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Rice, 22, has gone from strength to strength over the past 12 months, spearheading West Ham's sensational ascent up the league table as well as starring for England during the Euro 2020 campaign. Hammers boss David Moyes recently said that top clubs missed out on a £100million 'bargain' in his captain, sending a 'hands off' warning to the East London club's rivals.
- Third-placed Man City host fourth-placed West Ham at the Etihad Stadium
- Both sides will be hoping for three points to keep pace with the top two
Two of the Premier League's top four meet as Manchester City welcome West Ham to the Etihad Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
Pep Guardiola's team go into the contest three points ahead of the Hammers, who suffered a defeat at Wolves last weekend.
Both will be hoping for a positive outcome to maintain the pressure on Chelsea and Liverpool ahead of them in the Premier League table.
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Soucek: Wolves defeat was a ‘slap in the face’ for West Ham12:50, Adam Shergold
Tomas Soucek believes West Ham got the ‘slap in the face’ they needed to keep them focused on maintaining their superb start to the season.
The Hammers can go level on points with Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium this afternoon, three days after David Moyes’s side booked their place in the knock-out stages of the Europa League.
It was the ideal response for the Hammers, who had slumped to a disappointing defeat by Wolves in their first game after the international break.
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Opta big match stats12:42,
Manchester City have won nine of their 10 Premier League games against West Ham under Pep Guardiola (D1), scoring 28 and conceding just five in these matches.
West Ham have won just one of their last 15 Premier League away games against Man City (D1 L13), winning 2-1 in September 2015 under Slaven Bilic.
Having scored in 20 consecutive meetings with West Ham in all competitions, Manchester City drew 0-0 against the Hammers in their last meeting in the League Cup in October, before being eliminated on penalties.
West Ham have taken just five points from 75 available in Premier League away games against reigning champions (W1 D2 L22), with their one victory coming at Manchester United in December 2001.
West Ham fans are most flatulent in the Premier League, survey says
A survey by 101greatgoals shows that Hammers fans full of beer and pies let rip 12 times on average per game - twice the Premier League average toots of six. Newcastle were second on 11.A survey done by 101greatgoals shows that Hammers fnas are doing up to 12 farts per match.
Manchester City have kept a clean sheet in six of their last seven Premier League home games (W5 D1 L1), with the exception being a 2-0 loss against Crystal Palace last month.
It’s a winter wonderland at the Etihad!12:37,
Well, the weather conditions will certainly make this afternoon’s match more interesting.
Flurries of snow in Manchester have blanketed the Etihad in the white stuff. The fans seem to be lapping it up but Declan Rice doesn’t look too sure.
What’s more, the weather forecast is for continued snow throughout the game. Let’s hope the undersoil heating is cranked up.
Algerian allies: City’s Mahrez unsurprised that West Ham’s Benrahma is shining this season12:26,
Manchester City's Riyad Mahrez says it was only a matter of time before his international team-mate Said Benrahma became a success at West Ham.
The Algerian colleagues will be up against each other in a battle between two of the top four at The Etihad this afternoon.
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The Premier League weekend12:04,
Just in case you missed any of the scores from yesterday or aren’t quite sure what’s on today, here’s how the Premier League weekend maps out.
Arsenal 2 Newcastle United 0
Brighton and Hove Albion 0 Leeds United 0
Crystal Palace 1 Aston Villa 2
Liverpool 4 Southampton 0
Norwich City 0 Wolverhampton Wanderers 0
Brentford vs Everton (2pm)
Burnley vs Tottenham Hotspur (2pm)
Leicester City vs Watford (2pm)
Manchester City vs West Ham United (2pm)
Chelsea vs Manchester United (4.30pm)
A meeting of third and fourth in the Premier League12:01,
It’s a packed Premier League afternoon with no fewer than FIVE matches, including four getting underway at 2pm.
The highlight of those early games must be the match we’ll be focusing on here - Manchester City against West Ham at the Etihad Stadium.
It’s a meeting of third and fourth in the Premier League table, with both looking to close the gap on leaders Chelsea and Liverpool in second.
Everyone expected City to be in the title mix, of course, but West Ham have pleasantly surprised many with their bright start to the season.
Today, however, they face arguably their sternest test of the season so far away to the defending champions.
Brentford vs Everton - Premier League: Live score, lineups and updates .
Follow Sportsmail's MAX MATHEWS for live Premier League coverage of the Bees against the Toffees, including build-up, team news and updates, and all the latest from Leicester vs Watford too.Everton will be aiming to finally secure their first win in seven matches with a tough visit to Brentford on a busy day of Premier League action on Saturday afternoon.