Jesse Lingard wins it for Man United late in the game
After their noisy neighbours dropped two points on Saturday, Manchester United faced a tough task when travelling to London to play against West Ham United. The Hammers who who amazing last season played European football this midweek, just like Man United. Three points from this match would bring Man United level on top with Liverpool on 13 points from 5 matches.
First half draw at London Stadium
The first half went back and forwards with West Ham United slightly being the better out of the two teams. Both teams tried to make something out of this game, which had a high tempo. A goal by Benrahma late in the first half looked to give the Hammers the advantage at half-time, but immediately after the goal, Cristiano Ronaldo scored the equaliser. The final minutes of the first half went by with the 1-1 score on the board.
The 1-1 at half-time went almost all the way to the end of the game, but then a crazy final few minutes arrived. Jesse Lingard, who played for West Ham United last season, scored the 1-2 for Manchester United. He refused to celebrate because he still loves the West Ham fans. Heading into extra time with a 1-2 lead, looked to be enough for Man United to add three points to their tally. Until the dying seconds of the game when Luke Shaw made a handball in his own penalty box and West Ham United got a penalty. David Moyes decided to bring Mark Noble on for this important moment. Noble immediately grabbed the ball and took the penalty. David de Gea, who failed to stop any of the 11 penalties Villarreal took in the Europa League final, saved Noble’s penalty to save the three points for his team.
One thing is for sure, we’re in the middle of a very exciting Premier League season, where the title race can go the distance this season, with multiple contenders to win the league.