City level at top after Hammers win
Title-chasing Manchester City moved level on points with Barclays Premier League leaders Arsenal as bottom club West Ham were beaten 3-1 at Upton Park.
City dominated from kick-off, and it was no surprise when Yaya Toure rifled in the opener on the half hour.
The Irons rallied after the break and had appeals for a penalty turned down for handball against Yaya Toure, before the Ivory Coast midfielder saw his angled shot hit the post and go in off keeper Robert Green with substitute Adam Johnson wrapping things up with nine minutes left. James Tomkins headed in a late consolation for the Hammers.
City, without suspended former Hammers striker Carlos Tevez, dominated from the kick-off and should have taken an early lead when Mario Balotelli missed his kick in the six-yard box from Jo's low cross.
The away side went in front after 30 minutes after a quick break when Gareth Barry fed the ball back to Yaya Toure, who crashed a shot high into the net, despite an attempted diving tackle by Jonathan Spector.
The travelling supporters were chanting "we're going to win the league'' but West Ham offered a touch of threat before half-time when Julien Faubert whipped over a cross and Frederic Piquionne headed just over.
After 73 minutes, Yaya Toure picked up the ball on the left, ghosted past marker James Tomkins and darted goalwards.
His shot hit the near post, bounced off the unfortunate Green's back and into the net for an own goal.
All the spirit was drained from the hosts, who were caught again when David Silva slipped in Johnson, who rounded Green and wrapped victory up for big-spending City with nine minutes left, before Tomkins headed in a late consolation.