Manchester United 2-1 West Ham United (27/09/2014)


Referee – Lee Mason

West Ham coming back from 2-0 down at Old Trafford would be unthinkable. However, that dream could have so easily been a reality had it not been for Lee Mason listening to the linesman.

After Wayne Rooney and Robin Van Persie put the Red Devils ahead early in the first half, many thought they were about to see the beginning of a resurgent United side that were in transition.

Rooney then surprisingly got himself sent off and many witnessed one of the most one sided second half’s they had seen after Diafra Sakho put the Hammers back in the game.

Louis Van Gaal’s men were on the end of an onslaught, and when Kevin Nolan tapped in from close range after coming back from a six week injury lay off, West Ham thought they had rescued a point.

But the linesman chalked the goal off for offside when, quite clearly, the former Newcastle United man was level with Man United’s back four.