Premier League

August 28, 2010


Man Utd

3 - 0

West Ham

Premier League

16:30 +00:00, August 28, 2010

Old Trafford, England

Referee: Mark Clattenburg

  • 92'

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  • 92'

    Alex Ferguson will have enjoyed seeing his team ease past West Ham tonight. Another title tilt looks on the cards at Old Trafford.

  • 92'

    What now for West Ham? Three games in, three defeats and bottom of the table. Avram Grant has a tough job on his hands.

  • 92'

    FULL TIME A very comfortable win for United and a deflating defeat for West Ham.

  • 92'

    Barrera's delivery is good but Piquionne's header is guided wide.

  • 92'

    West Ham force another corner. A bit of late pressure from the Hammers.

  • 91'

    Van der Sar comes and scrambles the ball away to safety.

  • 91'

    A late corner for West Ham. A last chance for a consolation...

  • 91'

    Junior Stanislas on for Luis Boa Morte

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  • 89'

    The corner is taken short to Evra. He gets to the byline and pulls back to Chris Smalling, who is unable to hook the ball goalwards.

  • 88'

    Nani lets fly again, Gabbidon deflects his effort wide for a corner.

  • 87'

    The corner is cleared and West Ham, as per the rest of the afternoon, fail to trouble Van der Sar.

  • 86'

    Corner West Ham, can they grab a late goal?

  • 85'

    Michael Carrick has taken a blow to the head and it looks painful. Pablo Barrera cut inside and shot towards goal, Carrick flung himself in front of the shot and caught a stray boot for his troubles.

  • 84'

    Fortunately for West Ham they are able to clear the corner relatively easily.

  • 83'

    Almost a fourth for United. More fantastic passing eventually resulting in Rooney feeding Giggs. Just as he was about to pull the trigger, he is crowded out and United earn a corner.

  • 82'

    Scott Parker almost scores a consolation goal for West Ham. Collecting the ball, he steps inside Smalling a swings a left foot at the ball. His shot is sliced and goes narrowly wide.

  • 81'

    No respite for West Ham, next week they face Chelsea...

  • 79'

    Nemanja Vidic has had nothing to do all afternoon. When called upon to stop Carlton Cole, he executes a perfect sliding tackle to dispossess the England man.

  • 78'

    Will we see a 6-0 this weekend? United have 12 minutes to find three more goals...

  • 77'

    Some defensive lapses from Manchester United. Firstly, Chris Smalling scuffs a pass just beyond Carlton Cole. Seconds later, United allow Noble far too much space in the box, but his chipped effort is weak and easily saved.

  • 76'

    Kieron Dyer looked back to something like his best today. Hopefully he can stay injury free and restart his faultering career.

  • 75'

    Frederic Piquionne on for Kieron Dyer

  • 74'

    A triple substitution for United. Scholes and Berbatov have deserved a rest. Owen and Carrick will be coming on with a point to prove.

  • 73'

    Michael Owen, Michael Carrick and Chris Smalling on for Dimitar Berbatov, Paul Scholes and Johnny Evans

  • 70'

    United have found their rhythm and West Ham look a team in trouble. They might be facing another relegation scrap this season.

  • 69'

    Berbatov is booked for removing his shirt when celebrating.

  • 68'

    GOAL Berbatov volleys a third for United! Fletcher feeds O'Shea wide on the right, who slides the ball into Nani. His chip finds Berbatov at the back post, who scissor-kicks the ball past Rob Green. A beautiful goal.

  • 67'

    Ryan Giggs fires the free kick straight at goal. He connects well with the ball, but it's just too high and goes over the bar.

  • 66'

    Boa Morte lunges in on O'Shea and United have a dangerous free kick near the byline.

  • 64'

    Nani takes one of the worst corners in Premier League history, chipping the ball straight to Mark Noble.

  • 63'

    West Ham look completely lifeless. They're giving the ball away and United look a good bet to add to their tally here.

  • 62'

    More fantastic play from Berbatov. Evra gets to the byline and drills the ball into the box. Berbatov controls the ball and tees up Scholes, his shot is well struck, but straight at Green.

