Six of the best: Manchester City begins the build-up to Saturday's game against Manchester City by looking back at six classic Boleyn Ground victories over the Citizens.

West Ham United 1-0 Manchester City
Premier League
1 March 2009

West Ham produced a wonderful display of passing football to see off the challenge of their visitors, who had been taken over the previous September by Emirati businessmen

City had mercurial Brazilian Robinho in their ranks but even he rarely threatened as a Jack Collison goal 19 minutes from time deservedly won it for the Hammers.

Gianfranco Zola's team moved up to seventh with the win but eventually finished the season in ninth, one place above Mark Hughes' City.

West Ham United 4-1 Manchester City
Premier League
11 November 2000

Four second-half goals saw the Hammers blitz their opponents, who had led at the interval through a Spencer Prior goal after 32 minutes.

Steve Lomas equalised eight minutes after half-time before Trevor Sinclair put the home side in front five minutes later.

Ian Pearce added a third before Paolo Di Canio netted a fourth from the penalty spot in the final minute.

West Ham United 4-2 Manchester City
Premier League
23 March 1996

Manchester City came to the Boleyn Ground fighting against relegation in 1996 and they were shown no mercy by the ruthless Hammers.

Niall Quinn's double counted for nothing as two goals by Iain Dowie and one each for Dani and Julian Dicks made sure of a home win.

City went onto be relegated on goal difference whilst the Hammers secured a top-half finish.

West Ham United 3-0 Manchester City
Premier League
17 December 1994

West Ham United moved up to 17th in the league courtesy of a Tony Cottee hat-trick.

The striker netted after seven, ten and 57 minutes as the home side cruised to a routine victory.

Cottee's goals were three of the 15 he managed to net during the course of a season in which West Ham finished 14th, three places above their visitors.

West Ham United 4-1 Manchester City
Division One
25 September 1982

The high-flying Hammers handed Manchester City a beating when the Sky Blues visited in 1982.

The home side started the day in fourth place and went onto to score four thanks to a double from Sandy Clark and a goal each for Francois van der Elst and Paul Goddard.

Whilst the Hammers enjoyed an eighth-place finish this season City would go onto suffer the agony of relegation from England's top flight.

West Ham United 6-1 Manchester City
Division One
18 May 1963

West Ham confirmed Manchester City's relegation to the Second Division by thrashing them on the final day of the 1962/63 season.

Geoff Hurst and Alan Sealey both bagged a brace while Ronnie Boyce and Peter Brabrook also chipped in with a goal each.

The Hammers' win saw their opponents relegated by two points and in turn helped them to a 12th place finish. Amazingly, West Ham had also beaten City 6-1 in their meeting at Maine Road in September 1962.