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Summary

  1. Otamendi and Silva turn game around after Ogbonna opener
  2. Live commentary from Etihad Stadium on BBC Radio 5 live
  3. Bournemouth 1-1 Southampton - Austin levels for Saints after Fraser opener

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By Tom Rostance

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And with that we bid you farewell.

No Premier League action on Monday - for once - so we'll leave you to Slough v Rochdale and see you back here on Tuesday.

Plenty more to come on the site tonight of course. Good night!

Every day's a schoolday

Man City 2-1 West Ham: Today was a big lesson for me - Guardiola

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola says he is having to learn how to break down defensive teams after his side's dramatic 2-1 victory over West Ham.

MATCH REPORT: Man City 2-1 West Ham

Watch all of Sunday's Premier League goals on Match of the Day 2 at 22:30 GMT on BBC One and the BBC Sport website & app.

Taking down the house

I don't think the builders who demolished Maine Road or Upton Park ever had this problem.

Pontiac Silverdome stadium fails to implode in Detroit

The planned partial-demolition of the Pontiac Silverdome stadium in Detroit has failed.

The stadium has been empty for a decade, and its staged demolition was due to begin with an implosion on Sunday.

But while footage showed plumes of smoke rising, the building remained standing.

Local media quoted officials as saying the stadium was "built a little too well."

What's next for West Ham?

West Ham United

Home games against Chelsea and Arsenal next for David Moyes.

Merry Christmas.

FA Cup review

Plenty of good action in the FA Cup this afternoon - with Crewe's fightback at Blackburn probably the pick of the bunch.

Watch the highlights here:

Highlights: Blackburn Rovers 3-3 Crewe Alexandra

And read the rest of the reports here.

I've just watched 15 replays if the winning goal. David Moyes' critique of his defenders seems a bit harsh, it's a magic ball in from Kevin de Bruyne. If anything, someone from midfield should have tracked David Silva's run.

'A really good job'

Manchester City 2-1 West Ham

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West Ham manager David Moyes, speaking to BBC Sport: "For long periods I thought it was going to be our day. We didn't limit them with possession but with clear cut chances we did, and I thought we were always a threat on the break - arguably we had the best chances in the first half.

"We didn't do well with the ball at times but we stuck at it, saw it through and the boys did a really good job. The effort and the attitude has been really good - it had to be today. The games I want us to play much better but in training we have been working hard, I can't have any complaints. We just started to fizzle out after about 60 minutes but then we came again and had a great chance in the last minute to get an equaliser."

On Adrian competing with Joe Hart for a starting spot: "If you get the jersey in football you hope you can retain it. You hope that if you play well you might get another chance. That's football and I don't think that's changed."

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Rob Wayte: City are more like a Fifa world 11 team, they are on a different footballing planet at the moment. Even if Utd are attack minded, rather than Jose defensive when the 2 sides meet, it's difficult to see any other outcome than a City win.

'Thirty-nine points. That is a lot'

Manchester City 2-1 West Ham

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Pep Guardiola
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Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola, speaking to Sky Sports: "Today was different to (the late winner against) Southampton - I did not think that was going to happen. But today since after five minutes in the second half I felt we were going to score. Our pace and pass were quicker and better, that is why we are so happy - every game is so tough and it is important to keep our momentum.

"We started well but lost our patience and couldn't find the players in position, they moved too much.

"But you have ups and downs - what is important is that in the second half it was outstanding the way we played. It means we have done 39 points in a row. That is a lot. You see how they run and how they fight, that's why we are so proud again.

"Before (next week's match against Manchester United) we have to travel to Ukraine and after think about Old Trafford. We are going to try to be who we are."

West Ham deserved a draw - Moyes

Manchester City 2-1 West Ham United

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West Ham manager David Moyes on BBC Radio 5 live: "I have to say it was a really good effort. We defended much better today. We've worked a bit on it, we had one day where we could prepare.

