Jose Mourinho told his Manchester United players repeatedly last season they needed to be more clinical, and they have started the new campaign with the ideal answer.
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When the visitors did find the net, Alexandre Lacazette's 72nd-minute goal was ruled out for offside.
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"We had team spirit last year, but this year we're having a little bit of luck, we've started very well". When the challenges of European football come around next month, the quality in United's ranks could be even more evident. It paid off, as he scored his second goal of the season, handing Liverpool the win.
West Ham travels to Newcastle next Saturday at 10 a.m., while Southampton visits Huddersfield at the same time.
West Ham pulled one back on the stroke of half-time when Javier Hernandez slotted home after Fraser Forster had saved Michail Antonio's effort, and the Mexico worldwide was on the scene once again in the 73rd minute to convert after Diafra Sakho had headed against the bar. Tammy Abraham, on loan from Chelsea, showed some nice touches on his first-team home debut with Fernando Llorente still out, but it looks like a tall order to ask the teenager to shoulder all the burden.
Here, we look at five things we learnt from the encounter. Yet, his header in 45 minute allowed Bailly to score with a tap in. Chicharito pulled the Hammers back to 2-1 on the brink of halftime when he pounced on a parried save and buried the shot from the six-yard box.
Down a man and beset by self-inflicted mistakes, a 2-2 draw would've been a fantastic result for the Hammers. "It's a hard one to take in the end".
The only time the hosts seriously threatened United was in the third minute when Jordan Ayew broke clear thanks to a fortunate ricochet and curled an attempted cross - with the outside of his right foot - against the crossbar. Charlie Austin kept his cool under pressure, sent Joe Hart the wrong way, and handed the Saints a 3-2 win in dramatic style.