Historically speaking, West Ham and Manchester City have been evenly matched and produced some competitively contested encounters.
Since the turn of the century, however, Manchester City’s success has taken a meteoric rise courtesy of a major financial investment.
This inevitably means that Manchester City – who have won the Premier League twice in recent years – enter the game against the Hammers as overwhelming favourites. But with Slaven Bilic at the helm, building a well-drilled and talented West Ham side that have already taken three points from Arsenal and Liverpool away, the possibility of an upset is not unfeasible in the slightest.
Manchester City have started the season impeccably by picking up maximum league points and they deservedly sit top of the league. The Hammers are not too far behind; our three wins and two losses mean that we go into this weekend’s clash in 5th place.
Ahead of this fixture, I relive five of our best victories over the Citizens in the Premier League era…