West Ham 0-5 Man City: Emphatic start to the new season from the champions

Defending Premier League champions Manchester City made an emphatic start to their 2019-20 campaign with a thumping 5-0 thrashing of West Ham United at the London Stadium.

The Hammers had started the opening 20 minutes quite well but couldn’t produce the pass in the visitors’ half to create a good opportunity.

Once Pep Guardiola’s side started to get on top they were always going to win and they took the lead on 25 minutes with a good strike from Gabriel Jesus. The Brazilian was starting in place of Sergio Aguero in City’s front three.

Raheem Sterling put the game to bed six minutes into the second half with his first of the match as West Ham fell apart in the final 15 minutes. It started with Sterling making it 3-0 before substitute Aguero saw his penalty saved only for VAR to award a retake as Lukasz Fabianski had stepped off his line. The Argentine scored his second effort despite Sterling being on a hat-trick.

However, the England star was able to find a third in stoppage time with a fine strike when one-on-one.