Premier League: West Ham 1-3 Manchester City

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In a thrilling encounter, Manchester City battled back from a deficit to defeat West Ham, securing their place at the summit of the Premier League.

James Ward-Prowse surprised the spectators by opening the scoring just before half-time, defying the run of play. He met Vladimir Coufal’s precise delivery and directed a low header beyond Ederson from close range.

However, the defending champions wasted no time in leveling the score, equalizing just a minute into the second half. Julian Alvarez set up the summer signing, who calmly slotted his shot into the far corner.

City continued to press for a winning goal, with Alvarez striking the woodwork and Erling Haaland forcing goalkeeper Alphonse Areola to make an outstanding stop from his acrobatic volley.

West Ham’s resistance was eventually broken in the 76th minute, as Bernardo Silva capitalized on sustained City pressure. He latched onto Alvarez’s lofted pass and clinically chipped the ball over Areola. Haaland then added the finishing touch with the third goal.

MATCH FACTS

West Ham: Areola, Coufal (Kehrer, 87), Zouma, Aguerd, Emerson, Soucek (Ings, 87), Alvarez (Benrahma, 68), Bowen, Ward-Prowse, Paqueta, Antonio (Kudus, 67)

Subs not used: Fabianski, Cresswell, Fornals, Mavropanos, Ogbonna

Goals: Ward-Prowse 36

Bookings: Alvarez, Soucek, Paqueta

Manager: David Moyes

Manchester City: Ederson, Walker, Akanji, Dias, Gvardiol (Ake 90+5), Rodri, Silva (Bobb, 90+5), Foden (Nunes, 67), Alvarez, Doku (Gomez, 90+3), Haaland (Lewis, 90+4)

Subs not used: Phillips, Ortega, Carson

Goals: Doku 46, Silva 76, Haaland 86

Bookings: Gvardiol, Rodri

Manager: Pep Guardiola

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