Manchester United won 1-0 against West Ham United at old Trafford on Sunday (14/3/2021) or Early Monday. The Red Devils scored three points through Craig Dawson’s own goal. As a result, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men returned to 2nd place in the standings while the Premier League, the top tier of the Premier League. They collected 57 points from 29 games.
Old Trafford are still a long way behind city rivals Manchester City. Pep Guardiola’s side have collected 71 points from 30 games played. Manchester United dominated the game.
Statistics reported from the Premier League’s official website show that the home team achieved 63.7 per cent possession of the ball. So are opportunities. Manchester United made 15 with four shots on goal. West Ham United, meanwhile, collected seven chances, but none led to a goal against Manchester United.
However, it was not easy for Manchester United to score against the away team. A number of good chances in the first half were not able to produce a goal so the score stayed 0-0 down.
The tactics of West Ham coach David Moyes, who is in total defence, have made it difficult for Man United players to break through the defence. In the second half, Man United attacked and locked up West Ham’s back row. The anticipated goal came in the 53rd minute.
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A pass from Bruno Fernandes’ corner grazed Scott McTominay’s head, continuing to hit the head of West Ham defender Craig Dawson. Intending to throw the ball away, Dawson’s effort instead steered the ball into his own net, so he instead “contributed a goal for Manchester United.
Through Mason Greenwood’s action, the Red Devils almost scored an extra goal in the 77th minute. Unfortunately, a hard shot with his left foot just hit the right side of the West Hamgoalposts. Until the game ended the score remained 1-0. Manchester United’s victory cemented their place in the second tier of the Premier League table. They have only a threat from Leicester City, who are one point clear.