Premier League table: City maintain eight-point lead ahead of Manchester derby

David Silva

Silva scored City's winner against West Ham on Sunday. Getty

However, the task was not yet over for Manchester City as they were desperate for the win.

The 31-year-old Spain worldwide, who scored the winning goal against West Ham United to maintain City's eight-point lead at the top of the table, will miss Wednesday's Champions League match against Shakhtar Donetsk.

And they were rewarded for their organization when Aaron Cresswell's good delivery from Angelo Ogbonna in the 44th minute to give the Hammers an improbable lead.

One good thing is that Kevin De Bruyne is suspended and David Silva did not even travel with the squad to rest and recover from a small injury, so the two most important players in the entire team will definitely not be playing this one.

"We knew we had to be patient, we came out flying in the second half, we tried to explain to the boys we still had time and then we started to relax a bit more and found those spaces".

Adrian gained praise from West Ham fans for his performance, and at the time of writing, led the club's official poll about who was their man of the match.

Corden, host of The Late Late Show, has been a constant critic of his beloved West Ham this season.

And Nicolas Otamendi, rightly, says it's Manchester City's job to find a way to beat these tactics: "The last matches were similar. For us it is a big challenge to play against them".

It's another loss for the Hammers despite the performance, and is just the start for the 19th place side having a hard run of fixtures.

"We're gutted that we lost it", Moyes said.

Arsenal managed to win 14 successive games in 2002, however, their 14th win ran into the next season and so does not count - although in doing so they set the record for the longest winning run in the English top flight (14). We had one day where we could prepare. "But we got a point and need to look forward now".

"It was a really tight game, it was a nice derby", he said.

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