Man City vs West Ham LIVE Premier League result, final score and reaction today

Ilkay Gundogan and substitute Fernandinho scored for the hosts before a late stunner from Manuel Lanzini

Michael Jones
Sunday 28 November 2021 18:53

Manchester City captain Ilkay Gundogan struck in the midst of a first-half snowstorm before a late goal from substitute Fernandinho proved enough to secure a 2-1 home victory over West Ham United in the Premier League on Sunday.

The win lifts City back up to second place and level on 29 points with leaders Chelsea, who host Manchester United in the late game. WestHam, who snatched an added-time consolation with a superb Manuel Lanzini strike, stay fourth on 23 points.

“It was a very difficult day because of the weather conditions but it is always difficult against this team,” City midfielder Rodri told the BBC.

“We were lucky to get this first goal because in the first half we couldn’t play much. In the second we dominated and could have scored more.”

With thick snow falling for most of the opening half, City’s Riyadh Mahrez had the ball in the net in the 16th minute after a superb finish but his effort was ruled out for offside.

City took the lead in the 33rd minute when Mahrez drove the ball across the goal and Gundogan was on hand to steer it home.

That marked the beginning of a spell of heavy pressure from the hosts and they could have gone 2-0 up four minutes later but Gabriel Jesus’s shot was cleared off the line by Ben Johnson.

Halftime saw the snowstorm abate and an army of groundstaff cleared the pitch. WestHam then had another let-off when Aaron Cresswell made a goal-line clearance as City dominated.

It took the home side until the 90th minute to score again, however, as Jesus teed up fellow Brazilian Fernandinho to net three minutes after he came off the bench.

Having seen little to warm them up during the game, the WestHam fans finally had something to celebrate when Lanzini won the ball on the edge of the area and sent an unstoppable shot into the top right corner with the final kick of the game.


Reaction from Thomas Tuchel

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel spoke to BBC Sport about his team’s draw with Manchester United and says he is happy with his players performance if not the result. He said:

It can happen in football, unfortunately it happened twice to us, it also happened against Burnley.

“I am absolutely happy with the performance. We dominated from the first minute, we were aggressive and never stopped attacking. Unfortunately we scored two goals, one for each side.

“It was a big chance, if he [Antonio Rudiger] maybe hits the target it could have been a fantastic end to a fantastic performance but we have to swallow the result. We played very well and I am happy.

“We were very disciplined and sharp. I am happy with what I saw, it was a pleasure to coach on the sidelines. We can not guarantee results but if we play like this we can increase the chances for results.

“If he [Romelu Lukaku] is fully fit he is a starter for us but he is not at the moment. It was more than I actually wanted but we were so close to the opponent’s goal I thought maybe he could help with his presence.”

Michael Jones28 November 2021 18:53

Five things we learned from Chelsea vs Man United as Jorginho makes amends for error by rescuing point

Manchester United produced a battling performance as caretaker manager Michael Carrick’s side held on to secure a point at Premier League leaders Chelsea.

Here are five things we learned:

Five things we learned as Man United battle to point at leaders Chelsea

Chelsea 1-1 Man United: The Blues midfielder’s mistake cost his side a goal but he levelled from the spot as the points were shared at Stamford Bridge

Michael Jones28 November 2021 18:50

Reaction from David De Gea

Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea spoke to Sky Sports after the match and says that this performance shows United are improving as a team. He said:

We already improved against Villareal, we won, qualified and now we played a very good team away from home. The effort of the team was very good. They had the best chances. For me it is not enough, a draw. We are in a tough moment. I am proud of the effort of the team.

“On the pitch, in the goal, I was feeling danger for nearly the whole game. We defended well, they missed big chances and the one they give us a chance we score. It is not enough to draw but at the moment it is a big point.

“The last games before we were conceding three or four goals. We are improving. This is just two games. At least now we are defending well. We are fighting for every ball. We are a team.”

Michael Jones28 November 2021 18:47

Jorginho atones for error to secure Chelsea a point against Manchester United

Jorginho held his nerve from the penalty spot to atone for gift-wrapping Jadon Sancho a goal and grab Chelsea a 1-1 Premier League draw with Manchester United

Italy midfielder Jorginho failed to control Bruno Fernandes’ up-and-under clearance, paying the price as the last man after a corner.

Sancho cantered through and slotted past a stranded Edouard Mendy to score his second goal of the week and stun the previously-comfortable Blues.

Jorginho atones for error to secure Chelsea a point against Manchester United

The Italy midfielder scored a penalty having earlier failed to cut out a long ball from Bruno Fernandes which allowed Jadon Sancho to net.

Michael Jones28 November 2021 18:44

Manchester United secure draw with Chelsea to earn a reprieve before their restart

A day of reprieves, as Manchester United now look to a proper restart.

That may mean Chelsea will see this 1-1 draw as a wasted opportunity against a team very much between managers, especially given the nature of Antonio Rudiger’s late miss. It even put the luckless Timo Werner’s chances into perspective, and that’s kind of the thing for Chelsea. It could have been much worse.

Man United secure draw with Chelsea to earn a reprieve before their restart

Chelsea 1-1 Man United: Jadon Sancho’s opener was cancelled out by the man responsible for it, Jorginho

Michael Jones28 November 2021 18:41

Chelsea 1 - 1 Man Utd

A mistake from Jorginho allowed Jadon Sancho to put Manchester United in front early in the second half but he redeemed himself by slotting home a penalty kick. Chelsea then dominated the last 10 minutes a pushed for a winner, the best chance fell for Antonio Rudiger but he sent his effort over the crossbar and the game ended in a draw.

Michael Jones28 November 2021 18:37

Chelsea 1 - 1 Man Utd

Jadon Sancho (21y 248d) is the third-youngest player to score for Manchester United at Stamford Bridge in the Premier League, following Paul Scholes in 1995 (20y 339d) and Phil Neville in 1998 (21y 38d).

He’s also found the back of the net in consecutive matches under Michael Carrick having failed to do so under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Michael Jones28 November 2021 18:31

Chelsea 1 - 1 Man Utd

What does that result mean?

Chelsea are now only one point clear of Manchester City but remain top of the table. Manchester United are in 8th place, 11 points behind the league leaders.

Michael Jones28 November 2021 18:28

Full-time: Chelsea 1 - 1 Man Utd

90+8 mins: There goes the final whistle! The points are shared at Stamford Bridge. Manchester United escape with a draw. Michael Carrick remains undefeated as head coach.

Thomas Tuchel will see this as two points dropped. His Chelsea side were the better team over the course of the 90 minutes.

Michael Jones28 November 2021 18:26

Chelsea 1 - 1 Man Utd

90+7 mins: Chance! Hude chance Mount knocks the ball down the right side and Pulisic collects it. He gets away from Ronaldo and chips a cross to the far post. Rudiger is free and he volleys a shot at goal but smokes the chance over the crossbar!

Michael Jones28 November 2021 18:24

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