From the Vaults: West Ham United 2 Manchester United 0 22nd September 2019

The Hammers continued their great start to the season with a convincing 2-0 win over Manchester United at London Stadium infant of a rocking support with Yarmolenko and Cresswell both scoring goals.

Pellegrini hailed the Hammers as a more solid and consistent side as the excellent start to the 2019-20 season continued with a 2-0 home win over Manchester United. Goals from Yarmolenko and Cresswell pushed the Hammers back into 5th with only goal difference separating them from Arsenal and Leicester City.

With 12 places and 7 points separating the Hammers from where they were at the same stage last season, Yarmolenko continuing his fins start with another goal to his name, it certainly looked as if the season was going to be more fruitful for West Ham and improvements made to the team seemed to be having an impact.

4 consecutive clean sheets, Haller and Yarmolenko – who returned from injury – consolidated the promise they had shown in recent weeks. Added to that Cresswell’s superb free kick to double the lead in the second half to send the crowd roaring and singing their support for a much changed team in terms of form and approach.

The game remained on a knife edge until 84th minute free kick by Cresswell, to send the visitors home empty handed. Solskjaer named a much changed side from their midweek Europa League victory over Astana, but even with Rashford and Magic, the Reds looked lacklustre and offered very little going forward.

West Ham travelled to Oxford for the 5th round of the Carabao Cup and then to Bournemouth the following Saturday for their next Premier League match. This is where the season spectacularly unfolded for the Hammers. You would never have believed it given the start we had had.

Published by dawudmarsh

Photographer based in London.

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