Manchester United player Paul Pogba scored two penalties for the Red Devils as they beat West Ham 2-1 in the Premier League, going above Arsenal into fifth.
The first half was defined by contentious refereeing decisions, with Felipe Anderson’s 10th-minute goal incorrectly ruled out for offside before Man Utd were awarded a questionable penalty not long after, which Pogba converted (17).
Anderson deservedly got West Ham back on level terms four minutes after the break, before Ryan Fredericks brought down Anthony Martial in the 79th minute for United’s second penalty of the game, which Pogba also powered home.
The win sees Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side go above Arsenal into fifth spot, with the Gunners playing Watford on Monday Night Football, while West Ham have lost their third successive Premier League game and remain in 11th.
West Ham should have gone ahead inside ten minutes. Arthur Masuaku’s cross was nodded down by Javier Hernandez, allowing Anderson to hook home from close range. However, the offside flag was raised and the goal was ruled out, but replays showed Anderson was being played onside by Diogo Dalot and it should have stood.
Seven minutes later, and it was another slice of bad luck for West Ham as Robert Snodgrass was penalised for a foul on Juan Mata just inside the area, coming in for a loose ball alongside the Man Utd midfielder, although there looked to be little contact.