MX23RW : Tuesday, December 11 05:13:53
Sep 29, 2018 at 12.30pm UK at ​London Stadium
Attendance: 56,938
West HamWest Ham United
3-1
Man UtdManchester United
Anderson (5'), Lindelof (43' og.), Arnautovic (74')
FT(HT: 2-0)
Rashford (71')

Result: Manchester United crumble to defeat at West Ham United

Manchester United fall to their third Premier League defeat of the season as West Ham United run out convincing 3-1 victors at the London Stadium.

Manchester United fell to their third Premier League defeat of the season this afternoon as West Ham United ran out convincing 3-1 victors at the London Stadium.

The result caps a difficult seven days for the Red Devils, who drew at home to Wolverhampton Wanderers last Saturday and were dumped out of the EFL Cup in midweek.

West Ham's front three each played a role in one of the goals as Manuel Pellegrini's side stretched their unbeaten run to four with their biggest win over United in 36 years.

West Ham goalscorers Felipe Anderson, Andriy Yarmolenko and Marko Arnautovic celebrate during their Premier League clash with Manchester United on September 29, 2018© Reuters

Jose Mourinho left out the likes of Alexis Sanchez and Jesse Lingard and reshuffled his lineup into a 3-5-2 formation which the visitors failed to settle into during the first half.

That helped the Hammers get off to a flying start as summer signing Felipe Anderson opened his account for the club by finishing off a well-worked move on six minutes.

Mark Noble's through-ball inside Luke Shaw released Pablo Zabaleta, whose square cross was perfectly paced for Anderson to skilfully back-heel beyond David de Gea.

West Ham's Felipe Anderson wheels away in celebration after opening the scoring during his side's Premier League clash with Manchester United on September 29, 2018© Reuters

United failed to register a shot on target during the first half but did hit the post when Romelu Lukaku met Ashley Young's near-post delivery with a header which came back off the outside of the woodwork.

Despite the public development of his feud with Mourinho this week, Paul Pogba was included in United's starting lineup but he could not inspire a response from the visitors who were short of creative ideas.

Things went from bad to worse for the Red Devils before half time as their failure to clear a corner allowed Andriy Yarmolenko to work a shot on his left foot, although only a huge deflection from Victor Lindelof took it past De Gea, who was on his way to the opposite corner.

West Ham had a couple of opportunities to extend their lead early in the second period, with Marko Arnautovic blazing a volley high and wide at the end of a slick counter, and then being the victim of a poor pass from Anderson who should have teed up the Austrian for a one-on-one.

One of Mourinho's methods to get back into the game was to throw Marouane Fellaini forward, and the Belgian nearly reduced United's deficit with a powerful 65th-minute header which Lukasz Fabianski did well to claw off the line.

Another was to bring on Marcus Rashford, who, returning from a three-match suspension, pulled one back for United on 71 minutes when he connected sweetly with a near-post flick from a corner, catching Fabianski by surprise.

United's comeback was nipped in the bud within three minutes when Noble's through-ball pierced the heart of the visiting defence and found the run of Arnautovic, who buried his shot past De Gea for his fourth goal of the campaign.

West Ham's Marko Arnautovic wheels away in celebration after scoring during his side's Premier League clash with Manchester United on September 29, 2018© Reuters

The 13-time Premier League winners now have their worst points return after seven games of a season, and Mourinho invited extra scrutiny upon himself by hooking Pogba with 20 minutes to go.

WEST HAM (4-3-3): Fabianski; Zabaleta, Balbuena, Diop, Masuaku; Rice, Obiang, Noble; Yarmolenko (Snodgrass, 72'), Anderson (Diangana, 90'), Arnautovic (Antonio, 83')

MAN UTD (3-5-2): De Gea; Young, McTominay, Smalling, Lindelof (Rashford, 57'), Shaw; Fellaini, Matic, Pogba (Fred, 70'); Martial (Mata, 71'), Lukaku

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Paul Pogba and Jose Mourinho pictured during Manchester United's game with Burnley on September 2, 2018
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1Liverpool1613303462842
2Manchester CityMan City1613214593641
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs16120430161436
4Chelsea16104233132034
5Arsenal16104235201534
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7Everton166642319424
8Bournemouth167272526-123
9Leicester CityLeicester166462120122
10Wolverhampton WanderersWolves166461719-222
11West Ham UnitedWest Ham166372325-221
12Watford166372023-321
13Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton166371922-321
14Cardiff CityCardiff1642101530-1514
15Newcastle UnitedNewcastle163491322-913
16Crystal Palace1633101323-1012
17Burnley1633101532-1712
18Huddersfield TownHuddersfield1624101027-1710
19Southampton161691330-179
20Fulham1623111640-249

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