Premier League News: Manchester City Escape Loss As Kevin Nolan's Goal Is Wrongly Ruled Offside

We may only be ten games into the race for the Premier League title but Manchester City have slipped up at Upton Park and were very lucky to come away with a draw.

It only took three minutes for the game to burst into life when a free kick from the half way line found skipper Kevin Nolan in the box and volleyed the ball into the net however he was ruled offside, replays shows his was played on by Edin Dzeko.

West Ham failed to let the disallowed goal get to them and continued pressing the champions who haven't been convincing at all this season in defence and luck was on their side again when Jarvis' cross found Benayoun at the back post 17 minutes in, however the Israeli volleyed onto the top of the cross bar.

Luck seemed to be on Manchester City's side however when Mario Balotelli found the ball in his path from a free kick 7 yards in front of West Ham's goal he looked set on open the scoring at Upton Park however the Italian completely misconnected and volleyed over from close range.

The second half was upon us and West Ham continued to press despite Manchester City starting with three strikers and Nolan was again unlucky as his header from a cross creeped wide of Joe Hart's post. Roberto Mancini showed his hand first and brought off Mario Balotelli before the 70 minute mark to be replaced by Sergio Aguero however minutes before England international Gareth Barry found himself one on one with the keeper after a hand ball to control the ball went un noticed by the referee and despite finding himself in front of the goal he managed to prod the ball wide.

It wasn't to be Manchester City's day, however with Chelsea dropping points at Swansea and Manchester United beating Arsenal the top three have rotated as of results this weekend. West Ham will feel hard done by after having a goal wrongly disallowed by the linesman and of course hitting the crossbar where as for Manchester City they should see it as one point gained as again this season they haven't been up to scratch.

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