Amidst a partially intense snowstorm, national player Ilkay Gundogan led Manchester City to an important home win in the Premier League. Pep Guardiola’s team defeated West Ham United on Sunday afternoon thanks to the goals of Gundogan (33) and Fernandinho (90) 2-1 (1-0). The Nationals were temporarily equal on points with leaders Chelsea, who face Manchester United in the late afternoon (5.30pm, sky). In addition, City kept West Ham in fourth place (23) with 29 points.
Perhaps it was the fact that the match was played at Manchester City Stadium only because the great snowfall made its way only to the Manchester fans during the match. In Burnley, about 40 kilometers away, the scheduled parallel match between Burnley and Tottenham shortly before kick-off was cancelled. But it was possible to play in Manchester. Both teams started the game with open sights without creating great scoring opportunities early on. As the snow fell, the hosts became more dominant and sometimes had ball fields that lasted for minutes. In the 33rd minute, Joao Cancelo Riyad Mahrez took out a Qatari ball. The Algerian crossed into the middle, pushing Gundogan to drive. By midway, the drifting snow was so heavy that the course was barely playable.
At half-time, assistants cleared the ice from the field, and he was sent out again only after a delay. But there was a shortage of notable exhibits until the final stage. It was only in the last few minutes that West Ham prepared themselves seriously against defeat and made a few corners. Then City started their last attack late: Substitute Fernandinho made it all clear after a corner kick with a 2-0 goal (90). In injury time Bernardo Silva scored the supposed 3-0 with a superb shot on Lukasz Fabianski, but was sidelined in the process. Instead, Lanzini scored the calling goal with a superb shot into the corner with the last action.
Leicester City – Watford 4:2 (3:1)
Leicester City replaced the European ranks with a clear victory at home over Watford FC. On Sunday, Brendan Rodgers’ side defeated former Leicester coach Claudio Ranieri’s “Hornets” 4:2 (3:1). James Madison (16) gave the Foxes the lead, Joshua King just Latford from the penalty spot (30). Then Leicester captain Jamie Vardy put his team on the path to winning a double before the break (34, 42). In the second half, Emmanuel Denis scored the next goal for the guests (61), but the former Leipzig Ademola Lookmann finally put the cap on (68).
“Unapologetic communicator. Web nerd. Internet junkie. Gamer. Hipster-friendly entrepreneur.”