  • 61'

    Pablo Barrera on for Julien Faubert

  • 59'

    Barerra looks like he's about to be introduced for West Ham. Can he provide the same threat Kieron Dyer has on the wing?

  • 57'

    Matthew Upson is the second player in the book for tugging back Wayne Rooney.

  • 56'

    Nemanja Vidic strolls forward and slips the ball through to Berbatov. The Bulgarian lays the ball off to Nani, who completely fluffs his effort and sends it wide.

  • 55'

    Kieron Dyer hits the post for West Ham! Lovely build up play between Noble and Faubert. The Frenchman back-heeled the ball to Dyer, his right-foot drive clattered the post. He deserves a goal.

  • 53'

    Kieron Dyer has had a lively game for West Ham. If nothing else, Avram Grant can take that from this game.

  • 52'

    A last ditch Gabbidon tackle denies Rooney after excellent play from Berbatov. United are playing with a real swagger now.

  • 51'

    Piquionne is warming up for West Ham. Even if he is to be introduced, surely it's too little too late?

  • 49'

    GOAL Nani scores a glorious second for Manchester United! Scholes play the ball into Rooney, who's lay off is perfect. Nani picks up the ball and drifts past Gabbidon before firing a left-foot shot past Green.

  • 48'

    West Ham need to push forward in this half. Maybe someone like Barrera could give them the impetus they need?

  • 47'

    The thrown in comes to nothing and United are back in possession. Scholes is spraying the ball around effortlessly, his angled through ball is only just too long for Ryan Giggs.

  • 46'

    A positive start from West Ham. Faubert earns a throw in deep in United's half.

  • 45'

    KICK OFF West Ham start the second half.

  • 47'

    Sir Alex will want his side to push on now. With Chelsea in free-scoring form, United will want to improve their goal difference.

  • 47'

    Avram Grant would have been happy with his side's performance until the penalty. One lapse of concentration from Spector has cost the Hammers dear.

  • 47'

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  • 47'

    HALF TIME United in front and looking comfortable.

  • 46'

    Nani wastes another chance for United! His angled through ball is sublime and straight into Nani's path. His touch is poor, and he eventually flicks the ball over the bar.

  • 46'

    A suicidal back pass from Faubert! Without looking he knocks the ball back towards Rob Green. With Wayne Rooney lurking, he does well to clear.

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  • 43'

    Berbatov should've made it two! His first effort is blocked, it falls back to him on the volley and he promptly puts it into the stands.

  • 41'

    West Ham will be keen to keep it tight until half time. Surely a second goal for United would seal the win?

  • 40'

    The corner is a bad one. It doesn't clear the first man and is booted away.

  • 39'

    What a save from Robert Green! Gigg's cross is cleared as far as Darren Fletcher who fires towards the top corner. Rob Green does incredibly to tip it wide.

  • 38'

    Kieron Dyer makes another incisive break. His latest run is only haulted by a fine challenge from Fletcher.

  • 36'

    Can West Ham respond? Avram Grant has a tough job trying to rally the troops at half time.

  • 35'

    Robert Green manages to punch the corner clear, not convincingly, but he does enough.

  • 35'

    Giggs takes the corner short to Nani, he dips inside and his shot is deflected wide for a corner.

  • 34'

    Nani bursts past Ilunga and is in again. His cross is blocked by Spector for a corner.

  • 34'

    Nani bursts past Ilunga and is in again. His cross is blocked by Spector for a corner.

  • 32'

    PENALTY TO MANCHESTER UNITED! Clear cut. Spector brings down Giggs and Rooney steps up...

  • 31'

    With Hernandez and Owen on the bench, Ferguson will be pondering changes at half time in an attempt to unlock the West Ham defence.

  • 30'

    United have lost some of the momentum they had built up prior to Cole's injury. West Ham will be very happy so far.

  • 29'

    Cole is back on his feet after some treatment on his shoulder. Fabio Capello will be relieved.

  • 28'

    Carlton Cole is down after a strong challenge from Vidic. Could this be more injury woe for England?

