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West Ham United 1-1 Manchester United

By Neil JohnstonBBC Sport
West Ham v Manchester United
Manchester United are now unbeaten in 13 league meetings with West Ham
  • Man Utd stay fourth in the table
  • United entertain Burnley on 11 February
  • West Ham stay eighth, two points behind Liverpool
  • Hammers away at Southampton on 11 February

Daley Blind rescued a point for Manchester United with a 93rd-minute equaliser after Cheikhou Kouyate's sublime volley put West Ham ahead.

Kouyate juggled the ball twice, swivelled, and volleyed in, after Mark Noble's free-kick dropped in his path.

United looked to be running out of time when Blind volleyed home from 16 yards after Angel Di Maria's cross.

The visitors finished with 10 men, defender Luke Shaw sent off for a second yellow card.

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West Ham, who remain eighth in the table, have not beaten United since 2007 and they will feel they allowed a great opportunity to end that run slip.

The Hammers were on top from the early stages - hustling in defence and attacking with pace.

West Ham manager Sam Allardyce's reaction

In contrast, United lacked creativity and were too easily dispossessed at Upton Park before Blind's dramatic late comeback stretched their unbeaten Premier League away record to seven games.

David De Gea rescued the visitors three times in the opening half an hour, twice keeping out Enner Valencia - one a 25-yard drive and the other an acrobatic close range volley - before James Tomkins was denied by the Spaniard's right foot.

United omitted Juan Mata yet their midfield struggled to carve out chances.

West Ham v Manchester United
West Ham United have taken a total of seven points from home matches against Manchester City, Liverpool and Manchester United this season

A mistake by Alex Song almost let in Robin van Persie but Hammers keeper Adrian's only serious save of the opening half was a tame effort by Angel Di Maria.

West Ham got the breakthrough their play deserved in the 49th minute, Kouyate showing great skill to volley home after United's defence had failed to deal with Noble's set-piece delivery.

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Noble went close to doubling the Hammers' lead before United came strong in the closing stages.

Falcao looked certain to equalise in the 77th minute after combining with van Persie, but the Colombia forward stabbed wide from close range.

Van Persie was then denied by Adrian's right leg before the Hammers keeper scrambled across his line to keep out Marouane Fellaini in a frantic finish.

It looked to be enough for the hosts - but there was still time for Blind to volley home after West Ham had failed to clear a ball into the area.

A dramatic finish was concluded when United were reduced to 10 men following a second bookable offence for Shaw.

West Ham manager Sam Allardyce: "We have to give the players credit for how well they defended as well as how well they played in possession, which was almost the perfect performance.

"It's not a result we deserved or wanted, but we're back to a level that we know we can play at.

"It was just a great shame we conceded a goal as late as we did, which wasn't the normal goal you concede against Manchester United."

West Ham v Manchester United
Sam Allardyce has yet to defeat Manchester United in eight attempts as West Ham boss
Cheikhou Kouyate celebrates scoring aganst Manchester United
Manchester United have kept just three clean sheets in their last 11 Premier League games
West Ham v Manchester United
Daley Blind's Daley two league goals this season have come in the 87th minute (v West Brom) and the 93rd minute (v West Ham)
West Ham v Manchester United
Luke Shaw was booked twice in the space of 10 minutes

Line-ups

West Ham

Formation 4-1-2-1-2

  • 13AdriánBooked at 80mins
  • 18Jenkinson
  • 8Kouyaté
  • 5Tomkins
  • 3Cresswell
  • 30SongBooked at 73mins
  • 16Noble
  • 4Nolan
  • 11Downing
  • 31E ValenciaSubstituted forJarvisat 84'minutes
  • 15Sakho

Substitutes

  • 7Jarvis
  • 17O'Brien
  • 21Amalfitano
  • 22Jääskeläinen
  • 24Cole
  • 35Oxford
  • 36Lee

Man Utd

Formation 4-1-2-1-2

  • 1de Gea
  • 25A Valencia
  • 4Jones
  • 5RojoBooked at 43mins
  • 3ShawBooked at 90mins
  • 17Blind
  • 10RooneyBooked at 83mins
  • 11JanuzajSubstituted forFellainiat 72'minutes
  • 7Di María
  • 9FalcaoSubstituted forSmallingat 90+5'minutes
  • 20van Persie

Substitutes

  • 8Mata
  • 12Smalling
  • 21Herrera
  • 31Fellaini
  • 32Valdés
  • 33McNair
  • 49Wilson
Referee:
Mark Clattenburg
Attendance:
34,499

Match Stats

Home TeamWest HamAway TeamMan Utd
Possession
Home41%
Away59%
Shots
Home13
Away18
Shots on Target
Home6
Away6
Corners
Home9
Away9
Fouls
Home7
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, West Ham United 1, Manchester United 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, West Ham United 1, Manchester United 1.

  3. Substitution

    Substitution, Manchester United. Chris Smalling replaces Falcao.

  4. Dismissal

    Second yellow card to Luke Shaw (Manchester United) for a bad foul.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Luke Shaw (Manchester United).

  6. Post update

    Stewart Downing (West Ham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Post update

    Marouane Fellaini (Manchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Alexandre Song (West Ham United).

  9. Goal!

    Goal! West Ham United 1, Manchester United 1. Daley Blind (Manchester United) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner following a set piece situation.

  10. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Wayne Rooney (Manchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  11. Post update

    Robin van Persie (Manchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Cheikhou Kouyaté (West Ham United).

  13. Post update

    Corner, Manchester United. Conceded by Adrián.

  14. Post update

    Attempt saved. Marouane Fellaini (Manchester United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Matthew Jarvis (West Ham United) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

  16. Post update

    Corner, West Ham United. Conceded by David de Gea.

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Kevin Nolan (West Ham United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

  18. Post update

    Attempt saved. Mark Noble (West Ham United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Matthew Jarvis with a cross.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Marouane Fellaini (Manchester United).

  20. Post update

    Mark Noble (West Ham United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Chelsea24175254213356
2Man City24147347242349
3Southampton24143738172145
4Man Utd24128440231744
5Tottenham2413473731643
6Arsenal24126645271842
7Liverpool2411673327639
8West Ham2410773628837
9Swansea249782831-334
10Stoke249692729-233
11Newcastle248793036-631
12Everton246993134-327
13Crystal Palace2468102634-826
14Sunderland2441282234-1224
15West Brom2458112234-1223
16Aston Villa2457121232-2022
17Burnley2449112340-1721
18Hull2448122134-1320
19QPR2454152443-1919
20Leicester2445152138-1717
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