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MAN CITY v WEST HAM RECAP: Hammers heroic in knocking off City

West Ham United continued their giant-killing ways with a 2-1 victory over Manchester City on the weekend.


Slaven Bilic's men made it a third away victory over a top club by getting the better of the Premier League leaders who were previously undefeated and without a goal against in five matches.

Victor Moses announced himself to the Hammers faithful with a wonderful debut goal in the sixth minute, firing home from range, before Diafra Sakho added a second not long after the half-hour mark to have the visitors in dreamland.

Kevin De Bruyne rifled home his first City goal on the stroke of half-time as Manuel Pellegrini's side looked to mount a comeback but West Ham were able to snuff out a plethora of chances from the home team to record a famous victory on foreign soil.

The win leaves the East Londoners sitting third on the table with 12 points from six matches as City remain top, two points clear of neighbours Manchester United.


MATCH OVERVIEW

Manchester City: 1 (Kevin De Bruyne 45+2')
West Ham United: 2 (Victor Moses 6', Diafra Sakho 31')
Etihad Stadium, Manchester - 53,545


TALKING POINTS

- Can West Ham continue this stunning start to life under Bilic?

- Does this result show City are beatable? Will it give hope to the other title contenders?



WHAT'S NEXT?

Man City head to Tottenham on Saturday following their 4-1 win over Sunderland in the Capital One Cup on Tuesday as West Ham get set to host Norwich City after losing 2-1 at Leicester City in the cup.



TWITTER INSIGHT


QUOTES CORNER

Man City's Pellegrini on the manner of the loss:

"It was frustrating because I think they were three very important points here at home.

"We conceded two easy goals and that maybe was one of the reasons why we didn't win."


West Ham boss Bilic on the fight his side showed:

"We didn't nick it. It would have been fair if they equalised, but we also had chances.

"That is why I am so proud of our performance. The guys have done brilliantly, not only fighting-wise but also playing-wise."


STATS SPECIALS
*Thanks to Opta



TEAM LEADERS

MAN CITY
Goals - Yaya Toure, Vincent Kompany, Fernandinho 2
Assists - David Silva 4
Clean sheets - Joe Hart 4
Yellow cards - Eliaquim Mangala 3


WEST HAM
Goals - Dimitri Payet 3
Assists - Dimitri Payet, Aaron Cresswell 2
Clean sheets - Darren Randolph 2
Yellow cards - Mark Noble 3
Red cards - Adrian, Carl Jenkinson, Mark Noble 1

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