madley.
 
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