West Ham 1 Manchester U 1
West Ham United 1 Manchester United 1, Boleyn Ground, English Premier League, February 8, 2015. Manchester United dropped down to fourth place in the table after they could only manage a 1-1 draw with West Ham United. Cheikhou Kouyate put The Irons ahead in the 49th minute before Daley Blind netted a late equaliser for the visitors in stoppage time.
Manchester United had defeated Sam Allardyce´s West Ham United side by a 2-1 score at Old Trafford in the reverse Premier League encounter between the two clubs courtesy of a goal each from strikers Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie, but Louis van Gaal´s men were held to a 1-1 draw this time around. After losing two points against The Hammers, Manchester United now found themselves back in fourth place with 44 points gained from 24 matches played, only one point above fifth positioned Tottenham Hotspur. Chelsea were topping the Premier League table with 56 points collected from 24 games played, seven points clear of second placed Manchester City, and eleven points ahead of surprise team Southampton who were in third spot. Louis van Gaal: “I think that we played very badly during the first half, but we showed a lot of fight and spirit during the second period.” West Ham United Team: Adrian, Carl Jenkinson, Cheikhou Kouyate, Aaron Cresswell, James Tomkins, Stewart Downing, Mark Noble, Kevin Nolan, Alex Song, Diafra Sakho, Enner Valencia. Substitutes: Morgan Amalfitano, Joey O’Brien, Reece Oxford, Matt Jarvis, Elliot Lee, Carlton Cole, Jussi Jaaskelainen. Manchester United Team: David de Gea, Luke Shaw, Phil Jones, Marcos Rojo, Daley Blind, Valencia, Adnan Januzaj, Wayne Rooney, Angel Di Maria, Robin van Persie, Falcao. Substitutes: Juan Mata, Chris Smalling, Marouane Fellaini, Ander Herrera, Paddy McNair, James Antony Wilson, Victor Valdes.
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Manchester United beat West Ham United 2-0 at Upton Park on the 22nd of March 2014.