Manchester City Have Given Manchester United A Ray Of Hope - Gary Neville

Ross Houston
December 7, 2017

"Our game idea is always the same, and with this type of game we must have a lot of patience and precision when attacking".

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho was in charge at Chelsea the last - and only - time any side racked up 40 points or more by this stage of the Premier League season. "It showed what we are".

Manchester City head coach Pep Guardiola is happy to have his own version of "Fergie time" after Manchester City again scored a late victor to clinch a 2-1 win over West Ham United in an English Premier League (EPL) match. We didn't have any rhythm because (West Ham goalkeeper) Adrian was taking 30 seconds every time (with the ball).

However, City drew equal during the second half through a goal form Nicolas Otamendi before a late strike from David Silva won them the game. I am so pleased to see them playing that well.

The 83rd-minute victor came when David Silva launched himself to acrobatically turn in Kevin De Bruyne's brilliant chipped pass but Moyes pointed towards something of a learning experience for 18-year-old Rice, who he credited with impressing up until that point on his third top-flight start.

Guardiola admitted his half-time decision to send on Brazil forward Gabriel Jesus was a key moment as it allowed City to have more support for Sergio Aguero up front. "I don't think Manchester United will be all at the back because it's a good game, and just like us they also need the result".

"You have to try to solve it (when teams pack the defence)".

"Arguably we had the best chances in the first half".

Angelo Ogbonna's opener for West Ham came directly from a corner, as did the goal that City conceded against Huddersfield last week, while Southampton troubled them from set pieces during the week. It's complicated for us, and they obviously hold the game, and try to take advantage from a set piece.

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