If the month of December was positive for West Ham by Manuel Pellegrini (five wins in seven presentations), which meant being nominated for the best DT of the Premier League, January became a more complex period for Chilean. Yesterday he added his third consecutive defeat, this time for the league. He was 3-0 visiting Wolverhampton Wanderers.
At the Molineu Stadium, Wolverhampton clearly surpassed the Hammers, with goals from Romain Sayce (66 ') and doubled by Mexican Raul Jimenez (80' and 86 '). Punishment of the irregularity of West Ham, which seems to have a series of good results that allow him to give a leap in the table. During the campaign he could not have more than four matches in a row without losses. This contributes to the straightforward elimination of the FA Cup from Wimbledon, a new concordance for the Engineer.
"I am disappointed that we have many injuries in playing so many games, we were looking for a reaction after losing against Wimbledon. We will start looking tomorrow (today) because we are doing something bad," Pellegrini said after the defeat.
The calendar does not help much in the desire for recovery, as the next West Ham duel will be against Liverpool on Jürgen Klop, this Monday, February 4, at the London Olympic.
In continuity of the day, there was a first break on Ole Gunnar Solskayer's track as a Manchester United coach. At Old Trafford, he scored a 2-2 final score with Burnley. With the presence of Alexis Sanchez from the 67th minute, the team's winning line with the Norwegian team ended.
After his extraordinary participation in Arsenal, for FA, Sanchez started the game in the bench. Solskjäer sought to be the first to win the first seven matches in the Premier League as a coach, something he obviously did not get.
The main thing in the match was in the complement, which started badly for the Red Devils, because Andreas Pereira's error ended with 0-1 by Ashley Burns (51 '). Sanchez replaced Lukaku and immediately parked like a left pointer (transferred Rashford to the center of the attack), but then moved to generate spaces.
Chris Wood's (81 ') title complicates the task of returning, but eventually United has won. The penalty of Pogba (87) and another from Lindelof, in the second minute added, taking advantage of the lead from Sanchez redirected from the goal of Heton, allowed equality and saved the undefeated era of Solsker.
The surprise of the day was the fall of Manchester City. Newcastle by Rafa Benitez, one of the relegation candidates, defeated the goals of Pep Guardiola's 100th Premier League game.