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Manchester United see off a plucky West Ham

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Manchester United saw out a 3-1 win over a plucky West Ham, with the Red Devils slowly but surely now moving up the table.

Both teams had their injuries, with the Red Devils still missing Robin van Persie and Michael Carrick to name a few whilst West Ham were still without Andy Carroll and Stewart Downing.

United started very decently, with the Hammers having keeper Adrian to thank that it wasn't a drubbing from the start, but it was inevitable that United were going to score at some point.

It came in the 26th minute, with Danny Welbeck on the score sheet once again after his brace last Saturday against Aston Villa. Wayne Rooney, who got over his injuries to make the game, made the assist.

United were in cruise control, and weren't to be denied once again, with Adnan Januzaj scoring ten minutes later to make the score 2-0. West Ham had offered nothing during the whole of the first half, making United look unplayable.

The second-half though was a struggle for United, with excitement hard to come by at Old Trafford. The game was extremely flat.

Moyes needed a spark, someone to bring another goal, and all but see out the match. So on came Ashley Young, who was and still is aiming to resurrect his career at Old Trafford following a drab spell.

And Young did just that on the 73rd minute, scoring an exquisite goal after a clever pass from Wayne Rooney. But West Ham weren't totally out yet.

You'd have thought that United would have kept a clean sheet, especially as West Ham had barely mustered a shot on target to that point.

But substitute Carlton Cole wasn't to be denied, when fellow substitute Alexander Buttner was caught napping it made it simple for Cole to just slide the ball past the oncoming David De Gea.

But it wasn't a bad win for United - with the Old Trafford faithful now up to 7th place and sitting just eight points behind leaders Liverpool, with Arsenal having the chance to regain the place at the summit when they play Chelsea on Monday.

Moyes is starting to get Manchester United in gear then, it's all coming back to them slowly. 

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