Manchester United vs. West Ham Live Stream: Online Viewing Info for EPL Clash

Tim KeeneyContributor INovember 28, 2012

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 24:  Manchester United Manager Sir Alex Ferguson applauds the fans at the end of the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Queens Park Rangers at Old Trafford on November 24, 2012 in Manchester, England.  (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
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Manchester United will look to hold its position at the top of the Premier League on Wednesday when it hosts West Ham United. 

The Red Devils got back on track last week when they finally returned home to Old Trafford, and, despite a shaky opening 60 minutes, got three points with a 3-1 victory over QPR. With the win, they continued to hold a one-point lead over cross-town rival Manchester City. 

West Ham won't be a walkover, however.

The Hammers are coming off a 3-1 loss to Tottenham on Sunday, but still sit in eighth place on the table and just two points behind a coveted top-five spot.

This one is sure to provide plenty of intrigue.


Where: Old Trafford

When: Wednesday, Nov. 28 at 3:00 p.m. ET

Watch: ESPN 2

Live Stream: WatchESPN


Manchester United Player to Watch: Javier Hernandez

Chicharito certainly isn't the most critically-acclaimed striker on a squad that boasts the services of Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie, but he's the one in the best form. 

Despite consistently coming on as a sub, the 24-year-old Mexican has bagged three goals for United in its last three Premier League games. He also scored earlier this month when he got a start against Braga in the Champions League. 

Again, it's not always pretty with Hernandez, but if United gets off to another slow start in the first half, expect him to come on to give his team a boost. He's scored five times and assisted once in nine Premier League appearances this season, and he just always seems to find a way to contribute. 


West Ham Player to Watch: Andy Carroll

West Ham's big forward has been a revelation for the Hammers since coming over from Liverpool.

He only has one goal in nine Premier League performances, but even Wayne Rooney, who shared the same practice field during Euro 2012, knows how dangerous Carroll can be (via ESPN):

Andy Carroll is a handful. I am sure if you ask any defender, they find it difficult to play against someone like that who is good in the air and on the floor.

He is physical and makes it hard for opponents. That type of player doesn't always get all the goals but they can cause trouble up front and create problems.

He's not wrong.

Through nine EPL games, Carroll has won 102 of 157 aerial duals. That's a staggering 11.3 per game. According to, that has helped him earn an average match rating of 7.5.

Carroll may not find the back of the net, but he's going to be crucial in West Ham's upset attempt on the road on Wednesday.