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Score and latest updates from 3pm kick offs



Hello and welcome to coverage of the 3pm kick offs from the Premier League with key games at the top and bottom of the table.

Our attention will focus on Old Trafford where Manchester United host West Ham with both sides chasing qualification for the next season’s Champions League.

United are seventh with 35 points from 21 games, two points adrift of fourth-placed West Ham but with a game in hand.

The return fixture at the London Stadium in September ended in bizarre fashion when Mark Noble was summoned from the bench to take a stoppage-time penalty, only for David De Gea to save it and cost West Ham a point.

West Ham boss David Moyes admitted: “I didn’t enjoy my own company for a few days after that because I thought I’d made a terrible decision and I beat myself up about it.

“When you are a football manager you have to make decisions. Sometimes you get them right, sometimes you get them wrong. This one, on the day, we got wrong, but I still think my reasons for doing it were the right ones.

“It was saved, and if we’re being fair the Manchester United goalkeeper has been playing out of his skin this season.

“He made a great penalty save and I don’t think prior to that he’d made too many penalty saves, so in my own way I was thinking: ‘Oh good, we’ve got a draw out of it’. But it didn’t quite work.”

Nevertheless, West Ham do already have a victory at Old Trafford under their belts this season, 1-0 in the Carabao Cup.

“Going to Old Trafford has never been easy for any team. So we have to go there with confidence,” he said.

“It’s a really big game for us, we’ve got a chance to go and show our credentials that we can be challenging among the top six or seven teams again this season.

“I always expect Manchester United to be up near the top so I feel it’s a chance to show what we can do.”




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