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Manchester City vs West Ham as it happened: Raheem Sterling bags brace as Pep Guardiola's men see off Hammers

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Sam Dymond
Sunday 28 August 2016 10:10
City's Sterling takes on Hammers full-back Masuaku early on
City's Sterling takes on Hammers full-back Masuaku early on

Welcome to The Independent’s live coverage of Sundays's Premier League action after Manchester United, Leicester City, Chelsea, Arsenal and Everton picked up victories yesterday. Today, West Bromwich welcome Middlesbrough to the Midlands as West Ham travel to Manchester City. Follow the action below.

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Middlesbrough's stellar summer signing is making an early impression on Teesside...

Sam Dymond28 August 2016 13:13

16 mins: The first sign of Middlesbrough as an attacking unit. Alvaro Negredo is released down the left flank, and when the striker decides to cut inside, he skips past Jonny Evans with ease. Indeed, the Albion defender appears to hang a leg out but, rather than going down, the striker stays on his feet, only to overrun the ball with his next touch. Frustration for Negredo and his well-placed teammates.

Sam Dymond28 August 2016 13:49

19 mins: Another corner, another off-target West Brom header. This time Matt Phillips delivers from the opposite flank on the left for Salomon Rondon, but the forward gets under the ball and sends an effort looping well wide of the goal at the Smethwick End.

Sam Dymond28 August 2016 13:53

53 mins: This could be a long season for the West Bromwich Albion players, and an even longer one for their supporters. After an early spell of pressure, the Baggies have offered little in the way of a goal threat against their newly-promoted opposition, albeit opposition that kept 22 clean sheets in the Championship last season. The transfer window shuts in three days, will Tony Pulis make a move in the market to boost his attacking options?

Sam Dymond28 August 2016 14:46

60 mins: Maybe Albion don't actually need to move for an attacker if they can find a way to appease the forever-disgruntled Saido Berahino. Then again, the young striker has netted just once in his past 26 Premier League appearances. He's about to come on for his 27th.

Sam Dymond28 August 2016 14:49

83 mins: Stewart Downing rolls back the years! Not to his time at Liverpool, mind, the years either side of that. The winger twists and turns his way clear on the left before unleashing a rasping drive across goal that flies the wrong side of Ben Foster's far post.

Former England goal-getter David Nugent is now on for Gaston Ramirez.

Sam Dymond28 August 2016 15:12

85 mins: It's all got a little bit frantic and frenzied. Not that we're any closer to finding a goal, but there's some nervous clearances and wild challenges raining in. Will the match finish with the kind of drama it really doesn't deserve?

Sam Dymond28 August 2016 15:14

21 mins: Arthur Masuaku is looking for an early way out of this mess. Already on a yellow card, the French left-back decides to boot Raheem Sterling over near the corner flag. Andre Marriner isn't going to let him off that easily though, and tells him to get back in defence to suffer with the rest of his teammates.

Sam Dymond28 August 2016 16:23

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