West Ham United vs Manchester City LIVE: Premier League result, final score and reaction

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A general view of London Stadium (Getty)
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Follow live coverage as West Ham United face Manchester City in the Premier League today.

Manchester City are reigning champions after a dominant 2020/21 season and Pep Guardiola's side are favourites to win it again boasting as they do one of the best squads in Europe.

European champions Chelsea have proven they have what it takes to dethrone City, however, having done it in last season's Champions League final and will be hoping to add a domestic title to the one won in Porto.

Liverpool were winners back in 2020 ending a 30-year wait for league glory and Jurgen Klopp is sure to have them back challenging again at the sharp end this season too while Manchester United will be looking to be back in the title picture with Cristiano Ronaldo returning to his former club in the summer.

It's not all about the action at the top though with Norwich, Watford and Brentford promoted to the top tier for 2020/21 and hoping to hold their own against the best English football has to offer and avoid the drop.

We will bring you all the action and updates from today's game in the live blog below:

West Ham United FC 2 - 2 Manchester City FC

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The full-time whistle goes, and West Ham hang on by a thread to secure a point at the London Stadium! City were relentless in that second half, pulling one back early through Grealish before that unfortunate own goal from Coufal levelled the scores! There were chances aplenty for the champions to find a winner, but West Ham's defence held firm, meaning the title race takes another twist with City failing to all but secure the trophy in London!

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FULL-TIME: WEST HAM 2-2 MANCHESTER CITY

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We're into four minutes of added time to close out this game. Don't go anywhere!

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Zinchenko pops up in the box and is picked out by De Bruyne. He tries to evade a crowd of claret and blue, but his eventual shot is a poor one that Fabianski can gather easily.

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That save from Fabianski gives Liverpool a glimmer of hope in the title race, and may also secure a valuable point in the Hammers' own quest for European football.

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WHAT A SAVE!!! It's a powerful penalty from Mahrez, but an even better save from Fabianski who gets two hands to the ball and beats it away! What a moment that could turn out to be!

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We're off to the screen! Referee Anthony Taylor heads over to the VAR screen and judges that Dawson caught Jesus before touching the ball, and City have a glorious chance from 12 yards here!

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Jesus knocks the ball around Dawson and goes down under pressure! The referee gives a goal kick, but this one looks like it could go either way!

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WIDE!!! Fernandinho dribbles forward and comes to the edge of the box. He shoots from 20 yards, but drags it wide of Fabianski's goal!

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City are camped around the City box at the moment, just waiting for the right run and pass to make in order to comeplete their comeback.

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BLOCKED!!! Grealish cuts inside both Coufal and Soucek on his way into the box. He has one effort blocked, and the second comes back to him before it's again deflected behind for a corner!

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WIDE!! How close!!!! Antonio's cross is headed down by Soucek, and Bowen follows in to shoot on goal but it's blocked by the back leg of Laporte! That was going in for sure!

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SAVED!!! Jesus looks to cross from the left but is crowded out, and finds Zinchenko. He tees up Rodri, whose shot from 35 yards is caught at the second time of asking by Fabianski!

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Cancelo and De Bruyne play a quick one-two on the edge of the box and the right-back surges away. He smashes in a cross, and Fabianski parries it away from danger!

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Antonio steams forward on the counter for West Ham, beating Rodri twice before finally being dispossessed, but he still wins the throw-in. West Ham are still within a chance here, even if their two-goal lead has been wiped out.

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SAVED!!! Zinchenko has a go from some 40 yards and Fabianski sees the ball very late, stretching to save it at the very last second!

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City attack in numbers and De Bruyne's cross is blocked by Dawson. Mahrez latches onto the rebound and shoots, but Soucek puts it behind for a corner!

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WIDE!!! What a chance!!! Fernandinho's awful backpass finds only open space, and Antonio races onto it. Ederson races out to close down the striker, who looks to chip it over him and sends the ball wide of the target!

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Grealish has been very lively on the left for City. That goal was his first of three shots to hit the target, and he's also made three key passes and a cross to help spark a City comeback.

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WIDE!!! Laporte's back-pass to Ederson is well wide of it's intended target, allowing Antonio to win it back from Zinchenko. Bowen picks up the ball, driving towards goal before smashing a shot into the side netting!

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OVER!!!! De Bruyne steps up and curls the free-kick over the wall, and Fabianski has it covered as it skims over the bar!

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CHANCE!!! Mahrez's cross from the right finds Grealish on the other side. He plays it back to Silva, whose shot is parried by Fabianski before Zouma clears it away!

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Antonio is down and needs to go off for treatment, meaning West Ham will be down to 10 men momentarily.

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RSAVED!!! Jesus takes on Rice in the box, jinking in and away from him before shooting low on the angle, and Fabianski parries it behind for a corner!

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De Bruyne floats the ball to the back post where Grealish rises, but he can;t get his glancing header on target and it bounces wide.

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City surge forward again as De Bruyne races down the right and smashes the ball across the face of goal. It finds no one, but Grealish picks hit up and shoots, but it's blocked away by Zouma!

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Mahrez brilliantly beats Cresswell to a cross-field pass, and floats the ball into the box, but Dawson heads it behind for a corner!

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We're back underway, and this second half is set to be a cracker!

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The sides are back out for the second half, and can City turn this one around?

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Bowen's two goals have come from his only two shots, and the winger has also made two crosses and won all of his duels in the air. He's proving to be a real problem for City's makeshift defence so far.

