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West Ham Utd 3-1 Manchester Utd


Filed: Saturday, 29th September 2018
By: Staff Writer


West Ham United eased to a second win in four days thanks to an excellent opening 45 minutes at the Olympic Stadium.

Having scored eight against Macclesfield on Wednesday, the Hammers took their tally of goals scored for the week to 11 thanks to three more against Joe Mourinho's out-of-sorts Manchester side today.

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West Ham get off to the perfect start when Felipe Anderson scored his first goal since moving from Lazio in the summer by producing a clever backheel to covert Pablo Zabaleta's low cross after just five minutes.

And the lead was (deservedly) doubled two minutes ahead of the half time interval when Andriy Yarmolenko's effort, that appeared to be heading wide of the target, took a wicked deflection via Victor Lindelöf's shine before looping into a helpless David De Gea's net.

The second half was a far more even affair with West Ham content to play largely on the backfoot whilst defending their two-goal lead.

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However the deficit was halved on 71 minutes when Marcus Rashford cleverly converted a corner with a flick that squeezed between Lukasz Fabianski and his near post, bringing the visitors back into the game.

But barely had a minute passed before West Ham's two goal advantage was restored; Mark Noble, with the freedom of Stratford played Marko Arnautovic in with a slide rule pass before the Austrian converted with just De Gea to beat.

After a dreadful start to the season, from which they took no points from their opening four games, the Hammers have now taken seven points from the last nine - a sequence that has lifted Manuel Pellegrini's side away from the drop zone and into 12th spot.

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West Ham Utd: Fabianski, Zabaleta, Balbuena, Diop, Masuaku, Rice, Noble, Obiang, Anderson (Diangana 90+3), Yarmolenko (Snodgrass 72), Arnautovic (Antonio 83).

Subs not used: Adrian, Fredericks, Ogbonna, Perez.

Goals: Felipe Anderson (5), Lindelof (og 43), Arnautovic (74).

Manchester Utd: De Gea, Young, Lindelof (Rashford 57), Smalling, Shaw, Matic, McTominay, Pogba (Fred 70), Fellaini, Martial (Mata 71), Lukaku.

Subs not used: Grant, Bailly, Darmian, Herrera.

Goals: Rashford (71).

Booked: Young.

Referee: Michael Oliver.

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