Manchester City maintained their flawless Premier League record, securing a hard-fought 2-1 victory against West Ham United, thus ending the Hammers’ unbeaten start to the season.
In the early stages, Manchester City showed a clear class advantage over West Ham, creating numerous opportunities. Erling Haaland had a shot cleared off the line, and Rúben Dias’s header was spectacularly saved by Alphonse Areola. However, Haaland missed more chances, leaving City visibly frustrated.
West Ham’s fortune changed shortly before halftime when James Ward-Prowse, in fine form since his summer transfer, headed in Vladimír Coufal’s delivery to take the lead. West Ham survived another Haaland scare as his shot was cleared off the line.
Just two minutes into the second half, Jérémy Doku scored his first goal for City, curling home brilliantly to level the score. Despite City’s persistent threat, they couldn’t capitalize until 15 minutes from time when Bernardo Silva, assisted by Julián Álvarez, delicately chipped the ball over Areola to put City in the lead.
From then on, City controlled the game, and Haaland finally got on the scoresheet in the dying moments, sealing City’s victory and solidifying their position at the top of the table.
Manchester City maintained their perfect Premier League record with a 2-1 victory against West Ham United, ending the Hammers’ unbeaten start to the season.