Manchester United vs. West Ham: Premier League Live Score, Highlights, Recap
English Premier League—Old Trafford, Manchester
Manchester United 1-0 West Ham
Sir Alex Ferguson's men extended their stay at the top of the English Premier League thanks to a goal after 31 seconds from Robin van Persie.
The game was an evenly contested affair with West Ham showing up to play, but a lack of cutting edge from either side saw proceedings end 1-0.
Anderson was given a rare start and Phil Jones made a cameo return from injury, but there wasn't too much more to shout about for the Red Devils faithful.
West Ham came closest when Anders Lindegaard palmed Carlton Cole's effort onto the post late in the second half.
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Manchester United 1-0 West Ham
Evra plays a woeful back pass and nearly shoots his team in the foot but Evans beats his man to the ball and clears.
Sighs of relief as Nolan's effort is blocked. United just can't seem to kill West Ham off!
89'—Carrick heads over at the near post and we get a confirmed three minutes of added time.
88'—"Is there a fire drill?"
West Ham fans goad the early leavers, while Jones wins a corner.
85'—United just looking to see this out now.
Not a convincing performance, but if they can take three points home no one will care.
83'—Man Utd sub!
Anderson off, Jones on! Welcome back Phil.
82'—What a miss!
Collins floats a long ball into the box, it falls to Cole 10 yards out and on the turn, Lindegaard palms it onto the post!
It bounces out and Maiga, who is inexplicably offside, miskicks.
81'—West Ham searching
United still aren't connecting and seem restricted to counterattacks.
If anyone's going to score in the final 10, it's West Ham.
78'—West Ham pressure
A good spell for the Hammers as they deliver consecutive dangerous balls into the box.
United looking a little worried by the physical presence of Maiga and Cole.
77'—Man Utd sub!
Rooney off, Welbeck on!
Hernandez takes a snapshot under pressure after RvP fed him through in the channel.
Carrick then takes a yellow for a professional foul.
75'—West Ham sub!
O'Neill on, Diame off.
73'—Great chance for RvP!
Amazing from Rooney, jinking around Collins inside the "D" and feeding RvP.
Demel deals with the Dutchman superbly under big pressure.
71'—Close for Utd!
Anderson fires in from 18 yards but Jussi gets down well to save!
70'—Chance for the Hammers!
Long ball forward rebuffed by Smalling, but it's returned to Cole. His knock down follows to Matty Taylor who swipes at it awkwardly and fires wide!
70'—West Ham sub!
Maiga on, Jarvis off.
68'—Nice and wide
Young has come on in a left-wing position and stretches the play immediately.
A poor cross follows, but it's the right intent and the right movement from United.
66'—Chance for West Ham!
A good free kick sees Man Utd squirming to hack it clear. Rooney counters, but the cross is batted away.
65'—Man Utd sub!
Young on, Cleverly off!
61'—West Ham sub!
Carroll off, Cole on!
Rooney receives the ball 18 yards out on the left side and curls it beautifully!
Jussi saves for a corner, and the resulting scramble sees Nolan clear it off the line!
You don't get much closer than that!
56'—The free kick is well aimed, but Jussi claims it with ease.
55'—Danger for West Ham
Reid chops down RvP 20 yards out.
The Dutchman is readying himself for a shot...
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