Manchester City boss Sven Goran Eriksson has revealed he thanked his players on Sunday for reminding how it feels to win a game after their victory at West Ham.

Relieved Eriksson's victory at Upton Park on Saturday was his first since England midfielder David Beckham scored a World Cup second-round winner against Ecuador in Germany 15 months ago.

Eriksson admitted: "I thanked the players because it was a long time ago, the Ecuador game, and I'd almost forgotten the feeling of winning football games. That feeling is extraordinary, to win is the best."