Seeing West Ham win a penalty deep into stoppage time, and launched with an stunning likelihood to equalize in opposition to Manchester United, David Moyes made a daring call.

Having left Mark Noble on the bench all by means of the 90 minutes, the West Ham supervisor determined now was the second to deploy his captain.

Noble’s first contact of the ball was taking the penalty, hanging it low in course of the nook of the online. Then one issue of a rarity occurred — the ball was pushed away by David De Gea. After conceding 40 spot kicks in a row, it was the primary time since 2016 that the United and Spain goalkeeper had saved a penalty.

United held on to finish a 2-1 victory all through the Premier League on Sunday after a comeback sparked by Cristiano Ronaldo canceling out Said Benrahma’s deflected strike, by reacting after his preliminary shot was saved. Even additional galling for Moyes than the penalty miss, the scorer of the winner all through the 89th minute was Jesse Lingard. He was on mortgage on the Hammers from United final season nonetheless wasn’t allowed to return again once more as soon as extra to the east London membership.

“I was laughing,” Moyes recalled of his commerce with Lingard after the curling strike. “I wish he hadn’t scored, but we had a chance to get a draw out of it and we missed our chance.”

Not that Moyes had any regrets about bringing Noble on after Luke Shaw dealt with.

“Mark Noble is one of the best penalty kick takers we’ve got,” Moyes mentioned. “We had time to think, time to make that choice, my choice, my decision. That’s what happens in management. You have to make big decisions, sometimes they go (right), sometimes they don’t and maybe the job’s for some people and maybe not for other people.”

Moyes used to have the United job, for lower than a season after Alex Ferguson’s retirement in 2013. No United supervisor since Ferguson has lifted the Premier League trophy.

Now United is among the many many many pacesetters on 13 components together with Liverpool and Chelsea, which beat Tottenham 3-0 on Sunday.

“We’ve got to keep our feet grounded, dig out the points like we did today,” United supervisor Ole Gunnar Solskjaer mentioned.


Chelsea continued matching every of Liverpool’s outcomes by means of the primary 5 rounds of the season.

The European champions took the lead 4 minutes into the second half after Thiago Silva darted into residence to fulfill a nook from Marcos Alonso with a header.

The operate was additional fortuitous all through the 57th minute after N’Golo Kante noticed a shot fastidiously deflect off Eric Dier and go into the online off the publish. Kante had modified Mason Mount at halftime.

“It was perhaps a bit more defensive, but I wanted to give the sign I was not happy with the energy,” Chelsea supervisor Thomas Tuchel mentioned. “For me it was about second balls and sending signals, to let the confidence grow by a higher work rate and closing players down.”

Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris was saved busy to forestall Chelsea along with to its rating till Antonio Rüdiger struck from distance in stoppage time.

The match at Tottenham’s stadium was preceded by a minute’s applause to recollect Jimmy Greaves, a former striker for the north London membership and Chelsea, who died Sunday on the age of 81.


The most unexpectedly sturdy begin to the season is from Brighton, which is barely some extent behind Chelsea, Liverpool and United after beating Leicester 2-1 because of a penalty from Neal Maupay and header from Danny Welbeck.

Jamie Vardy pulled one as soon as extra all through the 61st collectively alongside along with his 100 and fiftieth operate for Leicester on his 250th Premier League look, whereas the corporate had potential equalizers dominated out for offside and obstruction.