David Silva’s late winner against West Ham on Sunday has helped preserve Manchester City’s eight point lead at the top of the English Premier League ahead of the Manchester derby.
It is hard to fault West Ham’s performance;having absorbed the pressure quite well by getting behind the ball with grit and determination, resulting in Manchester City’s potent attacking wingers in Raheem Sterling and Leroy Sane reduced to firing wildly from distance.
West Ham, however created the better chances and finally broke the deadlock when Angelo Obonna reacted quicker than Manchester City central defender Nicolas Otamendi, to meet Aaron Cresswell’s swinging ball with a header beyond Goalkeeper Ederson, into the back of Manchester City’s net.
Post half time, Gabriel Jesus was introduced by Manchester City, and he set up an equaliser almost immediately. Jesus took the ball into the edge of the six-yardbox and Otamendi helped the ball to the back of the net, tough the final touch seemed to come from West Ham defender Rice.
Then, with 8 minutes remaining on the clock, Kevin De Bruyne swung a pass over the top of the West Ham defence as City camped on the edge of their opponents' box.
David Silva read the flight of it better than anyone and stretched out a leg to divert the ball just past the despairing Adrian.
We are yet to see if the unstoppable force of Manchester City can be stopped on by the immovable object in Manchester United.