MADE TO PAY LONDON (AP): Manchester United benefited from a controversial red card and an equally debatable goal to beat 10-man West Ham 2-0 in the English Premier League yesterday, earning a sixth successive victory. Substitute Juan Mata gave United the lead before Zlatan Ibrahimovic secured victory from what clearly appeared to be an offside position, after referee Mike Dean had controversially dismissed Sofiane Feghouli in the opening stages. Despite their man-advantage, United struggled to break down the home side for long spells and required a number of strong saves from goalkeeper David de Gea to keep West Ham out. Feghouli, making his first Premier League start for West Ham, was sent off after just 15 minutes for a lunging challenge on Phil Jones, which replays showed to have been a harsh decision. Manuel Lanzini brought two strong saves from the United keeper before the break, while Michail Antonio was denied by the Spaniard when through one-on-one on the hour mark. But West Ham was made to pay just three minutes later with Mourinho’s alterations proving crucial as Marcus Rashford beat two defenders before setting up fellow substitute, Mata, to finish from close range. United wrapped up the victory when Ibrahimovic reacted first as the ball bounced off Ander Herrera to fire low and hard past Randolph from just inside the box, with replays showing the striker had been marginally offside. United had failed to make inroads until the 35th, when West Ham goalkeeper Darren Randolph produced one of the saves of the season, before Jesse Lingard produced an equally spectacular miss. Antonio Valencia was set up at the back post after good work from Ibrahmovic and Henrikh Mkhitaryan, but was foiled by the sprawling Randolph, who prevented the ball from crossing his line by the narrowest of margins. The rebound fell to Lingard with the goal at his mercy, but he could only direct his effort onto the post from two yards out, with West Ham somehow escaping as the ball bounced into Randolph’s hands. United remain sixth in the table, but have now moved within five points of second-place Liverpool, which were held to a 2-2 draw at Sunderland earlier yesterday.
Rising star Kouame wants to motivate players interested in playing in UAAP At 3-4, the win allowed Tacloban to come within striking distance of the top four, which will have incentives in the next round. Pocari fell to its second consecutive defeat for a 3-3 record.Jovielyn Prado scored three straight points in the fifth set which Tacloban dominated as Pocari superstar Myla Pablo could not find any support from her teammates.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissThe underrated Fighting Warays needed some time to find their groove after trailing, 6-11, in the third frame.But Heather Guino-o, Pacres and Prado slowly chipped away at the lead to steal the set, forcing Pocari to commit seven errors in that frame. LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Pocari once again took a commanding lead, 12-7, in the fourth only to witness Tacloban claw back to tie it all up at 17, before finishing off the frame and forcing a deciding set through the efforts of Pablo and Jeannete Panaga.But Tacloban broke that momentum in the fifth set as Kyle Negrito deftly distributed the ball to the Fighting Warays’ gunners, making 30 excellent sets in the process.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Dimdim Pacres slammed 21 points to lead Tacloban over Pocari-Air Force, 18-25, 25-20, 25-22, 20-25, 15-9 on Saturday night, fueling its campaign in the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference at FilOil Flying V Centre.The heavy-hitting lefty served as the Fighting Warays’ main option against the Lady Warriors, who came into the game still licking the wounds of a stinging five-set defeat at the hands of the Motolite-Ateneo Lady Eagles last Wednesday.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments