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Summary

  1. City had won previous 5 league games
  2. First time City conceded in league
  3. West Ham continue fine away form
  4. Wins at Arsenal, Liverpool and Man City so far
  5. De Bruyne with first goal for City

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By Saj Chowdhury

All times stated are UK

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The final word

Man City 1-2 West Ham

I mean, it couldn't stay at 2-1 to West Ham, but it did. The Premier League never ceases to amaze. More of it tomorrow.

It's only fitting that West Ham manager Slaven Bilic has the final word:

"There will be ups and downs here at West Ham - this result is a major surprise and nine points from the first three away games sounds like a dream, not a plan. But there’s nothing wrong with a dream."

Player reaction

Man City 1-2 West Ham

Kevin De Bruyne tells BBC Sport: " We didn’t start well, conceding two goals with the two chances they fashioned. After that we created lots of chances, and 2-1 was a good place to be at half-time, but in the second half our final ball wasn’t good enough.

"We knew they would have 10 men behind the ball and we would have to be patient, but unfortunately we couldn’t score the second one.

"At half-time we were still confident we could change the game and we tried to put pressure on them. We tried everything, but the final pass wasn’t that good.

"It was a shame to lose three points and we wanted to win after the defeat to Juventus. I don’t think we played badly but we have to move on."

Manager reaction

Man City 1-2 West Ham

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini tells BBC Sport: " To win the game you must score, and we didn't score. We played very well in the second half, though not in the first. We were not the aggressive team we need to be at home. 

"We corrected those things, played very well, created a lot of chances but didn't score. We were under pressure, falling two goals behind. It is always difficult to play against any Premier League team - everyone has very good players.

"We knew this would be a difficult game because it was not luck that meant they beat Liverpool and Arsenal. We needed to be better with our finishing."

Match of the Day running order

22:30 BST, BBC One

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Bad Dog:Bilic is a fantastic manager. A rare breed. 

Kola Sanni:Potential champions win these matches - the Hammers have beaten Arsenal, Liverpool and City, all away from home. Are West Ham showing title-winning form?

Manager reaction

Man City 1-2 West Ham

West Ham manager Slaven Bilic on Sky Sports:  You need a bit about you if you want to score two goals here, or two goals at the Emirates or three at Anfield. 

"You’ve got no chance unless you sprint until the end of the game. We deserved it, considering the way we played in the first half and fought in the second. But this was hard - City pressed us and City were the better team in the second half.

"But at the end of the day, when we could keep the ball or have a breather we did that. We deserved the win, because we scored twice in the first half and played really well, from the goalkeeper to the striker.

"We were not down at half time having conceded, because we were still winning the game. We knew the key would be to be able to keep the ball, because they would throw it at us. We have creative players who can exploit the spaces behind their defenders."

Match of the Day

22:30 BST, BBC One

You have to watch MOTD today. We will bring you the running order, hopefully, in a few moments.

More drama in the Premier League today than in a boxset of House of Cards. The UK and US versions combined.

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Dennis Ethan: Adrian, Payet, Jenkinson, Tomkins, Reid and Cresswell were all excellent today. Wow, what a win for the Hammers! 

Alex d'Albertanson: West Ham, Japan and the Murray brothers!

And Gloucestershire in the cricket at Lord's. And Don't Touch at Ayr...

Player reaction

Man City 1-2 West Ham

City midfielder and goalscorer Kevin De Bruyne: “We tried everything to put pressure on them. In the second half they didn’t create one good chance. Maybe out last pass wasn’t good today. But we didn’t play badly.

“We didn’t start well or defend well for their two chances. We have to learn from this.

“I try to do everything today to help the team, but it wasn’t enough. I am happy with how I am integrating. In a few weeks when I am settled it will be even better for me.

“If you lose these games you have to go on quickly. As long as you react well. We tried to have a good reaction after Juventus but now we go on to Tuesday.”

Kevin De Bruyne
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Ahmed Nurein:  I want some of whatever Slaven Bilic has fed those West Ham players. 

Matthew Bennett: Bilic has a gangster look and today his side are sniggering all the way home with the looted points - they've robbed them blind!

Here's how the table looks

Man City 1-2 West Ham

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Screenshoot (?) the living daylights out of this West Ham fans.

Player reaction

Man City 1-2 West Ham

West Ham skipper Mark Noble: “We knew we were going to come up against it. They haven’t conceded a goal. We watched the Juventus game and took some belief from that. We were nervy at the end but we managed to hold on. 

"There are some tired heroes in our dressing room. We went into the season with a new manager, staff and players and we are slowly gelling together. We knew we had enough to get results like this. 

"Bobby Zamora always used to say to me to get it and give it to the good players. That makes life easier for myself.”

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Player reaction

Man City 1-2 West Ham

What a result for the boys! Buzzing for them! 2nd in the table 👏👏👏 COYI

"West Ham are set up perfectly"

Man City 1-2 West Ham

Robbie Savage

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"To win at a big club once could be a fluke. To win three big games in one season is unbelievable. They are set up perfectly to play away from home."

Man City 1-2 West Ham

Missed the flair of Silva and Nasri?? They did still had £300m worth of players on the pitch. 

It wasn't quite David v Goliath. More like David's slightly more well-built friend v Goliath, nevertheless City should have won.

"City missed the flair of Silva and Nasri"

Man City 1-2 West Ham

BBC Radio Manchester

David White, former Man City and England winger

"West Ham deserve the win. In the first half they were really, really impressive. They seem to be a really together unit and have such a good shape, with a manage who's so passionate. The fans have made a long journey to Manchester but have their reward.

