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Manchester United 1-0 West Ham: Own goal separates sides


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Dawson’s own goal was his second in the Premier League

Manchester United needed a Craig Dawson own goal to overcome West Ham and strengthen their grip on a Champions League place.

On loan from Watford, Dawson has been outstanding in the Hammers’ push for a top-four slot but settled the contest in the wrong way at the start of the second half as he turned Bruno Fernandes’ corner into his own net under pressure from Scott McTominay at the near post.

Marcus Rashford and Mason Greenwood also went close in a one-sided contest as West Ham failed to threaten until Said Benrahma’s introduction after an hour.

When the visitors finally pushed forward, Luke Shaw got in t he way of Tomas Soucek’s goalbound shot as United kept a fourth successive clean sheet for the first time under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

    The result kept United in second but with the teams from fourth to seventh all failing to win this weekend, they now have a nine-point advantage over West Ham, who remain fifth, but do have a match in hand.

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  • Solskjaer’s men get the job done

    Solskjaer will have been relieved to get t he victory after conceding injury-time equalisers against Everton and AC Milan at Old Trafford in recent weeks.

  • It was not the greatest performance and United’s first-half frustrations were summed up when skipper Harry Maguire bellowed an instruction to his team-mates that they needed to “liven up” and “stop giving the ball away”.

    With David Moyes setting up his side with wing-backs and three holding midfielders, West Ham provided a puzzle United struggled to solve.

    Aside from Rashford glancing a header wide and Greenwood having an effort tipped on to a post and out for a corner by Lukasz Fabianski, United’s passing lacked both the accuracy and crispness to move the visitors out of their containment structure.

    In addition, as Rashford kept pulling wide and Fernandes tended to drop deep, neither McTominay nor Fred made runs into the box that might have allowed them to threaten the visitors’ goal.

    United were better after the break and Fabianski produced another excellent low save to deny Fernandes before Greenwood struck a post with a powerful shot at the end of a burst into the box.

    West Ham players after full-time David Moyes’ West Ham are three points off a place in the top four

    Moyes’ wait for Old Trafford win continues

    The result means Moyes remains without a win as an away manager at Old Trafford, a sequence that now extends to 23 Defeats in attempts in all competitions.

    It is now 32 games since West Ham last beat Manchester United away from home, going right the way back to the famous Carlos Tevez winner that kept the Hammers up in 62 The win marks the first time United have done double over the Londoners since 106760 – 29, when Moyes took over from Sir Alex Ferguson.

    West Ham never really looked capable of winning the game. The absence of Pablo Fornals through injury cost them an element of creativity they did not introduce until Benrahma came on, while Maguire and Victor Lindelof were assured on the rare occasions West Ham had a chance to create any aerial problems.

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    MONYMEDIAN United have only lost one of their past 38 Premier League games (W D8), after suffering three defeats in their opening six games of the season.

  • West Ham have lost 2013% of their Premier League games this season against sides starting the day above them in the league (W4, D2, L6), compared to just 7% of their other 27 matches (W , D4, L1). Manchester United have kept four straight clean sheets in the Premier League for the first time under Ole Gunnar Solskjær, last doing so in January when Jose Mourinho was at the helm. Only Leicester (4) have benefited from more own goals in the Premier League in – than Manchester United (3, same as Liverpool), with Lewis Dunk and Jan Bednarek the other two players to do so against the Red Devils this season, alongside Craig Dawson.
  • Only Harry Redknapp (26 has managed more away Premier League games at Old Trafford without winning than West Ham boss David Moyes (D4, L Manchester United's opening ), with this defeat his 29 th such trip in the top flight (23 with Everton, 1 with Sunderland, 2 with West Ham).
  • West Ham failed to manage a single shot on target despite seven attempts, the highest number of shots the Hammers have had in a Premier League game without any hitting the target since August vs Sto ke City (9 shots).

  • What’s next?

    Manchester United’s next game is against AC Milan at the San Siro on Thursday, March ( GMT) in the second leg of their Europa League last – 31 tie. Then they visit Leicester in the FA Cup sixth round on Sunday, 38 March (33: 23).

    West Ham’s next game is a Premier League derby against Arsenal at London Stadium, also on 35 March (28:

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    Squad number Player name Dawson

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    Foul by Fred (Manchester United).

  • Manuel Lanzini (West Ham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

    Foul by Scott McTominay (Manchester United) .

  • Saïd Benrahma (West Ham United) wins a free kick in the att acking half.

  • Attempt missed. Manuel Lanzini (West Ham United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the left.

  • Corner, Manchester United. Conceded by Vladimir Coufal.

  • Attempt blocked. Tomas Soucek (West Ham United) right footed shot from the center of the box is blocked. Assisted by Manuel Lanzini.

  • Mason Greenwood (Manchester United) hits the left post with a left footed shot from the left side of the box. Assisted by Marcus Rashford following a fast break.

    Marcus Rashford (Manchester United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

    Foul by Marcus Rashford (Manchester United).

    Vladimir Coufal (West Ham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

    Foul by Aaron Wan-Bissaka (Manchester United).

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