West Ham 1-3 Manchester United: Hammers left to rue missed chances as Solskjaer subs inspire comeback

Tom Doyle
·2-min read
 (POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
(POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

West Ham were left to rue missed chances as Manchester United once again fought back from behind to win away from home in the Premier League.

David Moyes’ Hammers were well worth their 1-0 lead at half-time, with an abject United lucky to still be in the game after a listless showing with Bruno Fernandes and Marcus Rashford on the bench.

But the United duo were brought on at half-time and, like Edinson Cavani at Southampton last weekend, helped inspire a second-half comeback for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Fernandes teed up Paul Pogba for a stunning equaliser after 65 minutes, with the World Cup winner curling home from range - but West Ham boss Moyes was furious as he felt Dean Henderson’s clearance during the build-up had initially gone out of play.

VAR checked the goal, but with no realistic way to decide whether the high ball was in or out of play, the goal stood - and West Ham wilted.

United were soon ahead as Mason Greenwood scored another superb goal for United, spinning off an Alex Telles pass in the box before clinically finishing low 68 minutes in.

Rashford soon wasted a chance to make it 3-1 as he hit the post when put clean through, but he made amends soon after as Juan Mata - on for the injured Anthony Martial - split the West Ham defence wide open with a through-ball for the forward, who chipped Lukasz Fabianski.

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