West Ham United secured a 1-0 victory in the Premier League at the London Stadium on Sunday thanks to a mistake by Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea, giving the Londoners three crucial points in their fight against relegation.
United are fourth with 63 points after 34 games, one point ahead of Liverpool and with a match left to play. West Ham are 15th with 37 points, seven points above the relegation zone.
The first-half posts were struck by visiting forwards Marcus Rashford and Antony, but De Gea’s blunder will make headlines since it revived the race for Champions League spots.
Although Spain’s goalkeeper De Gea dove to block Said Benrahma’s bouncing long shot, he was unable to prevent West Ham from scoring as they took the lead.
The momentum United had was lost as a result. When Victor Lindelof pushed his arm into the path of a ball from Benrahma as the first half came to a close, they were fortunate not to give up a penalty.
The VAR decided against recommending a spot kick.
It relates to football. Football is a game of blunders, despite the fact that you have a lot on your mind, United manager Erik ten Hag told the BBC.
“There’s a team; you need to recover and handle the fallout. You may even claim that we weren’t clinical enough up front.
De Gea somewhat atoned for himself early in the second half by making a brilliant reaction save to stop Tomas Soucek, but he appeared unsteady again when Soucek scored with a header in the 73rd minute only to have the goal disallowed for offside.
Anthony Martial offered a much-needed focal point for their offense when he came off the bench in the 57th minute since United striker Wout Weghorst was ineffectual.
As United applied more pressure, Rashford forced a quick reaction save from Lukasz Fabianski, and Martial also saw an effort stopped. Martial also flashed a stoppage-time header over the face of the goal.
However, despite 10 minutes of added time, United was unable to score and suffered their second straight league loss after falling to Brighton & Hove Albion on Thursday. read full article here