West Ham 1-2 Manchester United summary: score, goals, highlights, Premier League 2021/22
West Ham vs Manchester United
United celebrate as West Ham players fall to their knees.... Maximum drama here in London as United claim maximum points to go level with Liverpool at the top of the Premier League table.
What drama here in Stratford... Fine save from the Spaniard as the whistle sounds.....
Noble comes on for the Hammers....Rice to take...no Noble comes on to take the kick .... The veteran steps up and has his kick saved by De Gea.
From what we've seen, a spot kick would be the likely outcome... Atkinson now checks and points to the spot... penalty West Ham....late, late drama here in East London.
The West Ham unbeaten run close to coming to an end for the season as West Ham appeal for a penalty too... Shaw handling .... over to you VAR.....
Another penalty appeal from Ronaldo as Zouma takes the player with VAR saying 'no spot kick'.
Three minutes of time to be added...
Top corner from the sub. and surely the points will be heading back to Old Trafford now
Gooooooooool. Lingard finds the corner and the United man refuses to celebrate the strike with a late, late goal
Fred comes off for Matic and West Ham take off scorer Mohamed Saïd Benrahma for Lanzini
Matic also stripped and ready to make a late entrance for United.
Lanzini set to make an entrance for West Ham.
Fabianski gathers the ball after patient play from the visitors. One senses that both teams would settle for a point as we head towards the final five minutes of the game. Both teams will retain their unbeaten status in the Premier League.
Unted push and West Ham sitting deep now.
West Ham win a corner. Bowen to take....the ball falls to Fornals who drives wide on the half volley.
Final ten minutes of action in East London. United now enjoying the better of the game after that brief West Ham flurry.
Zouma alert to avert a great United chance after decent play from Fernandes as Ronaldo was poised to pounce.
CR7 clipped and the ref waves the penalty appeals away.... would have been harsh had it been awarded to be fair.
15 remain at the London Stadium and the game delicately balanced despite not having the same entertainment value of the first 45'
Rice breaks and feeds Yarmolenko ... the ball eventually finds its way into De Gea's arms.
Substitutes: Sancho for Greenwood. Pogba makes way for Lingard
Much better from West Ham now as the press with Yarmolenko adding another degree of threat for the home side. The fans sense the added intensity now and do their part to fire up the side.
Sancho and Lingard poised to make an entrance for United.
Calls for a penalty from the home crowd but the ref awards a free for United much to the displeasure of the local supporters.
Vlasic makes way for Yarmolenko (WHUFC)
West Ham unable to get the ball moving with United now giving the Londoners no time on the ball. The Hammers fans find their voice sensing the side are on the rack somewhat.
The 24-year-old seems to be okay to continue. The smelling salts doing their job as the Hammers set to make a switch with Yarmolenko poised to come on.
McTominay takes a ball in the face and the ref. stops the action.
United now in double figures corner-wise and all the pressure coming now from the visitors.
A lull in the action now and the game failing to generate the same spark and intensity we saw in the first half.
What a range of passing Bruno Fernandes displays !!!!
Jesse Lingard warms up for United. A warm applause for the player who served West Ham so well last season.
Man United looking stronger now and possible time for Moyes to shuffle the pack with many of today's XI involved in midweek action in Zagreb. The Hammers started their Europa League campaign with a 0-2 win over Dynamo in the Croatian capital.
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Fornals almost finds the target with a cheeky back heel but the ball goes inches wide of the target.
Shaw wins, yet another Man United corner. The England international will take the dead ball kick as Maguire heads wide.
West Ham win their first corner of the day (1-7) but United clear their lines and the ball goes all the way through to De Gea.
CR7 denied by Fabianski just after the restart. Sloppy defending and the Portuguese striker pounces... Well played the keeper !
The sides take to the pitch ahead of the second half. West Ham to start the action. Quick glance reveals no changes at the interval.
Great first half of football with both sides enjoying sustained spells of dominance during the half... Just as West Ham were pressing, Mohamed Saïd Benrahma saw his effort take a wicked deflection from Varane to put the East London outfit ahead. Less than five minutes later the sides were level as Ronaldo stole through on goal and at the second time of asking slotted home.
The whistle sounds in Stratford and brings the end to a hugely entertaining 45'.
All square at the interval with West Ham's opening goal cancelled by CR7 to continue his amazing scoring run.
Decent strike from Pogba as the French player sees his effort deflected for a corner. 2 minutes to be added at the end of the half.
Both these sides will go head to head again next week in the third round of the Carabao Cup with the fixture set to go ahead at Old Trafford next Wednesday.
...and West Ham go down the other and and Vlasic almost scores but just scoops the ball over the bar.
CR7 almost bags his second as he goes for the shot from an acute angle after decent work from Greenwood.
United now the team in control as they look to extend their lead with Shaw and McTominay almost linking well. Five minutes of the half remain.
A fantastic game unfolding here with both sides enjoying decent spells. United replying at such a critical time to bounce back. CR7 now on four goals in 2.5 games since his United return.
VAR reviewing the goal after a possible offside from CR7. The goal stands and we're all level....Another game and another goal from Cristiano.
Goooooool. CR7 draws United level... A poachers finish from the Madeira born player
Po faced Ole Gunnar Solskjær on the United bench looking less than impressed as Zouma denies Ronaldo from shooting. Fabianski saves well from Wan Bissaka
Now Shaw has a pop from long range and once again Fabianski is level to the test with the game swinging back the way of the men from the North.
Fernandes rockets the ball off woodwork after a Shaw corner.
