League leaders Manchester City have regained their eight-point lead at the top of the table after they struggled to beat West Ham United 2-1 at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday evening.
West Ham United took a shock first half lead through Nigerian-born Italian international Angelo Ogbonna but the home side bounced back after the break from an unlikely source.
Argentina defender Nicolas Otamendi poked home substitute Gabriel Jesus’ cross to level proceedings for City. Pep Guardiola’s team piled on more pressure on their visitors and it eventually paid off in the last ten minutes courtesy David Silva’s goal thus making it 13 successive wins for the Citizens.
Manchester City’s win takes the team eight points clear of rivals Manchester United ahead of the much anticipated Manchester Derby next Sunday.
In the earlier game on Sunday, Southampton striker Charlie Austin struck in the second half to cancel out Ryan Fraser’s first half goal for Bournemouth in the South Coast Derby as both sides settled for a 1-1 draw.