In the 20th round of the English Premier League, Manchester United beat West Ham United with two second-half goals, earning its sixth successive win, but remaining in sixth place on the table.
In the first half, in the 15th minute, West Ham forward Sofiane Feghouli brought Man. U. defender Phil Jones down in a sliding tackle, earning a red card from referee Mike Dean. With Feghouli sent off, Man. U. were now facing a reduced team of 10 men and went on the attack, but remained goalless at the end of the first half.
Into the second half, in the 60th minute, West Ham striker Michail Antonio cut into the box and made a goal attempt, only to be denied by ‘keeper David De Gea’s foot.
Three minutes later, Man. U. midfielder Michael Carrick found Marcus Rashford with a long pass, with Rashford freeing himself from two players and passing into the center from the left of the box, leaving Juan Mata to knock in Man. U.’s opener with his left boot.
In the 78th minute, Ander Herrera made a forward pass to striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who slotted in his 12th goal in the last 12 games from what appeared to be an offside position.
Final score: West Ham United 0, Manchester United 2.
(Translated by Paul Cooper)
1. be sent off v. phr.
(qu1 zhu2 chu1 chang3)
2. sliding tackle n. phr.
3. long pass n. phr.