West Ham United 1-0 Manchester United

(38′ mins): Pablo Fornals headed into the side netting after Bowen had picked him out form the left – then, the lively former Hull City man fired over as excitement amongst the crowd intensified.

They were collectively cursing their luck when Fornals prodded past Henderson, only to look on as the United stopper collected the ball after it  had rebounded off the foot of an upright. This was followed by ironic cheering when Paul Pogba drove directly at Lukasz Fabianski as the visitors finally offered a threat of their own.

But the home side were providing much the better football. Bowen’s flag-kick was glanced on by Declan Rice – Tomas Suceck arrived to knock home from close range, handing the East Londoners a deserved advantage


Brian Jeeves

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