Hannibal Mejbri’s first United goal gave the home fans some hope, but boos rang out at the final whistle with another defeat leaving United in the bottom half of the table.
James Ward-Prowse’s diving header – his second goal of the season – gave the Hammers a half-time lead against the run of play.
Jeremy Doku struck his first goal for City within a minute of the restart and Bernardo Silva put them in front with 14 minutes left before Erling Haaland’s seventh goal in five league games sealed the points for the champions.
An electric performance capped with his first City goal! ⚡️
— Manchester City (@ManCity) September 16, 2023
City retained their two-point advantage over Liverpool, who had briefly gone top after their 3-1 win at Wolves in the lunchtime kick-off.
Liverpool left it late to clinch their fourth win of the season after trailing to Hwang Hee-Chan’s early opener, with Cody Gakpo’s second-half equaliser followed by Andrew Robertson’s late effort and Hugo Bueno’s own goal.
Tottenham struck twice in stoppage-time to snatch a 2-1 home win against Sheffield United.
One goal and one assist 🌟
We love you, Richy pic.twitter.com/ciG9rR39gb
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) September 16, 2023
Wilson maintained his perfect penalty-taking record at Newcastle by converting his 10th successive spot-kick as Eddie Howe’s side halted a run of three successive defeats.