A spectacular header by Marcus Rashford, at the service of Christian Eriksen, along with miraculous saves by David de Gea gave victory to a gray Manchester United against West Ham United (1-0).
The ‘Red Devils’ get into European positions with a narrow victory which was far from convincing, but which also helped Cristiano Ronaldo returned to the title in the Premier League, although without standing out.
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The Portuguese, who did score in the Europa League during the week, had to settle for the entire game, but without luck in front of goal. He only had a couple of occasions, resolved without luck, and did not put into play a performance that guarantees him a starting position in this team.
Marcus Rashfordwho assumed Cristiano’s stripes in a header that recalled the best times of the Portuguese, convinced. After a good start from United, intense at the top and safe at the back, the passing of the minutes woke up West Ham, who found themselves in the match after the first half hour.
The revolt of the ‘Hammers’ was stopped in its tracks by an excellent center from Eriksen in which Rashford appeared like a commuter train at the far post. He rose above Kehrer and made it 1-0.
It was his 100th goal in a United shirt and in front of Gareth Southgate, present in the stands to analyze the candidates to be in England’s list for the World Cup. He was also in the stands Tité, the Brazil coach.
With an advantage on the scoreboard, United did not improve, they only gave space for West Ham to risk and turn on De Gea’s goalthe man who he became a savior in the final minutes.
The Spanish goalkeeper saved the three points for his team with two magnificent actions. He first took a shot from Michail Antonio from the edge of the box with a changed hand and a few seconds later he foiled a header from Kurt Zouma at the near post.
De Gea’s saves gave Erik Ten Hag’s men oxygen, who were able to kill off the match when Fred, with a header, sent the ball into a post.
A few seconds from the end, De Gea still had one last miracle A spectacular ‘dove’ to deflect a Declan Rice shot from 30 meters. The save, moments before the referee’s whistle, led all the United players to hug the Spanish goalkeeper, absolute savior of the three points.
He held on 1-0 for United, who climbed to fifth position, with 23 points, one of the Champions League positions, and two above Chelsea. West Ham, who have just passed the round in the Conference League, are not doing so well in the Premier and are thirteenth, with 14 points.
De Gea masterclass 😮💨pic.twitter.com/3ZPCqdOHuP
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