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Match Facts: West Ham vs Manchester United

In this article, Check out the Match facts of West Ham vs Manchester United from history. West Ham have scored the opening goal in five consecutive Premier League games.

Last updated: 09.12.2020
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In the aspect of West Ham United, Michail Antonio will be unavailable for the match against Manchester United. The striker has suffered a hamstring issue, so record signing Sebastian Haller will get his much-deserved chance up front. Also, winger Andriy Yarmolenko is back in training after being in quarantine for some time but full-back Ryan Fredericks is out with a groin issue.

On the other hand, for Manchester United, Marcus Rashford is a doubt due to a shoulder complaint he faced after the UCL clash. Luke Shaw is also out with a burnout and Axel Tuanzebe will miss out due to a suspension.

Expectations –

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has been back on his mind-boggling match results, which steals points away from top 4 sides but gives out to the less-powered oppositions. A win at London Stadium would see them get to the 4th position of the league, after being in the 11th position, a week back. The likes of Donny Van De Beek, Edinson Cavani and the talisman, Bruno Fernandes have been showing up in the last few matches.

West Ham on the other hand, haven’t been really good against Aston Villa and Fulham in the last two matches. That performance won’t get them a win.

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  • West Ham have won their last two Premier League home games against Manchester United - they've not won three in a row at home against the Red Devils in the top-flight since a run of four between January 1974-December 1977.

  • After a run of 11 wins in 12 Premier League games against West Ham (D1) between 2008-2014, Manchester United have won just three of their last 11 against the Hammers in the competition (D5 L3).

  • This will be just the fourth Premier League meeting between West Ham and Man Utd with the Hammers starting above the Red Devils, following a 0-0 draw in August 1998, and 2-1 wins for Man Utd in August 1995 and September 2014.

  • Manchester United have won each of their last eight Premier League away games, their longest winning away run in their league history. The Red Devils are looking to win their first five games on the road in a single league campaign for the first time since 1985-86.

  • West Ham have scored the opening goal in five consecutive Premier League games, their longest such run since March 2006 (also a run of five). Only in April 2002 have the Hammers previously scored the opening goal in more consecutive matches in the competition (a run of seven).

  • Manchester United have won more points from losing positions than any other Premier League side this season (12), coming from behind to win all four of their away games so far in 2020-21.

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