Now the Citizens know what both are like, as West Ham went to Manchester and secured a stunning 2-1 win on Saturday afternoon. However, Man City did get a setback, as Juventus defeated them at Eastlands midweek in their first Champions League match.
City were stunned after six minutes as Moses struck – his first goal since joining the Hammers on loan from Chelsea – with a fine shot from outside the box.
West Ham then doubled their lead from a corner when Diafra Sakho scrambled home after 31 minutes; albeit in a slightly controversial manner as replays showed Aleksandar Kolarov had managed to prevent the ball from going out for a corner.
The Manchester club, whose flawless start to the Premier League season was abruptly ended by the loss to West Ham, are looking for a League Cup fillip.
“We conceded two easy goals and that maybe was one of the reasons why we didn’t win”.
Bilic’s charges will be up against Leicester City at the King Power Stadium in their next match and the Croat has urged his side not to rest on their recent successes and give their best against the Foxes tonight.
West Ham held on to record another hugely impressive away win and complete a unique hat-trick for their new boss. “I’m so proud of everyone and everything connected with this great club”.
West Ham manager Slaven Bilic says his attacking players are winning games by fighting for the team. Having added Manchester City to the list, Manchester United and Chelsea need to buckle up when they host West Ham later in the season.
“It’s unbelievable for the fourth time in a row we come back (after conceding)”, manager Claudio Ranieri said.
“It is a surprise”, Bilic said.
“We didn’t nick it. It would have been fair if they equalised, but we also had chances”.
“We knew this would be a hard game because it was not luck that meant they beat Liverpool and Arsenal”.
City dominated the game, controlling 72% of possession and attempting 27 shots at goal, but were unable to find a way past the Hammers who are now three points behind them in second place. “We must retain our unity because we are just starting the Premier League and we must recover from this point”.