David De Gea ensured that Manchester United was on the right side of the football scores with a penalty save in the 95th minute. Jesse Lingard scored the match-winner for the Red Devils as he came to haunt his hunting ground from last season. The midfielder was on loan at the London Stadium last season with the Hammers unable to make the deal permanent in the summer. West Ham took a surprise lead when Said Benrahma’s effort deflected off Raphael Varane, leaving David De Gea helpless between the sticks. Cristiano Ronaldo continued his superb goal-scoring form when he tapped in his own rebound.
West Ham: Fabianski (8), Coufal (6), Zouma (7), Ogbonna (7), Cresswell (6), Rice (7), Soucek (6), Fornals (6), Bowen (7), Benrahma (7), Vlasic (5).
Subs: Yarmolenko (5), Lanzini (n/a), Noble (n/a).
Man Utd: De Gea (8), Wan-Bissaka (6), Varane (5), Maguire (6), Shaw (6), McTominay (6), Fred (6), Greenwood (6), Fernandes (6), Pogba (6), Ronaldo (7).
Subs: Lingard (7), Sancho (5), Matic (n/a).
Man of the Match: David de Gea
West Ham manager David Moyes: “It was a proper game; the two teams went at it. In the end, it was very close to a draw. The thinking behind it [bringing Noble on for the penalty] was simply his record. I’d have been more disappointed if I hadn’t made the decision. I made the decision, and it didn’t quite work today.”
Man Utd manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer: “Ronaldo’s first and last penalty appeals were stonewall penalties. Hopefully, it’s not going to be a case of Cristiano never getting a penalty. I’ve seen Noble score so many penalties, but David has saved two points for us today.”
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