MANCHESTER, England – Paul Pogba changed two penalties as Manchester United stayed at a top four finish with a 2-1 win on West Ham on Saturday which ended four losses in five matches.
West Ham looked at the team most likely to have won a winner but rejected the cross and excellent savings from David De Gea with the representative Michail Antonio, with the score at 1-1, before Anthony Martial was pulled down a quick resistance give your United a second penalty for the game.
Pogba, who pioneered United States from the spot in the 19th minute, put the ball into the left corner to win the Ole Gunnar Solskjaer team to tackle the Champions League spots.
The victory culminates in fifth place from the west behind Chelsea, with Tottenham another point ahead. Arsenal can also move two points ahead of the United States by hitting Watford on Monday.
The United form has fallen in recent weeks, with losses on Arsenal and Wolverhampton Wanderers in the series and also an FA Cup event against Wolves. Barcelona also met a 1-0 Solskjaer team in the first phase of their first quarter of Champions League on Wednesday and could not release more points against West Ham's consumable side with a bit to play.
But the flag rejected a target of the first half for the visitors, although quotes suggested that Felipe Anderson had continued. And the first United penalty was also disputed, as Robert Snodgrass was thought to have donated Juan Mata in the area.
"We were lucky today, you always have to take it," said Pogba.
The mid-French player broke the first penalty down the middle, but West Ham replied in the 49th day after Anderson crossed from Manuel Lanzini in the long post.
This resulted in domination of West Ham, and Antonio approaching the promotion of visitors twice. He stepped the first leg on the left hand shot against the bar from the edge of the area, and then forced any super arm from De Gea to a header from six yards out.
But instead he was a United who changed the lead as Martial came to light on target and exceeded the defendants Ryan Ryan Fredericks into it.
"There was something we deserved from the game, we managed to come to Old Trafford and we had more possession and shot on target," Antonio said. "I don't know what else I could do. The one against the crossroads I was associated with beautifully. The header, maybe I should put more on it, but I think it should for him to enter there. "
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