Slaven Bilic and West Ham United will be glad to not see Pep Guardiola and Manchester City anymore the rest of the season.
The Hammers were beaten for the third time this season - and thrashed for the second consecutive contest at home - by the formidable side from Manchester 4-0 Wednesday evening.
West Ham fullbacks Aaron Cresswell and Sam Byram’s poor performances set the stage for their side’s latest whipping at the hands of City, as both were badly outclassed by Raheem Sterling and Leroy Sane.
After a promising first 15 minutes, the latest Pep onslaught on the Hammers began when Cresswell’s poor pass to the middle sprung Kevin De Bruyne to run at goal and finish in the 17th minute. That opening tally for the visitors set the stage for a second three goal City half at the London Stadium in as many months.
Just four minutes later, the former Schalke prodigy Sane ran right by Byram to create an easy tap in for David Silva in the 21st minute. And the latest albatross of an opening 45 minutes for West Ham vs City was complete when Brazilian young sensation Gabriel Jesus tapped home from Sterling’s penetrating work in the 39th minute.
Hammers debutante Jose Fonte added to a forgettable evening for the hosts, when he conceded a penalty after fouling Sterling in the box. Yaya Toure dispatched the spot kick past a diving Darren Randolph in the 67th minute for a 4-0 beating.
West Ham will look for an instant bounce back this Saturday, when they face Southampton at St. Mary’s Park. It will be a quick reunion for Fonte with his own club, as he left the Saints for the Hammers two weeks ago.