Marcus Rashford came off the bench to help Manchester United produce one of the close football scores of the weekend in the Premier League. All three substitutes played their part in the goal with Anthony Martial playing in Edison Cavani whose cross was turned in by Marcus Rashford at the far post. The stoppage-time goal helped United leapfrog West Ham into fourth place on the table.
Man Utd: De Gea (7), Dalot (6), Varane (7), Maguire (6), Telles (6), McTominay (7), Fred (7), Greenwood (7), Fernandes (7), Elanga (7), Ronaldo (6).
Subs: Rashford (8), Cavani (7), Martial (7).
West Ham: Areola (6), Coufal (6), Dawson (7), Zouma (7), Cresswell (6), Rice (8), Soucek (6), Bowen (7), Fornals (6), Lanzini (6), Antonio (6)
Subs: Fredericks (6).
Man of the match: Marcus Rashford.
Manchester United manager Ralf Rangnick: “If I look at the shots on goal and the chances during the game, I think we deserved a 1-0 win. For me, it was clear from the very beginning it would take some patience against a well-organized team like West Ham. It was not always easy for us to find the best possible solutions in the final third. Defensively I think it was probably the best performance in the last eight weeks, the way that we were always trying to win balls back, our counter-pressing.”
West Ham manager David Moyes: “P***** off with that result, that’s for sure. You have to know how to see games out. Let’s be fair, people who watch West Ham regularly will see that we’ve had games where it has been a problem. We’ve been winning games 3-0 and it’s ended up 3-2, or had gamed like that, so it’s something that we need to do much better.”
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