West Ham vs. Manchester United result: Cristiano Ronaldo scores, Lingard wins it and West Ham misses penalty
West Ham vs. Manchester United 2-1 on Sunday
thanks to a spectacular last-minute winner from super-sub Jesse Lingard.
Lingard, who spent last season on loan at West Ham, came off the bench to score the game-winning goal with a minute left.
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After Said Benrahma’s deflected goal put West Ham ahead, Cristiano Ronaldo equalized for the visitors in the first half.
In stoppage time, West Ham had an opportunity to equalize, but David De Gea saved Mark Noble’s penalty to preserve United’s victory.
United now sits in second place in the standings, while David Moyes’ side is in ninth.
“I saved the day at the last possible moment. ‘Save the ball,’ I thought to myself. For us, it’s a huge three points “De Gea said.
“It was a difficult game, with both sides having excellent opportunities, with Jesse scoring once again. We discussed the three issues in the dressing room and agreed that they were the most essential.”
Before the game, both sets of players, coaches, and fans stood for a minute of applause in honor of Jimmy
Greaves, the former West Ham and England striker who died on Sunday at the age of 81.
Jarrod Bowen pushed De Gea into a save with his foot after 25 minutes before Tomas Soucek blasted over the bar.
Lukasz Fabianski of West Ham made a superb save to deflect Bruno Fernandes’ effort onto the post.(West Ham vs. Manchester United)
West Ham raced up the other end a minute later and scored when Benrahma’s drive from outside the area was deflected in by Raphael Varane.
United equalized after Fabianski fumbled his first flick from Fernandes’ cross.
Ronaldo tapped home from close range after Fabianski had spilled his initial flick from Fernandes’ cross.
Before the interval, both teams had excellent opportunities to take the lead, but Fabianski
stopped Ronaldo’s shot and Nikola Vlasic missed the goal from within the area.
A minute into the second half, Ronaldo nearly scored his second, but Fabianski rushed out and stopped him with a fantastic save.
When Ronaldo felt he was taken down by Vladimir Coufal and Aaron Cresswell late in the game
United had two penalty claims rejected down.
Lingard came up with a magnificent curling goal with a minute left to put the visitors ahead.
However, following a VAR review, West Ham were given a penalty after the ball hit Luke Shaw’s hand inside the area in stoppage time.
Noble was sent in to take the penalty, but De Gea saved his spot-kick to preserve United’s three points.
There was also a feeling of vindication for Lingard, who had given away Young Boys’ last-gasp Champions League victory on Tuesday thanks to a wayward pass.
“In football, mistakes happen, and you have to overcome them,” Lingard added. “I had a fantastic welcome. I had a wonderful time here, but I need to go back to Man United and give it my all.”