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West Ham 1-1 Manchester City – PLAYER RATINGS: Michail Antonio led the line courageously


Michail Antonio’s superb overhead kick was cancelled out by substitute Phil Foden’s equaliser as West Ham extended their unbeaten run in the Premier League to four matches with a 1-1 draw against Manchester City.

Antonio scored his third league goal of the season in fine style, but West Ham will now be concerned about how long he will be injured for, after he was substituted off in the 52nd minute.

It was a tale of two halves for Sergio Aguero and Phil Foden. Aguero struggled to get into the game and was brought off at half-time for Foden, who was outstanding as he scored the equaliser in the 51st minute. 

Manchester City were frustrated once again despite Phil Foden's second-half equaliser

Manchester City were frustrated once again despite Phil Foden’s second-half equaliser

Michail Antonio had put West Ham ahead in first half at the London Stadium with a fine finish

Michail Antonio had put West Ham ahead in first half at the London Stadium with a fine finish

WEST HAM (5-4-1)

Lukasz Fabianski – 7.5

Very little he could do about Phil Foden’s equaliser. Huge save from Raheem Sterling late on.

Vladimir Coufal – 7

Generally strong in one-on-one situations and kept things simple defensively on the West Ham right.

Fabian Balbuena – 6

Appeared to struggle with the runners of City towards the end of the game. Raheem Sterling was a nuisance for him.

Angelo Ogbonna – 7

Had no problems dealing with Sergio Aguero before half-time. City had more movement thereafter.

Lukasz Fabianski made a huge save late on to deny Raheem Sterling from scoring a winner

Lukasz Fabianski made a huge save late on to deny Raheem Sterling from scoring a winner

Aaron Cresswell – 7

Often the spare man at the back and was not really called upon to deal with Riyad Mahrez on the inside.

Arthur Masuaku – 7

Kept Mahrez very quiet and dealt with Kyle Walker on the cover when the right back broke free.

Jarrod Bowen – 7

Willing runner down the right and had the quality to take the game to City on the break.

Tomas Soucek – 6.5

David Moyes has additional solidity with Soucek in there and appears a very shrewd signing.

West Ham captain Declan Rice had a very solid afternoon for the Hammers, giving little away

West Ham captain Declan Rice had a very solid afternoon for the Hammers, giving little away

Declan Rice – 7

Such a powerful presence in midfield. Didn’t give the ball away once in the first half.

Pablo Fornals – 5.5

His late fluffed chip when clean through with the flag down summed up Fornals’ afternoon.

Michail Antonio – 7.5

Stunning goal. Leads the line courageously and owns the finesse to punish defences when given the chance.

Michail Antonio scored a superb goal in the 18th minute, but he was later brought off injured

Michail Antonio scored a superb goal in the 18th minute, but he was later brought off injured

Subs: 

Andriy Yarmolenko (for Antonio, 52) – 5

Sebastian Haller (for Bowen, 69) – 6

Subs not used: Randolph, Fredericks, Diop, Noble, Lanzini

Andriy Yarmolenko failed to match Antonio's efforts, making numerous errors on the ball

Andriy Yarmolenko failed to match Antonio’s efforts, making numerous errors on the ball

MANCHESTER CITY (4-3-3)

Ederson – 6.5

Could only watch Antonio’s bicycle kick fly past. Claimed crosses strongly and smothered other danger.

Kyle Walker – 6

Decent display to continue his promising run of form. Not a lot of space for him to attack out wide.

Ruben Dias – 6.5

A couple of mistakes but is looking the part and completing a number of crucial blocks.

Ruben Dias is looking the part in the heart of City's backline despite a couple of mistakes

Ruben Dias is looking the part in the heart of City’s backline despite a couple of mistakes

Eric Garcia – 6

Perhaps a little fortunate more was not made of a possible first-half penalty on Antonio.

Joao Cancelo – 6

Does offer some attacking purpose and was key in City’s equaliser. Lacks consistent quality though.

Bernardo Silva – 6

Still attempting to find rhythm and consistency after suffering an injury early last month.

Rodri – 6

A rather passive performance and didn’t really get to grips with the West Ham midfield.

Sergio Aguero was a peripheral figure in the first half and was brought off at half-time

Sergio Aguero was a peripheral figure in the first half and was brought off at half-time

Ilkay Gundogan – 6.5

Started imposing himself on the game after the break. Top range of passing when he gets going.

Riyad Mahrez – 5.5

Will think he might have had more of an impact. Wanted it into feet a little too often.

Sergio Aguero – 5

No service and didn’t look particularly match fit. That will be a worry for Pep Guardiola.

Raheem Sterling – 6

Thankless task against a low block. But should have won it for City when sent clear with five minutes left.

Raheem Sterling missed a glorious opportunity to make it 2-1 with five minutes remaining

Raheem Sterling missed a glorious opportunity to make it 2-1 with five minutes remaining

Subs

Phil Foden (for Aguero, 46) – 8

Kevin De Bruyne (for Silva, 68) – 6.5

Aleks Zinchenko (for Walker, 78)

Subs not used: Steffen, Stones, Zinchenko, Torres, Palmer

Referee: Anthony Taylor – 6.5

Phil Foden was an inspired substitute by Pep Guardiola, scoring the decisive equaliser

Phil Foden was an inspired substitute by Pep Guardiola, scoring the decisive equaliser

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