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Last season, Liverpool pushed City all the but Guardiola's men - who became the first team to reach 100 points in the Premier League during the 2017/18 season - produced some exhilarating football as they became the first side to retain the title since 2009, finishing on 98 points.

In the second half, Man City shifted gears as Raheem Sterling scored a hattrick with Sergio Aguero chipping in with a late penalty.

Marcus Rashford scored twice as Manchester United thumped Chelsea 4-0 at Old Trafford, while Harry Kane was at his ruthless best as Tottenham came from behind to see off Aston Villa 3-1.

Liverpool's 4-1 victory over Norwich on Friday sent the message to City that they are up for another titanic title battle after missing out by just one point last season. "It will never be comparable with what we lived last season".

City committed 13 fouls during their trip to the London Stadium, which was over double the amount of fouls West Ham committed. Once they got the second and third it was game over. And that's what has happened here, as their win over West Ham was their 15th straight in the Premier League.

And the players were back on the training field down to wind down after yesterday's exertions.

As for the Seagulls, they come into the match on a high after Graham Potter's debut in the dugout at Watford.

Manchester United host Chelsea in Sunday's big game with Arsenal at Newcastle United.

United were not at their best against Frank Lampard's side but they proved lethal in front of goal, with strikes from Rashford (2), Anthony Martial and Daniel James enough to secure all three points. "It was quite hard first half to get the cobwebs off, but once we got our rhythm, the chances came".

The defeat also means Chelsea ended a day in the Premier League relegation zone for the first time since September 2000.

City host Tottenham Hotspur in their next league game on August 17.

Raheem Sterling loves playing and scoring against the Irons.

The Argentine scored before Sterling completed his hat-trick in stoppage time - the first player to do so on the opening weekend of the Premier League since Didier Drogba in 2010.



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