Rashford Controversial Goal Moves United Into Top 4.
Manchester United climbed to fourth place in the Premier League with a 1-0 victory over West Ham United at Old Trafford on Saturday, thanks to a thrilling late winner from Marcus Rashford.
There was no hint of the drama to come, as it was a game of half-chances with just one goalkeeper needing to make a stop, Alphonse Areola on 49 minutes saving Fred’s left-footed effort.
With time running out, United surged forward, and Rashford was on hand to slip home, despite a close VAR check finding Edinson Cavani was onside in the buildup.
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Both teams put up a good show, but United looked stronger in terms of offensive movement and fluidity, while their backline seemed more in sync as they kept a rare clean sheet.
West Ham had chances: Jarrod Bowen was a menace down the right flank, and his slashed effort from a corner went into the side netting, while Cristiano Ronaldo believed he should have been awarded a penalty following a foul by Kurt Zouma.
With three minutes to go, Tomas Soucek’s looping header was deflected just wide following a magnificent Bowen ball, but the Hammers could only watch it drop agonizingly wide.
And just when it appeared like the game was going to end in a tie, Cavani sent a pass across the box to replacement Rashford, who happily tapped into an empty net.