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Guardiola returns as impressive Man City extend perfect start

Pep Guardiola enjoyed a momentous return to the Manchester City dugout as his side roared to a 3-1 victory over previously unbeaten West Ham, thanks to goals from Jeremy Doku, Bernardo Silva and Erling Haaland.

City were forced to come from behind after James Ward-Prowse nodded Vladimir Coufal's deft cross beyond Ederson in the 36th minute, but after some wasteful finishing from the visitors, they clicked into more recognisable gear.

Doku, on his second City appearance, was partly at fault for Ward-Prowse's second strike in West Ham colours after gifting the ball to Coufal to launch a quick break, before scoring a well-taken leveller less than 60 seconds into the second period.

Packed with end-to-end entertainment, Julian Alvarez struck the post with a delicious free-kick and Antonio was bettered by Ederson in a one-on-one, paving the way for Silva to complete City's inevitable turnaround when lifting the ball over Alphonse Areola in the 76th minute.

Haaland then predictably had the final say, ending any feint Hammers' hope of a revival by smashing Silva's arrowed cross into the net four minutes from time for his seventh strike of the season.

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