LONDON — – Manchester United made it five wins from five away games in the English Premier League after securing a 3-1 victory at West Ham United to move into the Top 4 on Saturday.
The Hammers, cheered on by 2,000 fans, took the lead at London Stadium in the 38th minute when Tomas Soucek took advantage of some sloppy defending at the back post by Alex Telles to put the hosts 1-0 up in first-half.
However, Manchester United produced yet another spirited second-half comeback to defeat West Ham on the day they welcomed fans back in stands at the London Stadium.
Paul Pogba, Mason Greenwood and Marcus Rashford all penciled their names on the scoresheet for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer side, which grabbed its ninth consecutive away win to move into fourth place in the EPL standings.
Second half substitute Bruno Fernandes set up Pogba’s superb long-range equaliser which gave West Ham goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski no chance of stopping in the 65th minute. Greenwood then netted his first goal of the season with a clinical strike three minutes later.
After hitting the post with an earlier breakaway attempt, Rashford made no mistake on the second time of asking, sealing the victory by lifting the ball over Fabianski, fellowing a through pass on goal by fellow substitute Juan Mata.
Meanwhile, with his strike on Saturday, Mason Greenwood has now scored 20 goals in all competitions, since the start of last season. This is twice as many as any other teenager playing for a Premier League side, according to Opta Stats.
Saturday’s win saw Manchester United extending its club-record away winning run to nine games and moves into the Champions League spot, while West Ham slipped to seventh after the defeat.
STATS AND INFORMATION – Opta Stats
Only one player has created more chances in a single match in this season’s Premier League than Bruno Fernandes did against West Ham today and the United midfielder only played 45 minutes. Conductor.
West Ham: Fabianski (6), Coufal (5), Balbuena (5), Ogbonna (5), Cresswell (5), Masuaku (5), Rice (7), Soucek (7), Bowen (7), Fornals (6), Haller (5).
Subs: Johnson (n/a), Lanzini (5), Benrahma (5).
Manchester United: Henderson (7), Wan-Bissaka (6), Lindelof (6), Maguire (7), Telles (7), McTominay (6), Pogba (8), Greenwood (8), Van de Beek (5), Martial (6), Cavani (5).
Subs: Mata (7), Fernandes (8), Rashford (8).
Man of the Match: Marcus Rashford.