Bilic has special praise for his players

Slaven Bilic paid special tribute to his players after they followed up their memorable away wins over Arsenal and Liverpool with a famous 2-1 win over Manchester City which saw them move up to second in the table.

Goals from Victor Moses and Diafra Sakho inflicted the first defeat on the Premier League leaders and helped the Hammers record their first victory at the Etihad Stadium since 2006.

Bilic said the whole team contributed to the victory with their work-rate and superb defensive display and was thrilled to see new signing Moses and Sakho get on the scoresheet.

Bilic said: “It is great for the Club and I am so happy for everyone at West Ham, but especially for the players because you cannot win here without playing well.

“They created some chances and in the second half they were fighting like a unit from the goalkeeper to the last man.

“At times we were lucky but you have to be when you are winning at their stadium. They are such a massive team.

“They are by far the best team we have played so far but we were able to control their pressing and we are so happy about it.

“I am glad for Moses and he is a great asset for us and we are just pleased to have him.

“Sakho is a great player. Some strikers have to score goals to prove their game. If they don't score they are not playing, but Diafra doesn't just have to score goals to play well.

“When you defend like he does when we don't have the ball, if anyone deserved the victory it was him.”