Manchester City 2-0 West Ham (19.04.2015) Live Commentary

90+10′
This is how football ought to look like. Full of action, thrilling moments and spectacular opportunities. The expectations for the next games will be high. The host team were superior on the pitch today. Short passing and possession was the style of the home side, while the visiting side tried to hit their opposition on the break.
90+10′
Nothing more will happen today, Anthony Taylor has blown his whistle and the game is over.
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Yaya Toure (Manchester City) connects with a pass but sees a shot from the edge of the box blocked.
90+7′
Stewart Downing (West Ham) is cautioned by the referee for a foul that he committed a little earlier.
90+7′
Yaya Toure (Manchester City) makes a rough challenge, and the referee blows for a foul.
90+6′
Kevin Nolan (West Ham) sends over a cross, but he can’t find any teammate inside the box. Poor delivery.
90+5′
Fernandinho (Manchester City) carelessly plunged himself under the feet of his opponent and couldn’t expect to avoid punishment. This time, Anthony Taylor keeps the cards in his pocket, but he blows for the foul.
90+5′
This was a piece of cake for Adrian (West Ham). Edin Dzeko (Manchester City) found himself some space after latching on to a pass, but his strike went only towards the middle of the goal into the gloves of the prepared keeper.
90+4′
Aaron Cresswell (West Ham) is trying to get into the box. He sends a low pass, but it’s blocked and cleared.
90+3′
The defence is alert as they clear a dangerous cross from Jesus Navas (Manchester City).
90+2′
Samir Nasri (Manchester City) makes a reckless foul in order to win the ball from his opponent. Anthony Taylor has a clear vision and blows his whistle.
90+1′
A substitution has been made. Sergio Aguero goes off and Edin Dzeko (Manchester City) comes on.
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There will be a minimum of 9 min. of added time.
90′
Yaya Toure (Manchester City) makes a yard for himself inside the box after an accurate pass and takes a shot that goes just over the crossbar.
90′
Kevin Nolan (West Ham) works the corner short.
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Enner Valencia (West Ham) is first to the rebound but his shot is blocked. Wow, what an escape there for the opposition. The ball goes out for a corner. West Ham can continue in their attacking effort.
89′
Kevin Nolan (West Ham) receives a precise pass and is given time inside the box to send a promising strike towards the right post. Joe Hart (Manchester City) guessed his intentions and denied the effort with a fine save.
88′
That will be all from Frank Lampard who is being replaced by the fresh legs of Fernandinho (Manchester City).
88′
Enner Valencia (West Ham) bursts into the penalty area with the ball on his feet after a wonderful individual effort that left fans breathless and in awe. However, he sends the ball in completely different direction than intended, well wide of the target.
86′
Samir Nasri (Manchester City) makes his forward run a little too early and is caught in an offside position after his teammate tries to play a pass to him.
86′
Enner Valencia (West Ham) is caught offside after the linesman raises his flag.
85′
Enner Valencia (West Ham) is forced to stop his attacking move after the linesman signals for offside.
84′
Adrian doesn’t have to worry about this one. Jesus Navas plays a pass into the feet of Yaya Toure (Manchester City), with the latter unable to find the target. His effort from inside the box goes high over the bar.
83′
Yaya Toure (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.
83′
Jesus Navas (Manchester City) whips the ball into the penalty area, but one of the defenders is alert and spanks it away. The ball is behind the sideline and Manchester City will take a throw-in.
82′
Carl Jenkinson (West Ham) crosses into the box from near the side line, but he doesn’t hit it as he wanted, and it’s averted by the well-organized defence.
80′
Carl Jenkinson (West Ham) with a teasing cross into the area, but Joe Hart intercepts the ball.
80′
What a goal-scoring opportunity! Stewart Downing (West Ham) makes a good run into the box to collect a killer pass and slams the ball on goal, but the shot is blocked by the defender with an amazing slide tackle.
79′
Cheikhou Kouyate (West Ham) found some space to dink a cross from the side into the box, but it would have to be more precise to threaten the opponent. The ball goes out-of-play and Manchester City will have a goal kick.
78′
Aleksandar Kolarov (Manchester City) sends a cross into the box that is cleared.
77′
Yaya Toure (Manchester City) collects a pass on the edge of the box and unleashes a shot which is brilliantly blocked by a defender.
76′
Enner Valencia (West Ham) is forced to stop his attacking move after the linesman signals for offside.
75′
David Silva is being substituted because of an injury. Manuel Pellegrini sends Samir Nasri (Manchester City) on the pitch.
68′
David Silva (Manchester City) is asking for medical treatment after picking up an injury.
