West Ham slip


Irons looking keenly at a couple of today’s games

West Ham slipped a place in the Premier League after Manchester United came from two goals down to beat Aston Villa 3-2 at Old Trafford this evening (Tues). The victory puts them a point ahead of the Irons in sixth place with the Irons having the game in Arsenal in hand on Thursday evening.

It could have course been worse had lowly Nottingham Forest not  beaten Newcastle 1-3 at lunchtime with the Toons Army having also been capable of going above us.

United had looked well and truly beaten by Villa this evening when the went two down to goals from McGinn (21′minutes) and Dendoncker (26′minutes). But they hit back to score their first goals in five games –  through Garnacho (59′minutes71′minutes) and Højlund (82′minutes).

It now means of course the Hammers need a point to reclaim sixth place when they visit Arsenal given that United – now a point ahead – have a worse goal difference than the Irons.

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!"

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