We welcome Man United to the Boleyn Ground today, hoping to secure three points and keep our bid for european qualification well and truly alive.
We narrowly lost 2-1 in the reverse fixture earlier this season, and it’s well known that we deserved to leave Old Trafford with at least a point after Kevin Nolan’s late equaliser was wrongly ruled out for offside.
Despite our injury problems, we’ve got a side well capable of beating a pretty average Man United side, especially with Diafra Sakho and Enner Valencia partnering each other up front in the absence of the injured Andy Carroll.
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1. West Ham have won 12, drawn two and lost six of their last 20 Premier League home games.
2. Furthermore, the Hammers have only lost one of their last 10 league games at Upton Park.
3. However, West Ham have only beaten Manchester United twice at home in the Premier League, coming in back to back games in 2006 & 2007. (below)
4. West Ham do have a good record of scoring the opening goal against Manchester United on home turf, doing so in 50% of their last 10 Premier League games. (below)
5. The Hammers have scored more goals (10) than any other team in the Premier League in the 15 minutes after half time.
6. Nine of the last 13 of these Premier League fixtures overall have seen at least three goals being scored. (below)
7. Only Chelsea (8) have scored more goals from corners than West Ham this season (7).
8. In their last 20 home games, West Ham have averaged 1.6 goals per game and conceded an average of 0.8 goals per game.
9. Eight of the last 10 of these fixtures at Upton Park have seen both sides scoring. (below)
10. West Ham have scored the most headed goals in the Premier League this season (14) with just under 50% of these coming from Diafra Sakho (6).
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