Manchester City were dropped after picking a series of disappointing results. The Citizens are now trying to get up at the same time avoiding the bad record at home to West Ham at the Etihad on Sunday (19/4).
After beating Newcastle United 5-0 in February, the City like a free fall. Manuel Pellegrini’s landing troops just two wins in eight games later, with six of them tipped defeat.
City almost certainly will not be able to retain the title of champion for now slipped to fourth place of the standings with 61 points, behind 12 points from Chelsea who still have one game remaining.
The match against West Ham, for the City, became obligatory to win if they want to continue to be in the Champions League zone. However, West Ham proved not an easy opponent for Yaya Toure et al. once at the beginning of the season they lost 1-2 at Upton Park.
The following data and facts related to the game City against West Ham, as reported by Opta:
– Man City have twice lost in the league in April this season. They have never suffered defeat in three league games in a month since November 2008.
– West Ham beat City 2-1 at the start of this season. They never won both games against City in the Premier League season