Premier League, Manchester United beat West Ham 1-0: Records broken

Parth Dhall
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Premier League, Manchester United beat West Ham 1-0: Records broken
Premier League, Manchester United beat West Ham 1-0: Records broken

15 Mar 2021: Premier League, Manchester United beat West Ham 1-0: Records broken

An own goal by Craig Dawson handed Manchester United a 1-0 victory over West Ham United in the Premier League on Sunday.

The result means United stand second with 57 points from 29 games. Manchester City lead the rankings with 71 points and a game in hand.

Meanwhile, West Ham hold the fifth spot (48), three behind fourth-placed Chelsea.

Here are the records broken.

Match: How did the match pan out?

West Ham did well to restrict Manchester United from scoring in the first half.

A number of fine saves by goal-keeper Lukasz Fabianski kept Manchester United at bay.

However, Dawson turned a corner from Bruno Fernandes into his own net in the 53rd minute.

An unfortunate error by the former gave United the opener.

Notably, this remained the only goal of the match.

West Ham: Unwanted records for West ham United

West Ham United remain winless in Premier League away games against Manchester United (13 games) since a 1-0 victory on the final day of the 2006/07 campaign.

As per Opta, West Ham are the first team since Swansea City (March 2018) to have failed to have a shot in the first half of a Premier League game against Manchester United.

Fact: Another forgettable day for West Ham boss David Moyes

It is worth noting that only Harry Redknapp (15) has managed more away Premier League games at Old Trafford without winning than West Ham boss David Moyes. The latter has never won in 14 visits (Drawn: 4, Lost: 10).

Substitute: Manchester United didn't make a single substitution in the match

Manchester United didn't make a single substitution in a Premier League match for the first time since February 2012 (vs Liverpool).

Interestingly, they missed the services of injured strikers Anthony Martial and Edinson, as well as mid-fielder Paul Pogba in the match.

Speaking on their win, manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said, "it was a big result and we kept a clean sheet again."