Manchester U 3 West Ham 0

Chris Smalling

Man­chester Uni­ted 3 West Ham Uni­ted 0, Old Traf­ford Sta­dium, Eng­lish Pre­mier Lea­gue, Au­gust 28, 2010. Man­chester Uni­ted be­at West Ham Uni­ted 3-0 in what was Chris Smalling´s Pre­miership de­but for The Reds. The for­mer Ful­ham de­fender took the field as a sub­sti­tute for Jon­ny Evans wi­th six­teen min­utes left of the clash wi­th the East Londoners. 

Man­chester Uni­ted de­livered an early state­ment of in­tent as they be­at West Ham Uni­ted by a sol­id mar­gin at Old Traf­ford in their third fix­ture of the 2010-11 cam­paign. Dur­ing a rather one-sided tussle, The Irons were denied their fir­st points of the sea­son as a fir­st pe­riod pen­alty kick from Way­ne Roo­ney set 2009-10 run­ners-up Man­chester Uni­ted on their way to a highly con­vin­cing ho­me win. As ex­pec­ted by most pun­dits ahead of the Pre­mier Lea­gue en­counter wi­th Av­ram Grant´s si­de, Sir Al­ex Fer­guson con­tin­ued wi­th a broad 4-4-2 sys­tem. As for the Man­chester Uni­ted start­ing el­ev­en ag­ainst West Ham, Sir Al­ex had made three changes to the te­am that had to settle for a dis­ap­point­ing 2-2 draw ag­ainst Ful­ham at Craven Cot­tage a week earli­er wi­th Lu­is Nani, Ry­an Gig­gs, and Roo­ney com­ing in for Ji-Sung Park, An­tonio Va­lencia, and Javi­er Her­nandez re­spect­ively. Man­chester Uni­ted had trashed West Ham to the tune of 3-0 in the cor­res­pond­ing meet­ing of the 2009-10 cam­paign on the 23rd of Feb­ruary 2010 thanks to a double from Way­ne Roo­ney and a late goal by his strik­ing part­ner Mi­chael Owen, and the Up­ton Park play­ers fared no bet­ter this time around.

The vic­tory over West Ham was nev­er in any ac­tu­al danger and the one-way traffic mat­ch wi­th The Ham­mers turned out to be a per­son­al tri­umph for Waz­za who, af­ter as many as thir­teen seni­or ga­mes with­out a goal for Man­chester Uni­ted and Eng­land, ma­naged to find the net for the fir­st time since scor­ing in the 2-1 loss to Bay­ern Mu­nich at Al­li­anz Arena in the fir­st leg of the Cham­pi­ons Lea­gue Quart­er-Fi­nals on the 30th of Mar­ch 2010. Fol­low­ing 33 min­utes of play on a heav­ily rain soaked foot­ball field in Man­chester, Jon­athan Spect­or bro­ught down Gig­gs in­side the box, provid­ing the goal starving stri­ker wi­th the per­fect op­por­tun­ity to score from the pen­alty spot. The born ag­ain hit man then set up United’s sec­ond goal of the day for Nani five min­utes af­ter the break, be­fore Di­m­it­ar Ber­batov com­pleted the scor­ing spree on 69 min­utes to put Ferguson´s men on sev­en points along wi­th sec­ond pla­ced Ar­senal, and two adrift of ta­ble top­ping Chel­sea. Man­chester Uni­ted Te­am: Ed­win van der Sar, John O’Shea, Ne­manja Vid­ic, Jon­ny Evans, Pat­rice Ev­ra, Dar­ren Fletch­er, Paul Scho­les, Di­m­it­ar Ber­batov, Ry­an Gig­gs, Way­ne Roo­ney, Lu­is Nani. Sub­stitutes: Mi­chael Owen, Ra­fael da Silva, An­tonio Va­lencia, Chris Small­ing, Mi­chael Car­rick, Javi­er Her­nandez, To­masz Kusz­czak. West Ham Uni­ted Te­am: Rob Green, Dan­ny Gab­bidon, Her­ita Ilunga, Jon­athan Spect­or, Mat­thew Up­son, Ju­li­en Faubert, Kieron Dyer, Ma­rk Noble, Scott Par­ker, Lu­is Boa Morte, Carlton Cole. Sub­stitutes: Manuel da Costa, Ra­doslav Ko­vac, Ju­ni­or Stan­islas, Pablo Bar­rera, Benni Mc­Carthy, Fre­der­ic Piquionne, Marek Stech.


