West Ham vs MU : Manchester United lost 1-0, with the goal due to David de Gea’s mistake. Manchester United seemed to have the ball in their hands when playing at London Stadium, London, England on Monday, May 08 2023. However, it seems that the attacks built are less effective.
In the first half, MU’s goal was broken into by mistake. David De Gea’s blunder, after failing to secure Said Benrahma’s kick, which was quite weak, made the visitors 0-1 behind. MU was unable to get up in the second half. No goals were available in return, although it could provide some opportunities. The Red Devil defeated the Hammers 0-1.
The defeat has MU ranked 4th in the Premier League standings with 63 points, behind Manchester City (82), Arsenal (81) and Newcastle United (65). Eric ten Hag’s men failed to overtake The Toon Army who lost 0-2 to Arsenal. While West Ham United moved up to 15th with 37 points from 35 matches.
MU is ready to dominate the game. Eric ten Hag’s men have posed several threats from the start. Chances can be given through Marcus Rashford, Bruno Fernandes, Anthony, and Christian Eriksen. However, it has not been possible to achieve any goals. West Ham themselves only pressed once, but the hosts could score first. In the 27th minute, West Ham United won 1-0. Said Benrahma’s goal put the hosts ahead.
Through a shot outside the penalty area, the speed was not too fast, and the ball went into the net. David de Gea missed the catch and the ball kept rolling into his net. Falling behind allowed Manchester United to try to press West Ham United again. Getting a few chances but still struggling to score. West Ham United can maintain their lead until the break. The 1-0 score closed the first half.
In the second half, the match was very difficult. West Ham had provided more chances and were more effective than Manchester United. Tomas Soucek started West Ham’s threat in the 49th minute of the second half. His shot from a tight angle was anticipated by David De Gea. MU can only make a threat in the 56th minute. Wout Weghorst fired a shot from outside the penalty box, and the ball can be suppressed by the West Ham goalkeeper.
Buying and selling attacks ensued after that. Mu looked frustrated with the difficulty of scoring goals, while West Ham remained solid and impenetrable. The match was stopped due to an incident between Tomas Soucek and Aaron Wan-Bissaka. The confrontation between the two made Wan-Bissaka have to receive treatment from the medical team.
Entering the final minute, there were still no more goals scored. Finally Manchester United lost 0-1 to West Ham United in the 2022/2023 Premier League season.