It wasn’t a completely forgettable contest, but it wasn’t to be remembered forever as well, as West Ham United and Manchester United played to a scoreless draw Thursday evening at the London Stadium.
In both team’s penultimate Premier League match of the season, neither David Moyes or Jose Mourinho sides could find a breakthrough, as a mix of resolute defending and mediocre attacking was the story of the night.
United had the better play throughout the first half, and were prevented from taking the lead thanks to a sharp Adrian. Highlighted in the Spaniard’s solid display in net was his terrific knee save to deny Luke Shaw his still awaited first career goal.
Despite Marko Arnautovic lively throughout and substitute Andy Carroll making his presence felt after coming on for Arthur Masuaku in the 66th minute, neither team could muster a notable chance in the second half. The result ensured that Manchester United will finish second in the Premier League this season behind champions and crosstown rivals Manchester City.
The match’s highlight came actually when Mark Noble and Paul Pogba almost started a full brawl, as both notable midfielders clashed towards the end of the match.
With this point secured, West Ham United will look to close the season with 40 points or more, when they take on Everton on season finale Sunday at the London Stadium.
Oh, and Pogba and Noble made up in the end at full time.