- Pogba converts two penalties
- Anderson scores for WHUFC
- United fifth with 64 points
Paul Pogba converted a pair of penalties as Manchester United doubled up West Ham United 2-1 at Old Trafford on Saturday.
Felipe Anderson scored West Ham’s goal, as the Irons remain 11th.
United is now fifth, two points back of Chelsea and three behind Spurs.
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The Irons had an early goal pulled back for an infraction, and Manchester United soon helped move a wide-open game forward.
Juan Mata won a penalty atop the 18 when his attempted first touch of an Anthony Martial lay-off was clattered into by Robert Snodgrass. Pogba didn’t need a tip-toe run-up here, blasting a shot past Lukasz Fabianski.
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But wait. West Ham went level in the 49th minute through Anderson, who was on the business end of an awful distribution move from David De Gea.
The keeper collected a low drive from Pablo Zabaleta a few minutes later.
Marcus Rashford subbed into the game and was lively but lacking the finishing touch, forcing into nodding over the goal by a leaping Zabaleta challenge.
Moments after David De Gea made a stunning one-handed stop, Ryan Fredericks chopped down Martial in the box. Pogba laid into his effoert for 2-1.