Manchester United beat West Ham 2-0 in a match dominated by controversy with a poor red card call and an offside goal.
A red card to Sofiane Feghouli put the Hammers at a disadvantage and Juan Mata took the lead for United in the second half before Zlatan Ibrahimovic made it two despite being in an offside position.
Controversial red card
West Ham were the better team from the get go and United took a while to get into the game.
The first event of the first half came 15 minutes into the game when a shock red card to Sofiane Feghouli meant the Hammers were down to 10 men.
Feghouli was sent off after he slid into Phil Jones after losing the ball but replays show it wasn’t as serious as it initially looked.
The card turned the game in Uniteds favour as they began to take control and a reaction save from Darren Randolph as Mkhitaryan squared the ball to Valencia who should have buried the chance.
United almost found themselves 1-0 down if not from a great save from David De gea to deny a long range effort from Manuel Lanzini.
Josè Mourinho went down the tunnel early clearly frustrated whilst Slaven Bilić was as animated as ever come the end of the first 45.
United get the job done
Mourinho started the half by pulling off left back Matteo Darmian off replacing him with midfielder Juan Mata.
Manchester United almost gifted a chance to West Ham when Marcus Rojo gifted the ball to Lanzini who played Michail Antonio into a one on one but the striker could only find De Gea.
Juan Mata made Antonio rue his mistake as he finished clinically after a great run down the side by substitute Marcus Rashford.
A left footed effort from Paul Pogba went just wide before the Hammers brought on Andy Carroll in the hopes of salvaging a point.
Ibrahimovic kicked off his 2017 year in the 76th minute with a good finish off a Herrera pass which the replays eventually showed him to be offside.
The last 15 minutes were very uneventful and both teams just did their bare minimum until the final whistle blew.
That was Manchester United’s sixth win in a row and their next Premier League match will be up against Liverpool at Old Trafford.