Title-chasing Man City drop points

English Premier League

Premier League leaders Manchester City staged a second-half comeback rescue a 2-2 draw at West Ham United on Sunday evening.

For all the promise, it was the Hammers that settled quickest which in turn nearly led to the opener from the head of Michael Dawson from a corner-kick but it was repelled by Ederson Moraes.

West Ham continued to hold ground and made the breakthrough midway in the first half when a first-time ball over the top released Jarrod Bowen, who went and rounded Ederson to find the net.

Before anything, the Hammers bagged a second goal on the brink of halftime as Bowen crept in behind the City defence yet again and drilled a teasing ball into the bottom-corner.

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The league leaders returned for the second half recharged and halved the deficit when Jack Grealish volleyed a delivery in the area from Rodri Hernandez past goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski.

There was a hint of a comeback shortly thereafter from a teasing effort from close-range by Gabriel Jesus, which Fabianski repelled and a speculative free-kick by De Bruyne.

However, a misplaced pass by Fernandinho a little thereafter fell into the path of Michail Antonio who failed to make them pay as he applied a wayward finish.

City continued to plug away and were level near the last 20 minutes after Vladimir Coufal headed a low-weighted free-kick from De Bruyne in his own net.

The Citizens should’ve sealed all the points from the spot following a foul by Dawson on Jesus, but Riyad Mahrez failed to beat Fabianski from 12-yards out.

It was a tightly-knit contest in the final seconds, but the Citizens settled for a draw and moved four points clear of Liverpool, who face Southampton this week.

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