REPORT: West Ham 1-1 Manchester City; Foden And Antonio The Goalscorers

Phil Foden of Manchester City

LONDON – Manchester City and West Ham United ended 1-1 in an exciting English Premier League football today game at London Stadium on Saturday.

Phil Foden jumped off the bench to earn City a point at West Ham, cancelling out Michail Antonio’s spectacular first-half overhead opener.

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The draw means West Ham continue to stay ahead of City in the EPL table standings, while the Citizens avoided a seventh defeat away in Premier League matches when going behind.

Manchester City have tallied just eight points from their five Premier League games this season, which is their lowest total at this stage of the season since 2014-15.

For West Ham manager David Moyes, he was securing his first point against Manchester City in the Premier League since March 2013, when his Everton side collected a 3-0 win at that time. Prior to today’s game, Moyes lost the last seven against the Citizens in the top-flight.

WEST HAM UNITED STRUCK FIRST

Michail Antonio gave West Ham a surprise lead when the forward held off City defender Rúben Dias inside the six-yard box and then acrobatically guided home a sensational overhead kick from a quality cross from Vladimir Coufal after 18 minutes.

Antonio, who was doubtful for the game after being taken off in the thriller against Tottenham last week, was scoring his third goal of the season.

It was the first time West Ham were taking a lead against Manchester City since 2017.

SUPER SUB FODEN IMPRESSES

The lead, though, was wiped out six-minutes into the second half and it came from the boot of a substitute.

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Phil Foden made an instant impact after coming as a halftime substitute for Sergio Aguero after the England youngster, who started today’s game on the bench stayed calm to finish from inside the box.

Foden managed to control a ball that was played behind him by Joao Cancelo.

“I love this club and I love playing for them,” Man of the Match, Foden said after his performance that helped City collected a point today.

He set himself brilliantly to swivel and turn from eight-yards, before firing low into the net past the Lukasz Fabianski, who was unable to get down in time and beaten at his near post in the 51st minute.

Aguero was subbed out at halftime and replaced by Foden.

City manager Pep Guardiola confirmed the Argentine picked up another injury.

“He’s injured,” Guardiola revealed in his interview after the game.

Manchester City pushed for a winner late, but Fabianski made some very good saves, including a late one, seconds before the final whistle to secure a point for the Hammers.

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