As it happened: Manchester United 1-0 West Ham United
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22:09a month ago

FINAL-TIME: Manchester United 1-0 West Ham United

Boring. Boring and once again boring.

An own-goal from Craig Dawson the only goal of the game.

That's about it.

West Ham had a corner in the 93rd minute, but the referee ended it before they were able to take it.

Embarrassing bias from the officials.
21:55a month ago
80' Said Benrahma broke through down the wing, got the ball to Manuel Lanzini who got it to Soucek with a beautiful backheel pass, but the midfielder's effort was blocked.

Would've been some goal, that.
21:52a month ago
77' What a chance for Man United!

Greenwood broke through and, despite having Rashford to pass to, decided to have a go on his own, only hitting the post.

Should've done much, much better.
21:39a month ago
64' Bowen, oh dear.

I know it was offside, but he should've been placing that header into the back of the net.

A perfect cross from Cresswell to set-up the chance.
21:35a month ago
60' Fernandes with a shot from range, but it's another great save from Fabiański.
21:30a month ago

GOAL: Manchester United 1-0 West Ham United

What a header from Craig Dawson!

Just a shame, it was the wrong goal.

A great cross from a corner from Bruno Fernandes, McTominay with a header and Dawson himself steered it beyond Fabiański.

He just can't stop scoring!
21:23a month ago
48' Slight twist to the formation by David Moyes.

It's now a 451 with Ben Johnson moving from left wing-back to right midfield with Jarrod Bowen going to left midfield instead.
21:20a month ago
46' And we're back underway.

No changes.
21:08a month ago

HALF-TIME: Manchester United 0-0 West Ham United

Well, that was boring.

Rashford should've done better with a header, Phenomenal save from Fabiański to deny Greenwood. Bowen striking the ball straight into Coufal's face.

And that's pretty much all that's happened in the first 45.
21:00a month ago
44' Bowen's strike was straight at Coufal's head.

That's the first half summed up well.
20:55a month ago
37' What. A. Save.

Greenwood thought he was scoring there with a low-driven strike, but a fabulous save from Fabiański turned the ball into the post, and out for a corner kick which was cleared.

You don't get better than that, that's for sure.
20:50a month ago
34' Rashford and Shaw have been causing all sorts of trouble to Coufal so far.
20:48a month ago
31' The hosts are starting to bang on West Ham's door there.

Two good, consecutive chances went begging. 
20:43a month ago
20:43a month ago
25' Mason Greenwood with a perfect ball into the box but Marcus Rashford didn't connect with it cleanly and put it away from the goal.
20:37a month ago
19' Great cross from Aaron Cresswell but Dean Henderson punched clear, smashing into Bowen and Harry Maguire in the process.

The West Ham winger was down for a while but is already back up on his feet.
20:31a month ago
15' West Ham were looking to break, but Fred fouled Jarrod Bowen with a late tackle to stop it.

Should've been a yellow card, to be fair.
20:21a month ago
4' Luke Shaw, after a great piercing run beyond Vladimir Coufal, got the ball towards Mason Greenwood, but the youngster's shot was blocked by Craig Dawson.
20:18a month ago

KICK-OFF: Manchester United 0-0 West Ham United

And we're underway!

Manchester United as the hosts are in their home kit tonight, West Ham, the visitors, in their away kit.

Perfectly balanced, as all things should be.
20:15a month ago

Closing on kick-off

Teams are out on the pitch, just awaiting the first whistle.
19:21a month ago

West Ham Starting XI

Fabiański; Coufal, Dawson, Diop, Cresswell, Johnson; Rice, Soucek, Noble; Bowen, Antonio.
19:20a month ago

Manchester United Starting XI

Henderson; Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw; Fred, McTominay; Greenwood, Fernandes, James; Rashford.
21:13a month ago

Where to watch

If you want to watch the game on TV, your options are Sky Sports Premier League and Sky Sports Main Event.

If you can't, the game will be available through the NOW TV pass.

If you want to follow it on the internet, VAVEL UK is your best option!

21:08a month ago

West Ham predicted lineup

Fabiański; Coufal, Diop, Dawson, Cresswell; Rice, Soucek; Bowen, Benrahma, Fornals; Antonio.
21:03a month ago

Manchester United predicted lineup

Henderson; Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Telles; Fred, McTominay; Diallo, Fernandes, James; Greenwood.
20:58a month ago

Player to watch

With the absence of Jesse Lingard who isn't eligible to play due to Premier League's laws regarding domestic loans, the eyes most definitely will be on one of the other West Ham forwards.

And in my pick, Michail Antonio is the player to watch closely. 

The striker who, despite missing over two months with consecutive injuries, is enjoying a good season so far with seven goals and three assists. His ability and style of play should provide a very good outlet for the Hammers, given he's 100% fit the play all 90 minutes, which recently hasn't been the case.
20:53a month ago

Previous encounters

The head-to-head record would suggest an even game, but with Manchester United coming out as the winners as out of the previous 10 games, they've won half, with the Hammers enjoying three wins and two draws against the Red Devils

The last time the teams met was in December 2020, where Man United's ten-minute rampage saw them come out winners after going 1-0 down in the first-half thanks to Tomas Soucek finish.

20:48a month ago

Current form

The hosts, currently sitting second in the table, are coming into the game off a 2-0 win against their fierce rivals, and Premier League leaders, Manchester City.

The visitors, who have been overperforming all pre-season expectations, have won their latest match against Leeds United, also by two goals to nil, as they sit fifth with their European hopes still alive.

20:43a month ago

Kick-off time

Manchester United v West Ham United will be played at the Old Trafford, Manchester, England. The kick-off is scheduled at 19:15 GMT.
20:38a month ago


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