Man City vs. West Ham final score, result, stat as Foden and Rodri fire Guardiola’s men to record fourth-straight title Premier League title

ETIHAD STADIUM, MANCHESTER —

Phil Foden’s early brace propelled Manchester City towards a fourth consecutive Premier League title a secon- half strike from Rodri capped a swaggering 3-1 victory for the serial champions.

No team in English football history, from the great Liverpool teams of the 1970s and 1980s to Sir Alex Ferguson’s era-defining Manchester United, had ever won four championships in a row.

Tuesday’s nervy 2-0 win at Tottenham brought Pep Guardiola’s men to within touching distance. They were two points ahead of Arsenal, who entertained Everton at Emirates Stadium. The Gunners’ 2-1 win meant they finished two points behind City’s mighty haul of 91.

Man City vs West Ham live score

2nd Half Goalscorers
Man City 3 Foden 2′, 18′, Rodri 59′
West Ham 1 Kudus 43′

Lineups:

Man City (4-1-4-1, right to left): 18. Stefan Ortega (GK) — 2. Kyle Walker, 3. Ruben Dias, 25. Manuel Akanji (6. Nathan Ake), 24. Josko Gvardiol — 16. Rodri — 20. Bernardo Silva, 17. Kevin De Bruyne, 47. Phil Foden (8. Mateo Kovacic), 11. Jeremy Doku  — 9. Erling Haaland.

West Ham (5-4-1, right to left): 23. Alphonse Areola (GK) — 5. Vladimir Coufal, 4. Kurt Zouma, 15. Kostas Mavropanos, 3. Aaron Cresswell, 33. Emerson Palmieri — 7. James Ward-Prowse, 28. Tomas Soucek, 10. Lucas Paqueta; 14. Mohammed Kudus — 9. Michail Antonio (40. George Earthy).

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FWA and Premier League player of the year Foden got the party started in rip-roaring fashion when he lashed into the top corner from outside the box inside two minutes. His 19th of the season arrived in the 18th minute as Foden clipped home a cool finish from Jeremy Doku’s excellent pass.

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It was largely one-way traffic as West Ham goalkeeper Alphonse Areola excelled himself and Erling Haaland improbably missed from three yards. Kudus then injected jeopardy into the afternoon with an astonishing overhead kick when City failed to clear James Ward-Prowse’s 43rd-minute corner.

City swarmed forward after the interval but there was something jittery about their play that translated to the stands. Before the hour, the customary control returned returned and it was fitting their their two best players this season combined to seal the title.

Foden set the ball back to Rodri and the man whose goal secured Champions League glory against Internazionale last season steered into the bottom corner beyond an attempted save that Arreola will not reflect upon with any particular fondness.

All the air was briefly sucked out of the stadium when Tomas Soucek diverted another Ward-Prowse corner into the net, only to be penalised by VAR for an obvious handball. Then it was time for City’s latest delirious pitch invasion. As their club’s 115 charges rumble on and some observers furrow their brows over the Premier League’s fabled competitive balance, these sky blue hordes will continue to have the time of their lives in English football’s age of Guardiola.

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The Sporting News is following Manchester City vs. West Ham live, providing score updates, commentary and highlights as they happen.

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Man City vs West Ham live updates, highlights, and commentary

Fulltime: MANCHESTER CITY ARE CHAMPIONS OF ENGLAND FOR A FOURTH CONSECUTIVE SEASON

Party time at the Etihad as fans stream on to the pitch. For all the external talk of boredom and procession, that is what this still means to these people. Foden and Rodri were fitting matchwinners today, they’ve probably been the difference between this City and a much-improved Arsenal. Thanks for joining us today and this season

90th minute+5: Oh, some people have jumped the gun on the pitch invasion. There’s a delay, which features Haaland going to help out the stewards.

90th minute+1: Foden has taken a whack so makes way for Kovacic. There will be five minutes of additional time.

88th minute: West Ha, have the ball in the net! Oh my word! Hang on, this looks like a fairly obvious handball by Soucek. VAR: NO GOAL! Blimey/

87th minute: A West Ham attack. Kudus’ ball into the six-yard box is deflected into the side netting by Ake.

85th minute: Doku and Haaland both charging into the box. The game within the game. No dice. City fans boo a message on the stadium screen about not invading the pitch at fulltime. All the very best to the stewards!

