MAN CITY (4-2-3-1)HART,SAGNA, DEMICHELIS, OTAMENDI, KOLAROV,FERNANDINHO,FERNANDO,DE BRUYNE, SILVA, STERLING,BONYSWANSEA (4-2-3-1)GOMIS,ROUTLEDGE, SIGURDSSON, AYEW,BRITTON, KI,TAYLOR, BARTLEY, WILLIAMS, NAUGHTON,FABIANSKIOn Tuesday, Manchester City beat Borussia Moenchengladbach 4-2, thanks to three goals in the final 11 minutes, enabling them to finish top of their Champions League group.City, though, were knocked off the top of the Barclays Premier League last weekend when they were beaten 2-0 by Stoke City, enabling Leicester City to take the leadership.Interestingly, City have failed to come back and win after being two goals or more behind in their last 59 attempts in the Premier League.That loss at Stoke means that City have won only once in their last four league games, dropping eight points from a possible 12.City have won six of their eight home games and scored 23 goals – the most in the Premier League.Swansea arrive on the back of a poor run, having taken just one point from their last five games and a possible 15. That sequence of four defeats from five league games has ended with the sacking of manager Garry Monk, with former boss Brendan Rodgers, recently sacked by Liverpool, being tipped with a shock return to the Liberty Stadium.
West Ham United Obiang: Moyes has changed West Ham’s mentality Ronan Murphy Last updated 1 year ago 17:10 11/18/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Images West Ham United Watford v West Ham United Premier League The new Hammers boss has only been at the club a short time, but has already impressed the Spanish midfielder with his intensity in training West Ham midfielder Pedro Obiang has praised new manager David Moyes for changing the mentality at the club and giving the players new energy.The former Everton and Manchester United manager took charge of the Hammers following the departure of Slaven Bilic and will oversee his first game on Sunday as they travel to Watford.Obiang is impressed with what he has seen from Moyes so far and believes that the 54-year-old’s approach to coaching will help build a new philosophy at London Stadium. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player “The energy the manager and his coaches have brought has been really positive and, in this situation, for the players, for the supporters and for everybody, we are experiencing new things,” Obiang told the club’s official website.“Of course, we know what happened before, but it is time to change and think about what we are doing right now and that’s what we are doing. It’s really important that we start afresh. It has happened many times at every club, but now everything has changed and it’s not about one game, one player or one thing; we have changed our mentality and we cannot have any more excuses.”If we work together, every player and every member of staff, then we can do what we want to do.”Moyes has not had long to work with the team due to the international break, but Obiang believes that he has already had an impact on the training ground. The 25-year-old played at Sampdoria for five seasons before moving to the Premier League to join the Hammers and has compared Moyes’ approach with the training he received in Serie A.“We are training more than before, not in terms of time, but in terms of the quality of the things they are doing,” Obiang continued. “The manager has changed the intensity of many things, we have done more things tactically, and he’s bringing everything new for us, which is good because he is giving us his philosophy.“It’s similar to the training I did in Italy but, at the same time, it is different because we have many coaches around, telling us what they want and that can only help us.”