West Ham vs Man City: Match Preview, Team News as Pep Guardiola Sets Eyes on The Premier League Title

West Ham vs Man City: Match Preview, Team News as Pep Guardiola Sets Eyes on The Premier League Title

  • Man City have a chance of going six points clear on top of the Premier League standings when they play West Ham on Sunday
  • City currently have a three-point advantage over Liverpool as the EPL campaign enters its homestretch
  • Pep Guardiola's men will be taking the London trip off a 5-1 thrilling win over Wolves in their last outing

Manchester City will be hoping to lay one hand on the Premier League title when they face West Ham United on Sunday, May 15.

City are in need of just four points in two of their remaining fixtures to win the coveted domestic crown.

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola looks on during a training session at the City Football Academy. Photo by Martin Rickett.
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola looks on during a training session at the City Football Academy. Photo by Martin Rickett.
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The Manchester outfit took yet a significant step towards retaining the English championship in midweek when they thrashed Wolves 5-1.

Match Preview

City are currently enjoying a three-point advantage on top of the standings, with Liverpool, who are their closest challengers for the title having a game in hand.

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Pep Guardiola's charges will be hoping to go six points clear when they play West Ham at the London Stadium.

However, the Hammers will be no pushovers as they will be going into the match off a 4-0 epic win over the already relegated Norwich City.

Said Benrahma scored a brace during the clash, with Manuel Lanzini and Michail Antonio also finding the back of the net to keep West Ham's top-six hopes alive as the campaign enters its homestretch.

Team News

Man City will be without a host of players ahead of their trip to the capital, with the reigning English champions heavily depleted in defence.

Defenders Kyle Walker, John Stones and Ruben Dias have already been ruled out for the season, while the duo of Aymeric Laporte and Fernandinho will be facing late fitness tests.

West Ham are facing similar injury concerns, with Benrahma and Angelo Ogbonna major doubts for the clash.

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However, David Moyes has been handed a heavy boost after Michail Antonio and Craig Dawson were passed fit.

Possible starting XI

West Ham:

Fabianski; Coufal, Dawson, Zouma, Cresswell; Rice, Soucek; Bowen, Lanzini, Fornals; Antonio

Man City:

Ederson; Cancelo, Rodri, Ake, Zinchenko; Silva, Gundogan, De Bruyne; Mahrez, Jesus, Sterling

Mane consoles Mendy after FA Cup heartache

Earlier, Sports Brief reported Sadio Mané has proven why he courts a lot of affection from football fans across the globe following his heartwarming gesture in yesterday's FA Cup finals against Chelsea.

The Senegal talisman, who has been in red-hot form since the 2021 AFCON, wrapped up yet another trophy in the calendar year when his side, Liverpool, edged the Blues on penalty shootouts to clinch the Emirates FA Cup.

Amid the fanfare and celebration following Tsimikas' game-winning penalty, Mané took time out to console his international teammate Edouard Mendy, who was on the losing side.

Source: SportsBrief.com