In the final game ever for West Ham Untied at the Boleyn Ground in Upton Park, with a twist as Hammers usually do that this season, Slaven Bilic’s men have celebrated a 3-2 win over Manchester United, probably ending the Red Devils champions league any hope, and booking the Europa league place for themselves. Hammers took the lead already in the 10th minute of the game and have had two big opportunities to increase the lead, however, with 15 minutes until the end of the game, it was Manchester United who overturned the score and was closed to all three points, thanks to Martial’s double. Still, Hammers once again manage to pull a comeback and to celebrate their final win at the Boleyn Ground in Upton Park.
Pre Match Video
West Ham United manager Slaven Bilic and captain Mark Noble looked ahead on Monday (9th May) to the club’s final game at the Boleyn Ground – against Manchester United on Tuesday (10th May) – before the ‘Hammers’ move to London’s Olympic Stadium in the Summer.
Slaven Bilic, West Ham United manager:
“It will be a game of emotions and you can’t stop it, it’s impossible to tell the players or the staff or the spectators ‘look, it’s just a normal football game.’ It’s not a normal football game, it’s a very special one, it’s the special one, it’s a (once) in a lifetime kind of a game. So…. it’s going to be emotional, but we have to channel us, or to channel that emotions to be our…. motivator and our detonator, not a chip on our shoulder.”
Mark Noble, West Ham United captain:
“Obviously it’s emotional. When you’ve come somewhere so often for the last…. probably 20 years of my life, it’s emotional, but I know it’s, the club’s moving on, we have to move on with the times and hopefully we can take the soul of this place (the Boleyn Ground) to the new stadium.”
Manchester United subs: Romero, Jones, Depay, Januzaj, Carrick, Lingard, Borthwick-Jackson.
Manchester United (4-2-3-1): De Gea; Valencia, Smalling, Blind, Rojo; Herrera, Schneiderlin; Mata, Rooney, Martial; Rashford.
West Ham subs: Spiegel, Tomkins, Valencia, Obiang, Collins, Moses, Emenike.
West Ham (4-4-2): Randolph; Antonio, Reid, Ogbonna, Cresswell; Payet, Noble, Kouyate, Lanzini; Sakho, Carroll.