Manchester City is looking like a true champion side. They are the team to beat this season. The team looks to get stronger with each match. They are playing like a defending champion and have their eyes on the title again. The way they are progressing, it seems they are well on course to win the EPL once again. However, things were not much friendly in their recent game. They were greeted with extremely cold weather on their turf. City faced the gritty challenge of West Ham United.
West Ham is having a dream of a season this year. The team has played exceptionally well this year. Their performance has landed them in the fourth position. This makes them a strong contender for the Champions League. West Ham United did pull off a miracle a few days back. They stunned Liverpool as they defeated the hot favorites.
However, Manchester City had other ideas. They swiftly took control of the game and glided past the challenges. City won the match 2-1 via goals from Gundogan and Fernandinho. This was a crucial victory for City looking at the points table. Let us learn more about the match in detail below.
Manchester City Win Despite Adversities
It is often said that Champions do not give excuses. It was just the case with Manchester City. They were up against a gritty West Ham United. The City team had a lot of things to worry about. The snowy weather and the injuries. The team was down with injuries. They missed out on Phil Foden, Jack Grealish, and Kevin De Bruyne.
Pep Guardiola was compelled to list only eight players as Manchester City subs. There were two goalkeepers on the list as well. City defied all the odds and kept progressing. This victory will make things even harder for Liverpool and Chelsea.