Man City beats West Ham 2-0 to backdrop of anti-UEFA chants

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — To the backdrop of some aggressive anti-UEFA chants, Manchester City beat West Ham 2-0 in the Premier League on Wednesday in its first match since being banned from European competitions for the next two seasons.

A UEFA panel handed out the punishment on Friday after judging that City broke financial monitoring rules and did not cooperate with investigators. City denies wrongdoing – and will appeal against the decision – and its fans made their feelings known throughout the game at Etihad Stadium, chanting songs overtly in support of the team and against European soccer’s governing body.

How the ban affects the futures of City’s superstar players remains unknown but they didn’t seem too affected
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