How Manuel Lanzini was screwed vs Man City, knee update before Newcastle & contract news

Man City 1 – West Ham 0

Manchester City stayed one point behind Liverpool on Wednesday following a 1-0 win over West Ham.

Sergio Aguero was the match-winner for the Sky Blues slotting home a second half penalty.

Man City were awarded the spot-kick after a foul on Bernardo Silva in the West Ham box.

Was it a soft decision?

Man City’s penalty call vs West Ham

Manuel Lanzini was screwed vs Man City

Argentine playmaker Manuel Lanzini was introduced at the break for West Ham.

Lanzini was at the centre of West Ham’s best chance in the match.

He slid a super pass to Andy Carroll, who forced a top save from Ederson.

But should West Ham have won a penalty in the build-up?

Nicolas Otamendi hacked at Lanzini as he opened up space in the City box.

Manuel Lanzini was screwed vs Man City

If Lanzini had hit the deck, would he have won a spot-kick?

Manuel Pellegrini believed Lanzini was screwed at Man City.

Moreover, Pellegrini was upset the City spot-kick was given.

Lanzini knee update before Newcastle

Lanzini has only just returned to action for West Ham after eight months on the sidelines.

In the build-up to the World Cup, Lanzini suffered a terrible ACL injury.

He’s yet to start a match since his comeback, but could that happen against Newcastle this weekend?

That’s possible, after Lanzini discussed how he knee was feeling after the Man City match:

I am feeling good, I’m feeling strong, I’m happy to be back and feeling strong. It’s amazing to be back on the pitch and I am feeling like a player again and that is good!

It was a very good recovery with two special guys and the recovery was long but good. For now, I feel I am getting stronger.

It’s very close to 100 per cent because now this was my second game and I played 45 minutes. I finished the game and I feel very good and not tired. The knee is not swelling which is fantastic news and I feel I am near to 100 per cent.

Lanzini’s West Ham contract

25-year-old Lanzini is under contract with West Ham until 2020.

However according to reports, the Hammers are set to award the playmaker with a new deal.

Also see: Marko Arnautovic update & West Ham’s three key injury problems before Newcastle.

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