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Sep 29, 2018 at 12.30pm UK at ​London Stadium
West HamWest Ham United
3-1
Man UtdManchester United
Anderson (5'), Nilsson Lindelof (43' og.), Arnautovic (74')
FT(HT: 2-0)
Rashford (71')
Timeline
(V. Lindelof) M. Rashford        57'
(P. Pogba) Fred        70'
(A. Martial) J. Mata        71'
(L. Shaw) M. Rashford        71'
74'     M. Arnautovic (M. Noble)
(Roughing) A. Young        78'
90+3'     G. Diangana (F. Anderson)

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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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City97202632323
2Liverpool97201631323
3Chelsea96302071321
4Arsenal970222111121
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs9702167921
6Bournemouth95221612417
7Watford95131312116
8Everton94321512315
9Wolverhampton WanderersWolves943298115
10Manchester UnitedMan Utd94231516-114
11Leicester CityLeicester94051515012
12Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton93241013-311
13Burnley92251017-78
14West Ham UnitedWest Ham9216814-67
15Crystal Palace9216511-67
16Southampton9135614-86
17Cardiff CityCardiff9126819-115
18Fulham91261125-145
19Huddersfield TownHuddersfield9036418-143
20Newcastle UnitedNewcastle9027614-82

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