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Six of the best: Manchester City

West Ham United round off their Barclays Premier League campaign at the Etihad Stadium against Manchester City on Sunday.

The 12th place Hammers have the chance to thwart their opponents' title chances with a victory, while the Citizens will be looking to beat Sam Allardyce's side for a fourth time this season.

Here, takes a look at six West Ham victories against Manchester City.

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

A memorable evening at Eastlands eight 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 rounded 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 with Middlesbrough.

Dean Ashton
Dean Ashton celebrates sending the Hammers on their way to the semi-finals

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

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
Don Hutchison celebrates the only goal of the game in 2003

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

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
Steve Lomas shows his delight at scoring against his former club

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

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.

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

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.

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

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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