Manchester City have the chance to put one hand on the Premier League trophy when they face West Ham this weekend.
Pep Guardiola’s side will move six points clear of Liverpool, who are in FA Cup final action the day before, with another win.
City bounced back in their efforts to retain the title following their Champions League exit by thrashing Wolves 5-1 in midweek.
But West Ham have shown no signs of a European hangover either having hit back from their Europa League semi-final heartbreak by beating Norwich 4-0.
The Hammers are also eager to move up into the Europa League places and secure another European trip next season.
West Ham v Man City: Date and start time
This Premier League clash will take place on Sunday, May 15.
Kick-off at the London Stadium is scheduled for 2pm.
West Ham are winless in 12 Premier League games against City but did eliminate them from the Carabao Cup earlier this season.
West Ham v Man City: TV channel and live stream
This match will be broadcast live on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League with live coverage starting from 1pm.
Sky Sports customers can live stream this via the app using their mobile, tablet or computer devices.
If not, you can purchase a Sky Sports Day Pass from NowTV for £9.99.
Updates will also be live on talkSPORT throughout the afternoon.
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West Ham v Man City: Team news
The hosts have fresh injuries to contend with as Said Benhrama, Craig Dawson and Michail Antonio all picked up knocks at Carrow Road.
David Moyes is already without Angelo Ogbonna for the long-term but Issa Diop is closing in on a return from his own ankle issue.
City meanwhile are dealing with their own defensive crisis with the likes of Kyle Walker, John Stones and Ruben Dias sidelined for the season.
Aymeric Laporte and makeshift centre-back Fernandinho both then suffered minor injuries during the win over Wolves.
West Ham v Man City: What has been said?
Guardiola: “All the people working know how difficult it is and how proud we are of what we’re doing and will hopefully continue to do.
“We know how difficult it is, it’s important what we think and it’s impressive, so impressive what we’ve done in the Premier League.”
West Ham v Man City: Match facts
- Man City’s Kevin De Bruyne has been involved in 13 goals in his last eight Premier League appearances (8 goals, 5 assists), while he’s enjoying his best goalscoring campaign for the Citizens in both the league (15 goals) and all competitions (19).
- Michail Antonio has scored nine Premier League goals this season, and could become the first player to score at least 10 in three consecutive top-flight campaigns for West Ham since Tony Cottee (five between 1983-84 and 1987-88).
- Man City’s Raheem Sterling has been involved in 14 goals in 16 Premier League games against West Ham (8 goals, 6 assists), more than he has versus any other side. Nine of these have come in five appearances at the London Stadium (4 goals, 5 assists), including a hat-trick in August 2019.
- Manchester City have become the first team in English top-flight history to win five consecutive league games by a margin of at least three goals. Victory here will leave them within a point of winning their eighth top-flight title, their sixth in the Premier League, and their fourth in the last five seasons.
- This will be West Ham’s 22nd Premier League game on a Sunday this season, with only Tottenham in 2020-21 (25) ever playing more on this day in a single campaign. After winning five of their first seven such games this term (L2), the Hammers have won just four of their subsequent 14 (D3 L7).
- West Ham have scored in all 18 of their Premier League home games this season. Only twice have they managed to score in 100% of their home games across an entire league season, doing so in 1980-81 (second tier) and 1926-27 (top-flight).
- Manchester City lost their final away league game last season, going down 3-2 at Brighton. They’ve not done so in consecutive campaigns since a run of four between 2005-06 and 2008-09.
- West Ham won their last Premier League match against the league leaders, defeating Chelsea 3-2 in December. They’ve not won consecutive such games since doing the double over Manchester United in 2006-07, while they’ve not beaten two different teams at the top of the table in a campaign since 1982-83 (Liverpool and Man Utd).
- After winning their first five games against West Ham at the London Stadium in all competitions (scoring 22 goals and conceding one), Man City are winless in their last two visits there (D2). This includes a goalless draw and eventual penalty shootout defeat in the League Cup earlier this season.
- West Ham are winless in 12 Premier League games against Manchester City (D2 L10) since a 2-1 win at the Etihad in September 2015.
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