Manchester City was beaten 2-1 by West Ham United at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday in a surprising English Premier League result. After 90 minutes of play City had conceded their first goal of the campaign, two to be exact. The Hammers started like a house on fire with Victor Moses scoring from range in the sixth minute to put them 1-0 up after being offered some space by the home defence.
In the 30th minute the blue wall crumbled again. This time Diafra Sakho scored from close range to double the lead. Despite being on the back foot, the home side played with ease and put in a string of passes as they looked to patiently get back into the game. On the stroke of half time, City finally found their goal through Kevin De Bruyne.
The Belgian maestro unleashed a shot from distance and beat the keeper to cut the deficit to one goal heading to the break. As was the case in the latter stages of the first half, Manuel Pellegrini’s players dominated proceedings but failed to penetrate the stiff Hammers defence. The hosts threw everything at their opponents deep into the half.
A series of convincing attacks by the home side all came to nothing as they continued to do just about everything right except for scoring. Inside stoppage time, the writing was on the wall for City as their attempts continued to fail. Ultimately it was a first defeat of the league season for the home side while for Slaven Bilic’s boys it is a case of ticking off a third big scalp on the road after having secured wins at Arsenal and Liverpool already.