Raheem Sterling, Kevin de Bruyne and Fernandinho keep Pep Guardiola’s 100% alive
Manchester City continued their 100% start to the season with a 3-1 home win against West Ham thanks to goals from Raheem Sterling and Fernandinho.
The result means that City are top of the Premier League – they have a better goal difference than Chelsea and Manchester United.
City scored after just seven minutes when Raheem Sterling scored after an excellent team move.
Fernandinho made up for an early booking that he collected by heading in Kevin de Bruyne’s free-kick for city’s second.
West Ham managed to pull one back in the second half when Michail Antonio connected with Arthur Masuaku’s cross.
Sterling got his second late on to confirm city had got the three points when he scored from a tight angle.
The acttacking trio of Sterling, Sergio Aguero and Nolito have got City firing.
Sterling, really has been rejuvenated by Pep and he has made three assists so far this season, he has been involved in five goals in four games.
The only one negative for Guardiola is that Aguero might be suspended for the Manchester derby on 10 September.
He appeared to lash out at Winston Reid and caught the West Ham defender in the throat with his elbow – The incident was missed by referee Andre Marriner.
After the match Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola said: “At 2-1, the emotions, not the tactics, went in. We created many chances, I don’t know how many shots we had but the performance in general was real good with or without the ball. With the quality of our players, we can be satisfied.”
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