Published: Wed, May 02, 2018
Sports | By Sarah Myers

West Ham 1 Manchester City 4: Hammers hammered by rampant champions

West Ham 1 Manchester City 4: Hammers hammered by rampant champions

The EPL champions racked up a century of goals on their way to a 4-1 win at West Ham.

City, who will be presented with the trophy after Sunday's game with Huddersfield, need one more win to beat Chelsea's points record of 95 and two more goals to overhaul the Blues' top-flight mark of 103.

Noble, 30, has been playing Premier League football since the 2005/06 season and has seen some good teams, but he has named City as the best of the lot. "The numbers are facts, hopefully we will get one more win".

Nmecha targeting more minutes in remaining games: Lukas Nmecha is hoping for more minutes on the pitch after making his Premier League debut against West Ham. We need to think about West Ham'. "Otherwise it doesn't make sense to play football any more".

City will have to wait until the final game of the season to confirm a number of other records including best goal difference - they are now on plus-76, better than Chelsea's record of plus-71.

For West Ham a nervous end to a troubled season looms, with David Moyes' side still only three points above the relegation zone. With the title wrapped up two weeks ago, Guardiola has had no problems keeping his players motivated. "The last five or 10 minutes of the first half was not good". Last weekend's 5-0 thrashing of Swansea showed the champions hadn't taken their eye off the ball, even if goalkeeper Ederson's unsuccessful campaign to take a penalty was a sign of the relaxed mood in the City camp.

The West Ham fans' joy was short-lived, however, as City upped the ante after the break.

Gabriel Jesus set in motion the move for his 12th top-flight goal of the campaign before fellow Brazil worldwide Fernandinho got in on the act on his return from suspension.

Taking possession on the right-hand side of the West Ham area, Sane was granted too much time and space by the home defence. Raheem Sterling was phenomenal for the Manchester City side in this match as he assisted for three of City's goals.

City were in complete control, yet they suddenly lost focus.

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