West Ham staged somewhat of an upset against City at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday afternoon, winning the Premier League game 2-1.
The Hammers went 2-0 up before conceding a goal on the stroke of half time, and then defended bravely in the second half.
Former Spurs man Murphy was watching the match, and he was impressed with the way Slaven Bilic’s side played with confidence and composure in the first half.
“What impressed me most in the first half was their confidence and composure, the way they passed the ball and kept the ball,” the former England international said on Match of the Day on BBC One.
West Ham were superb in the first half, and the London club deserved to pick up all three points.
Under Bilic, the Hammers have been playing well this season and have won all of their three away matches in the Premier League.
It remains to be seen if West Ham can continue to maintain their current run of good form, but for the moment the fans can be happy.