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MAN CITY VS WEST HAM

Published:Friday | September 18, 2015 | 9:00 AM

MANCHESTER CITY (4-4-2)

HART, SAGNA, KOMPANY, MANGALA, KOLAROV,

NAVAS, FERNANDINHO, TOURE, NASRI, AGUERO, BONY

WEST HAM (4-2-3-1)

SAKHO, MOSES, PAYET, LANZINI, NOBLE, KOUYATE, CRESSWELL, OGBONNA, REID, TOMKINS, ADRIAN

Manchester City's relentless pursuit of the Barclays Premier League title continues against West Ham United after a faultless start to the 2015-16 campaign.

But they suffered a rare defeat on Tuesday, and lost 2-1 at home to Juventus in the first group game of their Champions League programme.

However, the 1-0 win at Crystal Palace on Saturday means that City have won their last 11 league matches, a club record and three short of the top-flight best, achieved by Arsenal in 2002.

In that period, City have scored 29 goals and conceded only four while, this season, they have won all five games - for only the second time in the top flight and first since the 1912-13 season - without conceding. Indeed, they have actually gone six league games without letting in a goal - a new club record.

Manuel Pellegrini's men are only the fourth team to open a season in the top division with five clean sheets (after Manchester United in 1997, Chelsea in 2005 and Portsmouth, in 2006).

They owe their latest success to Kelechi Iheanacho, whose last-minute winner at Palace made him City's 125th player to score a Premier League goal.

City will hope that Sergio Aguero recovers from a knee injury sustained at Palace, but Raheem Sterling (hamstring) and David Silva (ankle) should be available after missing the Selhurst Park game.