Manchester City will be searching for their first away win in the Premier League this season as they take on West Ham United at Upton Park on Saturday.
Where to Watch Live
Kick-Off is set for 5:30pm BST. Live coverage will be available on Sky Sports 1 and Sky Sports 1 HD. Live radio commentary is on TalkSport. Highlights of the game will be available on BBC Match of the Day on BBC One from 10:25pm BST.
West Ham will be boosted by their shock 3-0 win over London rivals Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane in their last game. Sam Allardyce out-thought Andre Villas-Boas tactically and handed the London giants their second loss of the season while winning plaudits across the Premier League for his setup. Former Manchester United midfielder Ravel Morrison was the star of the show, scoring a brilliant solo goal to nab the third and the game for West Ham.
The Hammers, bar the win, have failed to score goals on a regular basis, scoring only seven thus far. However, the London club have been solid defensively letting in only five and Allardyce will be looking to maintain his defensive record against a top heavy Manchester City side. A win here will take West Ham to the top half of the table.
Manchester City have been abysmal form on their travels and will be looking to rectify that, having lost to Cardiff City and Aston Villa so far this season. City are currently fifth in the league with 13 points and new manager Manuel Pellegrini will be looking for a win to set up the tempo ahead of their crucial game against Chelsea next week. City have shown that they mean business with a 4-1 win over Manchester United and come into the game on the back of a 3-1 win against a formidable Everton side at the Etihad.
What the Managers Say
Sam Allardyce: "I've always said that if you play your best against Manchester City sometimes it's not enough but as long as we do our best and we catch Manchester City on a relatively off day we can get a result."
Manuel Pellegrini: "If we go and see the statistics of the games we've played away, of course it must be a worry for us. It's a thing we must improve and we must work hard defensively as a team"
- Last Five (all competitions, most recent first): W L W L D
- Last Result: Tottenham 0 - 3 West Ham
- Last Five (all competitions, most recent first): W L L W W
- Last Result: Manchester City 3 - 1 Everton
Injured: James Collins (hamstring), Andy Carroll (heel), Alou Diarra (knee)
Probable Line-Up: Jaaskelainen; Demel, Tomkins, Reid, Rat; Downing, Noble, Nolan; Diame, Morrison; Maiga.
Injured: Vincent Kompany (thigh), Martin Demichelis (knee)
Doubtful: Jack Rodwell (hamstring)
Probable Line-Up: Hart; Richards, Nastasic, Lescott, Clichy; Touré, Fernandinho; Silva, Agüero, Navas; Negredo.
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