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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)

Manuel Pellegrini delighted with West Ham United defence

Pellegrini delighted with West Ham defence
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West Ham United boss Manuel Pellegrini admits that he has been left delighted with his side's defence, having conceded just one goal in three matches in all competitions.

West Ham United boss Manuel Pellegrini has suggested that he has been left pleased with how Fabian Balbuena and Issa Diop have started to adjust to life in the Premier League.

The Hammers conceded nine goals in their opening three games in the top flight, while the club also sat bottom of the standings after four successive defeats.

However, the East London outfit have shipped just one goal in their last three fixtures in all competitions, and Pellegrini has admitted that he is delighted with the improvement in recent weeks.

At a press conference, the 65-year-old told reporters: "I'm very happy, not only for Fabian [Balbuena] and [Issa] Diop, but also Angelo Ogbonna's performance on Wednesday.

"I think we are defensively improving. I knew Diop well. He was the captain of Toulouse. I told him he needed to know a bit more about the Premier League, but I was absolutely sure he would be a success here."

West Ham play host to Manchester United at the London Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

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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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