Tony Cottee previews West Ham v Manchester City

If Hammers perform at their best, they could leave with a win

Manchester City are a top team with top players and I hope West Ham show the same application this Saturday at Upton Park as they did against United in the Carling Cup.

If the Hammers do that, then I feel it will be a close game and one where the east London side could walk away from with a positive result.

However, if we repeat Sunday’s performance against Sunderland I don’t believe we will take anything from the game.

Of course we should look to win most of our home games and because we are bottom three points are a must, but a draw will not be the end of the World.

They are without captain and former West Ham favourite Carlos Tevez, but there is still Mario Balotelli to worry about, who is hitting a run of good goal scoring form.

I’m also a big fan of Adam Johnson and I would say he is my favourite City player. It’s great to watch a winger with pace beat men and be able to deliver quality crosses and the former Middlesborough man has it all.

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His chances have been limited by boss Roberto Mancini this season, which is a surprise.

They have a host of stars, but because they have so many it seems a combination of ego’s has led to problems.

It’s something I expected to happen because of the vast sums of money involved at the club, but I do believe they will qualify for the Champions League and from there spend even more money.

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