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Six of the best - Manchester City

West Ham United travel to Manchester City this weekend in the hope of extending their five-match unbeaten Barclays Premier League run.

It is, of course, a big ask against a side that have lost just once at home in the league all season and have an FA Cup final on the horizon.

For the Hammers, meanwhile, you have to go back to 2006 to find their last success at Eastlands, with just a solitary stalemate to show from their six subsequent visits.

But fear not, West Ham have enjoyed many a happy away day against the Citizens and we guide you through the best of them.

Monday 20 March 2006
FA Cup sixth round
Manchester City 1-2 West Ham United

A memorable evening at Eastlands seven years ago saw Dean Ashton strike in either half to book West Ham United's place in the last four of the FA Cup.

With four minutes of the first half to play, the former Norwich City man off a stylish move, skipping past Sylvain Distain before slamming home at David James' near post.

After Sun Jihai had seen red for an injudicious swing at Matthew Etherington, Alan Pardew's men doubled their advantage in the 69th minute.

As a stricken Christian Dailly lay on the touchline, Nigel Reo-Coker dispossessed Kiki Mussampa in his own half, enabling Yossi Benayoun to square for Ashton, who had the simplest of tasks to slot home.

The travelling Hammers were to endure a nervy final few minutes, when Mussampa volleyed past Shaka Hislop, but they would cling on to set up a semi-final date at Villa Park against Middlesbrough.

Dean Ashton

Sunday 27 April 2003
Premier League
Manchester City 0-1 West Ham United

Under the temporary stewardship of Sir Trevor Brooking, West Ham stepped up their valiant fight against the drop. Five points adrift of safety prior to kick-off, with just three games to play, the Hammers' plight was a desperate one.

But with this win came fresh hope, albeit with the streakiest of goals just nine minutes before the end.

A Joe Cole free-kick was prodded goalwards by Don Hutchison, only for 'keeper Peter Schmeichel to divert the ball onto the post. It trickled back across the goal-line, allowing second-half substitute Frederic Kanoute to gleefully tap home his fifth of an injury-ravaged campaign.

Despite taking four further points from their last two encounters, West Ham were relegated with a record-high 42 points.

Don Hutchison

Sunday 25 January 1998
FA Cup fourth round
Manchester City 1-2 West Ham United

Harry Redknapp's West Ham avoided a potential cup upset at Maine Road, against a Manchester City side then battling against relegation to the third tier.

Though Eyal Berkovic put the Hammers in front, Georgi Kinkladze's brilliant individual effort put the skids under the visitors.

The Georgian midfielder slalomed through West Ham's rearguard, before beating Craig Forrest, via the inside of the far post. It might have got a whole lot worse, but Uwe Rosler skied his spot-kick over the bar, after Steve Potts had been penalised.

With the tie in the balance, it swung decisively in the Hammers' favour with quarter-of-an-hour to play, when former City employee Steve Lomas fired hard and low through a crowded penalty area to send West Ham into the last 16.

Steve Lomas

Saturday 21 March 1970
Division One
Manchester City 1-5 West Ham United

West Ham's trip to Maine Road proved to be one of few highlights in a rather drab top-flight campaign in 1970.

Little more than three months earlier, the Hammers had been thumped 4-0 at home to City, so this resounding success was hardly on the cards.

In fact, Ron Greenwood's men had not even scored in their previous two outings, so five goals were very welcome indeed.

On the day, Geoff Hurst and debutant Jimmy Greaves both scored twice, while Ronnie Boyce also got on the scoresheet with his only goal of the season.

Normal service was resumed a week later, with a goalless draw at Crystal Palace, as West Ham finished the season down in 17th.

Wednesday 7 September 1966
Division One
Manchester City 1-4 West Ham United

After starting the campaign in wretched fashion, this comprehensive win was just the tonic for Ron Greenwood. The Hammers had lost their first three league outings and drawn the following two prior to a trip to Manchester.

Fortunately, victory here would well and truly kick-start the club's season, with two wins and two draws in the next four helping the Hammers to clamber clear of the trouble at the wrong end of the table.

Much like in 1970, Geoff Hurst was at the double here once more, while Boyce and John Sissons weighed in with goals of their own.

Saturday 8 September 1962
Division One
Manchester City 1-6 West Ham United

West Ham had been on the wrong end of a 6-1 thumping at home to Tottenham Hotspur just two weeks prior to this jaunt to Maine Road.

Just a win and a draw in the club's first six league fixtures saw the Hammers lying in a precarious 21st place.

But there was clearly no shortage of confidence on this occasion, as no fewer than five different players hit the back of the net.

Martin Peters, Tony Scott, Johnny Byrne and Geoff Hurst all scored, while Malcolm Musgrove celebrated a brace. Astonishingly, the sides met again on the final day, with West Ham running out 6-1 winners for the second time that season.

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