But for a miraculous brace from Harry Kane during the death, West Ham would have become the first team to beat Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League this season. That would have meant a lot for a side currently struggling at the 17th place on the points table and well into relegation territory. Slaven Bilic’s have lost 7 games of the 12 they have played so far and most of their losses have come against teams of the top-half of the table.
Come Sunday, November 27th, the Hammers go to Old Trafford to play 6th placed Manchester United, who themselves are through a lean patch. The last 6 Premier League games for United have seen them manage just one win and that too against last placed Swansea City.
West Ham, despite their dismal EPL show have players who have the capability to cause plenty of problems for oppositions. Michail Antonio’s ability to head the ball at the right moments have made him one of the highest scorers in the Premier League this season. The 26-year old winger has alone accounted for 6 of the 13 goals his side has scored so far. He could be a real threat to a Manchester United defence still not out of the woods. In Manuel Lanzini and Dimitri Payet the Hammers have two men who could instill fear in the United back line. But the Hammers have been let down by a back line that has been in tatters as evidenced from the 23 goals they have leaked, a figure only less than Hull City’s 27.
A shaky Manchester United defence was able to hold on to an Arsenal counter-attacks at Old Trafford last Saturday. They will be expected to fare better against a inferior West Ham attack. On the attack side, there was superb cohesion building among Pogba, Mata, Rashford and Martial as evinced by the repeated forays United attackers made into the Arsenal box.
The West Ham defence, that held on so well against Tottenham last weekend are not likely to repeat such a feat on Sunday at Old Trafford. Moreover, with the return of Ibrahimovic from suspension, the United attack will be expected to get back that goal-scoring element into their game. For the Red Devils, it would be a opportunity to add three more points and ensure they hold onto their sixth place for the time being. As for the Hammers, this could be one more loss against a top half opposition.
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