Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea’s blunder hands West Ham a crucial 1-0 win in their fight against relegation at London Stadium on Sunday.
United, currently in fourth place with 63 points after 34 games, lead Liverpool by one point and have one game in hand. West Ham now sit in 15th place with 37 points, seven clear of the relegation zone. Despite chances from Marcus Rashford and Antony, it was De Gea’s mistake that drew attention, impacting the race for Champions League spots.
De Gea failed to stop Said Benrahma’s bouncing long-range shot, giving West Ham the lead. United’s momentum faltered, and they narrowly avoided conceding a penalty when Victor Lindelof moved his arm into Benrahma’s path. De Gea made a fantastic save to deny Tomas Soucek in the second half, but Soucek’s offside goal was disallowed.
Anthony Martial’s introduction helped United’s attack, but despite increased pressure, they couldn’t score. United’s second consecutive league defeat after their loss at Brighton & Hove Albion keeps West Ham’s hopes of Premier League survival alive.
West Ham captain Declan Rice acknowledged the importance of the win, while manager David Moyes praised his team’s “huge character” but warned they’re not safe yet.