Form teams meet at Etihad Stadium

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2020-21 English Premier League

Matchday 26 of 38

Manchester City vs West Ham United  

Etihad Stadium 
Manchester, England
Saturday, 27 February 2021
Kick-off is at 14:30 
Two of the divisions form teams will meet in a 2020-21 English Premier League encounter at Etihad Stadium on Saturday when Manchester City host West Ham United. 
West Ham United manager David Moyes
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City maintained a 10-point lead atop the league standings with a 1-0 win over Arsenal last weekend. The Cityzens have won 13 matches on the trot since a 1-1 draw at home to West Brom in mid December and are now clear favourites to win the Premier League this season. 

"The record will be broken one day, we will lose games," City manager Pep Guardiola said after their victory at Emirates Stadium.

"I'm surprised and impressed and so when everyone is suffering in this world, all the teams in the league are dropping points, we were consistent over the past two months.

"People talk and talk about the record and the victories but to do this you have to win these types of games many, many times."

West Ham have arguably been this season's surprise package and built on their upturn in results in 2021 with a 2-1 win over London rivals Tottenham Hotspur, to move back into fourth spot.

Having fought relegation towards the back end of the previous campaign, David Moyes is over the moon with his team's current run of results and is dreaming of Uefa Champions League football.

"We are really excited about it because this time last year we were worried sick we were going to get relegated, so we are thrilled about it," Moyes told reporters.

"But the biggest thing for me is we can play much better and that is the bit that excites me and makes me think there is still better to come.

"To win this one [versus Spurs] was really important because of the games we have got coming up.

"I said a few weeks ago if we can hang in there then we can look at it a bit further down the line.

"What we are trying to do is stay away from the question of 'Chelsea didn't win or somebody else didn't win' because where we are is an incredible position at this time of the year. We have shown incredible form in 2021."
Michail Antonio
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The Hammers held City to a 1-1 draw in the reverse fixture at London Stadium this season.  Michail Antonio opened the scoring for the hosts before a second-half equaliser from Phil Foden earned the visitors a point. 

Manchester City vs West Ham United head-to-head statistics:

Matches played: 105
Manchester City wins: 55
West Ham United wins: 33
Draws: 17

English Premier League fixtures, matchday 26: 

Saturday, 27 February 
14:30 - Manchester City vs West Ham United 
17:00 - West Brom vs Brighton & Hove Albion 
19:30 - Leeds United vs Aston Villa 
22:00 - Newcastle United vs Wolves 
Sunday, 28 February 
14:00 - Crystal Palace vs Fulham 
14:00 - Leicester City vs Arsenal 
16:00 - Tottenham Hotspur vs Burnley 
18:30 - Chelsea vs Mancehster United 
21:15 - Sheffield United vs Liverpool 
Monday, 01 March
22:00 - Everton vs Southampton 

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Published: 02/24/2021