West Ham 2-1 Manchester City - Sakho strikes again to prove the difference

West Ham United 2 - 1 Manchester City

  • 21" Morgan Amalfitano
  • 75" Diafra Sakho
  • 77" David Silva

Ref: Martin Atkinson
Attendance: 34,977

Upton Park

West Ham United defeated Manchester City 2-1 at Upton Park on Saturday.

West Ham United pulled off the result of their season so far to defeat reigning Premier League champions Manchester City at Upton Park on Saturday.

Morgan Amilfitano scored the opener after 21 minutes and Diafra Sakho scored what proved to be the decisive second with just 15 minutes of normal-time remaining.

City pulled one back through David Silva when the Spanish international curled into the far corner in the 77th minute, but the Hammers held on for a famous win.

The three points means West Ham moved to within one point of City after nine games played, a truly remarkable statistic and one that proves just how well Sam Allardyce's summer signings have bedded in.

Statistics

West Ham United

Manchester City

Possession

30.5%
69.5%

Shots on target

Total shots

Team Lineups

West Ham United

  • Adrián
  • Aaron Cresswell
  • Carl Jenkinson
  • James Collins
  • Winston Reid
  • Stewart Downing
  • Mark Noble
  • Alexandre Song
  • Morgan Amalfitano
  • Diafra Sakho
  • Enner Valencia

Substitutes

  • Cheikhou Kouyaté
  • Diego Poyet
  • Jussi Jääskeläinen
  • Kevin Nolan
  • Carlton Cole
  • Ricardo Vaz Te
  • Joey O'Brien

Manchester City

  • Joe Hart
  • Eliaquim Mangala
  • Gaël Clichy
  • Vincent Kompany
  • Pablo Zabaleta
  • Fernando
  • Yaya Touré
  • Jesús Navas
  • David Silva
  • Sergio Agüero
  • Edin Dzeko

Substitutes

  • Bacary Sagna
  • Aleksandar Kolarov
  • Stevan Jovetic
  • James Milner
  • Martín Demichelis
  • Willy Caballero
  • Fernandinho

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