67′
Cheikhou Kouyate (West Ham) can’t be surprised. Good decision by the referee who cooled the situation down. I have seen yellow cards, or worse, given in these situations before.
66′
Samuel Allardyce prepares a substitution. Alex Song is replaced by Matthew Jarvis (West Ham).
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Substitution has been made. Carlton Cole is replaced by Kevin Nolan (West Ham).
63′
Joe Hart doesn’t have to worry about that one. Stewart Downing puts a cross in towards Carlton Cole (West Ham), who is unable to keep his header on target from the centre of the box. He sends the ball far wide of the left post.
63′
Sergio Aguero (Manchester City) is caught offside after the linesman puts his flag up and the referee stops play.
62′
David Silva (Manchester City) breaks into the penalty area but his shot is blocked.
61′
Jesus Navas (Manchester City) sends in the corner, but he fails to find the head of any of his teamamtes, and the the defence makes a clearance.
61′
David Silva (Manchester City) swings in a cross, but the ball is cleared to safety by one of the defending players. Manchester City forced their opponent to concede a corner.
60′
A cross into the penalty area from Jesus Navas (Manchester City) would have to be more accurate in order to create a goal-scoring opportunity for his team.
60′
A horde of the players are waiting inside the penalty area for a cross from the corner, but Jesus Navas (Manchester City) takes it with a short pass.
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Pablo Zabaleta (Manchester City) sends a pass into the box, but his attempt is thwarted and cleared. Manchester City force a corner. They send men into the box.
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Carlton Cole (West Ham) is forced to stop his attacking move after the linesman signals for offside.
59′
Carl Jenkinson (West Ham) fizzes over a cross which doesn’t cause any danger.
58′
David Silva (Manchester City) receives a yellow card from the referee for a foul that he committed a little earlier.
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Sergio Aguero sprays a pass out to Aleksandar Kolarov (Manchester City), but he produces a poor effort from inside the box. The ball goes high over the bar.
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Attempted cross from Jesus Navas (Manchester City) is cleared.
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Aleksandar Kolarov (Manchester City) fails to pick a body out in the box with a over-hit cross to the back post.
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Jesus Navas (Manchester City) takes the resulting corner which is averted.
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Yaya Toure (Manchester City) looks to break free, but an opposing player clears. The referee blows his whistle, Manchester City are awarded a corner kick.
52′
Sergio Aguero (Manchester City) hasn’t suffered any serious injury which wouldn’t allow him to stay on the pitch. He’s back in the game now.
51′
Jesus Navas (Manchester City) finds himself beyond the last defender and the linesman raises his flag for offside.
50′
Aleksandar Kolarov (Manchester City) takes the corner, but the opposition’s defence is ready to clear the ball to safety.
50′
Sergio Aguero (Manchester City) is writhing in pain and can now receive medical treatment after the referee decides to stop play.
49′
What a great touch by Sergio Aguero (Manchester City) as he controls a fine pass into the box and takes a shot to the bottom left corner, but an opposing player makes a clearance. Great defending. The ball is out-of-play and Manchester City manage to earn a corner.
47′
Jesus Navas (Manchester City) serves in a nice cross, but the defence clear the danger.
46′
Referee Anthony Taylor blows his whistle to start the second half.
45+2′
The players of both teams deserve praise from their managers and supporters for their performance on the pitch. If they carry on with this attractive football, the fans will be surely satisfied. Manchester City dominated the opening period, they have had more of the chances. The home team tries to prevail using combination football unlike the away players who attempt to beat the opposition’s defence using mostly counter-attacks.
45+1′
Anthony Taylor has ended the first half by blowing the whistle.
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1 min. of stoppage-time to be played.
44′
Manchester City string together a series of short passes.
40′
Anthony Taylor blows the whistle. Frank Lampard (Manchester City) committed a foul when he hit the opponent’s legs instead of the ball.
40′
Frank Lampard (Manchester City) attempted to create a dangerous situation in front of the goal by putting a cross into the box, but the outcome differed from his intention, and no danger occurred.
39′
Jesus Navas (Manchester City) fails to send a pass into the box. His effort is cut out.
38′
Aleksandar Kolarov (Manchester City) aims a lovely cross into the penalty area. Nevertheless, the opponent’s defence is alert and averts the danger with a brilliant clearance. The ball has crossed the sideline. Manchester City are taking a throw-in.
36′
Goal – 2:0! Jesus Navas laid the ball off to Sergio Aguero (Manchester City), who fired a low shot from close range into the back of the net, leaving the goalkeeper helpless.
35′
Jesus Navas (Manchester City) receives a yellow card for a nasty tackle.
