Hammers edge past City

2009-03-01 16:49

London - Jack Collison scored the only goal of the game as West Ham United beat visitors Manchester City at Upton Park on Sunday 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 English Premier League table on 36 points, while Manchester City remain in 10th spot, four points behind the Hammers.