Despite scoring a goal West Ham could not manage to escape the 2-1 loss to Manchester City.
MAN CITY v WEST HAM
Man City: Hart, Zabaleta, Kompany, Lescott, Kolarov, De Jong, Barry, Adam Johnson, Toure Yaya, Silva, Balotelli. Subs: Taylor, Milner, Wright-Phillips, Dzeko, Vieira, Jo, Boyata.
West Ham: Green, Jacobsen, Tomkins, Upson, Gabbidon, Sears, Spector, Hitzlsperger, Boa Morte, Ba, Keane. Subs: Boffin, Reid, Cole, Kovac, da Costa, Piquionne, Obinna.
Referee: Howard Webb (S Yorkshire)
GOAL Man City 1-0 West Ham (De Jong)
Man City goal: Champions League football… here come Man City. And what a time for Nigel de Jong to bag his first City goal, the Dutchman latching on to a half clearance from Aleksandar Kolarov’s corner and spanking low into the corner first time from 25 yards.
GOAL Man City 2-0 West Ham (Jacobsen og)
Man City goal: I’d say, yep, party time. It’s a fine break down the right by Pablo Zabaleta, the Argentine swapping passes with David Silva and then sending a fine cross into the box that Lars Jacobsen can only leather into his own net a couple of yards out attempting to clear.
GOAL Man City 2-1 West Ham (Ba)
West Ham goal: Hold on… maybe this match isn’t done and dusted just yet. Moments after that Robbie Keane miss, Thomas Hitzlsperger sends in a cross that causes all sorts of problems in the Man City defence, and there is Demba Ba on hand to slam home from 10 yards out. Game on.
11′ [1 : 0] Nigel de Jong
15′ [2 : 0] Lars Jacobsen (og)
33′ [2 : 1] Demba Ba