It’s fair to say that not many people would have fancied West Ham United Women to pick up all three points at the Academy Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
The Hammers had lost every league match they’d played against Manchester City, but this time around things were different. With a plucky and hardworking attitude, Olli Harder’s side picked their moments to venture out from their organised shape and hit City on the counter attack.
It was a memorable win for the east Londoners, a feeling that they will be hoping can become more and more regular as the season goes on.
Here’s some of the best reaction from Twitter…
Deserved. Terrific battling performance. https://t.co/NDU6aFytGM— Greg Wright (@gregwrightYP) October 3, 2021
The Hammers fans certainly enjoyed the victory!
The best defensive counter attack display by a West Ham team EVER in the North! From 1 to 14 absolutely magnificent! Arnold Wyne Cissoko Longhurst were colossal...but Flaherty...FLAHERTY ran the game! Thank you. Made a fifty something Northern hammer very very very happy! COYI!— Richard L Payne (@RichardLPayne) October 3, 2021
Well done @westhamwomen beating Manchester City incredible result.— ⚽️Phil Simons ⚒? (@pipjo) October 3, 2021
Former Hammer, Jack Collison offered his congratulations too!
The West Ham United Women players and coaching staff certainly enjoyed their afternoon at the Academy Stadium!
IROOOONSSSSS!!! ⚒ what a day, what a performance! https://t.co/H0B5fDjQ6C— Kateřina Svitková (@Svitkova10) October 3, 2021
Great day at the office ? https://t.co/6efyPX4I1w— Jenny Coe (@jennycoady10) October 3, 2021
The Hammers are up to 5th in the WSL table!