GOAL FLASH!

West Ham United 1-0 Manchester City

(24′ mins): Rodri was a whisker away from an opening goal. Dawson deflected the danger to safety. While Fernandinho’s fizzing strike was a fraction too high.

But if City thought they were going to have it all their own way, they were soon in for a shock. Jarrod Bowen raced onto Fornals through-pass, rounded Ederson and squeezed the East Londoners ahead. Stratford, and a large percentage of Merseyside, exploded with delight.

Brian Jeeves

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