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Ibra, Mata and a controversial red card help Manchester United to sixth straight win

All eyes were on Mike Dean as United moved to within a point of the top four.

Image: Alastair Grant

MANCHESTER UNITED ROSE to within a point of the top four after goals by Juan Mata and Zlatan Ibrahimovic secured a contentious 2-0 win at 10-man West Ham United.

Jose Mourinho’s men were given an early advantage at the former Olympic Stadium when Sofiane Feghouli was harshly sent off by referee Mike Dean in the 15th minute after a 50-50 with Phil Jones.

Hammers ‘keeper Darren Randolph produced a stunning save to claw Antonio Valencia’s shot off the line in the 36th minute, with Jesse Lingard’s weak follow-up effort hitting the post from a yard out.

Mourinho sent on Mata and Marcus Rashford in the second half and they combined for the visitors’ 63rd-minute opener, Rashford teeing up the Spaniard who swept in the opener with his left boot.

West Ham United v Manchester United - Premier League - London Stadium Source: John Walton

Ibrahimovic smashed in his 18th United goal, despite being in an offside position, to seal a sixth straight league victory.

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