3 vital stats as David De Gea’s last minute save secures three points for Manchester United at Westham!

3 vital stats as David De Gea's last minute save secures three points for Manchester United at Westham! 2

Jesse Lingard thought he would steal the headlines after scoring a delicious strike against his former side in the 87th minute to give Manchester United the lead but within a twinkling of an eye, the script changed.

David De Gea, who has made a couple of saves in the match was called upon to save a last-minute penalty-his worst nightmare after Martin Atkinson awarded to Westham late into extra time.

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In what many fans still considered a huge surprise while reacting to the result, David De Gea saved Mark Noble’s penalty.

The Westham legend who has scored 29 of his last 34 penalty kicks was brought in specifically to secure a point for the Hammers but David De Gea had other ideas as he secured another three points on the road for Ole Gunnar Solksjaer’s men.

3 vital stats as David De Gea's last minute save secures three points for Manchester United at Westham! 3

The match by not just a handful but a truckload of controversies as Martin Atkinson waved off what looks like two clear penalty calls for Manchester United after Cristiano Ronaldo was brought down in the box twice.

Here are three vital stats to take note off as Manchester United continued their impressive start to the season

  • David de Gea saves a penalty for the first time since April 23, 2016 (vs Romelu Lukaku).That save ends a run of 40 successive penalties faced for club & country without a save (including shootouts).
  • Jesse Lingard is the 47th player to score for and against West Ham in the Premier League; excluding own goals, West Ham have had more players score for and against them than any other side in the competition.
  • 35 – Manchester United have recovered 35 points from losing positions in Premier League matches since the start of last season, almost twice as many as any other side.

 

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