West Ham 2 Manchester U 2

Sir Alex Ferguson

West Ham Uni­ted 2 Man­chester Uni­ted 2, Boleyn Gro­und, Eng­lish Pre­mier Lea­gue, April 17, 2013. Sir Al­ex Fer­guson was well pleased wi­th his te­am fol­low­ing the 2-2 draw wi­th West Ham Uni­ted. Af­ter gain­ing a point ag­ainst The Ham­mers, Man­chester Uni­ted were now thir­teen points in front of Man­chester City who be­at Wi­gan Ath­let­ic 1-0 at Eastlands.

Sam Allardyce´s West ham Uni­ted took the lead twice in the mat­ch at Up­ton Park, but the East Lon­doners were held to a 2-2 draw by a highly de­term­ined Man­chester Uni­ted si­de. Ri­cardo Vaz Te and Mo Dia­me re­cor­ded a goal each for the hosts, whi­le An­tonio Va­lencia and Robin van Per­sie net­ted for the vis­it­ors from Man­chester. Sir Al­ex Fer­guson: “We had to stand up to a lot but our play­ers kept go­ing. We were be­hind twice, but we came back and I tho­ught we played like cham­pi­ons. We were mag­ni­fi­cent in terms of our de­term­in­a­tion and cour­age to play. We don’t like los­ing, and we showed that ag­ain to­night, so I was pleased wi­th the res­ult. It’s a ga­me closer to the title. We have five left, three at ho­me, two away, and the play­ers are show­ing they want to win it. There’s no doubt about that. We have got a nice cush­ion wi­th our lead, but we don’t want to make any mis­takes.” West Ham Uni­ted Te­am: Jussi Jaaskelain­en, Ja­mes Collins, Win­ston Re­id, Guy Demel, Joey O’Bri­en, Matt Jar­vis, Kev­in No­lan, Ga­ry O’Neil, Mo Dia­me, Ri­cardo Vaz Te, Andy Car­roll. Sub­stitutes: Ema­nuel Pog­at­etz, Matt Tay­lor, Jack Col­lis­on, Ma­rk Noble, Modibo Maiga, Carlton Cole, Steph­en Hen­derson. Man­chester Uni­ted Te­am: Da­vid de Gea, Phil Jones, Ra­fael da Silva, Rio Fer­dinand, Ne­manja Vid­ic, Pat­rice Ev­ra, An­tonio Va­lencia, Mi­chael Car­rick, Shinji Ka­gawa, Way­ne Roo­ney, Robin van Per­sie. Sub­stitutes: Dan­ny Wel­beck, Javi­er Her­nandez, Ry­an Gig­gs, Jon­ny Evans, Tom Clev­er­ley, Lu­is Nani, Ben Amos.

 

Robin van Persie Quickfacts

Robin van Per­sie, who was re­garded as one of the best stri­kers to come out of Hol­land, played for Fey­enoord, Ar­senal, Man­chester Uni­ted, and Fen­er­bahce dur­ing an ex­cep­tion­al goal scor­ing career. 

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