Player ratings from Manchester City’s victory over West Ham

Manchester City closed in on a record Premier League points tally by cruising past West Ham.

A deflected Leroy Sane goal but City ahead at the London Stadium before Declan Rice turned into his own net.

An Aaron Cresswell free-kick gave West Ham hope before the break but City soon took the game beyond them.

Gabriel Jesus fired home from close range before Fernandinho wrapped it up for Pep Guardiola’s men.

City now just need three more points from their remaining three games to break the record tally.

Here are John Cross’ player ratings.


West Ham

Adrián 5 – In because Hart was ineligible, threw a strop after being beaten by first shot.

Zabaleta 5 – The Premier League goals panel gave him an unwanted own goal. Bad day.

Rice 5 – Was unnerved by West Ham’s poor start in defence, made mistakes and looked edgy.


Ogbonna 5 – Made important headed clearance, but struggled like the rest of the defence.

Evra 5 – Deflected Sane’s shot into his own goal, struggled on the left of back three.

Cresswell 5 – Redeemed himself with terrific free kick but got ripped apart by Sterling.

Kouyaté 6 – Determined midfield performance as he tried to keep up with City’s brilliance.


Noble 5 – Went in with some crunching tackles as he trod a fine line, didn’t influence the game.

Fernandes 5 – Was robbed of a penalty shout – but then Cresswell scored anyway. Hooked early.

Lanzini 4 – If he has aspirations to play at a higher level then he must do more. Poor.

Arnautovic 6 – Left isolated up front for West Ham, didn’t give up but got increasingly frustrated.

Subs

Hernandez , for Fernandes, 66 mins, 6

Mario, for Lanzini, 66 mins, 5

Masuaku , Evra, 66 mins, 5

Manchester City

Ederson 7 – His distribution was terrific, should have done better on Cresswell free kick.

Walker 7 – Great pace and recovery to bail City out but did not get forward as often.

Otamendi 6 – Booked. Tough tackles which had West Ham fans screaming for his to get second yellow.

Laporte 7 – Very calm and composed in defence, rarely tested but good in possession.


Delph 7 – His versatility surely gives him a big chance to make England’s World Cup squad.

De Bruyne 8 – Even when he doesn’t dominate, some of his passing and prompting is still sublime.

Fernandinho 8 – Was terrific in midfield, ran the show and scored a lovely goal. Excellent.

Gündogan 8 – Busy, all over the pitch and made things happen. Made City tick in midfield.


Sterling 9 MotM – Robbed of a clear penalty. He terrorised West Ham and provided two assists.

Sané 8 – His pace and movement cut West Ham’s defence to ribbons. Scored.

Jesus 7 – Scored a lovely third goal for City, wonderful link with Sterling. Return to form.

Subs

Danilo , for Walker, 61 mins, 6

Toure , for Gündogan, 71 mins, 6

Nmecha, for Jesus, 79 mins

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