West Ham host Manchester United this weekend, looking for their first victory over the Red Devils since 2016.

That 3-2 victory came on the night the Hammers said goodbye to their historic Boleyn Ground and was the perfect send-off.

Ahead of Saturday’s game, we’ve relived it for you. Enjoy…


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The Hammers were coming to the end of a season in which Dimitri Payet had inspired them to 7th place in the Premier League; the visitors still had designs on the top four.

There was something in the air and United were clearly rattled by the hostile reception they got outside and inside the ground.

The fans wanted one last memory to say farewell to their beloved ground, and their team didn’t disappoint…


First half

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West Ham were by far the better side in the opening period. A shell-shocked United were unable to keep pace with Payet and Manuel Lanzini; the Hammers should have gone in more than 1-0 up at half-time.

That goal came after 10 minutes when Diafra Sakho calmly finished off a smart move; United could not get near Slaven Bilic’s side.

Second half

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The game exploded in the second half. Top-four chasing United roused themselves and two impressive strikes from Anthony Martial put them ahead with just 18 minutes remaining.

Yet, it was hard to believe that Upton Park’s last league game would end with a whimper and so it proved.

On 76 minutes, Michail Antonio powered home a header and four minutes later, Winston Reid won the game.

An inspired Hammers side simply wanted to get to the ball more than their opponents; Louis van Gaal’s reign was in its final throws. An under pressure Jose Mourinho travels to the London Stadium on Saturday…

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