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West Ham vs Man Utd LIVE: Result and reaction from Premier League clash as Said Benrahma earns slender win

Man Utd are looking to secure a top-four spot, while West Ham are in a relegation battle

Sports Staff
Sunday 07 May 2023 21:53 BST

Follow live coverage as West Ham United face Manchester United in the Premier League today.

The main team news for West Ham was that Declan Rice returned to the starting XI. The Hammers skipper missed the midweek defeat at Manchester City through illness.

Vladimir Coufal wasn’t in the matchday squad, while Michail Antonio was selected to start up front.

Wout Weghorst was preferred to Anthony Martial in attack for Manchester United, while Luke Shaw continued at centre-back, with Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Tyrrell Malacia starting in the full-back positions.

We will bring you all the action and updates from today's game in the live blog below:


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7 May 2023 21:52

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7 May 2023 21:30

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7 May 2023 21:14

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That's all from us, we hope you enjoyed the game. Until next time, it's goodbye for now.

7 May 2023 21:12

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Despite not moving to a higher position in the table, West Ham now have a seven-point cushion above the bottom three with three matches left to play, and would be able to climb as high as 12th with victory in their next game against London rivals Brentford. Manchester United, on the other hand, miss the chance to consolidate their top four place and remain fourth, just a point above Liverpool in fifth with a game in hand. A crucial game at both ends of the table ends in favour of the side nearer the bottom, but there's still plenty that can change before the final day of the season rolls around on May 28th.

7 May 2023 21:12

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Declan Rice must've covered every single blade of grass inside the London Stadium, putting in a complete performance to lead West Ham to victory. Having more touches, attempted and accurate passes than any of his team-mates, Rice made seven final-third entries and completed 14 passes in this area of the pitch. He also won seven of his nine duels, including all four of his dribbles, and won possession a game-high 13 times via two tackles and four interceptions. Three of these came inside the visitors' own defensive third, as Rice proved to be a constant nuisance for a Manchester United side who struggled to compete with West Ham's intensity for the entire match.

7 May 2023 21:09

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It's all over, and that fortunate first-half strike from Benrahma proves to be the difference! The Hammers began the second period at frenetic pace, and came close to doubling their lead on several occasions through Soucek, Paqueta and Antonio. The referee's whistle and linesman's flag also denied Bowen and Soucek from sealing the victory, before United pushed unsuccessfully for a late equaliser. Rashford, Wan-Bissaka and Martial all called Fabianski into action, but a rock-solid Hammers defence held firm to retain their first-half lead! Three huge points for West Ham all-but guarantees their place in the Premier League for next season, while Manchester United's top four race takes a twist in the wrong direction.

7 May 2023 21:06

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7 May 2023 20:59

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Fernandes' crossing space on the right edge is quickly closed by Fornals, but the United captain steps inside his challenge to shoot. However, his left-footed shot is always rising as it sails over the bar, and the locals celebrate that miss like it's a West Ham goal.

7 May 2023 20:57

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7 May 2023 20:57

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