"We needed our goalkeeper to play well. He got both hands to most things, I thought most of it was outside the box. I have to say we did a really good job.

"What a chance we have to make it 2-2 late on. My feeling was I thought we deserved it (to equalise). You get results in different ways and it looked as though we might have got one today. Our effort today was top. For long parts of the game we were in with a chance of getting a result."

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Manchester City 2-1 West Ham

City to field a midfield of Phil Foden, Pep, Noel Gallagher and Johnny Marr in Ukraine in midweek surely?

'It shows what we are'

Manchester City 2-1 West Ham

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Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola to MOTD: "We started really well but we lost our patience. We didn't have any rhythm because Adrian was taking 30 seconds every time.

"It was similar to the last few games, in the second half I thought we would score. It was massive. They played 10 players inside the box, it was almost impossible. It's a big victory. It showed what we are.

"You have to try to solve it [when teams pack the defence]. We had two strikers in the second half and that helped, it was a big lesson for me. We created more with two.

"The pace was better, we had more presence in the box. Kevin de Bruyne playing as the holding midfielder gave us the tempo. We were much, much better.

"We spoke a lot about defending set-pieces but they are taller. It will happen again next week against United so we have to try and concede fewer set-pieces."

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Will Nicholls: Surely Adrian has to be ahead of Hart in the pecking order now? The defence looks so much more reassured with him there, not to mention the fact he can actually save a football

Imer Cardona: City are good but their early season "flair" has diminished. They've been lucky against H'field, Soton and now WHam. Their luck will soon desert them. Utd still in it big time.

'Gutted we lost'

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David Moyes
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West Ham manager David Moyes, speaking to Sky Sports: "We are gutted we lost but we played against a really good side and I thought for long periods we frustrated them - arguably we had the best chances in the first half.

"So I'm ultimately disappointed not to take something from the game, but I'm really pleased with the players. We were always quite good in the counter, with power and pace up front, you are thinking maybe this is our day but unfortunately the chance at the end just went past the post.

"I think we should have done much better with the winning goal. If you are a centre half in that position you would head it away, so I'm disappointed we lost the ball, but we were playing a young 18-year-old centre half who did really well today."

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City also smashed Arsenal and Watford, and beat both the teams that Man Utd have lost to (Huddersfield and Chelsea) ... As a Utd fan I'm not looking forward to the derby next week.

Joe, Manchester

What's next?

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The Champions League is back in midweek, with Manchester City already assured of first place in their group when they face Shakhtar on Wednesday.

Then it's Old Trafford next Sunday. A big week.

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Tony Smith: This mcfc winning from behind late in every game thing could get a bit tedious..

'I cannot be happy, zero'

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West Ham keeper Adrian, speaking to Sky Sports: "At the end of the day it is a defeat, we don't get any points, so I cannot be happy, zero. But we troubled them, we defended well and played well on the counter attack, we had great chances to go 2-2 at the end but they are top players.

"Personally, this is my fifth season at West Ham. I do my best every time I play. I hope I have more chances to play from now. The competition is great, so for the manager the next game we don't know."

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Andy: Our lowest points total after 15 games in any Premier League season, even the ones when we were relegated. Game over. Hopefully relegation this season will be the catalyst for the owners to sell, and someone actually willing to invest in the squad to come in.

Life at the top

Manchester City 2-1 West Ham

Chelsea had 37 points at the same stage last season, Leicester 32 the season before that and Chelsea 36 the season before that.

Manchester United are on title pace. But they're still way behind.

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Kevin de Bruyne
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Hazard masterclass yesterday, De Bruyne today....imagine if they were the same nationality and you had to face them in the World Cup!!!!!!

Craig from Norwich

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Regular Jon. Is that the same City that beat Watford 6-0 away and didn’t lose at Huddersfield?