  • 27'

    Kieron Dyer cuts inside from the left and hits a decent drive into the side netting. He's having a lively game Dyer.

  • 26'

    West Ham are starting to look a little bit ragged now. Can they weather the storm?

  • 25'

    More neat build-up play from United. Evra plays it into Rooney, who calmly flicks the ball to Nani. The winger struggles to control the ball and his shot is a poor one.

  • 23'

    Nani smashes the bar from 25 yards! Vidic launches the ball forward and Berbatov plays a splendid lay off into Nani. The Portuguese unleashes a thunderbolt that Robert Green does well to push onto the bar.

  • 22'

    The atmosphere seems slightly flat inside Old Trafford. A good sign for West Ham.

  • 21'

    Carlton Cole heads the corner clear at the near post. Eventually the ball finds Nani on the byline, his cross is poor and Green gathers.

  • 20'

    Matthew Upson brings down Berbatov and United with a free kick in a decent position. It's taken quickly and Nani earns a corner for the home side.

  • 19'

    Mark Noble is the first man to be booked for a dangerous lunge on Rooney.

  • 18'

    West Ham forge a decent opening thanks to excellent work from Cole. Dyer finds himself on the right, after ignoring Faubert's overlapping run, he hits a poor cross into the box which is headed clear.

  • 17'

    Manchester United looking to up the tempo at the moment, but West Ham are standing firm.

  • 16'

    Nani has a go from the set piece, his curling effort floats harmlessly over the bar.

  • 16'

    Free kick to United after a foul on Nani. Central and 25 yards from goal, a great chance...

  • 15'

    Berbatov is winning the aerial battle with the West Ham defence. He manages to get his head on John O'Shea's cross, but no one is there to collect his knock down.

  • 14'

    Johnny Evans is hobbling for Manchester United at the moment. That could be a worry for Sir Alex.

  • 13'

    Good link-up play between Berbatov and Rooney. Nani's cross is beautifully headed down by Berbatov, Rooney snatches at the volley and miskicks it.

  • 11'

    West Ham are enjoying their first spell of possession so far. It's been an encouraging start from the Hammers.

  • 10'

    Wayne Rooney makes his first contribution of the night, ducking several challenges and striking a vicious drive straight at Green.

  • 9'

    Faubert crosses into the box from deep, Carlton Cole is isolated though, and the ball is cleared.

  • 8'

    United keeping possession well, but not yet able to break down West Ham.

  • 7'

    Nani's corner is easily cleared by West Ham, United retain possession before Berbatov is eventually found offside.

  • 7'

    Evra earns United the first corner of the match...

  • 6'

    Julien Faubert runs forward and cuts across to Carlton Cole. Unfortunately the England man loses his footing and Evans clears. A lively start at Old Trafford.

  • 5'

    First glimpse of a chance for United. Berbatov springing the offside trap, he attempted to find Rooney but his cross was cut out and West Ham survive.

  • 4'

    Kieron Dyer making an early surge forward, getting past John O'Shea before eventually being haulted in the penalty box.

  • 3'

    First foul of the game. Faubert hauls down Evra as the left-back looks to burst forward.

  • 2'

    Nani retains his place in the team, despite incurring Sir Alex's wrath after last week's penalty miss.

  • 1'

    United will be eager to make a bright start here. With Rooney back in their team, they'll be confident of finding the net.


    KICK OFF Manchester United start the match.


    The teams are in the tunnel at Old Trafford, it's almost time to get this one started.


    In team news, United welcome back Wayne Rooney after he missed last weekend's 2-2 draw with Fulham. For West Ham, Kieron Dyer retains his place in the starting XI after making his comeback from injury last weekend.


    After Chelsea won again against Stoke earlier, the pressure is firmly back on United against the Hammers this evening.


    West Ham have failed in a bid for Juve striker David Trezeguet Shame, he could have been useful against United.


    Avram Grant is under pressure already.


    Join us at 1730 BST to see if West Ham can stop the rot against Manchester United. History is not with them though.