Man Utd climb into the top four

English Premier League

Manchester United moved into the top-four in the Premier League following a 1-1 draw against West Ham United on Wednesday evening.

Under-fire goalkeeper David De Gea continued in goal for the hosts while Paul Pogba returned from Sunday’s defeat to Chelsea at Wembley Stadium.

Anthony Martial put the Red Devils on the attack earlier on after getting on the shoulder of the defence to have Lukasz Fabianski at full stretch.

The Hammers were on the front for the first time after the half-hour mark as Angelo Ogbonna narrowly missed the far post with a looping header off a corner-kick.

First blood went to the visitors when Michail Antonio sent De Gea the wrong way from the penalty spot on the stroke of halftime after the Video Assistant Referee penalised Pogba for a handball in the box.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka made an appearance after the break, as United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer removed Timothy Fosu-Mensah in the right full-back slot.

The Red Devils drew level six minutes after halftime when a combination of passes around the area freed Mason Greenwood who found the near corner with a powerful strike.

West Ham were close to reclaiming the lead when Jarrod Bowen cut in from the left before seeing his shot blocked whilst Declan Rice hoofed the follow-up a minute later.

Bowen was causing all sorts of problems down the left as he had De Gea producing an acrobatic tip on the hour mark following a smart attempt from the right.

The Red Devils struggled to get going as the Hammers did all the probing with balls out wide and shots at goal following the last quarter.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side still managed to hold out the final minutes for a point to go third while the Hammers secure their top flight status with one match remaining.

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