English Premier League leaders Manchester City on Sunday came from two down to grab a 2-2 draw at West Ham United-Zamkuwire
English Premier League leaders Manchester City on Sunday came from two down to grab a 2-2 draw at West Ham United, with the visitors’ star Riyad Mahrez missing a late penalty for City.
West Ham drew the first blood in minute 24 as English forward Jarrod Bowen had a through ball to finish. The home team took the lead.
Following Michail Antonio’s pass, Bowen doubled the gap before the halftime break to shock Manchester City at the London Stadium.
In the early minutes of the second half, Man City midfielder Jack Grealish scored with a right-footed volley to narrow the gap.
City kept their hopes alive as West Ham’s Vladimir Coufal scored an own goal with a header after Mahrez crossed in the 69th minute, 2-2.
Near the end of the game in London, Man City were awarded a penalty kick after Brazilian forward Gabriel Jesus was brought down in the box.
Polish goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski saved the kick taken by Algerian winger Mahrez.
Once the final whistle was blown, the points were shared.
Despite the draw, Manchester City are leading the league with 90 points and hold the aces for the English title.
They will host Aston Villa at Manchester’s Etihad Stadium next weekend. This will be the final match week of the Premier League season.
Man City are currently four points clear of second-place Liverpool, who have two games left to play in the league.
Liverpool will visit Southampton on Tuesday, then will play against the Wolverhampton Wanderers at home on May 22.
However, another mistake at the Aston Villa game on Sunday could be costly for City if Liverpool beats Southampton first to maintain their pressure on the leaders.
West Ham captain Noble plays his last home game
West Ham United captain Mark Noble, 35, played his final home game for his boyhood club.
An emotional Noble was in tears as the West Ham and club fans honored him at the London Stadium.
Noble — a West Ham midfielder for 18 years — said goodbye to his team’s fans as he will retire from the game at the end of the season.
Called, Mr. West Ham, for his loyalty to the London club, Noble amassed nearly 550 senior team appearances since his debut in 2004.
He scored 62 goals for the Hammers.