Sergio Aguero inspired Manchester City to a 3-1 victory over West Ham at Upton Park, as his side picked up their first away win in the Premier League this season.
The Argentine struck twice and set up another for David Silva, as City moved up to fourth after an impressive display.
With the hosts in confident mood following their superb victory over Spurs last time out, City faced a tough task as they looked to end their disappointing run of away form in the league this season, after defeats to Aston Villa and Cardiff.
But Manuel Pellegrini’s side looked impressive from the off and opened the scoring on 16 minutes when Aguero latched onto Fernandinho’s pass and finish neatly past Jussi Jaaskelainen.
The striker then doubled the visitor’s lead after the break, as he found himself unmarked eight yards out to power home a header from Silva’s free-kick.
West Ham hit back soon after as Ricardo Vaz Te scored a superb overhead kick in the 58th minute to give the Hammers hope, but their fate was sealed 10 minutes from time as Aguero provided the assist this time for Silva, after a clever back-heel set up the Spaniard to curl the ball home.
City’s victory sees them move up to fourth with 16 points, three points off current leaders Arsenal, while West Ham drop to fourteenth.
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