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What a performance from West Ham! They've soaked up all the pressure City have put on them, then hit them twice in the heart of their defence, scoring twice through Bowen! Both goals came from the winger escaping Fernandinho and Laporte's attention, and he's proven the differece for the Hammers so far.

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Substitution Michail Gregory Antonio Andrii Yarmolenko

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Yellow Card Gabriel Fernando de Jesus

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Substitution Pablo Fornals Malla Benjamin Johnson

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HALF-TIME: WEST HAM 2-0 MANCHESTER CITY

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We're into a minute's added time at the end of the half.

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STOPPED!!! De Bruyne whips the ball towards goal in what looks to be a deliberate shot, and Fabianski holds it.

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Grealish takes on Coufal and looks to take him on around the outside, going down and winning a free-kick on the left edge of the box.

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Antonio beats both Fernandinho and Cancelo as he races down the left, but it's a poor final ball to Lanzini and City cut it out.

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Laporte catches Lanzini in the back with a high foot, and that looks a painful one for the West Ham playmaker.

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WIDE!!! Dawson heads a Mahrez cross away, but Zinchenko picks it up on the edge of the box, smashing a half-volley just wide of the post!

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Jesus picks it up from Zinchenko again in the box, evading two challenges before having his eventual shot blocked!

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WIDE!!! Zinchenko surges forward before finding Jesus in the box. He shoots on his left foot, and the ball etches around the wrong side of the post with Fabianski rooted to the spot!

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WIDE!!! De Bruyne crosses from the byline with Rodri making a late run into the box. He shoots on the angle, but it takes a nick off Soucek and goes wide!

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Substitution Manuel Lanzini Mark Noble

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Manchester City lost their final away league game last season, going down 3-2 at Brighton. They’ve not done so in consecutive campaigns since a run of four between 2005-06 and 2008-09.

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Lanzini is brought down to no avail and City come up with it. Laporte has it in space and has a crack, sending a thumping effort just over the bar!

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Bowen whips in a corner which Dawson rises for, but it's a weak header that City can deal with and City set off on the counter.

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Another West Ham attack targets then right-hand side but City win the ball back, but not for long as Dawson brilliantly dispossesses De Bruyne in midfield!

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Another diagonal ball towards Bowen finds him after Soucek picks it up, but Laporte forces him wide this time and passes back to Ederson.

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Own goal Vladimír Coufal

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OVER!!! Another City corner is dealt with unconvincingly by West Ham, and it bobbles to Fernandinho who lashes a shot that swerves just over the bar!

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BLOCKED!!! West Ham only half-clear a corner and Rodri wins it from Lanzini. He shoots from the edge of the box, and a brilliant Dawson block sends it over the bar for a corner!

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Mahrez whips a cross into the danger area, but Grealish can't quite get to it and the ball spins away for a goal kick,

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Antonio surges forward on the counter, beating challenge after challenge on his way into the box. He's crowded out eventually and dispossessed, but is incensed when the referee calls a foul against him!

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City cross from the left and Mahrez heads it back across goal. Jesus tries to control the bouncing ball, but Zouma gets there first and clears it!

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De Bruyne's cross is spilled by Fabianski, and he almost drops it straight at Grealish's feet before re-gathering!

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Fernandinho's long ball finds Cancelo on the run, and he crosses on the volley for De Bruyne, but it's cut out by Zouma.

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Yellow Card Łukasz Fabiański

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The sides head onto the pitch, and we're ready for kick-off in East London!

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City have some big names coming off the bench too, in the form of Sterling, Foden and Gundogan, but it's still a fantastic starting XI that includes Kevin De Bruyne, who scored four in their last match against Wolves.

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Yellow Card Vladimír Coufal

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It's a full-strength side for the hosts, with player of the year nominee Jarrod Bowen starting down the right. Club legend Mark Noble is on the bench, hoping to come on for his final West Ham appearance at home.

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West Ham won their last Premier League match against the league leaders, defeating Chelsea 3-2 in December. They’ve not won consecutive such games since doing the double over Manchester United in 2006-07, while they’ve not beaten two different teams at the top of the table in a campaign since 1982-83 (Liverpool and Man Utd).

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The linesman looks to have pulled a muscle and goes down, but eventually is able to get to his feet and the referees return to their full compliment on the field!

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De Bruyne is played in by Grealish but has his effort blocked, and Laporte's follow-up header is caught by Fabianski.

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MANCHESTER CITY SUBS: Zack Steffen, Nathan Ake, Raheem Sterling, Ilkay Gundogan, Phil Foden, CJ Egan-Riley, Luke Mbete, Cole Palmer, Romeo Lavia.

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MANCHESTER CITY (4-3-3): Ederson; Joao Cancelo, Fernandinho, Aymeric Laporte, Oleksandr Zinchenko; Bernardo Silva, Rodri, Kevin De Bruyne; Riyad Mahrez, Gabriel Jesus, Jack Grealish.

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Just the 79.7 per cent possession for City so far. West Ham have hardly had a kick.

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WEST HAM SUBS: Andriy Yarmolenko, Nikola Vlasic, Alphonse Areola, Mark Noble, Ryan Fredericks, Arthur Masuaku, Ben Johnson, Alex Kral, Armstrong Okoflex.

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WEST HAM SUBS: Alphonse Areola, Andriy Yarmolenko, Nikola Vlasic, Mark Noble, Ryan Fredericks, Arthur Masuaku, Ben Johnson, Alex Kral, Armstrong Oko-Flex.

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Assist Rodrigo Hernández Cascante

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West Ham are winless in 12 Premier League games against City (D2 L10) since a 2-1 win at the Etihad in September 2015.

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