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West Ham vs. Manchester United post match analysis

September 23, 2021

West Ham vs. Manchester United post match analysis

 

Manchester United beat West Ham 2-1 on Sunday thanks to a spectacular last-minute winner from super-sub Jesse Lingard. Lingard, who spent last season on loan at West Ham, came off the bench to grab the match winner with only a minute remaining.

After Said Benrahma's deflected goal placed West Ham ahead, Cristiano Ronaldo equalized for the visitors in an action-filled first half that made live soccer betting all the more fun.

In stoppage time, West Ham had an opportunity to equalize, but David De Gea saved Mark Noble's penalty to preserve United's victory.

"It was the last minute, I made the save. Going through my head was 'Save the ball.' It's a massive three points for us," De Gea said.

Before the game, both sets of players, coaches, and fans stood for a minute of applause in honor of Jimmy Greaves, the former West Ham and England striker who died on Sunday at the age of 81.

Jarrod Bowen pushed De Gea into a save with his foot after 25 minutes, before Tomas Soucek blasted over the bar.

Lukasz Fabianski of West Ham made a superb save to deflect Bruno Fernandes' effort onto the post.

West Ham moved up the other end a minute later and scored when Benrahma's drive from outside the area was deflected in by Raphael Varane.

United equalized after Fabianski spilled his first flick from Fernandes' cross. Ronaldo tapped home from close range after Fabianski had spilled his initial flick from Fernandes' cross.

Before the break, both teams had great chances to take the lead, but Fabianski stopped Ronaldo's shot and Nikola Vlasic missed the goal from close range.

A minute into the second half, Ronaldo almost scored his second, but Fabianski rushed out and thwarted him with a fantastic save.

United had penalty claims of their own turned down after Ronaldo thought he had been taken down by Vladimir Coufal and Aaron Cresswell late in the game.

Lingard would then come up with a magnificent curling goal with a minute remaining to put the visitors ahead. Live betting fans who had wagered on Betway for a United win had something to smile about.

There was also a feeling of vindication for Lingard, who had given away Young Boys' last-gasp Champions League victory on Tuesday thanks to a wayward pass.

I got a brilliant reception when I came on," Lingard told reporters."I had a good time at West Ham, but I’ve got to move on with Manchester United and do my best for Manchester United. I’ve been working hard, to overcome last week wasn’t easy, but to get some minutes today and to score was unreal.

"Mistakes happen in football, we need to overcome those things. Things happen and you need to bounce back."

West Ham were awarded a penalty after the ball struck Luke Shaw's hand inside the area in stoppage time, a decision that was confirmed by the video assistant.

The experienced Mark Noble took the responsibility to take the penalty, but De Gea saved his spot kick to save United's three points.

United now sits in third place in the rankings behind Chelsea and Liverpool, while David Moyes' side is in ninth. EPL action resumes on Saturday, and betting is available on Betway, the home of amazing odds.