Boss targets City win

Last Updated: Fri, 18 Oct 2013 08:30
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West Ham boss Sam Allardyce is hoping his side can repeat their pre-international break form when they face Manchester City.

The break in the Premier League fixtures came at the wrong time for West Ham after they had picked up a fantastic 3-0 victory at Tottenham, only the second win of the season for the Hammers.

Allardyce is keen to repeat that sort of performance and secure another big-name scalp whilst at the same time possibly move into the top 10 in the Premier League.

"We're looking forward to the Man City game now. They've faltered a little bit away from home and hopefully we can capitalise on that," Allardyce said. "They've also had a lot of players on international duty and we've got to think about that. We want to upset the odds on Saturday.

"Last time we had an international break we lost the game before. This time we won and it makes everyone's life a bit easier.

"In terms of results they've been a bit Jekyll and Hyde. We have to be encouraged by their away results. Last year we drew 0-0 here against them and we have to hit top form with our top players as we did at Tottenham again.

"Nobody gave us a chance at Spurs, but we won 3-0 and that's why the entertainment value in the Premier League is so high. It's hard to predict what's going to happen."

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