West Ham put a severe dent in Manchester City’s title aspirations after earning a deserved 2-1 win at Upton Park.
Morgan Amalfitano opened the scoring after great work from Enner Valencia down the right flank, as the Hammers dominated the first half.
City came out with added impetus after the break, and were twice denied by the woodwork in their quest to level proceedings.
However, the in-form Diafra Sakho headed his sixth successive goal for the Hammers – becoming the first player to record such a feat in the club’s history, to double his side’s lead.
David Silva immediately got City back in the game with a sublime individual effort, and ensured a nervy final 10 minutes were in store for the home fans.
However, Adrian and his defence stood firm and Sam Allardyce’s team continued their fantastic start to the season.
The result sees West Ham stay fourth, while City will be hoping for a favour from bitter rivals Manchester United on Sunday to ensure they don’t fall too far behind leaders Chelsea in their title defence.
City had plenty of early possession, but it was the visitors who looked more threatening from the word go.