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West Ham leapfrog Man Utd with 2-0 win

West Ham defeated Manchester United 2-0 in the Premier League’s early match on Saturday thanks to goals from Jarrod Bowen and Mohammed Kudus in the second half, moving the Hammers momentarily into the top six.

In the 72nd minute, Bowen scored from close range following a superb one-two with Lucas Paqueta. Six minutes later, Kudus scored a crisp finish to seal the victory.

West Ham, recovering from a bruising 5-1 defeat to Liverpool in the League Cup in midweek, move up to sixth on 30 points. United, who have not scored in their last four games in all competitions, drop to eighth on 28 points.

“We didn’t start particularly well but we kept ourselves in the game,” Hammers boss David Moyes said.

Moyes said his side’s return of 30 points at this stage in the season was “a brilliant number of points for us”.

He added: “We are not going to be a club who’s going to be rattling right at the top – we’ll try to – but until we grow, keep growing, keep improving, try to improve a bit every year, that’s all we can do.

“I think we’re making pretty good strides and I think today was another good victory.”

The first half was low on quality and its best chance fell to Alejandro Garnacho in the 35th minute, but the winger lost his balance and shot straight at Alphonse Areola.

West Ham nearly scored immediately afterwards, with a dangerous cross from Bowen forcing Jonny Evans into a smart block as the first half ended with more urgency.

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