Andriy Yarmolenko and Aaron Cresswell scored the goals as West Ham United recorded a 2-0 win over Manchester United in Sunday afternoon’s Premier League clash at the London Stadium.
Ukraine international Yarmolenko struck in the latter stages of the first period before Cresswell netted an excellent free kick late on – moving the Hammers into fourth position in the table and leaving a struggling United seventh with eight points from six matches.
West Ham’s first attempt arrived in the 20th minute through Yarmolenko, but like the strike from Matic, it never threatened to trouble the opposition goalkeeper.
David De Gea kept out a volley from Mark Noble in the 36th minute, but the Spanish goalkeeper could not prevent the home side from taking the lead late in the first half through Yarmolenko.
The 29-year-old managed to collect a pass from Felipe Anderson before taking a touch and finding the bottom corner with a clever finish to send the Hammers ahead against an off-colour United.
The Red Devils had plenty of players in a defensive position – the pressure on the ball was non-existent, though, and Harry Maguire could not react quick enough to block Yarmolenko’s attempt.
It went from bad to worse for the Red Devils in the 61st minute when Rashford limped off the field with a groin problem, which meant that Jesse Lingard had to come onto the field at centre-forward.
De Gea made a smart save to keep out a low Anderson strike in the 62nd minute, before Fabianski somehow kept out a close-range Maguire effort down the other end during a spell of United pressure.
Cresswell missed the crossbar with a dangerous free kick 15 minutes from time, but West Ham still had their lead intact heading into the final stages of the contest.
Angel Gomes was the third player off the away side’s bench in the 81st minute with Solskjaer desperately looking for some inspiration in the latter stages.
However, West Ham wrapped up all the points in in the 84th minute when Cresswell picked out the top corner from a brilliant free kick to make it a miserable afternoon for United.