David Moyes’ side sealed a second successive league win over Man Utd thanks to two second half goals. We bring you the need-to-know facts from today’s Premier League match at London Stadium with our West Ham vs Manchester United stats page.

David Moyes piled on the pressure for Erik ten Hag, as he orchestrated a second successive West Ham win over his former side Manchester United.

West Ham showed why they are above Man Utd in the Premier League table as we head into Xmas, as they found another gear to shift into within the final third of the game – a gear that produced two goals and won them the match.

Moyes’ side have had Jarrod Bowen to thank on many occasions this season, and it was the case again today. He’s now hit 11 Premier League goals for the Hammers this season, which the joint-most by a West Ham player before Christmas in a season in the competition, alongside John Hartson in 1997-98.

Bowen scored the opening goal in the 72nd minute at the second attempt, bundling the ball into the net after seeing his first shot saved by André Onana a second earlier. Bowen’s failure to convert the original shot meant that Lucas Paquetá was cruelly robbed of an assist for one of the passes of the season, but the Brazilian would get his assist for the day just over six minutes later. After Kobbie Mainoo took his eye off the ball and let it slip under his foot, Paquetá picked it up, played in Mohammed Kudus and the Ghanaian slotted the ball into the net past Onana.

Kudus, who played more often under ten Hag than any other manager during his time at Ajax (42), scored his ninth Premier League goal at London Stadium this season – only Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah (11) has more in home games within the competition this season.

Everything Kudus and Bowen have been able to do in the Premier League this season, Manchester United’s summer signing Rasmus Højlund hasn’t. His failure to score again today means that he’s now played 10 hours and 45 minutes of Premier League football this season and has only been able to attempt seven shots on target – one every game and a half on average. His, and United’s, lack of goal threat has been a major talking point this season.

Rasmus Højlund Goals Man Utd

Their attacking stats are worrying. With just 18 goals in 18 matches so far this season, it’s the fewest that they have scored in a Premier League campaign at this stage, beating the previous record low of 20 in 1992-93. They have failed to score in seven different Premier League matches this season – at the time of writing, no team have done this more often in 2023-24. Today also meant that they have failed to score in four successive matches across all competitions – their worst run since November 1992.

It doesn’t get much easier for Man United, with them facing high-flying Aston Villa on Boxing Day and another defeat might mean that Father Christmas won’t be the only man dealing with the sack over this festive period.

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West Ham vs Manchester United Post-Match Facts

  • Manchester United have failed to score in four successive games in all competitions for the first time since November 1992, while it’s just the third time they’ve failed to score in three successive Premier League away games after April 2005 and August 2022.
  • West Ham have recorded successive Premier League wins over Manchester United for just the second time, following a run of three wins between December 2006 and December 2007.
  • For the first time since September 2012 (run of four), West Ham have won at least three home games in all competitions without conceding.
  • Manchester United have failed to win three successive Premier League away games under Erik ten Hag for the second time (D1 L2), previously doing so in May last season. Indeed, they’ve now failed to score in as many league games this season as they did in 2022-23 (7).
  • Jarrod Bowen is West Ham’s fifth-highest scorer in the Premier League with 38 goals, while all 11 in the competition this season have been non-penalty goals, the joint-most alongside Erling Haaland.
  • Nine of Mohammed Kudus’ 10 goals for West Ham in all competitions this season have come at the London Stadium; only Mohamed Salah (11) has more home goals for a Premier League side in all competitions in 2023-24.
  • In Kobbie Mainoo (18y 248d), Willy Kambwala (19y 120d) and Alejandro Garnacho (19y 175d), Manchester United started as many as three teenagers for only the fifth time in a Premier League game, and for the first time since May 2021 against Leicester City.

West Ham vs Manchester United Stats Centre

Our Opta match centre delivers you all the West Ham vs Manchester United stats from Saturday’s lunchtime Premier League kick-off at London Stadium.

The match centre below includes team and player stats, expected goals data, passing networks, an Opta chalkboard and more. It gives you everything you need to do your own analysis of the game. 

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