A look at Raheem Sterling's excellent record of West Ham hammerings

Raheem Sterling will be confident of extending his side’s all-conquering form when they meet West Ham United on Saturday.

Sterling bagged the winner on Sunday to give his side a 1-0 win against Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium.

Sunday's winning header was his sixth goal in his last nine games in all competitions.

Manchester City have won their last 14 league games, which sees them sitting pretty at the top of the Premier League table.

But this won't be a walk in the park for the Citizens, as they welcome a West Ham side to the Etihad Stadium who have genuine hopes of breaking into the top four.

This is a fixture that dates back to 1924, and when the whistle blows at the weekend, it will be the 114th time the two teams have gone into battle.

City boast an impressive record in this fixture, coming out on top in 58 of those games. West Ham have been victorious on 37 occasions, whereas the two sides couldn't be separated on 18 occasions.

Let's have a look at the numbers that matter.

Stat Attack

Sterling has netted nine goals so far this season, and enjoys playing Saturday's opponents.

The Englishman has played against the Hammers on 14 occasions, and has played a key role in 16 goals - eight being scored by Sterling himself, and eight being assisted by the wide man.

The Sky Blues are unbeaten in their last 13 fixtures against the London side with West Ham's last victory in this contest was a 2-1 win at the Etihad in 2015, thanks to goals from Victor Moses and Diafra Sakho.

David Moyes' side are unbeaten in their last four league games, yielding three wins in those games.

Memorable Matches

West Ham United 0-5 Manchester City

Premier League

10 August 2019

Sterling lofts over Lukasz Fabianski in 2019
Sterling lofts over Lukasz Fabianski in 2019

The opening day of the Premier League campaign saw Pep Guardiola's men get off to a rampant start at the London Stadium.

Gabriel Jesus opened the scoring for the defending champions after 25 minutes, firing home Kyle Walker's cut-back from close range.

After the break, City were in the goalscoring mood, and it didn't take Sterling long to open his account for the new season. The former Liverpool man was sent through on goal by Kevin De Bruyne, and calmly slotted under Lukasz Fabianski in the West Ham goal.

Sterling had put the ball on a plate for Jesus to tap home two minutes later, but it was adjudged that City's number seven was offside in the build-up.

Although it didn't take long for the Etihad outfit to add a third, with Sterling bagging his second of the afternoon. Sterling was the beneficiary of a delightful through-ball by Riyad Mahrez, before the England international lobbed Fabianski.

Sergio Aguero added a fourth from the spot, before Sterling notched his hat-trick, again being assisted by Mahrez, in stoppage time when Sterling wrong-footed Fabianski and slid the ball into the net nonchalantly.

City would go on to surrender their Premier League title to Liverpool.

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West Ham United 0-4 Manchester City

Premier League

24 November 2018

Sterling wheels away after another goal against the Hammers
Sterling wheels away after another goal against the Hammers

Manchester City won this game in fine style en route to the Premier League title, and it didn't take long for City to hit their straps.

David Silva opened the scoring after 11 minutes, tapping home Sterling's cross from inside the six-yard box.

City had their second before the 20-minute mark, as Sterling had an empty net in which to deposit Leroy Sane's drilled cross.

The pair combined again after 34 minutes, but this time it was Sane's turn to have a simple finish, after some intricate footwork inside the Hammers' box.

Sane notched a brace in stoppage time, controlling Jesus' cross and firing home from an acute angle.

Manchester City 3-1 West Ham United

Premier League

28 August 2016

Raheem Sterling celebrates at the Etihad
Raheem Sterling celebrates at the Etihad

A disappointing campaign for City started in a positive fashion as West Ham fell by the wayside.

It didn't take long for City to open the scoring. Sterling had a simple chance after Nolito's cut-back.

City had a second 10 minutes later, courtesy of an unlikely scorer as Fernandinho headed home convincingly from De Bruyne's cross.

The Hammers were given a lifeline after the break, after Michail Antonio headed home Arthur Masuaku's cross at the back post.

But Sterling settled the nerves within the Etihad Stadium, when he netted his second of the game in the stoppage time. The City wide man took it round Adrian in the West Ham goal and scored from an incredibly acute angle.

Tip for the fixture

Sterling has a very impressive record against West Ham. He can be found at 6/5 with Unibet to score at any time (price correct at the time of writing).

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