Football: Man City close in on EPL points and goals record with 4-1 win at West Ham, who are 3pts above drop zone

Manchester City's Gabriel Jesus scoring their third goal past West Ham goalkeeper Adrian in their English Premier League game at London Stadium. City won 4-1.
Manchester City's Gabriel Jesus scoring their third goal past West Ham goalkeeper Adrian in their English Premier League game at London Stadium. City won 4-1.PHOTO: REUTERS

(REUTERS) - Manchester City secured a comfortable 4-1 win over West Ham United at the London Stadium on Sunday to move within two of the English Premier League's single-season points record.

PFA Young Player of the Year Leroy Sane got City - already confirmed as Premier League champions two weeks ago - up and running in the 13th minute, as his strike from the edge of the penalty area was deflected in by Patrice Evra.

Former City defender Pablo Zabaleta then put through his own net 14 minutes later to score City's 100th Premier League goal of the season, before Aaron Cresswell curled home a 42nd-minute free kick to get West Ham back in it.

Second-half goals from Gabriel Jesus and Fernandinho made sure of the win, leaving West Ham just three points above the relegation zone in 15th.

City's tally of 102 goals for the season is one off Chelsea's Premier League record set in 2009-10. They have 93 points, two short of the Premier League record which was also set by Chelsea in 2004-2005.