West Ham caused one of the upset football scores of the Carabao Cup when they dumped Manchester United out with a 1-0 win at Old Trafford. The two sides met just a few days ago in the Premier League with the Reds narrowly winning 2-1 after Mark Noble missed a penalty with literally the last kick of the game. Manual Lanzini scored the only goal of the game with a neatly placed effort after some good work on the right flank by Ryan Fredericks. This was the first win for the Hammers at Old Trafford in 17 previous attempts.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said: “It was a poor start again, that needs addressing. After that we played well for long periods and gave it a good go. Stats don’t mean anything but when you’ve got 27 shots you know the boys have given it a good go.” he added. “We didn’t create big chances but we created pressure. Mason Greenwood had a big chance but sometimes that pressure doesn’t come to anything. Of course, in the last few minutes we had to go gung-ho and they could have scored another.”
West Ham first-team coach Stuart Pearce said: “Obviously we’re delighted with the result.” he added. “It’s a really tough place to come. We had to sustain pressure for periods of the game but I think we started the game very well, deservedly got in front and at the end of the game potentially could have two goals and maybe make the evening a little bit more comfortable for us bystanders in the stand.”
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