Man Utd 3 West Ham 0
West Ham started the game reasonably well and had some nice passages of play in the first 15 minutes. In defence they soaked up pressure well, with Parker sweeping up just in front of the back four and Dyer in particular providing a decent outlet down the left wing.
After the first quarter of an hour Man Utd started to threaten the West Ham goal a little more. In the 24th minute a Nani shot from 25 yards had Green flapping a little but he just managed to get his hand to the ball to flick it onto the crossbar.
Unfortunately for West Ham Spector at right back, against a pacey Giggs, looked like an accident waiting to happen. There weren't many West Ham fans I suspect who were surprised when in the 33rd minutes Giggs cut inside and beat the right back and Spector haplessly chased after him before lunging and bringing him down in the box. Rooney stepped up and scored from the spot.
After the goal Man Utd had a couple of chances to stretch their lead. Berbatov shot over from 7 yards. Then with seconds left in the half Nani was played clear into the West Ham area. Green rushed out and luckily Nani somehow managed to scoop the ball over the bar from seven yards to give West Ham some hope going into the second half.
Five minutes into the second half Nani just floated through the West ham defence before shooting and scoring from just inside the West Ham area. In the 53rd minute Rooney was found just inside the West Ham area and looked all set to shoot but Gabbidon did really well with a sliding tackle to win the ball.
In the 56th minute Dyer just clipped the outside of the right hand post from 12 yards after a great lay off from Faubert on the edge of the box. In the 68th minute Nani crossed across the box from inside the West Ham area and Berbatov volleyed the ball into the back of the net from 6 yards at the far post.
In the 82nd minute Noble passed to Parker in the box but Parker shot wide from 8 yards. In the 85th minute Barrera fired high and wide from 30 yards. In the 89th minute Piquionne actually forced a save from Van der Sar from out wide right in the penalty area. Then in the 92nd minute Piquionne headed a corner wide from 7 yards.
Despite some late pressure from West Ham it ended with another 3-0 loss for West Ham. Is anyone sensing a pattern here?