Bloody Aguero – Hammers 2, Cee-teh 2

I was contemplating putting Aguero in my Fantasy league team since I have been doing quite badly of late.

I didn’t.

And he scores two.

I am a bit gutted with the result to be fair. I switched on the game after 3 mins to find ourselves 1-0 through Enner Valencia. The boy is hitting form again and who knows with Carroll and Sahko out we could have a saviour in front of goal.

All good, but then Jenko gives away a penalty that he should not have given away. He has been out of sorts lately and one can only hope that the new acquisition of Sam Byram from Leeds this week makes up for when Jenko goes back to the Gooners next term. Up pops Aguero and despite Adrian’s antics, slots it home. 1-1. As Jenko went off, Byram comes on and shows a little glimpse of why we signed him. Later on in the match he suffered from cramp, but such is the rigour of the Premier League.

Second half was two opportunities. First Valencia makes it 2-1 with a great strike fed from City’s poor defending. That gave us momentum and the midfield were rather busy. Noble collects another booking for a full on challenge

Then City cut us wide open and Aguero comes in to get a point for City. It was frustrating as this should have been a home win……..but City are a great side and that is why they paid £37m for Aguero to get a goal like that and share the spoils.

There were some points to note:

 – Payet should have got a goal, whose free kick was denied by Hart. Free kick was perfect – so was the save.

 – At the death Kouyate could have made it 3-2……accuracy……

All in all, I feel slightly robbed here. We should have taken three points. We came away with one. Against City.

How times have changed as this time last year we were on  a slump under Big Sam after a brilliant December. But we are holding our heads above water and the higher we are in the league, the more prize money we collect. With a possible chance in Europe up for grabs again.

In Slaven We Trust.

West Ham manager Slaven Bilic: “It was a great game of football. I’m so proud of our team and Man City. There was everything in it. Four goals, chances, yellow cards and a penalty.
“We were a little bit disappointed, but I said to the players they shouldn’t be. But if you are disappointed after playing Man City then that’s good.
“We defended well and created many chances.”

West Ham United

  • 13 Adrián
  • 12 Jenkinson (Byram – 13′ Booked )
  • 19 Collins
  • 02 Reid
  • 03 Cresswell
  • 08 Kouyaté
  • 04 Song
  • 16 Noble Booked
  • 30 Antonio (Moses – 65′ )
  • 11 E Valencia (Jelavic – 87′ )
  • 27 Payet

Substitutes

  • 01 Randolph
  • 14 Obiang
  • 20 Moses
  • 21 Ogbonna
  • 22 Byram
  • 26 Jelavic
  • 35 Oxford

Manchester City

  • 01 Hart
  • 03 Sagna
  • 30 Otamendi
  • 26 Demichelis Booked
  • 22 Clichy
  • 42 Y Touré Booked
  • 18 Delph (Iheanacho – 76′ )
  • 15 Jesús Navas (Sterling – 67′ )
  • 17 De Bruyne
  • 21 Silva (Fernando – 83′ Booked )
  • 10 Agüero

Substitutes

  • 05 Zabaleta
  • 06 Fernando
  • 07 Sterling
  • 13 Caballero
  • 25 Fernandinho
  • 69 Esmoris Tasende
  • 72 Iheanacho
Ref: Craig Pawson
Att: 34,977

Current table:

Position Team Played GoalDifference Points
Moving up1 Leicester 23 16 47
Moving up2 Man City 23 22 44
Moving down3 Arsenal 22 16 44
No movement4 Tottenham 23 22 42
No movement5 Man Utd 23 7 37
No movement6 West Ham 23 8 36
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