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FINAL WHISTLE: Man Utd 3-0 West Ham

Manchester United have inflicted more misery on West Ham United, sweeping to a 3-0 win at Old Trafford.

Manchester United: 3 (Wayne Rooney (p) 33', Nani 50', Dimitar Berbatov 69') West Ham United: 0

Venue: Old Trafford - Manchester Crowd: 75,061 Referee:Mark ClattenburgYellow cards:MU - Dimitar Berbatov 69' WHU - Mark Noble 20', Matthew Upson 58'

The Red Devils produced a customary display, bouncing back from their 2-2 draw with Newcastle United last week.

Wayne Rooney, who had not scored in the 13 appearances for both club and country, broke his drought when he sent Hammers keeper Robert Green the wrong way from the penalty spot after Jonathan Spector had brought down Ryan Giggs in the area in the 33rd minute.

That lead was doubled when Portuguese winger Nani beat off competition from Danny Gabbidon before scoring past Green in the 50th minute and the victory was complete when Dimitar Berbatov produced a spectacular airborne volley after a neat Nani cross with just over 20 minutes remaining.

The win pushed Man United to third on the table with two wins and a draw whilst West Ham slumped to their third successive defeat to fall to the bottom.

Starting Line-Ups

MU Edwin van der Sar (gk), Jonathan Evans (Smalling 74'), Nemanja Vidic, Patrice Evra, John O'Shea, Paul Scholes (Carrick 74'), Darren Fletcher, Ryan Giggs, Nani, Dimitar Berbatov (Owen 74'), Wayne Rooney

Subs - Tomasz Kuszczak (gk), Michael Owen (74'), Michael Carrick (74'), Rafael, Antonio Valencia, Chris Smalling (74'), Javier Hernandez

WHU Robert Green (gk), Matthew Upson, Danny Gabbidon, Herita Ilunga, Jonathan Spector, Scott Parker, Mark Noble, Luis Boa Morte (Stanislas 90'), Kieron Dyer (Piquionne 76'), Julien Faubert (Barrera 62'), Carlton Cole

Subs - Marek Stech (gk), Benni McCarthy, Pablo Barrera (62'), Frederic Piquionne (76'), Manuel da Costa, Radoslav Kovac, Junior Stanislas (90')

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Andrew Slevison
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