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Manchester United 2-1 West Ham: Paul Pogba scores two penalties in victory

Paul Pogba scores his second penalty against West Ham
Paul Pogba scores his second penalty against West Ham

Paul Pogba's brace bailed out Manchester United as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side stuttered to a fortuitous 2-1 win against West Ham.

Tuesday's huge Champions League quarter-final challenge in Barcelona looms large, but attention first turned to securing a return to European football's top table next season.

United moved within two points of the top four as a pair of Pogba penalties sealed victory at Old Trafford, but those in attendance will know how fortunate Solskjaer's side were to have secured a point, never mind three.

Felipe Anderson saw an early opener wrongly ruled out for offside, but the Brazilian cancelled out Pogba's contentiously-awarded penalty shortly after half-time as the Hammers capitalised on David De Gea's poor throw.

The United goalkeeper made amends as Manuel Pellegrini's men pushed for a winner, producing an outstanding one-handed save from Michail Antonio shortly after the West Ham substitute rattled the goalframe.

Yet the visitors returned to the capital empty-handed after Pogba smashed home his second spot-kick to keep up United's top-four charge on an evening when the performance will have alarmed Solskjaer.


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Most Read Football

Our best bets for the latest round of Europa League games1

Europa League betting preview

Paul Higham has a best bet for all four Europa League quarter-finals on Thursday night as Arsenal and Chelsea look to make the last four.

2

Sporting Life Accumulator

This week's Sporting Life Accumulator involves four teams from the Sky Bet EFL, priced up at 22/1 with Sky Bet.

Get all the latest football gossip from the day's back pages3

Paper Talk: Double trouble

Real Madrid are plotting to land Eden Hazard and Paul Pogba in a dream double swoop this summer, according to one paper today.

Sporting Life's Premier League preview4

City to get revenge on Spurs

Our tipster expects Man City to be fired up for their Premier League clash with Spurs after their midweek thriller, with two recommended bets.

Alex McLeish5

McLeish sacked by Scotland

Alex McLeish's second spell as Scotland manager is over after just over a year, with David Moyes joint-favourite to replace him.

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