By Alan Duffy
West Ham United 2-1 Manchester City – Premier League – 25th October 2014
West Ham produced a superb display at Upton Park in Saturday’s early game, battling to a deserved 2-1 win against the Premier League champions.
After a slow start, the Hammers starting to boss the first-half with former Arsenal man Alex Song outstanding in the middle of the park. The opening goal eventually came for the hosts on 21 minutes when Morgan Amalfitano scored from close-range after an Enner Valencia centre. Although, there was more than a whiff of offside about the move which led to the goal.
In the second-half, Manuek Pellegrini pushed David Silva into a more central position and the Citizens started to turn the screw. Yaya Touré and Sergio Aguero both hit the frame of the goal but West Ham still looked a threat on the break and eventually they doubled their advantage when Diafra Sakho headed home Aaron Cresswell’s cross.
City kept pushing for a goal and on 77 minutes Silva produced a moment of magic to get his side back into the game. The Spaniard jinked his way past the West ham defence before curling the ball pase Adrian in the Hammers’ goal. However, it proved too little too late as Sam Allardyce’s side held on for a fantastic win which sees them stay in the top four.
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