Premier League Round 1: West Ham United vs Manchester City Match Preview & Lineups

West Ham United vs Manchester City

West Ham United vs Manchester City
West Ham United vs Manchester City
Premier League Round 1
Sun, Aug 7 2022
9:00 p.m. Indian time (UTC+5:30)
London Stadium
Match Finished

𝗙𝗧: Man City 2 - 0 West Ham

West Ham United 
West Ham United XI:  
Fabianski, Coufal, Zouma, Cresswell, Johnson, Rice, Soucek, Lanzini, Bowen, Fornals, Antonio.
Manchester City
Manchester City XI: 
Ederson, Walker, Dias, Ake, Cancelo, Rodrigo, De Bruyne, Gundogan (C), Foden, Haaland, Grealish

Manchester City kicks off their Premier League title defense with an away game on an opening day, as the champions travel to play West Ham United on Sunday, 07 August 2022, 10:30 CET. at London Stadium.

The last time these two teams met in a Premier League match, they drew 2-2 at the London Stadium in 2021/2022. Jarrod Bowen led the Hammers by two goals, scoring in the 24th and 45th minutes. Jack Grealish scored the only goal for City in the 49th minute. They also benefited from a Vladimír Coufal own goal from The Hammers.

Manchester City has been better than West Ham of late, unbeaten in their last 13 Premier League games (W10 D3 L0). West Ham is looking for their first league win in a match between the two sides since September 2015. The city has outscored the Hammers 34-10 during their unbeaten run.

Bowen caught West Ham's attention in the Premier League last season with 12 goals.
In the previous league season, Manchester City was led by Kevin De Bruyne with 15 goals.

Over 19 Premier League games at home last season, West Ham had nine wins, five draws, and five defeats. Manchester City, meanwhile, recorded 14 wins, four draws, and one loss in their 19 Premier League away games.
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