West Ham 0-2 Man City LIVE! Haaland hits debut brace - Premier League result, match stream and latest updates today

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West Ham 0-2 Man City LIVE! Haaland hits debut brace - Premier League result, match stream and latest updates today

New Manchester City signing Erling Haaland marked his Premier League debut with a double as the champions began their title defence with a clinical 2-0 victory over West Ham United at the London Stadium on Sunday.

Pep Guardiola’s City were awarded a penalty after 36 minutes when Haaland charged past the West Ham defence to latch onto a through ball and take it around Alphonse Areola before being fouled by the substitute goalkeeper.

The Norwegian striker stepped up to convert the spot kick, his cool finish sending Areola the wrong way to give City a deserved lead after an utterly dominant first half in which West Ham were rarely able to venture from their own box.

City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne then defended a series of crosses before slipping through a delightful pin-point pass to Haaland, who timed his run to perfection and slotted home with a fine left-footed finish in the 65th minute.

West Ham forward Michail Antonio had headed wide in the opening stages and De Bruyne easily cleared Jarrod Bowen’s free-kick just before halftime, but the hosts struggled to make their mark on the game in a largely toothless attacking display.

Manager David Moyes brought on Said Benrahma and new signing Gianluca Scamacca just before the hour mark in an attempt to change West Ham’s fortunes but Haaland doubled City’s lead minutes after and the visitors comfortably saw out the win.

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West Ham player ratings

18:53 , Jonathan Gorrie

West Ham were the victims of an Erling Haaland brace as Manchester City began the defence of their Premier League title with a 2-0 win at the London Stadium.

A sobering start to the campaign also came with fresh injury concern for the Hammers.

Here’s how Malik Ouzia rated David Moyes’ side at London Stadium...

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What we learned as Manchester City beat West Ham

18:51 , Jonathan Gorrie

In the end, it took just 36 minutes of the most eagerly anticipated Premier League debut in years for Erling Haaland to open his account in English football.

It was hardly the brash, bulldozing, “I have arrived!” moment some might have envisioned, no trail of destruction, no bodies left shrivelled in his wake, no bursting out from a stage trap door like some one-man 90s boyband.

It was much more jazz club pianist, in fact, the Norwegian strolling out unassumingly from between the tables, sitting down and giving the ivories a tinkle as he sent Alphonse Areola the wrong way to convert a penalty he had won himself and set the champions on their way to a 2-0 win at the start of their campaign.

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Full match report

18:30 , Jonathan Gorrie

Erling Haaland marked his Premier League debut with a brace as Manchester City beat West Ham to get their title defence off to a winning start on Sunday.

If there can be one criticism of Pep Guardiola’s side in a domestic context, it’s that his teams don’t tend to start their campaigns particularly fast, which was certainly true of the opener in east London.

The difference, however, was Haaland. Where last year, City missed plenty of chances to lose at Tottenham, the Norway star proved the match-winner at the London Stadium, winning a penalty with a fantastic turn of pace before finishing coolly.

Read our full match report here!

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FT West Ham 0-2 Man City

18:25 , Jonathan Gorrie

That felt ominous....

Game fizzling out

18:17 , Jonathan Gorrie

83:00 - No shame in losing to City of course but Moyes will be frustrated at just how little his team have threatened when only months ago they raced into an early two-goal lead.

No hat-trick for Haaland

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Scamacca shows his class

18:05 , Jonathan Gorrie

72:00 - Offside in the end but a very powerful header from the Italian after peeling away from City’s defenders is well-saved by Ederson.

Malik Ouzia at the London Stadium

17:58 , Jonathan Gorrie

That is the kind of goal that will have teams throughout the Premier League quaking. It looked so simple, but when you’ve got Kevin de Bruyne playing the passes and Erling Haaland supplying the finishes, is there a great deal you can do?

GOAL! West Ham 0-2 Man City| Erling Haaland ‘65

17:56 , Jonathan Gorrie

65:00 - Brilliant second goal from Haaland, who finishes smoothly after a De Bruyne assist.

CHANCE FOR MAN CITY

17:53 , Jonathan Gorrie

59:00 - De Bruyne fires a cross into the box, just missing Haaland.

West Ham growing

17:50 , Jonathan Gorrie

56:00 - Sloppy stuff from Man City is really helping West Ham raise their tempo.

The champions do not look at their best.

Here he is!

17:48 , Jonathan Gorrie

CHANCE FOR WEST HAM

17:46 , Jonathan Gorrie

53:00 - Rice blazes over from just outside the box after some sloppy City play has the ball bobbling around their box.

Malik Ouzia at the London Stadium

17:45 , Jonathan Gorrie

David Moyes has seen enough. Said Benrahama is imminent and, more excitingly, so is Gianluca Scamacca.

