How West Ham prepared for Sunday's game

Friday 17 September 2021 14:16

Manchester United’s upcoming opponents West Ham United got off to a flying start in the Europa League ahead of Sunday’s Premier League clash.

David Moyes’s team have enjoyed a strong start to the season, with the East London outfit yet to be beaten so far.

On Thursday, the Hammers enjoyed a successful trip to Croatia as the team from the capital beat Dinamo Zagreb 2-0.

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Attacker Michail Antonio made the most of a defensive mistake to put West Ham in front midway through the first half. The no.9 will, however, be unavailable for selection on Sunday due to his red card against Southampton last weekend.

Shortly after the restart, West Ham doubled their advantage in the Croatian capital.

Declan Rice’s elegant solo run and finish settled the tie in the 50th minute to give the Hammers the early upper hand in a group which also features Genk and Rapid Vienna.

Kurt Zouma made his Hammers debut after his transfer from Chelsea earlier this month, with fellow summer signing Nikola Vlasic appearing from the start for the first time in a claret-and-blue shirt.

In the Premier League, Sunday’s opposition started the season by beating Newcastle United 4-2 at St. James’ Park before firing four past Leicester City in a 4-1 triumph at the London Stadium.

After the two wins, two draws have followed, 2-2 versus London rivals Crystal Palace and a goalless stalemate against Southampton.

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United’s 147th encounter with West Ham kicks off at 14:00 BST on Sunday, as the Reds look to maintain top spot in the Premier League, following three wins and a draw from our opening four league fixtures this campaign. 

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