32′
Stewart Downing (West Ham) attempts to find a head of one of his teammates with a promising cross into the box. The defence manages to outjump the attacking players and to avert the threat. The ball is out-of-play. West Ham will take a throw-in.
31′
Sergio Aguero floats in a cross for David Silva (Manchester City), whose header from near the penalty spot is really poor and goes well wide of the left post.
30′
An unsuccessful long-range effort by Enner Valencia (West Ham) after he collected a pass and unleashed his shot. He attempted to surprise the goalkeeper, but for him it was an easy job to stop his shot.
29′
Sergio Aguero (Manchester City) escapes without any punishment from the referee after using excessive force to foul his opponent.
29′
Joe Hart pulls off a great save to deny Carlton Cole (West Ham) who makes himself some space inside the box and unleashes a quick low drive to the bottom right corner.
28′
Cheikhou Kouyate (West Ham) brings his opponent down with a tackle, and Anthony Taylor blows a whistle for a foul.
27′
What a goal-scoring opportunity! David Silva (Manchester City) makes a good run into the box to meet a cross and fires the ball on goal, but the shot is blocked by a defender with an amazing slide tackle.
26′
David Silva (Manchester City) sends a beautiful cross into the penalty area. The opposition’s defence manages to clear the ball to safety.
25′
Good movement by Stewart Downing (West Ham), but he can’t find any of his teammates with a poor cross. The ball is out of the pitch and it’s a goal kick for Manchester City.
23′
Winston Reid (West Ham) peeled away from his marker and got on the end of the resulting corner, but his fine header directed towards the bottom right corner is brilliantly saved by the diving goalkeeper.
22′
Mark Noble (West Ham) will try to put the ball on the head of one of his teammates from a corner kick.
22′
A long ball forward to Carlton Cole (West Ham) is intercepted. West Ham will take a corner kick.
21′
Aaron Cresswell (West Ham) is forced to stop his attacking move after the linesman signals for offside.
18′
Here is an example of luck not being on your side. James Collins (West Ham) scores a goal, but unfortunately for him it’s an own goal.
17′
Sergio Aguero (Manchester City) strikes the ball which had rebounded to him, but it goes well over the bar.
17′
The resulting corner from Jesus Navas (Manchester City) is unsuccessful.
16′
Close effort! Aleksandar Kolarov (Manchester City) takes the resulting free kick from a promising distance, but he sends it narrowly wide of the right post.
15′
Winston Reid (West Ham) is penalised for holding. Anthony Taylor signals for a set piece. Manchester City win a free kick. A promising situation for a direct shot.
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Aleksandar Kolarov (Manchester City) crosses the ball into the box, but one of the defending players averts the threat.
15′
Mark Noble (West Ham) takes the corner with a short pass.
14′
Sergio Aguero (Manchester City) is deemed to be in an offside position by the linesman and it looks like it is the right decision despite being a very close one.
14′
Enner Valencia (West Ham) produces a solo run, but he fails to create a chance as the opposition player cuts him out. The ball goes out-of-play. West Ham are awarded a corner kick.
13′
A pass by Jesus Navas (Manchester City) ends up in no man’s land, and the attacking effort comes to an end.
12′
Sergio Aguero (Manchester City) receives a precise pass and is given time inside the box to send a low strike towards the middle of the goal. Adrian (West Ham) guessed his intentions and denied the effort with a fine save.
11′
What a close effort by David Silva (Manchester City), who receives a pass on the edge of the box and shoots. The ball goes by a whisker over the crossbar.
11′
Aleksandar Kolarov (Manchester City) strikes the ball towards goal, but it fails to reach the target after being well blocked by one of the defenders.
9′
Fernando (Manchester City) brings an opponent down and Anthony Taylor interrupts the game.
8′
Aleksandar Kolarov (Manchester City) fails to deliver a cross from free kick. His attempt is thwarted by the opposition’s defence.
7′
Anthony Taylor blows the whistle. Carl Jenkinson (West Ham) brings one of his opponents down with a harsh tackle. Manchester City win a free kick and they are able to continue with another attacking move.
6′
Pablo Zabaleta (Manchester City) was trying to get to the ball but hit the legs of the opponent as well. Anthony Taylor blows the whistle for infingement.
4′
Jesus Navas (Manchester City) quickly takes the corner kick with a short pass.
4′
Pablo Zabaleta (Manchester City) sends a cross into the box, but the opposition’s defence quickly intercepts the ball. The assistant referee makes a right call and Manchester City will have a corner.
3′
Pablo Zabaleta (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. Manchester City will have a throw-in.
3′
A spell of possession for Manchester City in an attempt to control the game.
2′
Jesus Navas (Manchester City) plays in a hopeful cross, but it doesn’t find its way to any of the attacking players.
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