MANCHESTER CITY can take a huge step towards their retention of the Premier League title as they face West Ham today.

The blue-machine annihilated Wolves on Wednesday, where they scored FIVE goals for the second consecutive fixture.

That leaves them with a comfortably superior goal difference over Liverpool, meaning victory would come close to wrapping things up.

However, West Ham will be determined to follow up on their 4-0 pummelling on Norwich with the Europa League in sights.

And it’s a massive occasion for captain Mark Noble, who plays his last ever home match and will be determined to make life as difficult for City as possible.

But beating City in a league encounter is something the Hammers haven’t achieved since 2015.

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  • West Ham United vs Manchester City will be broadcasted live on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League.
  • There will be no pre-match coverage on Sky Sports Main Event but Sky Sports Premier League begin their showing at 1pm UK time – one hour before kick-off.
  • Subscription members have the option to stream the game live via the Sky Sports website or Sky Go app.

Team news

David Moyes’ injury crisis continues with Michail Antonio as the Jamaican international was forced off in West Ham’s last outing with a hip injury.

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Craig Dawson’s collision with the advertisement boarding forced the defender to be withdrawn in the second half.

And Said Benrahma’s day was ruined with what seemed to be a foot injury having scored two goals earlier on in the match against Norwich.

Elsewhere, Pep Guardiola will be sweating over the fitness of his last fit centre-back Aymeric Laporte after the Spaniard was taken off early at Molineux with a knee issue.

Which means Laporte could be joining his defensive teammates of Ruben Dias, Kyle Walker and John Stones who have all been ruled out for the season.

Latest odds

  • West Ham to win 13/2
  • Draw 4/1
  • Man City to win 1/3

*Odds courtesy of Betfair are correct at time of publication

  • Man City starting XI:

    The big news for Man City fans is that both Aymeric Laporte and Fernandinho passing late fitness tests to make the team today.

    Guardiola is able to pick his strongest starting line-up for the test of West Ham this afternoon.

    31. Ederson, 27. Cancelo, 25. Fernandinho, 14. Laporte, 11. Zinchenko, 20. Bernardo Silva, 16. Rodri, 17. De Bruyne, 26. Mahrez, 9. Jesus, 10. Grealish.

    Credit: @ManCity
    Credit: @ManCity
  • West Ham subs:

    13. Areola, 26. Masuaku, 31. Johnson, 24. Fredericks, 33. Kral, 16. Noble, 11. Vlasic, 7. Yarmolenko, 40. Okoflex

  • West Ham starting XI:

    After all of the hype about Noble’s final home game, David Moyes shows there is no time for sentiment with the club captain starting today on the bench.

    No doubt he will receive a standing ovation when he comes on for his final outing at the London Stadium.

    1. Fabianski, 5. Coufal, 15. Dawson, 4. Zouma, 28. Soucek, 41. Rice, 20. Bowen, 10. Lanzini, 8. Fornals, 9. Antonio.

    Credit: @WestHam
    Credit: @WestHam
  • Today all about Mr West Ham

    While City will be focussed on their title ambitions, the stadium atmosphere will all be about Mark Noble.

    Hoping that their talisman can sign off his Hammers career with a memorable win against Pep’s free-scoring City side.

    The club issuing a heartfelt farewell video for their skipper.

  • Leading the way to the title

    Kevin De Bruyne has epitomised everything that a leader should be in the title run in this campaign.

    While Liverpool have kept the pressure on Pep Guardiola and his team, De Bruyne has led by example, often dragging his team over the line on occasions.

    The four goals he scored against Wolves this week showed why the midfield maestro is the one player Man City cannot afford to be without.

  • Home is where the heart is

    David Moyes will be disappointed with his side’s form at the London Stadium this campaign.

    West Ham have only won one of their last five games at home in all competitions.

    Their last home victory was a 2-1 win against Everton at the start of April.

  • Looking to end season on a high

    West Ham’s win over Norwich last week was only their third in 11 matches in all competitions.

    They are aiming to score in every home league game of a season for only the third time in the club’s history.

    The Hammers achieved this in 1926-27 in the top-flight and 1980-81 in the second tier.

  • Noble hoping to sign off with win

    Mark Noble first signed as a West Ham youth player in 2000.

    He has made 470 appearances for The Hammers, scoring 55 goals in the process.

    Noble scored his first West Ham goal against Brighton in a 3-0 win in January 2007.

  • Final farewell for West Ham legend

    David Moyes was asked how he thinks Mark Noble’s last game for West Ham at the London Stadium will be for the player:

    I’m sure it’ll be hugely emotional for Mark and his family. Your career’s never that long as a footballer but to do it at one club is a huge achievement, not done by many people, so great credit to Mark and the way he’s conducted himself throughout his career. Overall, I’m sure it will be emotional, but in the end he’ll think he’s had a really good career when he looks back on it. He’s been huge, and played a big part in all the things going on during the pandemic. Mark’s played a huge part and helped me an awful lot when I came in. He gave me an idea of what was required and he’s a really good sounding board. You need people behind you now you can speak with. He’ll be certainly missed in the dressing room next year.

    David MoyesWest Ham

  • Hammers looking to deal title blow

    West Ham are winless in 12 league games against Man City since a 2-1 away victory in September 2015.

    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.

  • Man on fire

    In their last league outing, Kevin De Bruyne scored all four goals against Wolves.

    The Belgian midfielder has eight goals and five assists in his last eight Premier League appearances.

    This is his best goalscoring campaign for Man City in both the league (15) and all competitions (19).

  • Welcome to West Ham vs Man City

    Pep Guardiola takes his table-topping Man City side to the London Stadium today to face David Moyes’ West Ham, knowing that victory would leave them one win away from retaining their Premier League crown.

    Three points clear of second-placed Liverpool with two games remaining, City have fate in their own hands knowing that two more victories would ensure that their rivals cannot catch them.

    A point for West Ham would guarantee seventh place for David Moyes’ team but victory would take them above Man Utd in the table into sixth place.

    After such a positive campaign in Europe, reaching the Europa League semi-finals, The Hammers will be keen to ensure that they qualify for Europe again next season.

    West Ham’s Said Benrahma will be assessed ahead of the match, but Michail Antonio and Craig Dawson have both been passed fit for today’s game.

    Angelo Agbonna remains on the sidelines due to a knee injury.

    Man City have further problems in defence after Aymeric Laporte and Fernandinho went off injured in their last game against Wolves, both will face late fitness tests today.

    Fellow defenders Kyle Walker and Ruben Dias have already been ruled out for the rest of the season.

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