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Story by: Uche Amako The Telegraph

Hello and welcome to live coverage of the first Premier League match of the weekend as leaders Manchester City face West Ham at the Etihad.

City are in outstanding form, winning their last 19 matches in all competitions and are unbeaten in 26 matches stretching back to November.

But manager Pep Guardiola says he is not interested in records, only winning.

“The challenge is not to win 20 or 21, the challenge is to beat West Ham,” Guardiola said at his pre-match press conference.

“This is the only challenge that we have. The results are a consequence of what we do day by day.”

Kevin De Bruyne could start for City after being an unused substitute in the win over 

He said: “He’s fully fit. He was fully fit against Gladbach as well. I’m not going to say any different as to how key and important a player he is for us. In the last part of the season he will be so important.”

West Ham are right in the hunt for a top-four finish after an impressive season and manager David Moyes says he has no intention of leaving, amid links with the vacant position at Celtic.

The 57-year-old said: “I’ve got no intentions of going anywhere. I’ve already spoken to David Sullivan, we’re up to date and things are quietly ticking along.

“I don’t want anything to get in the way of what we’re doing just now. I’m not going to come out and say I’m signing a big contract or doing anything else that in any way might change things around. I just really want to go about the job and try and be professional.

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“I am really happy here, I enjoy the people I work with and there has been great improvement on and off the field here at West Ham.

“I’m hoping to continue making them better and hopefully we can start to sustain the level of league position that we’re in at the moment.

“The truth is that I’ve got something that if we finish, I think it’s above 13th, where automatically it kicks in anyway if I choose – it’s still my choosing.

“As I said, there’s no big panic, and I don’t feel under any pressure with it. I don’t want anybody at the club or anybody else to feel under pressure by it because we’ll get it sorted.”


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Source References: The Telegraph

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