Dave

Late goals breed confidence and positivity, confidence and positivity breed late goals. Like United under Fergie, and the invincibles under Wenger, this City team always believe they can find a winner and more than often than not they will. Brilliant team.

Alex, cardiff, United fan.

'We had to be patient'

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Manchester City midfielder Fabian Delph, speaking to Sky Sports: "It was difficult, teams seem to come here and get every man behind the ball, not interested in anything but parking the bus.

"But we have players like David Silva in the team, so we knew if we kept going we'd get our chances. 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. We want to win the derby but we are taking it each game at a time."

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Jake: Dear Pep, please drop some points again this season, just for fun, we know you will win anyway but still I need to see some competition in the said to be "most competitive league of the top leagues" Yours Faithfully, Jake

Bobby: If you had offered me a 2-1 loss to Man City at the start of the game, I would have taken it. Shame we couldn't nick a point at the end.

Louis Preece: Regarding the talk of Hummels, I think he'd improve most sides in world football. As a United fan, can only hope he doesn't go to City as he'd be the final piece of the puzzle

David Silva says City's players train for teams to play like that against them. You'd hope so to be honest.

How will Manchester United line up against them next week?

City are 'unbelievable'

Manchester City 2-1 West Ham United

Robbie Savage

Ex-Leicester City & Wales midfielder on BBC Radio 5 live

I thought it was an outstanding game. West Ham were disciplined in the first half. City have got outstanding individual talent and a great team spirit. Another win. You know it's coming. West Ham's players gave everything today but Manchester City kept going. They are unbelievable, they just believe they're going to score goals.

Manchester City 2-1 West Ham

West Ham's Pablo Zabaleta applauds the fans at full-time
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Pablo Zabaleta is blowing kisses to the crowd all around a pleased Etihad. His side so nearly escaped with a point.

West Ham stay in 19th place.

FULL-TIME

Manchester City 2-1 West Ham

Nicolas Otamendi and David SIlva embrace at full-time
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City win a 13th game in a row and return to an eight-point cushion at the top of the lead.

Plenty for David Moyes to enjoy from his side though. Is that gritty showing a launchpad?

Sub swap

Manchester City 2-1 West Ham

Simon Stone

BBC Sport at the Etihad Stadium

Vincent Kompany dashed to the touchline then as Eliaquim Mangala looked as though he might not be able to continue.

A quick check with the Frenchman confirmed he was OK to continue, so Kompany went back to the dug out for his training top, having avoided the booking that would have meant him missing next week's Manchester derby.

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City have the ball in the corner. Almost there.

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RegularJon: Citeh are garbage. Struggle to beat Southampton and one of the league’s worst side, West Ham, while United smash Watford and Arsenal. Bring on the derby

YELLOW CARD

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Well played Gabriel Jesus, who puts the afterburners on and chases a ball forwards, Adrian is well off his line and ends up chopping the striker down.

Booked.

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Have to disagree with Katy from Edinburgh about squad improvements, this city team currently looks flawless.

Tim in Cape Town

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FOUR minutes added on. We are into the second of them.

Manchester City 2-1 West Ham

Eliaquim Mangala has picked up an injury too I think. Fernandinho makes the 'substitution' gesture but instead it's Leroy Sane who comes off for Bernardo Silva.

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Robbie Savage

Ex-Leicester City & Wales midfielder on BBC Radio 5 live

Oh Sakho! He's got to hit the target there. He's put it about nine foot wide. What a chance, what a chance.

CLOSE!

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Marko Arnautovic runs past Eliaquim Mangala
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WHAT A CHANCE!

Marko Arnautovic toasts Eliaquim Mangala, superb run down the right, he then finds Diafra Sakho in the area and he slams wide.

You've got to hit the target there. GOT TO!

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Colin Hines: Wrap it up, prepare the blue and white streamers. This league is over.

Manchester City 2-1 West Ham

I wonder if David Silva had a goal bonus in that new contract? A good week for him.