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Man United's 3-0 Victory: Hojlund and Garnacho Shine

Denmark striker Rasmus Hojlund continued his prolific form as he spearheaded Manchester United to a commanding home victory against West Ham on Sunday afternoon.

The game's turning point arrived in the 23rd minute, as Hojlund broke the deadlock with his clinical touch and well-timed finish, laying the foundation for United's success over the Hammers at Old Trafford.

The momentum further swung in the Red Devils’ favour when Alejandro Garnacho took advantage of an opportunity, doubling the lead with a deflected strike shortly after West Ham's Emerson squandered a promising chance to level the score.

As the match progressed, Scott McTominay's midfield prowess set the stage for Garnacho's second goal, securing a triumphant outcome for Man United. This 3-0 win marked a significant milestone, being their first three-game winning streak since October. It also acknowledges that fans might be wondering if the team has turned their form around while cautioning that it might be too early to definitively suggest such a turnaround.

However, the celebration was tempered by the injury suffered by Lisandro Martinez in his comeback from foot surgery. Despite his efforts to soldier on, a second-half tussle with Vladimir Coufal forced his substitution, underscoring the physical toll of the game.

For West Ham, the encounter represented a missed opportunity as they slipped to seventh place in the standings. Emerson's inability to capitalise on chances, notably after Garnacho's goal, highlighted the fine margins in football.

In goal, Andre Onana exhibited excellence with crucial first-half saves, thwarting attempts from several players including Mohammed Kudus, who recently returned from the 2024 African Cup of Nations. While the victory painted a positive picture for manager Erik ten Hag’s United, Martinez's injury provided a stark reminder of the unpredictable challenges that shape the narrative of each match in the English top flight.

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