Ahead of the meeting between Manchester United and West Ham United at Old Trafford on Saturday, here is a look at some of the highlights that this fixture has thrown up in the past:
David Moyes was enjoying his best run of results in his short-lived tenure as Man Utd boss when the two sides met in December, and that continued with a 3-1 win. Danny Welbeck scored the opener, placing a low shot beyond Adrian, before Adnan Januzaj made it two with a curling shot nine minutes before half time.
The victory was confirmed by Ashley Young, who found the top corner, before the visitors, decimated by injuries, claimed a consolation through Carlton Cole’s composed finish.
Most Skilful Moment
A comfortable victory for home side was lit up by an excellent piece of skill from the enigmatic Dimitar Berbatov in October 2008. His guile on the dead-ball line left James Collins for dead before he squared for Cristiano Ronaldo to tap the ball home. That was the Portuguese’s second goal of the evening, having already converted Nani’s low cross.
Most Important Goal
West Ham have rarely won at Old Trafford in the Premier League years, but they saved a massively important success for the final day of the 2006-07 season to stay up at Sheffield United’s expense. The manner of Carlos Tevez’ signing was controversial, but he got the only goal with an angled shot just before half time. The Argentine’s reward was a move to United the following summer.
Dean Ashton and Wayne Rooney have both scored terrific goals in this fixture, but the award for best goal goes to Luis Nani’s solo effort in August 2010. After receiving Rooney’s perfectly weighted pass, he curled a fine shot beyond Robert Green to put his side 2-0 ahead. He then provided the perfect pass for Dimitar Berbatov to net the third and final goal. The opener came in the shape of a Rooney penalty.
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