April 29, 2018 / 3:30 PM / 9 months ago

Soccer-Man City close in on points record with 4-1 win at West Ham

* Manchester City close on record with 4-1 win at West Ham United

* City now within two points of Premier League points record

* Leroy Sane and Pablo Zabaleta own goal put City 2-0 up

* Aaron Cresswell got West Ham back in it just before halftime

* Gabriel Jesus and Fernandinho added two more in the second half

* West Ham are three points above bottom three

* City host Huddersfield Town next; West Ham face Leicester City


April 29 (Reuters) - Manchester City secured a comfortable 4-1 win over West Ham United at the London Stadium on Sunday to move within two of the Premier League’s single-season points record.

PFA Young Player of the Year Leroy Sane got City — already confirmed as Premier League champions two weeks ago — up and running in the 13th minute, as his strike from the edge of the penalty area was deflected in by Patrice Evra.

Former City defender Pablo Zabaleta then put through his own net 14 minutes later to score City’s 100th Premier League goal of the season, before Aaron Cresswell curled home a 42nd minute free kick to get West Ham back in it.

Second-half goals from Gabriel Jesus and Fernandinho made sure of the win, leaving West Ham just three points above the relegation zone in 15th.

City’s tally of 102 goals for the season is one off Chelsea’s Premier League record set in 2009-10. They have 93 points, two short of the Premier League record which was also set by Chelsea in 2004-2005. (Reporting by Peter Hall Editing by Toby Davis)

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