Collison strike hammers Man City

Jack Collison scored the only goal of the game as West Ham United beat visitors Manchester City at Upton Park to edge closer to a possible UEFA Cup spot. The Wales midfielder struck his third goal of the season in the 71st minute to continue the Hammers' resurgence under boss Gianfranco Zola.

However, another defeat for the inconsistent City could turn up the pressure on their manager Mark Hughes, as they still have not won away from home in the league since August. Former Hammers striker Craig Bellamy failed to score against his old club and was hauled off in the 66th minute.

The result moved West Ham up to seventh in the table on 36 points, while Manchester City remain in tenth spot, four points behind the Hammers.