West Ham ends United’s Champions League hopes with a 3-2 beating

West Ham ends United’s Champions League hopes with a 3-2 beating

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West Ham players celebrating a goal against United. PHOTO: COURTESY.

London, ENGLAND: Winston Reid’s 80th-minute header ended Manchester United’s Champions League qualification hopes as West Ham United marked their final Boleyn Ground match with a thrilling 3-2 triumph on Tuesday.

Manchester United, whose bus was attacked en route to the ground, had come from behind to lead 2-1 after Anthony Martial’s brace cancelled Diafra Sakho’s 10th-minute opener.

But Michail Antonio equalized with a bullet header in the 76th minute before West Ham captain Reid smuggled a header past David de Gea to hand The Hammers their first ever win over United in 15 years.

The result left United in fifth in the Premier League standings and means that they can only pip Manchester City to fourth place if they win at home to Bournemouth on Sunday and City lose at Swansea City.

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