Monday, 11 December, 2017

Man City leave it late to beat Hammers

Thierry Henry and Jamie Carragher praised Manchester City for sticking to their style of play even when under pressure Thierry Henry and Jamie Carragher praised Manchester City for sticking to their style of play even when under pressure
Kristopher Love | 07 December, 2017, 12:19

Such has been the dominance and power of Manchester United at Old Trafford, that it is quite startling to note that the 5/2 now on offer to win Sunday's huge game is the biggest price that any bookmaker has gone on a United victory at home in the Premier League since they were on offer at 12/5 (via Skybet) back in 2005, when they took on the record breaking Chelsea team who arrived at the Theatre of Dreams on the back of an unbeaten 40 match league run.

Guardiola said he would have preferred winning before the last moments. Please fill out the attached form below with the 11 players you want to see starting against Shakhtar, and which formation you think Pep should choose.

With 14 wins and a draw from their first 15 games, suggestions are already being made that this City side are up there with the best teams in Premier League history, and only the most optimistic fans of other teams believe there is any chance of anyone hunting the league leaders down.

He said that he learned to attack differently than usual. It's a big victory. We didn't have any rhythm because (West Ham goalkeeper) Adrian was taking 30 seconds every time (with the ball). You have to try to solve it [when teams pack the defense]. We had two strikers in the second half and that helped, it was a big lesson for me.

We created more with two. Kevin de Bruyne playing as the holding midfielder gave us the tempo.

"I think we should have done much better with it", the former Everton and Manchester United boss told Sky Sports. We spoke a lot about defending set-pieces but they are taller.

Angelo Ogbonna's opener for West Ham came directly from a corner, as did the goal that City conceded against Huddersfield last week, while Southampton troubled them from set pieces during the week.