84th minuteHaaland just wide! De Bruyne’s delivery is excellent and he glances beyond the upright. One of those days for the Norwegian etc, etc…

83rd minute: Magic feet from Doku, then he falls over. One of those days for the Belgian. Well, it isn’t because he’s probably picking up his first Premier League medal in a little while.

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82nd minute: Doku cuts menacingly inside once more. His shot is deflected behind. It would feel faintly remarkable if he and Haaland each get through this 90 minutes without scoring.

80th minute: West Ham youngster George Earthy is on for Antonio, whose tireless afternoon of lone furrow ploughing comes to an end.

74th minute: Foden ripples the side netting with a free-kick. Feels like City want one more to properly let their hair down.

70th minute: Finally Areola catches one and he can have a little breather. Akanji makes way for Ake. He’s had an absolutely magnificent Premier League season, an unsung hero of City’s campaign.

69th minute: Akanji has stayed forward, lays it off to Haaland, who tried to take the ball and several West Ham defenders into the net with his shot. It’s another corner. Nathan Ake is ready to come on as VAR checks a handball shout against Cresswell. No dice.

68th minute: West Ham aren’t very good at defending corners as 50,000 people turn their backs to them. Here comes another.

67th minute: Areola flies out and it goes through him. Well, it caught someone of a West Ham persuasion because Foden has a corner on the other side. That’s punched behind as a Poznan breaks out.

66th minute: Haaland still searching for his goal. His latest effort is blocked behind. De Bruyne to take the corner.

63rd minute: Areola won’t be happy with his efforts on that Rodri goal but he holds on to a Foden thumper at the near post.

59th minuteGOOOOOAAAAALLLLL!!!!! Rodri!!!!

The man whose goal won the Champions League last June looks like he’s just sealed the title. City worked the ball through phase after phase of patient build-up. Rodri took aim from the edge of the area and, just like he did on a far more dramatic day at the other end of the ground two years ago, speared his shot into the bottom corner.

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56th minute: De Bruyne can’t quite get the ball out of his feet and Zouma blocks his shot.

54th minute: Coufal pulls back Haaland and that’s a City free-kick. The hosts are looking dangerous but there’s definitely an edgy undercurrent to everything here at the moment. The home fans need that two-goal cushion back.

51st minute: Foden audaciously tries one from range again. It’s hard to back against him in this form but that was a little too ambitious.

49th minute: Foden and Haaland look to bundle their way through. The ball falls to De Bruyne, who lets fly left-footed. It scoots wide. Areola looked to have given that one up.

Kickoff: 2nd Half

Off we go again, courtesy of Antonio. No changes from either side. City 45 minutes from glory. Will it get tense or will they have chance to enjoy themselves?

Halftime

City are 45 minutes away from the title thanks to two wonderful Phil Foden goals. Arsenal aren’t even winning but Mohammed Kudus’s stunning overhead kick has sucked the party atmosphere out of this ground. Guardiola’s team are absolutely in the box seat but not over the line just yet.

45th minute+3: Nice bit of West Ham pressure here and Akanji has to boot a Coufal cross clear.

45th minute+1: There’ll be four added minutes. That means four more minutes for Doku to dribble at beleaguered West Ham defenders. Haaland looks to lift his low cross into the net but he lifts it too high and over the crossbar.

45th minute: This looked completely done five minutes ago, but following that West Ham goal, Arsenal have equalised
. How are your nerves?

43rd minute: GOOOOOAAAAAALLLLLL!!!!! Mohammed Kudus!!!!

Oh my goodness me! The ball bounces around a bit in the City box and Kudus unleashes an outrageous overhead kick. Orteta didn’t smell it. There’s a check for handball but the goal stands.

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42nd minute: Corner to West Ham. Ward-Prowse’s first chance to swing in something spicy.

40th minute: Arsenal have fallen behind
, news greeted in the pantomime style at the Etihad. Well, a pantomime where quite a lot of the attendees have been drinking in the sun for a few hours.

38th minute: West Ham chance as they switch the play over to Kudus. He twists and turns into space outside Gvardiol and draws a decent save from Ortega on the angle.

37th minute: Foden and De Bruyne with some wonderful combination play. It’s worked back to Rodri, who takes aim and Areola pouches the shot.

