West Ham vs Man City: team news, TV channel and match officials

Everything you need to know ahead of Manchester City’s opening 2022-23 Premier League fixture against West Ham United on Sunday.

Manchester City will travel to the London Stadium to take on West Ham United on Sunday in their first Premier League fixture of the new season.

The Sky Blues will be looking to begin the campaign well under Pep Guardiola with the club looking to regain the title for a third consecutive season - an accomplishment only their cross-town rivals Manchester United have done before.

Guardiola’s side has seen several incomings and outgoings during the transfer window. Most notably the arrival of prolific striker Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund, while Raheem Sterling has departed for Chelsea.

Haaland is amongst three new signings at the Etihad Stadium this summer, with Kalvin Phillips also arriving from Leeds United, while Stefan Ortega Moreno joined on a free transfer from Arminia Bielefeld.

City come into the game on the back of their 3-1 Community Shield final defeat to Liverpool, having only played two pre-season games before this.

As for West Ham, they won just two of their seven pre-season fixtures, including a 2-0 victory over Servette on 8 July.

The Sky Blues have played the Hammers 42 times in the Premier League, winning 25 of their previous meetings, while West Ham have won nine and honours have been even on eight occasions.

With that being said, here’s all the key information ahead of City’s clash with the Hammers on Sunday.

When is West Ham vs City?

The game takes place at the London Stadium on Sunday 7 August and kicks off at 4.30pm.

Where to watch West Ham vs City?

The game will be broadcast live on Sky Sports Premier League and Sky Sports Main Event, with coverage beginning at 4pm on both channels - a Sky Sports subscription is required to watch the match.

Where can I live stream United vs Brighton?

The game will be available to live stream via the Sky Go app and through Sky Sports’ website with a Sky subscription required to watch.

Who are the match officials for United vs Brighton?

Michael Oliver is the man in the middle. He will be assisted by Stuart Burt and Simon Bennett, while the fourth official for the clash is Stuart Attwell.

Mike Dean will be the VAR, and will be assisted by Eddie Smart.

Team news

Guardiola could hand Premier League debuts to new men Haaland and Ortega Moreno, while January signing Julian Alvarez, who spent the second half of last season on loan at River Plate, could also feature.

Fellow summer signing Phillips, is also in contention for his Sky Blues competitive debut after not featuring in the Communitu Shield.

It is likely City will line-up in a 4-3-3 formation with Haaland the focal point of the attack and two wingers either side of him.

Aymeric Laporte will miss the fixture due to injury and is expected to be unavailable until September after undergoing surgery on his knee. He is the only known absentee ahead of the game.

As for West Ham, David Moyes revealed on Friday that Angelo Ogbonna and Gianluca Scamacca will be missing, but failed to expand on a number of others who he expects to be absent.