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West Ham stayed in the top four of the Premier League table after a shock win over champions Manchester City 2-1 at Upton Park in the early Saturday kick-off.
Manuel Pellegrini's team went into the game brimming with confidence after defeating the Hammers on four occasions in the last campaign, scoring 14 goals in the process.
Manchester City rubbed salt into the wounds of West Ham as they triumphed with a 3-0 victory over a poor West Ham side at Upton Park on Tuesday evening, winning the Capital One Cup semi-final by a 9-0 aggregate scoreline.
With Manchester City all ready for Wembley even after the first leg, the Hammers went into this game playing for nothing but pride.
Post-international break, West Ham were brought back down to earth with a bump by Manchester City on Sunday.
The Hammers signed off two weeks ago with a surprise thrashing of Tottenham but there were no shocks at The Boleyn against Manuel Pellegrini's side.
Former West Ham player John Bond has died at the age of 79. He was best known as a manager of Norwich and Manchester City but he formulated his early thoughts on running a club at Upton Park.
He made 444 appearances for the club over 16 years, winning the FA Cup in 1964. "John was a real character with a great sense of humour and presence. He will be sadly missed," said Howard Wilkinson, chairman of the League Managers' Association.
The stands at Upton Park were rapidly emptying long before James Tomkins headed home a late consolation goal for West Ham on Saturday.
The recent improved mood around the club was blown away in the face of a devastating display from Manchester City, that all-but consigns the Irons to the dreaded bottom-at-Christmas slot.