Manchester City v West Ham: match preview

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Pep Guardiola says Manchester City can lose when playing precisely the same way that has swept them to 19 consecutive victories. The point is taken but so good is his side that their average is a class at least above most opponents. Here, then is David Moyes’ challenge: to somehow convince his West Ham players they can do what no-one has since West Brom in mid-December – stop the winning machine. Jamie Jackson

Saturday 12.30pm BT Sport 1

Venue Etihad Stadium

Last season Manchester City 2 West Ham 0

Referee Michael Oliver

This season G19 Y58 R2 3.16 cards/season

Odds H 1-4 A 13-1 D 31-5


Subs from Steffen, Carson, Delap, Palmer, Bernabé, Doyle, Torres, García, Laporte, Mendy, Agüero, Mahrez, Fernandinho, Zinchenko, Silva

Doubtful None

Injured Aké (match fitness, Mar)

Suspended None

Discipline Y28 R0


Leading scorer Gündogan 11


Subs from Randolph, Martin, Fredericks, Balbuena, Coventry, Alves, Baptiste, Noble, Johnson, Odubeko, Lanzini, Holland

Doubtful Balbuena (calf), Antonio (hamstring), Randolph (knock)

Injured Masuaku (knee, Mar), Ogbonna (ankle, unknown), Yarmolenko (knee, unknown)

Suspended None

Discipline Y31 R1


Leading scorer Soucek 8