Pep Guardiola’s side simply haven’t allowed their Champions League nightmare at Real Madrid to have too much of an impact on their Premier League form, placing five Newcastle and Wolves in games since.
The trip to Molineux has been touted as a potential banana peel for the champions, along with their visit to West Ham on Sunday. After coming through the Wolves test relatively easily, it is now the turn of David Moyes’ side to try to have their say in the title race.
West Ham, of course, are in their own battle. A quick return to the Europa League is on the cards if they can close a three-point gap on Manchester United in sixth place, a feat that would further underline their upward trajectory.
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Mark Noble’s last game in front of the home support also means it will be an emotionally charged afternoon in east London.
Date, kick-off time and venue
The Premier League match is scheduled to kick off at 2pm BST on Sunday 15 May 2022.
The London Stadium will host.
Where to watch West Ham v Manchester City
TV channel: The game will be shown on Sky Sports Main Event and Premier League with coverage starting at 1pm BST on the latter before kick-off at 2pm.
Direct: Sky Sports subscribers will be able to watch the game via the Sky Go app.
Live: Get minute-by-minute updates via Standard Sport’s dedicated match blog. Malik Ouzia will provide expert on-the-ground analysis.
West Ham vs Manchester City team news
West Ham XI: Fabianski, Coufal, Dawson, Zouma, Cresswell, Soucek, Rice, Fornals, Lanzini, Bowen, Antonio
Subtitles: Areola, Masuaku, Johnson, Fredericks, Kral, Noble, Vlasic, Yarmolenko, Okoflex
Manchester City XI: Ederson; Cancelo, Fernandinho, Laporte, Zinchenko; Rodri, De Bruyne, Bernardo; Mahrez, Jesus, Grealish.
Subtitles: Steffen, Ake, Sterling, Gundogan, Foden, Egan-Riley, Mbete, Palmer, Lavia.
West Ham vs Manchester City Prediction
City are certainly weakened by their injury problems but given the way they have performed since leaving the Champions League, it is difficult to bet against them.
Manchester City won 2-1.
Head-to-head history and results (h2h)
West Ham win: 38
Manchester City win: 60