West Ham vs Manchester United Live Stream and Highlights
West Ham vs Manchester United Preview:
Date: April 17, 2013; Time: 7:45 PM BST;
Venue: Boleyn Ground — London.
The Red Devils need just seven points to get back Premier League title. The Hammers are undefeated in their last 3 games, so will try to finish the season in the first ten, while Sir Alex Ferguson’s team will hunt for points to move closer to the record.
West Ham goes 12th in the league table with 38 points from 32 games, having won 10, drew 8 and lost 14 so far this season. The Hummers are 7 points clear of the relegation zone. Their present form has seen 2 wins, 1 loss and 2 draws from last five games. Last five home matches the Hummers have finished with the same stats. Last weekend they played a 1-1 away draw 2ith Southampton. An interesting fact is that Andy Carroll scored 5 goals in his last 7 games. West Ham lost 1-0 in the previous league meeting between these two teams.
Manchester United stands at the top of the EPL with 80 points from 32 games, winning 26, drawing, 2 and losing 4. The Red Devils are 15 points above their rivals Man City, but the Citizens have won game in hand. Their present form has seen 2 losses and 3 wins from last five games. Last five far away from home matches the Red Devils have finished with 1 draw, 1 loss and 3 wins. Man Utd are on the way of winning their 20th English league title. They have won 2-0 over Stoke last weekend and now have 17 wins from their last 20 league games.
West Ham head coach Sam Allardyce could use the same players which drew 1-1 away to Southampton. Jack Collison could feature in the starting squad, while Carlton Cole is once again could be dropped on the bench. George McCartney and Mark Noble are injured.
Sir Alex Ferguson could make some changes from the starting squad which beat Stoke 2-0. Rafael, Jonny Evans, Nani, Ryan Giggs and Danny Welbeck could get their playing time. Paul Scholes has recovered after knee injury. Ashley Young still remains out if the game with ankle injury, while Darren Fletcher is long-term absentee.
West Ham line-up: Jaaskelainen, Demel, Collins, Tomkins, O’Brien, Jarvis, Diame, Nolan, Collison, Vaz Te, Carroll.
Last three matches:
Southampton 1 – West Ham 1;
Liverpool 0 – West Ham 0;
West Ham 3 – West Bromwich Albion 1.
Manchester United line-up: De Gea, Rafael, Evans, Ferdinand, Evra, Valencia, Carrick, Giggs, Nani, Rooney, Van Persie.
Last three matches:
Stoke 0 – Man Utd. 2;
Man Utd. 1 – Manchester City FC 2;
Chelsea FC 1 – Man Utd. 0.