Man City has endured its worst start in the past six years after a draw at London Stadium left them five points behind league leaders Everton.
Even though the Blues started the game on a brighter note, it was West Ham who scored the breakthrough. Many objections were raised after the game, due to what appeared as a handball by the West Ham midfielder Soucek in the buildup.
After going ahead, West Ham grew in the game. The Hammers threatened the City’s defensive line which has looked unimpressive up until now. West Ham could also have been awarded a penalty when a tackle from Eric Garcia tripped the goalscorer Antonio inside the penalty box. But VAR deemed it not worthy of a penalty.
City were the better side in the 2nd half but after equalizing failed to score a winner.
City’s vigor was clearly visible after the referee blew the whistle for the second half. They dominated possession and looked most likely to score. Eventually, substitute Phil Foden converted a cross from Jao Cancelo into a goal, in what was an exceptional piece of spacial awareness. But City took just one point from London Stadium.
In their five games until now, City have already dropped points in three of them. Pep Guardiola’s side now have back to back trips to Marseille and Sheffield. While on the other hand, The Hammers travel to champions Liverpool.