African players abroad Kudus On Target As West Ham Defeat Man United To Move Up

In Saturday’s Premier League early game, West Ham defeated Manchester United 2-0 thanks to goals from Jarrod Bowen and Mohammed Kudus in the second half.

The victory pushed the Hammers momentarily into the top six.

After a brilliant one-two with Lucas Paqueta, who played in Kudus six minutes later to settle the game with a crisp finish, Bowen bundled home from close range in the 72nd minute.

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West Ham has improved to sixth place on thirty points after suffering a crushing 5-1 loss to Liverpool in the League Cup midweek. United drops to eighth place on 28 points after failing to score in their last four games across all competitions.

Alejandro Garnacho had the finest chance of the first half in the 35th minute, but he lost his balance and blasted straight at Alphonse Areola. The first half was lacking in quality.

The first half concluded with increased intensity as West Ham came close to scoring shortly after, with a dangerous cross from Bowen forcing Jonny Evans into a brilliant block.

Shortly after the break, Bowen had an excellent chance to open the score with a header from a James Ward-Prowse corner, but Onana made a great stop to keep it out.

The winger’s 11th league goal of the season, however, broke the tie when he took Paqueta’s dinked ball in stride and Onana’s save deflected off the forward and into the net.

After that, Paqueta took advantage of a mistake made by Kobbie Mainoo in the middle of the pitch to set up Kudus, who scored past Onana to give the home team all three points.

The loss, which is United’s eighth in the league, will put additional strain on manager Erik ten Hag, who was made fun of by the victorious West Ham supporters prior to the final whistle.

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