It seems that Anthony Martial was the only Man United player who realized the stakes in today’s game against West Ham United – the last Premier League game ever played at Boleyn Ground. The French striker netted twice in the second half to give Man United with a chance to overtake Man City for a spot in the Champions League on the line – but his teammates couldn’t get on his level today.
After falling behind 1-0 after the first 10 minutes of the match, Man United emerged after halftime with much more aggressiveness. On the play, Marcus Rashford picked up a loose ball and charged forward, flicking the ball to a wide-open Juan Mata, who tapped it into the area of the awaiting Martial and Wayne Rooney. The 2015 Golden Boy winner stepped up and easily kicked it into the empty net for an equalizer.
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In scoring, Martial became the first Man United and Under-21 player to score 10 or more goals in a season. But Martial was not done yet, and scored another one just 20 minutes later to take the lead.
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Michail Antonio equalized for West Ham several minutes later with a goal of his own and Winston Reid scored the third to secure a win in their final game at Boleyn Ground.
A historic night for West Ham United as they said their goodbyes to the London stadium, and a disappointing night for Martial and the Red Devils.
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