31st minute: Areola makes a fine save to deny Haaland one-on-one. Oh, a collectors’ item as the offside goes up. It was the right call, Haaland strayed fractionally beyond Zouma. These 15 minutes or so until halftime could become too feel pretty horrific for West Ham.

29th minute: Doku continues to make merry. He finds De Bruyne, who shifts onto his left foot this time and has a shot blocked.

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27th minuteOhhhhh, Kevin De Bruyne! City’s talisman picks up the ball on the edge of the box to the left and curls wide of the far post. Areola wasn’t getting there. Looks like there was a deflection actually. Gvardiol heads Foden’s corner wide at the near post.

23rd minuteErling Haaland, what are you doing?! It should be 3-0 but the best striker in the league has sent a scissors kick over from about three yards.

18th minute:GOOOOOOAAAAAAAALLLLLL!!!!!  Phil Foden!!!!!!

It’s party time at the Etihad now. Doku saunters down the left channel, finds an eye-of-the-needle pass and Foden clips home. Bread and butter for a player in this form. “Are you watching, Arsenal?!” booms the chant. Probably not anymore, no.

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17th minute: De Bruyne bundles his way into an advantageous position on the right wing. He picks out Rodri, who’s timed his run into he box beautifully but the Spain star prods into the side netting.

16th minute: Doku running at the West Ham defence with bad intentions. He lets fly and Areola tips over. West Ham deal with the corner, but City keep it alive and here’s Doku again. On the right this time, cutting in and forcing Areola to save at his near post. The Belgium winger definitely looks to be in the mood.

13th minute: West Ham have dug in pretty nicely here to check City’s, momentum. Now Emerson drives an attack through the middle. Coufal joins the attack and Walker clears a cross intended for Antonio.

7th minute: De Bruyne nutmegs Ward-Prowse. Behave. Doku and Gvardiol continue the attack before KDB lets fly from range and Areola fits it to safety.

6th minute: Doku scoots to the byline and Zouma boots his cutback clear. You sense West Ham are going to have to fight hard to keep their heads above water during this initial period.

2nd minuteGOOOOOOAAAAAAAALLLLLL!!!!!  Phil Foden!!!!!!

Wowzers, that’ll do it! City spend the first minute popping the ball around in the West Ham half. Paqueta tackles Gvardiol and shovels the ball away but only as far as Walker. He finds Bernardo, who finds Foden. The England star cuts inside and buries what is now a trademark strike into the top corner from the edge of the D.

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Kickoff: 1st Half

The players take a knee before kickoff and De Bruyne gets us underway.

3 mins before kickoff: Here come the teams, out into a raucous Etihad Stadium bathed in sunshine. Will City get the job done with something to spare or are we set for some more epic final-day nonsense?

15 mins before kickoff: Two years ago on this ground, with City locked in a title race fight to the death with Liverpool, an Aston Villa team led by Steven Gerrard almost sent the title to Anfield. Philippe Coutinho put Villa 2-0 up before an incredible Ilkay Gundogan-inspired turnaround. Any candidates for that sort of carry-on today? Ex-Arsenal defender Kostas Mavropanos, perhaps this is your time…

35 mins before kickoff: Guardiola has been speaking to Sky Sports, explaining the reasoning behind selecting Doku ahead of Kovacic. The Croatia midfielder had started five of City’s past six games in the Premier League and has been something of an unsung hero during the run-in.

It was a really really tough decision. Kova has been helping us with the rhythm to play. But I thought it will be a defensive position from West Ham. And his (Doku’s) ability in smaller spaces and one-vs-one, that was absolutely the reason why.

55 mins before kickoff: Bowen does indeed miss out and David Moyes takes the opportunity to bring in Aaron Creswell and switch to a back five. Safe to say both teams have set their stall out.

1 hour before kickoff: The teams are in. Doku does indeed start for City. Him and Ortega are the only changes to the team that started at Tottenham, with Mateo Kovacic dropping to the bench.

1 hr 10 mins before kickoff: Team news will be with us shortly. There are rumours of a sickness bug in the West Ham camp, so it’ll be interesting to see how they pull up. Jeremy Doku has been tipped to start for City after some electrifying cameos off the bench. If that is the case then it suggests Pep Guardiola wants to start fast and get this one done early. Doku scored his first City goal when he dazzled against the Hammers in September’s reverse fixture.

