Manchester City came into the game against West Ham United knowing that a win in London will be crucial if they were to win the EPL title this season..
West Ham United was aware that a win would move them from the UEFA Europa Conference league position to the UEFA Europa league spot just before Manchester United.
West Ham scored the 1st half’s two goals inside the 45th and 23rd minute via Bowen.
Pep made one of his worst mistakes.
By starting Grealish prior to Phil Foden Pep made a big mistake. Jack had not found his feet all season and this was a match that Manchester City needed to win.
Manchester City needed Raheem Sterling’s dribbling skills to break down West Ham United’s defence, which they did during the first half.
Pep ought to have started Nathan Ake before Zinchenko simply because they needed experience to prevent West Ham United’s attacking players like Bowen and Michail Antonio.
Pep ought to have started Ilkay Gundogan together with Kevin De Bruyne, which might have given the latter much more room to move and charge the attack..