Manchester City vs.  West Ham United - Game Report - November 28, 2021

(EFE) – The City achieved this Sunday a victory of great merit against West Ham United (2-1) in a duel marked by the great snow that fell in Manchester and that delayed the start of the second half (2-1 ).

After the match between Burnley and Tottenham had to be suspended due to heavy snowfall on Turf Moor, what happened at the Etihad Stadium was not far behind and forced Manchester City and West Ham to play on a white blanket already fear for the continuity of the match after the start of the second half was delayed for several minutes.

Despite the weather difficulties, the ‘Sky Blues’ knew how to deal with them and reach Lukasz Fabianski’s goal with relative ease. A masterful Riyad Mahrez led the operations of Pep Guardiola’s men and scored after the quarter of an hour, but his goal was reviewed by the VAR and canceled for offside.

This did not discourage City, who beat Paris Saint Germain on the same stage four days ago, and Ilkay Gündogan, who had not scored with the ‘citizens’ for more than a month, acted as a pure ‘nine’ to push a rejection after a shot from Mahrez in the small area.

Guardiola’s men tried to sentence the game to avoid a surprise against West Ham that beat Liverpool two days ago, but they had to wait until added time to score the second goal through Fernandinho. With no time for more, Manuel Lanzini cut distances on the horn.

The victory returned City to second place in the league, tied at 29 points with Chelsea, who have yet to play, and ahead of Liverpool, who beat Southampton (4-0) on Saturday.