Slaven Bilic raves about West Ham star Winston Reid following Manchester City victory

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Slaven Bilic has hailed Winston Reid's display against Manchester City.

West Ham United manager Slaven Bilic has told BBC Sport that defender Winston Reid was 'a leader' in the victory over Manchester City.

Bilic has once again masterminded a stunning West Ham victory, as following the wins over Arsenal and Liverpool earlier this season, the Hammers defeated Manchester City this evening.

First half goals from Victor Moses and Diafra Sakho gave West Ham a 2-0 lead, and whilst Kevin de Bruyne pulled a goal back for City, West Ham battled and fought to claim all three points at the Etihad Stadium.

After the game, Bilic spoke to BBC Sport about the victory, and singled out centre back Winston Reid for praise after a superb display.

The New Zealand international defender, 27, helped keep City at bay in the second half, producing a superb performance to make sure West Ham kept their lead.

Bilic moved to praise Reid - who signed a new contract at Upton Park in January - after the game, suggesting it was like having two Winston Reid's at the back as he was always in the right place to snuff out City attacks, and even added that he was a real leader on the pitch.

"They all played good, because you can't get three points, with scoring two goals against City away if you have one bad link or player," said Bilic. "But Winston Reid was...it was like a couple of twins on the pitch, like two Reid brothers! He was always at the right place, he was a leader at the back today - he was really good," he added.

Reid impressed for West Ham last season, and is now continuing those displays this season, becoming a real lynchpin in the West Ham defence - and Bilic is clearly delighted with his start to the season after his latest showing against City.

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