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Man Utd rally to spoil West Ham fans’ return

Manchester United came from behind for the fifth time in a row this season to beat West Ham United and deny the Hammers fans a perfect return to their stadium.

In front of home support for the first time since 29 February, West Ham started brightly and the pressure paid off on 38 minutes.

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Three minutes after Pablo Fornals had struck a post, Tomas Soucek poked in Declan Rice’s flick.

The half-time introduction of Bruno Fernandes turned the match, as he passed to Paul Pogba who struck a superb equaliser on 65 minutes.

Three minutes later, Mason Greenwood rifled Man Utd ahead, before another half-time substitute, Marcus Rashford sealed a ninth successive away PL win.

Man Utd rise to fourth on 19 points, while West Ham drop to seventh on 17 points.

See: West Ham report | Man Utd report

Next fixtures

West Ham: 11 Dec v Leeds (A)
Man Utd: 12 Dec v Man City (H)

Match officials

Referee: Andre Marriner. Assistants: Simon Long, Eddie Smart. Fourth official: Andy Madley. VAR: Lee Mason. Assistant VAR: Adrian Holmes.

 

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