Late wins show what we are, says Guardiola

Ruben Hill
December 6, 2017

David Moyes appeared reluctant to praise his goalkeeper Adrian following West Ham's loss to Manchester City, despite admitting that the player took his chance.

Angelo Ogbonna gave the visitors the lead with a minute left before half time.

Meanwhile, Manchester City are now eight points clear at the top of the table ahead of next week's top-of-the table derby, where the Blues will travel to Old Trafford to face rival Manchester United.

City's remarkable streak of wins started back in August, with a last-gasp 2-1 win over Bournemouth.

David Moyes is still waiting for his first win since taking charge of the Hammers and, after slipping into the bottom three following a hammering at Everton on Wednesday, the odds do not look good for the Londoners this weekend. "I think it is a big task and I think it's a big job but it's a good job and I've got good players here".

However, City hit back with goals from Nicolas Otamendi and David Silva, to inflict further misery on West Ham.


And Zabaleta, who spent nine successful years at City before leaving in the summer to join the Hammers, says he wants his former side to go on and lift the title.

It was hard to level the same accusation convincingly against West Ham, who sat deep but had chances to lead through Michail Antonio and Manuel Lanzini before Ogbonna headed home Aaron Creswell's cross in the 44th minute, but England worldwide Delph was frustrated by their approach all the same.

Bournemouth were aggrieved not to have won a penalty and defender Adam Smith, who thought he was fouled, said the referee had admitted later that it should have been a spot-kick.

"If we had got the penalty maybe we would have gone and scored another one".

"I don't mind him admitting it but the fact that he booked me and can't get it rescinded, I'll miss the next game", he said.

"It means we have done 39 points in a row".

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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