Man Utd 2-1 West Ham report: Paul Pogba strikes twice from the spot – Mirror.co.uk


Manchester United rode their luck before emerging with a 2-1 win over West Ham at Old Trafford.

The Red Devils were far from at their best and were given a slice of luck when Felipe Anderson had an opener controversially ruled out for offside.

Moments later, United were handed a penalty for a Robert Snodgrass challenge on Juan Mata right on the edge of the box from which Paul Pogba made no mistake to slot his side ahead.

But Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side struggled to break down the Hammers before Anderson bundled in a deserved second half equaliser.

At one stage there looked like being only one winner as Michail Antonio rattled the crossbar and saw a header brilliantly tipped over the bar by David De Gea.

Yet Anthony Martial was fouled by Ryan Fredericks after breaking clear with 10 minutes remaining and Pogba beat Fabianski again from 12 yards to secure a vital three points for the home side.

Recap all the action as it happened below.

That’s all for today, goodbye!

That result takes United into fifth place in the Premier League table to close the gap to Chelsea to two points and takes them above Arsenal who don’t play until Monday. Their attention turns back to the Champions League once again though as they travel to Barcelona on Tuesday for the Champions League quarter-final second leg. West Ham stay in 11th and miss the chance to close the gap to Watford above them, but there were a lot of positives for Pellegrini to take from the game despite the loss. He will be hoping his side can end their poor run of results when they host Leicester City next weekend.

Pogba scored two penalties to earn a 2-1 win for United over West Ham. The away side did find the back of the net after Felipe Anderson slotted the ball past De Gea, but the linesman flagged for offside. It was a tight decision and it looked like he was just onside, but the goal was disallowed. Less than 10 minutes later, Mata was brought down at the edge of the box by Snodgrass and Pogba coolly slotted the penalty down the middle of the goal after sending Fabianski the wrong way. The Hammers got a quick equaliser at the start of the second half though after Felipe Anderson got on the end of Lanzini’s cross to push it past the keeper, who couldn’t keep the shot out despite getting a hand to it. Antonio then came on and rattled the crossbar before forcing a brilliant save out of De Gea, but Martial was brought down at the other end by Fredericks to win another spot kick for United. Pogba beat Fabianski once again as he slotted the ball into the bottom corner to secure the points for United.

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FULL-TIME: MANCHESTER UNITED 2-1 WEST HAM.

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Smalling has given away a free-kick for West Ham on the halfway line after a challenge on the back of Snodgrass. West Ham took too long to put the ball into the box though and United were able to get it clear.

90+3 minsminute by minute

Fred is down after a challenge with Snodgrass which has given United possession back as West Ham have been keeping it well as they chase a late equaliser to earn them a point.

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All of the United players are sitting back in their own half and Noble is struggling to pick out a team-mate ahead of him due to the space closing up meaning they are having to play it backwards to try and find another route upfield.

Winner?

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - APRIL 13: Paul Pogba of Manchester United scores their second goal during the Premier League match between Manchester United and West Ham United at Old Trafford on April 13, 2019 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by John Peters/Man Utd via Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – APRIL 13: Paul Pogba of Manchester United scores their second goal during the Premier League match between Manchester United and West Ham United at Old Trafford on April 13, 2019 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by John Peters/Man Utd via Getty Images) (Image: John Peters)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - APRIL 13: Paul Pogba of Manchester United celebrates scoring their second goal during the Premier League match between Manchester United and West Ham United at Old Trafford on April 13, 2019 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by John Peters/Man Utd via Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – APRIL 13: Paul Pogba of Manchester United celebrates scoring their second goal during the Premier League match between Manchester United and West Ham United at Old Trafford on April 13, 2019 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by John Peters/Man Utd via Getty Images) (Image: John Peters)

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Pogba lifted the ball upfield to try and pick out Martial who was making a darting run through the middle of the field. Ogbonna got there first though and his header took it just out of the Frenchman’s reach and Fabianski was able to collect it.

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87 minsminute by minute

Jones is receiving treatment after being caught accidentally in the face by Rice. There’s a lot of blood running down his face, but they’re bandaging it up now and he’ll be able to carry on.

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Pogba is the first player since Ryan Giggs against Spurs in April 2010 to net two penalties in a Premier League game for United at Old Trafford.

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Antonio has been causing United a lot of problems since he came on. Felipe Anderson puts a good cross into the box where the substitute is waiting, but there’s a bit of confusion between him and Diangana and the chance went to waste as it bounced away from them both.

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West Ham are looking to go straight on the attack once again after the restart and Anderson is leading the charge down the left wing, but he can’t find a way into the box this time.

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POGBA SCORES FROM THE SPOT AGAIN! He approached it in a similar way to the first one, but this time he strikes the ball into the bottom-left corner. Fabianski went the right way, but he couldn’t get close to it. 2-1 United!

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Fredericks is shown a yellow card for that challenge on Martial and he’s lucky he didn’t get a red as he didn’t get anywhere near the ball.

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GREAT SAVE BY DE GEA! West Ham crossed the ball into the box and Antonio made the run into the box to get on the end of it. His effort is on target this time but he headed it into the ground and De Gea gets his fingertips to the ball as it headed for the top corner to push it over the crossbar.

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UNITED HAVE ANOTHER PENALTY! Martial was left one-on-one with the keeper and Fredericks dived in and took out his legs, not getting close to the ball, in an attempt to stop the effort. The referee is in no doubt and he points to the penalty spot straight away.

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Pellegrini makes his final change of the game now as he brings on Fredericks in place of Zabaleta.

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ANTONIO HITS THE CROSSBAR! He weaved his way past the United defenders to get to the edge of the box and curled his effort towards the top corner. De Gea was beaten and could only watch as the shot rebounded off the woodwork.

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Rojo is the other player to come off and Pereira is on in his place.

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Double change for United now. Lukaku is the first player to make way as he is replaced by Greenwood.

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Second change by Pellegrini now and Hernandez goes off to a warm reception from the home fans as he’s replaced by Antonio.

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West Ham are pinning United back in their own half at the minute and causing them a lot of problems. Snodgrass’ corner once again picks out Felipe Anderson at the near post and the Brazilian flicks it further into the box, but he can’t pick out one of his team-mates and United are just about able to get it clear.

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A long clearance from De Gea picks out Rojo high up the field and he nods the ball onto Martial who is making the run ahead of him. The Frenchman is quickly closed down by Zabaleta though and he runs the ball straight out of play.

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Once again, the delivery into the box from United is poor and Ogbonna is able to get it clear. He can only get it as far as Rojo who is running onto the ball and the defender strikes the shot well and keeps it low, but it’s straight at Fabianski and it’s an easy stop for the keeper.

65 minsminute by minute

United have looked a bit more dangerous since Rashford’s introduction and they are getting into good positions high up the field. The delivery into the box is poor though as they haven’t been able to beat the first man with any of their crosses.

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GREAT CHANCE FOR RASHFORD! He rose the highest to get on the end of the corner, but didn’t make good contact with it and put the ball back into the crowd of players. Jones does play it back to him though and he has another effort with his head, but this time he can only fire it over the crossbar.

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Lanzini is unable to carry on after that injury and he is replaced by Diangana.





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