Same sort of pattern

17:42 , Jonathan Gorrie

50:00 - Very, very flat from West Ham.

Back underway!

17:37 , Jonathan Gorrie

Here we go!

Not great reading

17:32 , Jonathan Gorrie

Instant impact

17:28 , Jonathan Gorrie

Malik Ouzia at the London Stadium

17:21 , Jonathan Gorrie

A pretty drab half of football, if truth be told, which will make it all the more frustrating for David Moyes that his side are behind. City have been nowhere near their best but that rush of blood from Areola has gifted them the lead.

HT: West Ham 0-1 Man City

17:21 , Jonathan Gorrie

Haaland’s goal the difference so far but West Ham need far more to trouble City.

CHANCE FOR CITY

17:16 , Jonathan Gorrie

43:00 - Cancelo dances inside and gets a shot off, although drags it wide.

A look at Haaland’s goal

17:10 , Jonathan Gorrie

Malik Ouzia at the London Stadium

17:07 , Jonathan Gorrie

36 minutes into his Premier League debut, Erling Haaland is up and running. It was very rash from Areola.

GOAL! West Ham 0-1 Man City | Erling Haaland ‘34

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34:00 - Brilliant penalty and City have the lead.

PENALTY TO MAN CITY

17:05 , Jonathan Gorrie

34:00 - Areola brings Haaland down and the Norway star is to take!

ANOTHER injury worry for West Ham

17:04 , Jonathan Gorrie

30:00 - Antonio has taken a knock, but he’s ok to continue for now.

DISALLOWED!

17:00 , Jonathan Gorrie

26:00 - De Bruyne scores after a pull-back from Gundogan but is ruled out for offside.

Fabianksi has to go off injured for Areola in further bad news for West Ham.

Malik Ouzia the London Stadium

16:58 , Jonathan Gorrie

Gianluca Scamacca is out warming up for the first time and gets a big round of applause. We were told by David Moyes on Friday that he wasn’t ready to be involved at all so it’ll be interesting to see whether we do get a cameo after all.

CHANCE FOR HAALAND!

16:53 , Jonathan Gorrie

22:00 - Deep cross into the box but Haaland misplaces a header, albeit he was stretching.

Malik Ouzia at the London Stadium

16:52 , Jonathan Gorrie

Declan Rice’s reading of the game is just outstanding. He spotted exactly what De Bruyne was going to try to do with that little exchange with Gundogan and charged over to intercept.

West Ham looking to break

16:48 , Jonathan Gorrie

17:00 - With Antonio and Bowen up top, Moyes’ side know they can cause damage on the counter.

Not a huge amount of threat at the moment but it’s a big danger for City.

Chance for Man City!

16:45 , Jonathan Gorrie

14:00 - De Bruyne drags a shot wide from a promisng position!

How we might have expected

16:41 , Jonathan Gorrie

11:00 - City really bossing the ball now, patiently waiting for West Ham to make a mistake.

Malik Ouzia at the London Stadium

16:39 , Jonathan Gorrie

It was a fast start from West Ham but already City are starting to dominate possession and the atmosphere’s gone a touch flat. Haaland’s only touches thus far have come dropping deep to lay the ball off.

City getting into it

16:37 , Jonathan Gorrie

06:00 - Not a side famed for their fast starts in a Premier League season, City are starting to knock their passes together, with Grealish seeing a cross caught by Fabianksi.

CHANCE FOR WEST HAM!

16:34 , Jonathan Gorrie

03:00 - Antonio puts too much on a header after a great cross from Cresswell.

Bright start from West Ham

16:33 , Jonathan Gorrie

02:00 - Winning the ball back high up the pitch, Moyes’ side are really putting some early pressure on the champions.

KICK-OFF

16:30 , Jonathan Gorrie

Away we go in east London!!

Malik Ouzia at the London Stadium

16:26 , Jonathan Gorrie

A big ovation here as Maxwel Cornet is presented to the crowd ahead of kick-off. He wasn’t registered in time to feature today but the suggestion was he wouldn’t have been ready fitness-wise anyway so it’ll be interesting to see how long it takes him to get up to speed.

Maxwel Cornet paraded pre-match

16:25 , Jonathan Gorrie

The Ivorian is not involved today but soaked up the atmosphere.

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Malik Ouzia’s pre-match verdict

16:20 , Jonathan Gorrie

West Ham boss David Moyes ‘surprised’ by Jesse Lingard snub as he vents transfer frustration

16:19 , Jonathan Gorrie

David Moyes says he was “surprised” that Jesse Lingard chose a potential relegation scrap with Nottingham Forest over European football with West Ham after the club made a “fantastic offer” to bring the midfielder back to the London Stadium.

