The Manchester United he suffered until the last minute to claim his fourth Premier League victory. Ole Gunnar Solsjkaer’s team beat West Ham 2-1 with a new goal from Cristiano Ronaldo and with Spanish goalkeeper David De Gea as the hero of the match after saving a penalty on the last play of the match.
After the unexpected stumble in the first Champions League game, in which the Red Devils they lost to the Swiss Young Boys 2-1, the English team was bound to win if they wanted to continue sharing the lead with Liverpool.
With that intention, he came out in the first minutes with the Portuguese star as a reference in the attack. However, after a couple of dangerous arrival of the visitors, with a volley from Bruno Fernandes that was stamped on the stick, the locals were the ones who managed to open the scoring at 29 minutes.
Said Benrahma He fired from outside the area and the ball bounced off the former merengue Raphael Varane, dislodging the Spanish goalkeeper who could do nothing to prevent the first goal.
When all were doubts for United, who were losing despite doing a good job on the pitch, the savior arrived. Six minutes later, on the right wing, Cristiano Ronaldo He received a cross from Bruno Fernandes and managed to touch the ball to direct it towards the middle of the goal, where he found the rival goalkeeper standing well, who, surprised, bounced in the middle of the area that fell again at the feet of the Portuguese.
Although with each arrival the former Real Madrid sowed danger, he had a couple of occasions that he missed during the end of the first half and the beginning of the second. Finally in minute 89 it was Jesse Lingard, ‘guilty’ on Wednesday of an error that cost the goal of the defeat against Young Boys in the Champions League, which was redeemed with the 2-1 goal thanks to a cross shot to the squad.
When it seemed that United had secured the three points with which they would hold on, at least for one more date, at the top, it came a move that could have radically changed the game. It’s that in injury time, a center down the right wing hit Luke Shaw’s arm inside the area.
While the referee was checking the VAR, West Ham coach David Moyes decided to bring in one of his referents to take the penalty that could tie his team. From the bank Mark Noble stood in front of the penalty spot and shot to the left side of David De Gea, who bowed to the same spot covering the auction and giving the three points to his team.
After the fine whistleHe all ran to congratulate the Spanish goalkeeper. Even the Norwegian coach Solsjkaer left the bench to enter the field and melt into a hug with him.
The victory served United to stay on top of the championship with 13 points after having won four of the five games played so far (They drew against Southampton on the second day).