It is refreshing to have some fans back in English Football. Some 2000 fans let in the London Stadium for this encounter. Manchester United line up with a midfield of McTominay,Van De Berk and Pogba. They were being overrun in mid by the likes of Fornals and Soucek. It is the later who gave the Hammers the lead in 40 minutes when he passed the ball into the net unmarked from a corner.
This was more than they deserve. West Ham had been knocking on the door for about 10 minutes. Chief tormenters Bowen and Haller complementing each other well. United on the other hand were struggling to link up midfield with the front the of Greenwood,Cavani and Martial. Shots at goal were at a premium. Then came the second half. Ole rang the changes hooking Donny and Cavani off replacing them with Fernandes and Rashford. Bowen missed a chance to make it 2-0 on 56 minutes ,sliding in under pressure from Wan Bissaka. That proved important as on 65 minutes United were level. A clearance from United keeper Henderson standing in for De Gea found Fernandes onside. He squared the ball to an on rushing Pogba whose side footed shot flew past Fabianski in the West Ham goal for 1-1.
On 68 minutes Greenwood made it 2-1 after a left footed half volley from an acute angle. Rashford should have made it 3-1, when put through by a brilliant Fernandes pass from the half way circle but he could only find the post. There was no denying him on 78 minutes. Mata ,on for the injured Martial, outpaced the poorly constructed offside trap, outpaced Ogbonna and dipped the ball past Fabianski. New club away win record of 9 wins on the spin for the Red Devils.