At the London Stadium, West Ham United were swept aside by the 2017 / 2018 Premier League Champions, Manchester City.
Ahead of the game, we’d expressed our reservations about the Hammers obtaining anything form this game and, unfortunately, those fears were realised.
Manchester City were a different class to West Ham and there can be no arguments about the severity of the defeat with the Hammers defence being torn apart with ease.
Our visitors edged ahead in the game when a shot from Leroy Sane took a wicked deflection off the head of Patrice Evra to leave Adrian stranded.
The lead was doubled when the Hammers defence got in a pickle and the unfortunate Pablo Zabaleta saw the ball end up in his own net.
But, before half-time, a superb free-kick from Aaron Cresswell beat Emerson, in the Manchester City goal, to give the home support a belief that West Ham could grab something from the game.
Unfortunately, Manchester City were in no mood to let the Hammers get back on level terms in the second-half and re-exerted their authority.
The lead was extended to 3-1 when Raheem Sterling provided an opportunity Gabriel Jesus was never going to miss and Sterling provided a third assist of the game for Fernandinho to provide a clinical finish.
The defeat leaves the Hammers looking over their shoulders at the relegation scrap with West Ham just three points above Southampton who occupy the third relegation place.