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Guardiola hails Man City stars and ground staff after West Ham win.

Updated: Nov 30, 2021

Manchester City 2-1 West Ham.

Pep Guardiola [BBC MOTD Screen Shot]
Pep Guardiola [BBC MOTD Screen Shot]

Pep Guardiola's side weren't at their best at the Etihad but dogged deep to secure a gritty victory as they beat both the Hammers and the elements.

Pep Guardiola was delighted Manchester City overcame a snowstorm to extend their winning run in the Premier League.

The Cityzens weren’t at their best when they hosted the Hammers on Sunday but dogged deep to secure three points in torrid weather conditions.

Midfielder Ilkay Gundogan broke the deadlock in the 33rd minute before substitute Fernandinho doubled the lead in the 90th minute, while David Moyes’ team got a consolation goal via Manuel Lanzini in the dying minute.

City were without Kevin De Bruyne, Phil Foden, and £100million record signing Jack Grealish for the third successive match, but that didn’t stop them from making things happen.

And after the match, Guardiola hailed his Man City stars and ground staff for clearing snow from the pitch at half-time to ensure the game against West Ham could go on.

Guardiola told BBC Sport: “In the first-half, it was almost impossible to play. But we have an incredible groundskeeper. Thanks to them we could play.

“I think the groundskeepers, the guys who took care of the pitch, were the man of the match. They did an incredible job to make sure we played the game today.

“The players we have out - those that came in were brilliant, all of them. And we cannot forget which opponent we played. They have everything."

City midfielder Rodri added: "It was a very difficult day because of the weather conditions, but it's always difficult against this team.

“We were lucky to get this first goal, because in the first-half we couldn't play much. In the second we dominated and could have scored more."

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