"As much as City fans might have been excited in the second half, they really missed the flair of Silva and Nasri. City created very few chances.

"Such a brave, rearguard action"

Man City 1-2 West Ham

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Steve Froggatt, former Aston Villa winger

"Look at the West Ham staff on the pitch now. They are delighted. It was such a brave, rearguard action in that second half, an amazing performance. 

"The league position, West Ham second in the table, doesn't lie."

West Ham celebrate
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FULL-TIME

Man City 1-2 West Ham

They've only gone and done it. West Ham's defenders should all be knighted after this - what a heroic display.

They were pummelled. I mean pummelled. City had 27 efforts on goals, of which 17 were blocked. And they made those blocks without conceding a penalty. Just brilliant.

As for City, they lose their 100% record and have very much themselves to blame for some shoddy defending in the first half.

Mark Noble
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Man City 1-2 West Ham

City have a free-kick. It's played to the byeline - full-back Bacary Sagna appears to prevent the ball from crossing the line, but referee Robert Madley said he didn't.

Time is running out for the home side. Hammers boss Slaven Bilic is going crazy on the touchline.

Slaven Bilic
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Robert Webb: Winston Reid, most underrated defender in the Premier League.

Jorge Zuazola: De Bruyne is not half as good as Silva.

"Have City fashioned any great chances?"

Man City 1-2 West Ham

BBC Radio Manchester

David White, former Man City and England winger

"West Ham have defended brilliantly, to be fair. They are all behind the ball, aside from Jelavic who is miles away from any of his team-mates. 

"On reflection, have City fashioned any great chances in this second half? For all City's possession they haven't really carved out opportunities."

STOPPAGE TIME

Man City 1-2 West Ham

Meanwhile at the other end, where we haven't visited in a while, Joe Hart has to make a swift low dive to prevent Dmitri Payet's 20-yard strike from going in.

We are in stoppage time territory - four minutes of it.

GREAT SAVE!

Man City 1-2 West Ham

Keeper Adrian leaps up to deny City defender Nicolas Otamendi from flicking in with his head at the near post - that was chance number... number.... ah what the heck!

"Man City have given 100% this half"

Man City 1-2 West Ham

BBC Radio Manchester

David White, former Man City and England winger

"Man City's players have given 100% this second half. At this stage though, it just hasn't been enough..."

SUBSTITUTIONS

Man City 1-2 West Ham

Another West Ham block to deny Yaya Toure - their 12th - which underlines how impressive the defence have been.

Late-winner expert Kelechi Iheanacho comes on for Aleksandar Kolarov while the very tired Carl Jenkinson comes off for James Collins.

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Lewis Denny: Without Silva, City have no left-footed wingers, so they don't cross from the left, they only use the right side. No creativity. 

Abhishek: Along with the kitchen sink, City have thrown the entire kitchen! Still West Ham hang on...

Man City 1-2 West Ham

City nearly fell foul of the old 'caught at the other end' act. Substitute striker Nikica Jelavic only just fails to get contact on a pass into the area which would have surely seen him poke the ball past keeper Joe Hart.

That would have been cruel on City.

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Iheanyi Uwa: What else do City have to do to score? 

Peter Malath: It is not if, but when, City will equalise. West Ham are living on the edge. 

City's shots on goal

While West Ham defender Carl Jenkinson has a breather, I mean gets treatment for an injury on the pitch, it's a good time to point out how many efforts on goal City have had...

The answer? 21. That won't be the final total.

Carl Jenkinson
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Time alert!

There are 15 minutes of normal time remaining aka 15 minutes-plus for the Hammers to hold out.

Man City 1-2 West Ham

Imagine you find yourself in a steel drum and there are six people smashing it with big sticks. That's how the West Ham defence feel right now.

This time Fernandinho's shot is blocked. The Alamo has nothing on this.

"This is an onslaught"

Man City 1-2 West Ham

BBC Radio Manchester

David White, former Man City and England winger

"This is an onslaught. Honestly, West Ham will do well to survive this. City have done everything this half, apart from score that crucial goal."

SUBSTITUTION

Man City 1-2 West Ham

Former Hull striker Nikica Jelavic is on for Manuel Lanzini. An attacking substitution Mr. Bilic? When your defence is getting battered? Nice.

Nikica Jelavic
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CLOSE!

Man City 1-2 West Ham

Another good, or perhaps fortunate, piece of defending by West Ham's Winston Reid, who unintentionally diverts Yaya Toure's fierce shot wide.

A West Ham substitution coming up now...

Winston Reid and Ya Ya Toure
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Richard:  Twice now, Aguero has thrown himself to the floor, for no reason, and asked for a penalty. Why hasn't he been punished? 

LFC Way:  Can't see West Ham going through rest of this game without conceding. The pressure is building. 

Jonathan Kitley: A big 45 minutes of football coming up for West Ham's back four. I'd still take a point.

"City will score sooner rather than later"

Man City 1-2 West Ham

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David White, former Man City and England winger

"A great turn from Toure on the edge of the box and he did everything right, aiming for the far post. Inches wide, but very positive signs and City will score sooner rather than later, I feel."

SUBSTITUTION

Man City 1-2 West Ham

City striker Wilfried Bony comes on for Raheem Sterling, who actually had a good game. The corner comes to nothing. Bit of a waste really with heading expert Bony on. 

City come again.

CLOSE!

It's incessant for the West Ham defence. This time Jesus Navas's effort is pushed away by Adrian for a corner. We have a substitution coming up...