The out-of-form Hammers travelled to Manchester looking like lambs to the slaughter, with Pep Guardiola’s men currently sweeping all before them in the Premier League.
However, things didn’t go to script in the first-half and Angelo Ogbonna’s powerful header had the Londoners ahead at the break.
City, as you’d probably expect, came roaring back in the second period and ended up securing all three points through Nicolas Otamendi and David Silva, but their goalkeeper Adrain enjoyed a brilliant match, and kept his side in the contest for long spells.
The Spaniard has served as back-up to Joe Hart all season, but was recalled with Hart unable to play against his parent club – and a lot of supporters want to see the same man between the sticks next week:
— Luke mason (@Luke_mason91) December 3, 2017
Adrian has done more today than Joe Hart has done all season, yet you know Hart will be straight back in the team for their next game
— Sibs (@SibsMUFC) December 3, 2017
Joe Hart's best game of the season, that #WHUFC
— Blank (@McAvennie) December 3, 2017
Start Adrian every week for that performance, proved how overrated Joe Hart actually is
— eloise (@whuweller_x) December 3, 2017
That's the best game I've seen Joe Hart have for West Ham.
— Paul Spillane (@paulspills) December 3, 2017
Maybe now West Ham fans will see that Adrian is better than Joe Hart ??
— Adam (@adambrown93) December 3, 2017
Leave joe hart in fucking Manchester then
— Jay (@JayBouldenWHU) December 3, 2017
Joe hart needs to leave us NOW!!!!!!!
— Jack McGrath (@Jack_McGrath00) December 3, 2017
Adrian should take Joe Hart’s place in the West Ham lineup
— Andy Kebede (@andy_kebede) December 3, 2017
How doesn’t Adrian start for West Ham, head and shoulders above Joe Hart.
— Michael Hollis (@mikehollis91) December 3, 2017
— ⚒GLENN⚒ (@p_glenn) December 3, 2017
Joe Hart shouldn’t even be West Ham’s No1, let alone England’s
— Andy Owens (@AndrewMcIntosh8) December 3, 2017
Well, if not else, I think Adrian did well today, which can't be said for Joe Hart most of the time.
— Blago (@BCH_17) December 3, 2017
Moyes dropped Joe Hart, West Ham *almost* took points off of City. TAKE NOTE SOUTHGATE!
— Luke Manwaring (@manwaring_) December 3, 2017
Adrian is so much better than joe hart
— Greg (@G_Sinnott3) December 3, 2017
Just goes to show how much more a time can look solid at the back without Joe Hart in goal
— Reiss Lane (@ReissNFFC) December 3, 2017
It's no coincidence that west ham played better without that mug joe Hart in goal
— gazzathebookie (@gazzathebookie) December 3, 2017
Adrian > Joe Hart
— McKnight (@LeeMcKnight27) December 3, 2017
Adrian is better than joe hart
— Ryan Tucker (@RjamesTucker) December 3, 2017
Who do you think should be West Ham’s No.1?