Winston Reid

Winston Reid to captain All Whites

The West Ham defender is returning to competitive football after 18 months on the sideline through injury.

However his fellow English Premier League star Chris Wood is in doubt for the match after missing training today.

Hay says Wood had a slight leg niggle and that the striker would be given until game day to decide his availability.

"We just need to see how he pulls up, we won't take any unnecessary risks, we understand that this is a friendly, but Chris is desperate to play," Hay said

Manchester City break English record

By winning 4-0 at Swansea on Wednesday (Thursday NZ time), City racked up their 15th straight victory - a feat never achieved in the 129-year history of England's top division.

City are unbeaten after 17 games and have now scored 52 goals, the latest coming at Liberty Stadium through David Silva (2), Kevin De Bruyne and Sergio Aguero against last-placed Swansea.

West Ham United and All Whites stalwart Winston Reid kept Arsenal scoreless at the London Stadium to secure a 0-0 draw, but the Hammers still sit second-bottom of the table.