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1 hr 40 mins before kickoff: At his press conference on Friday, Guardiola flagged up the symmetry that outgoing West Ham boss David Moyes was his opponent in his very first Premier League game when the Scot was in charge of Sunderland. Guardiola’s second home game saw West Ham visit the Etihad and go down to a 3-1 defeat. In 18 games against the Hammers, Guardiola is yet to taste defeat. There have been 14 wins in 17 games overall, although after one of those draws West Ham did knock City out of the Carabao Cup on penalties. Still, they feel like pretty useful opponents for this afternoon.

2 hours before kickoff: And so, for the fifth time in the Premier League era and sixth time in their history, City head into the final day of the season with a chance to win and be crowned champions. They prevailed on each of the previous five and, as on those occasions, their destiny remains in their hands. Win and the job is done. Simple.

However, in 2012 against Queens Park Rangers and 2022 versus Aston Villa, they put their fans through the wringer on this ground. In 2019, they fell behind briefly against Brighton at the Amex Stadium. The last time City won the league on the final day and didn’t have to overturn a deficit? Against West Ham at home in 2014.

2 hrs 45 mins before kickoff: Hello and welcome to The Sporting News’ live coverage of Manchester City vs. West Ham in the Premier League. Potential final-day drama at the Etihad Stadium, is it? Oh, go on then.

Man City vs West Ham kick off time

Man City will host West Ham at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester for the final Premier League game of the season which is scheduled to kick off on May 19 at 4:00 p.m. local time.

Here’s how that time translates across some of the major territories:

Date Kickoff time
USA Sun, May 19 11:00 a.m. ET
Canada Sun, May 19 11:00 a.m. ET
UK Sun, May 19 4:00 p.m. BST
Australia Mon, May 20 1:00 a.m. AEST
India Sun, May 19 8:30 p.m. IST

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Man City vs West Ham lineups, team news

As Manchester City prepare for their crucial match against West Ham United, they will have to do so without first-choice goalkeeper Ederson, who suffered a fractured eye socket after a collision with Cristian Romero in midweek. Stefan Ortega will start in goal, possibly for the final time in the Premier League as his future remains the subject of speculation.

Kevin De Bruyne has pulled through after also hobbling off against Tottenham and is joined in the starting XI by his Belgium colleague Jeremy Doku.

Man City (4-1-4-1, right to left): Ortega (GK) — Walker, Dias, Akanji, Gvardiol — Rodri — Silva, De Bruyne, Foden, Doku  — Haaland.

Man City subs (9): Carson (GK), Stones, Ake, Kovacic, Grealish, Alvarez, Nunes, Bobb, Lewis.

West Ham had their own injury worries. Nayef Aguerd didn’t make it but Konstantinos Mavropanos did after both picked up knocks. Top scorer Jarrod Bowen is out through illness.

Additionally, midfielder Kalvin Phillips, who is on loan from Manchester City, wouldn’t have been able to play against his parent club. Unfortunately, his season has been cut short due to an injury.

West Ham (5-4-1, right to left): Areola (GK) — Coufal, Zouma, Mavropanos, Cresswell, Emerson — Ward-Prowse, Soucek, Paqueta; Kudus — Antonio.

West Ham subs (9): Fabianski (GK), Johnson, Cornet, Ings, Alvarez, Ogbonna, Earthy, Casey, Mubama.

Man City vs West Ham live stream, TV channel

Here’s how to watch this Premier League match across selected areas of the world’s major regions:

Region TV Streaming
USA NBC Fubo, NBC Sports app/website, Telemundo, Peacock
Canada

Fubo Canada

UK Sky Sports Main Event Sky Go, Now TV
Australia Optus Sport
India JioTV, Hotstar

USA: This game is available for live broadcast on the NBC. Streaming options are available on Fubo who are currently offering a FREE trial to new users, and Peacock.

Canada: Every Premier League game this season is live streaming exclusively via Fubo in Canada. New users can sign up to a FREE trial.

Australia: Fans in Australia can stream every match live and on demand on Optus Sport.

UK: This match is available for live broadcast via Sky Sports, with streaming options via Sky Go and Now TV.

India: Premier League games in 2023/24 are available on Star Sports, and to stream on JioTV/Hotstar.

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