Manchester City host West Ham United on Saturday, in their first match since being dethroned as Premier League champions. The Citizens are second in the table and will be looking for all three points to strengthen their place.

Manchester City v West Ham United

Where to Watch Live

Kick-off is set for 12.45pm BST, with Sky Sports 2, Sky Sports 2 HD, Sky Go and BBC Radio 5 Live providing live coverage in the UK. Watch highlights on Match of the Day on BBC One and BBC One HD at 10.30pm BST.


City are five points ahead of third-placed Arsenal, with a game in hand. Roberto Mancini's men will be keen to bounce back from last week's 3-1 defeat against Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane. Prior to that loss, the Citizens were on an impressive four-match winning streak, which included 2-1 wins over Manchester United at Old Trafford and Chelsea at Wembley

West Ham United, on the other hand, are unbeaten in their last five matches. Sam Allardyce's side, who beat Wigan Athletic 2-0 at home last week, sit 10th in the league, 11 points clear of the drop zone. A shock victory at the Etihad would move the Hammers closer to confirming Premier League status for next season.

The reverse fixture at Upton Park in November ended 0-0.

Manchester City v West Ham United

Team Form

Manchester City

  • Last Five Games (all competitions, most recent first): L W W W W
  • Last Match: Tottenham Hotspur 3 - 1 Manchester City

West Ham United

  • Last Five Games (all competitions, most recent first): W D D D W
  • Last Match: West Ham United 2 - 2 Wigan Athletic

Team News

Manchester City: Mancini received three major injury boosts ahead of this tie, as Sergio Aguero, David Silva and James Milner all return from hamstring problems. The Italian has a near-full strength squad at his disposal but Maicon (illness) and Jack Rodwell (fitness) remain doubts.

Probable Line-up: (4-2-3-1) Hart; Zabaleta, Kompany, Nastasic, Clichy; Y Toure, Barry; Silva, Tevez, Nasri; Aguero

West Ham United: The Hammers are without defenders James Tomkins (calf) and George McCartney (knee) for the trip. Midfielders Mark Noble (shoulder) and Joe Cole (hamstring) are fit and back in contention for a starting berth.

Probable Line-up: (4-4-1-1) Jaaskelainen; Demel, Collins, Reid, O'Brien; Vaz Te, Noble, Diame, Jarvis; Nolan; Carroll