Manuel Pellegrini's meeting with Manchester City, the club he led two years before – before leaving for China – could not have been more sad: his West Ham could never prevail at home and was defeated (4-0) ) for the painting directed by Josep Guardiola.
The London Olympic Stadium was the setting in which the engineer met with the Citizens team with which he was Premier League champion in 2014. But the spirit of Spanish scoring David Silva – author of the first goal at age 11 & # 39; – and the excellent performance of Englishman Raheem Sterling, who scored the second and participated in the other two goals, scored by the German Leroy San, were uncontrollable for those led by the Chilean.
In just 34 & # 39;, the visiting team already had 3-0, and placed definitive numbers in the 90's, allowing City to remain as the exclusive leader of the English league with 35 units, two more than their escort, Liverpool, who beat Watford 3-0 at home. While West Ham is relegated to 12th place in the table, with a dozen points. And next weekend you should visit Newcastle, with the added obligation not to continue sinking into the championship.
Alexis is not United's solution
Meanwhile, Manchester United failed to break the tie (0-0) against Crystal Palace, playing in their old Trafford feud. Alexis Snchez took the place of Frenchman Paul Pogba missing 20 minutes to the end of the match, but never found the formula to solve the offensive deficiencies of his team.
A result that, moreover, continues sinking in the table for the photo led by Jose Mourinho, who now stands 14 points behind the leader, Manchester City.
This Tuesday, United have the opportunity to recover their smile in the Champions League: host the modest Young Boys of Switzerland. A Red Devils triumph has settled them in the last eight.
"I do not think he's leaving (Sanchez) because he's never told me he's not happy here to want to leave." JOS MOURINHO, Manchester United coach