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West Ham harms Manchester United

Andriy Yarmolenko
Andriy Yarmolenko’s second goal of the season opened the scoring at London Stadium

Goals from Andriy Yarmolenko and Aaron Cresswell earned West Ham their second successive home win against Manchester United, who lost striker Marcus Rashford with a groin injury in the second half.

Man of the match – Andriy Yarmolenko (West Ham)

Andriy Yarmolenko, West Ham
Yarmolenko was West Ham’s most dangerous attacker, registering more shots (three) than any other player and capping a tireless performance with a well-taken goal

Man Utd vulnerable on their travels – the stats

  • After winning each of his first nine away games in all competitions as Man Utd boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has failed to win in the following nine (D3 L6).
  • West Ham have won three of their last five Premier League home games against Man Utd (D1 L1), as many as they had in their previous 23 home games against them in the top flight (W3 D11 L9).
  • Manuel Pellegrini is the first manager to win a Premier League game against four different Manchester United managers (David Moyes, Louis van Gaal, Jose Mourinho and Solskjaer).
  • Man Utd have failed to keep a clean sheet in any of their last 11 away matches in all competitions, their worst run since conceding in 14 consecutive matches between April and December 2002.
  • Man Utd have lost seven of their last 15 Premier League games (W4 D4 L7), as many defeats as they had recorded in their previous 40 matches in the competition (W25 D8 L7).
  • Since the start of the 2011-12 season, David de Gea has conceded more Premier League goals from direct free-kicks than any other goalkeeper (12).
  • Felipe Anderson has been directly involved in 15 Premier League goals for West Ham since the beginning of last season (9 goals, 6 assists) – more than any other Hammer in that period.

‘We’re just all very flat’ – what the managers said

West Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini, speaking to BBC Sport: “It’s good to win, especially against Manchester United here at home and to keep a clean sheet. We tried to win from the beginning.

“Maybe we played too fast in the first 45 minutes, which is why we lost so many balls, but we didn’t allow them to create chances and Andriy’s goal was the key factor to open the game. It was a good goal.

“I told the players at half-time that if we defend the way we did in the first half, we were not going to concede too many opportunities.”

West Ham 2-0 Man Utd: Hammers becoming ‘more consistent’ – Manuel Pellegrini

Man Utd manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, speaking to BBC Sport: “I’m very disappointed. You’re always disappointed when you lose games. This was a game that we could have won. Going home tonight we’ll go through the game again. At the moment we’re just all very flat.

“Key moments went against us. They had some great finishes. We just didn’t have the quality when we had those big moments. In the Premier League if you don’t take them you won’t get any points. It tipped in their favour and we just have to accept that.

“I’m disappointed we didn’t win today, but apart from that I’m being very positive. I’ve said many times that there will be highs and lows. We’ve had some highs along the way, today we just have to accept we got no points and look forward to next week.”

West Ham 2-0 Manchester United: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer ‘staying positive’ despite defeat

What’s next?

West Ham travel to Oxford United in the third round of the Carabao Cup on Wednesday, 25 September (19:45 BST) before visiting Bournemouth in the Premier League on Saturday, 28 September (15:00 BST).

After hosting Rochdale in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday (20:00 BST), Man Utd welcome Arsenal to Old Trafford in their next league game on Monday 30 September (20:00 BST).

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