Raheem Sterling scored a hat trick as Manchester City thrashed West Ham at the London Stadium to kick off their Premier League title defence in style.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was refreshingly honest admitting Manchester United were lucky as they returned to winning ways against West Ham.
Two penalties scored by Paul Pogba ensured Manchester United got a very lucky win against West Ham who replied through Felipe Anderson and could have scored more but for poor refereeing decisions
Manchester City needed a “soft” penalty to defeat West Ham and avoid dropping important points in the pursuit of their Premier League title defence.
Sergio Aguero’s penalty after an hour saw off West Ham but Manchester City have to thank Ederson for keeping the scores level earlier as City overcame fatigue to get past the Hammers.