Ole Gunnar Solskjær gestures furiously on the United bench with the Norwegian unhappy with the direction of the game in the past ten minutes.
CR7 (who has been quiet so far), gets on the ball, a few step-overs and a tame shot at Fabianski
West Ham go close twice in succession as Bowen shoots and De Gea saves, the ball rebounds to Soucek who rifles over. Different dynamic to the game now with the Londoners in the ascendancy.
Great noise level today at the London Stadium with a packed house in attandence today for the visit of United
West Ham have upped the tempo and now take the game to Man United with Bowen the outlet.
Soucek shoots but the Czech international fails to get his effort on target and De Gea happy to let the ball trickle past the post.
Bowen with the best chance of the game as United slip up and the striker fires straight at De Gea. Careless from the visitors and Jared Bowen unable to capitalistise.
United looking constantly to thread the ball through for the front men in the West Ham box, but at present that tactic is being admirably dealt with by the 'Hammers'
Another United corner (the Manchester version) .... Shaw on duty again ...Zouma rises highest and nods away...
Possession: West Ham 25-75 Man Utd. (%)
Having said that, neither keeper has really been tested with the bulk of the action being played some distance from both goal mouths.
West Ham investing serious amounts of energy in pressing United. The visitors having limited time on the ball as the men in claret and sky press.
Just approaching the ten minute mark and West Ham yet to make a serious foray into the United half with the bulk of the early action in the home side's half.
Pogba is back on the pitch as seems in better shape after some medical attention and a squeeze of the magic sponge !
The United player gets back to his feet and limps from the pitch to get more medical attention.
Pogba is on the ground and looks to be in trouble as the match is halted after a collision with a rival player.
Martin Atkinson is our match official today as Shaw's kick goes wide and the home side build.
Man United enjoying the bulk of early possession as they look to find Cristiano and the Mancunian side win an early corner... Shaw to take....
- 1 De Gea
- 29 Wan-Bissaka
- 23 Shaw
- 5 Harry Maguire
- 19 Varane
- 6 Pogba
- 17 Fred
- 39 McTominay
- 18 Bruno Fernandes
- 11 Mason Greenwood
- 7 Cristiano
- 1 Fabianski
- 21 Ogbonna
- 3 Cresswell
- 5 Coufal
- 4 Zouma
- 22 Benrahma
- 20 Jarrod Bowen
- 8 Fornals
- 41 Declan Rice
- 28 Tomas Soucek
- 11 Nikola Vlasic
If you're just joining us, a reminder of the teams for today's clash...
United to start and both sides take the knee pre-kick-off.... Off we go in Stratford...
'Greavsie' played for West Ham for one season in the early 70s....
Second appearance for Ronaldo in the Premier League today following his brace against Newcastle last Saturday. United looking to bounce back from the midweek defeat in Bern as both sides remember Jimmy Greaves with a rich round of applause.
The Hammers in their iconic sky blue and claret kit with Bowen leading the line for West Ham with no Antonio today following his red card last weekend.
Both teams take to the pitch at the London Olympic Stadium. United in their change kit of light blue as the iconic 'I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles' rings out to greet West Ham.
Greaves death overshadows Sunday action
Tottenham, Chelsea and England icon Greaves died on September 19 at the age of 81. He was among the finest players England has ever produced and remained one of the great entertainers long into retirement.
A naturally clinical finisher with both feet, who terrorised defences throughout a record-breaking career, the inside forward is the leading goalscorer in the history of the English top flight.
Premier League table
Here's how things look in the Premier League. Manchester United in third, with a win putting them level with Liverpool at the top. West Ham back in eight on eight points.
United financial results
Off the field, Manchester United Plc reported a wider full-year loss earlier this week following after a season marred by pandemic-induced lockdowns and empty stadiums hit matchday sales and commercial revenue.The club said its net loss for the year ended June 30 was 92.2 million pounds ($127.2 million), compared with a loss of 23.2 million pounds in the year-ago period as the onset of covid-19 in 2020 disrupted all walks of life globally.
Man United head into the contest at the Olympic Stadium on the back of a surprise Champions League defeat away to Bern with the side from London enjoying a better outcome following their trip to the Croatian capital where they secured a valuable 0-2 win away in Zagreb against Dynamo in their Europa League game.
Only a handful of Premier League teams can boast an unbeaten record in this early stage of the 2020-21 campaign with both West Ham and Manchester United belonging to this select group.
Talking points: Solskjaer vs Ferdinand
Manchester United coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reacted to pundit (and of course former team-mate) Rio Ferdinand questioning why Cristiano Ronaldo was allowed to vent from the touchline during Utd's defeat to Young Boys in midweek in the Champions League.
Ferdinand said he would have told returning signing Ronaldo to stay in his seat, but Solskjaer was having none of it: ""Rio, again you know, sometimes he comments on things he doesn't really know."
Curiously Ferdinand also admitted it would be hard to get Ronaldo to sit down and shut up. ""He's just a passionate guy. He wants to win, he's desperate to win, and he can't hold it in," Ferdinand said. "If that means he has to go up there and stand next to the manager, shouting instructions, so be it."
So, somewhat a storm in a teacup BUT it does indicate the huge pressure on Solskjaer right now. Man Utd have won three of their first four matches in the Premier League (dropping points with a draw against Southampton on matchday two), but after the Champions League defeat Solskjaer needs a performance this afternoon, as well as the win that would see them go level on points with Liverpool at the top of the table.
First things first, the team news for today's clash....
Today's Premier League action at the London Stadium kicks- off at 15:00 (CEST/ 09:00 (ET)
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