Xtra Tactics: West Ham United vs Manchester City (Premier League)

For anyone that hasn’t heard, the Premier League is officially back! In the first test for Pep’s defending champions, a West Ham team you never know what to expect from awaits. Managed by the Charming Man himself Manuel Pellegrini, the Hammers have the potential to beat any of the top six on their day, and then go and lose their next match against the table’s bottom side. So what team will City meet in Saturday’s early kickoff?

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Player Ratings: Manchester City 4-1 West Ham United (Premier League Asia Trophy)

Following some delayed flights courtesy of Thomas Cook, a jet-lagged Manchester City kicked off their pre-season tour of the Far East with a 4-1 victory against Manuel Pellegrini’s experienced West Ham side. City’s Copa America stars are on holiday following a gruelling tournament, whilst Riyad Mahrez, Benjamin Mendy and Eliaquim Mangala are also absent from the tour, with the latter expected to leave the club. Pep Guardiola’s squad featured plenty of experienced players combined with many youth prospects. Here’s how we rated the players’ performances in Nanjing.

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The Big Match Preview: Manchester City vs West Ham United (Premier League Asia Trophy)

The first match to be played in Manchester City’s 2019 pre-season tour will see the reigning champions of every domestic cup competition take on a familiar foe; Manuel Pellegrini’s West Ham United in the Premier League Asia Trophy.

The first step of this journey kicked off with a hiccup. Due to an administration error from former kit sponsor Thomas Cook, City were forced to wait a day before travelling to China. Will this affect Pep Guardiola’s preparations? Only time will tell.

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Grinding to Success – Talking Points from Manchester City 1-0 West Ham (Premier League)

Running off fumes after playing an extended cup final three days prior, Manchester City were able to wrestle a 1-0 win from a stubborn West Ham United at the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday night. On a night when the familiar faces of Manuel Pellegrini, Samir Nasri and Pablo Zabaleta returned to Manchester, City found some […]

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