Manchester United 2010-11 Season

08 Aug 2010 Chel­sea v Man­chester Uni­ted     W 1-3 FA Com­munity Shield
16 Aug 2010 Man­chester Uni­ted v New­castle   W 3-0 Pre­mier League
22 Aug 2010 Ful­ham v Man­chester Uni­ted      D 2-2 Pre­mier League
28 Aug 2010 Man­chester Uni­ted v West Ham    W 3-0 Pre­mier League
11 Sep 2010 Ever­ton v Man­chester Uni­ted     D 3-3 Pre­mier League
14 Sep 2010 Man­chester Uni­ted v Ran­gers     D 0-0 UEFA Cham­pi­ons League
19 Sep 2010 Man­chester Uni­ted v Liver­pool   W 3-2 Pre­mier League
22 Sep 2010 Scun­thorpe v Man­chester Uni­ted  W 2-5 Lea­gue Cup
26 Sep 2010 Bol­ton v Man­chester Uni­ted      D 2-2 Pre­mier League
29 Sep 2010 Va­lencia v Man­chester Uni­ted    W 0-1 UEFA Cham­pi­ons League
02 Oct 2010 Sun­der­land v Man­chester Uni­ted  D 0-0 Pre­mier League
16 Oct 2010 Man­chester Uni­ted v West Brom   D 2-2 Pre­mier League
20 Oct 2010 Man­chester Uni­ted v Bursaspor   W 1-0 UEFA Cham­pi­ons League
24 Oct 2010 Sto­ke City v Man­chester Uni­ted  W 1-2 Pre­mier League
26 Oct 2010 Man­chester Uni­ted v Wol­ves      W 3-2 Lea­gue Cup
30 Oct 2010 Man­chester Uni­ted v Tot­ten­ham   W 2-0 Pre­mier League
02 Nov 2010 Bursaspor v Man­chester Uni­ted   W 0-3 UEFA Cham­pi­ons League
06 Nov 2010 Man­chester Uni­ted v Wol­ves      W 2-1 Pre­mier League
10 Nov 2010 Man­chester C v Man­chester U     D 0-0 Pre­mier League
13 Nov 2010 As­ton Vil­la v Man­chester U      D 2-2 Pre­mier League
20 Nov 2010 Man­chester Uni­ted v Wi­gan       W 2-0 Pre­mier League
24 Nov 2010 Ran­gers v Man­chester Uni­ted     W 0-1 UEFA Cham­pi­ons League
27 Nov 2010 Man­chester U v Black­burn R      W 7-1 Pre­mier League
30 Nov 2010 West Ham v Man­chester Uni­ted    L 4-0 Lea­gue Cup
07 Dec 2010 Man­chester Uni­ted v Va­lencia    D 1-1 UEFA Cham­pi­ons League
13 Dec 2010 Man­chester Uni­ted v Ar­senal     W 1-0 Pre­mier League
26 Dec 2010 Man­chester Uni­ted v Sun­der­land  W 2-0 Pre­mier League
28 Dec 2010 Birm­ing­ham v Man­chester Uni­ted  D 1-1 Pre­mier League
01 Jan 2011 West Brom v Man­chester Uni­ted   W 1-2 Pre­mier League
04 Jan 2011 Man­chester Uni­ted v Sto­ke City  W 2-1 Pre­mier League
09 Jan 2011 Man­chester Uni­ted v Liver­pool   W 1-0 FA Cup
16 Jan 2011 Tot­ten­ham v Man­chester Uni­ted   D 0-0 Pre­mier League
22 Jan 2011 Man­chester Uni­ted v Birm­ing­ham  W 5-0 Pre­mier League
25 Jan 2011 Black­pool v Man­chester Uni­ted   W 2-3 Pre­mier League
29 Jan 2011 South­ampton v Man­chester Uni­ted W 1-2 FA Cup
01 Feb 2011 Man­chester U v As­ton Vil­la      W 3-1 Pre­mier League
05 Feb 2011 Wol­ves v Man­chester Uni­ted      L 2-1 Pre­mier League
12 Feb 2011 Man­chester U v Man­chester C     W 2-1 Pre­mier League
19 Feb 2011 Man­chester U v Craw­ley T        W 1-0 FA Cup
23 Feb 2011 Mar­seille v Man­chester Uni­ted   D 0-0 UEFA Cham­pi­ons League
26 Feb 2011 Wi­gan v Man­chester Uni­ted       W 0-4 Pre­mier League
01 Mar 2011 Chel­sea v Man­chester Uni­ted     L 2-1 Pre­mier League
06 Mar 2011 Liver­pool v Man­chester Uni­ted   L 3-1 Pre­mier League
12 Mar 2011 Man­chester Uni­ted v Ar­senal     W 2-0 FA Cup
15 Mar 2011 Man­chester Uni­ted v Mar­seille   W 2-1 UEFA Cham­pi­ons League
19 Mar 2011 Man­chester Uni­ted v Bol­ton      W 1-0 Pre­mier League
02 Apr 2011 West Ham v Man­chester Uni­ted    W 2-4 Pre­mier League
06 Apr 2011 Chel­sea v Man­chester Uni­ted     W 0-1 UEFA Cham­pi­ons League
09 Apr 2011 Man­chester Uni­ted v Ful­ham      W 2-0 Pre­mier League
12 Apr 2011 Man­chester Uni­ted v Chel­sea     W 2-1 UEFA Cham­pi­ons League
16 Apr 2011 Man­chester C v Man­chester U     L 1-0 FA Cup
19 Apr 2011 New­castle v Man­chester Uni­ted   D 0-0 Pre­mier League
23 Apr 2011 Man­chester Uni­ted v Ever­ton     W 1-0 Pre­mier League
26 Apr 2011 Schalke 04 v Man­chester Uni­ted  W 0-2 UEFA Cham­pi­ons League
01 May 2011 Ar­senal v Man­chester Uni­ted     L 1-0 Pre­mier League
04 May 2011 Man­chester Uni­ted v Schalke 04  W 4-1 UEFA Cham­pi­ons League
08 May 2011 Man­chester Uni­ted v Chel­sea     W 2-1 Pre­mier League
14 May 2011 Black­burn R v Man­chester U      D 1-1 Pre­mier League
22 May 2011 Man­chester Uni­ted v Black­pool   W 4-2 Pre­mier League
28 May 2011 Bar­celona v Man­chester Uni­ted   L 3-1 UEFA Cham­pi­ons League


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