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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.
West Ham signed off a difficult season in some style with a deserved draw against Manchester City.
The Irons produced one of their best displays of recent weeks in what could be manager Gianfranco Zola's last game in charge as they held the Manchester millionaires at Upton Park.
West Ham entertain Manchester City on Sunday in the last game of what has been a turbulent season at Upton Park.
Neither side has much to play for apart from some prize money and their pride, so fans could be forgiven for expecting a footballing exhibition, although they might not get one.