Premier League: City down Hammers to open 13-point lead
Manchester City moved 13 points clear at the top of the Premier League table as John Stones’ second-half strike was enough to secure a 2-1 win against battling West Ham United on Saturday.
Fourth-placed West Ham gave City a decent game at Etihad Stadium and fought back to level through Michail Antonio before the break, after Stones’ central-defensive partner Ruben Dias had put the hosts in front.
Reborn England international Stones then fired home his fourth goal of the season from Riyad Mahrez’s lay-off to keep Pep Guardiola’s side in control of the title race as they extended their winning streak to 20 matches.
City’s unbeaten record now stretches to 27 games and they will equal their longest run without defeat when they take on Wolves on Tuesday.