Manchester City 2-0 West Ham: Sky Blues boost top-four hopes with win over woeful Hammers

Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero played a part in both goals, as the Premier League holders strengthened their grip on a top-four spot in the table with a comfortable win against West Ham, whose poor 2015 shows no signs of a turnaround, reports BBC Sport.

Manchester City were on top from the off against the Londoners, and could have gone ahead even earlier than they did, with Sam Allardyce’s side made to withstand constant pressure. City did eventually get their noses in front in the 18th minutes through an own goal from Hammers centre-back James Collins.

City striker Sergio Aguero made a run off the ball, and Collins tried to intercept a pass into him, but only succeeded in inadvertently lacing the ball into the back of the net. The hosts second-goal had for more class about it, however.

In the 36th minute, Aguero and winger Jesus Navas exchanged passes around the edge of the area, and the former took his chance brilliantly to make it 2-0. It could have been much worse for West Ham, as they showed little fight throughout, and the defeat sees them close to slipping out of the top-10.

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