Speaking ahead of the Hammers’ season opener against Manchester City, Moyes also admitted his side are “not ready” for the start of the new campaign and insisted his current squad is not good enough to break into the top six, with more signings needed before the end of the window.

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A first look at West Ham’s big money signing

16:16 , Jonathan Gorrie

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Manchester United lose at home to Brighton!

15:56 , Jonathan Gorrie

Not the best start for Erik Ten Hag...

Gianluca Scamacca on the bench!

15:42 , Jonathan Gorrie

All eyes will be on Erling Haaland of course but Gianluca Scamacca’s inclusion on the bench is interesting.

Only on Friday did David Moyes appear to rule his big summer signing out of contention.

Confirmed West Ham lineup

15:31 , Jonathan Gorrie

Confirmed Man City lineup: Haaland starts

15:30 , Jonathan Gorrie

The great Erling Haaland debate

15:22 , Jonathan Gorrie

Can Manchester City actually get better in a Premier League context?

Frank Lampard hails Amadou Onana ahead of Everton transfer despite West Ham interest

15:15 , Jonathan Gorrie

Frank Lampard believes Amadou Onana will have a “big impact” at Everton as a deal for the Lille midfielder draws closer.

The Belgian international was at Goodison Park on Sunday to watch Lampard’s side fall to a tight defeat at the hands of Chelsea, who needed a Jorginho penalty to get their Premier League campaign off to a winning start.

Onana had been a target for West Ham and a deal worth an initial £29m was reached with the French club, but a move was thrown into major doubt as problems over wage demands emerged.

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Pep Guardiola: I don’t need to win the Champions League to stay at Manchester City

15:02 , Jonathan Gorrie

Pep Guardiola’s struggles to win the Champions League might be used as a stick to beat him with, alhough the Manchester City boss has denied his staying at the club does not depend on that.

“My life is not dependent on that. Of course I would like to win it. Yes, it’s a dream or a target to do it. I am aware how good the opponents are and how difficult the competition is.

“I have said so many times and so people might not believe me, that I am making an excuse. People say: ‘No, I’m here to win it,’ but I didn’t come here to win the Champions League. They didn’t ask me. Of course they want it and I’m the first to want it but it was the same with Munich. I won it twice with Barcelona. I want to win all four. If I am a manager for 30 or 40 years I want to win the Champions League every season.”

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David Moyes calls for an ‘awful lot more business’ at West Ham in urgent transfer message

14:51 , Jonathan Gorrie

David Moyes says West Ham still “need to do an awful lot more business” before the transfer window closes and believes the club face “a bigger job than a lot of people think” to match the highs of recent seasons.

Burnley winger Maxwel Cornet has become the Hammers’ fifth signing of the summer in a £17.5million deal but of the previous four, Alphonse Areola was already at the club last summer on loan, while centre-back Nayef Aguerd will miss the first ten weeks of the season through injury.

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Prediction: 1-1 draw

14:43 , Jonathan Gorrie

If there’s one criticism of Guardiola at City, it’s the fact his team tend to start League campaigns relatively slowly. West Ham, though missing their big signings, have already proven capable of being able to take advantage, so a draw seems a fair result.

1-1  draw.

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Manchester City team news: Aymeric Laporte out, Erling Haaland expected to start

14:32 , Jonathan Gorrie

City, meanwhile, will be missing Aymeric Laporte but Haaland Is expected to start.

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West Ham team news: Scamacca not available

14:20 , Jonathan Gorrie

Big money signing Nayef Aguerd will be out of action for the foreseeable future after undergoing ankle surgery, while Angelo Ogbonna is not yet fit enough to return.

Moyes has also admitted he had “quite a lot of concerns” on the injury front heading into the game, while Gianluca Scamacca is not yet ready to feature.

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Where to watch West Ham vs Manchester City

14:08 , Jonathan Gorrie

TV channel: The game will be broadcast on Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Premier League and Sky Sports Ultra HD.

Live steam: Sky Sports subscribers will be able to watch the game through the Sky Go App.

LIVE coverage: Follow all of the action with Standard Sport’s dedicated match blog.

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Welcome

13:37 , Jonathan Gorrie

Good afternoon and welcome to Standard Sport’s LIVE coverage of West Ham’s Premier League meeting with champions Manchester City.

Pep Guardiola has already watched Liverpool drop points during the opening weekend of the campaign but will be all to aware of the dangers West Ham pose, having seen his side do the same at the London Stadium as recently as May.

Erling Haaland could well make his debut for City today, while West Ham are without their new signings. Kick-off in east London is at 4.30pm BST.

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