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Guardiola not taking West Ham for granted despite his impressive London Stadium record

Pep Guardiola insists he is taking nothing for granted ahead of Manchester City’s trip to West Ham this weekend despite the club’s impressive record at the London Stadium.

City travel to the capital tomorrow lunchtime and face West Ham at a ground they have enjoyed huge success at in recent seasons, the aggregate score between the two sides games at the London Stadium standing at an incredible 22-1, with Guardiola’s side having scored at least four goals on each of their five visits to the Hammers’ home since his appointment in 2016.

Last season saw City secure an emphatic 5-0 victory on the opening weekend of the season with Raheem Sterling helping himself to a hat-trick, though Guardiola insists past results count for little ahead of tomorrow’s clash.

West Ham have bounced back from a difficult start to the season and have taken seven points from their previous three Premier League fixtures, securing impressive victories over Wolves and Leicester before last weekend’s thrilling comeback draw at Tottenham.

Guardiola says he is well aware of the threat posed by a side in ‘good form’ at present, and admits he is not discounting David Moyes’ side despite their recent record at the London Stadium.

“The past is the past, we have good results,” Guardiola said at his pre-match press conference.

“What we saw against Tottenham, always West Ham have quality players. They play really well against Tottenham, not just the last minutes, even at 3-0 down they play with a lot of personality.

“They are in good form. Definitely, they are in a good moment.”

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