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WHam farewell marred by ManU bus attack

  • WHam farewell marred by ManU bus attack

    The bus carrying the Manchester United team is escorted by police after having a window smashed on its way to West Ham's Boleyn ground before the English Premier League football match between West Ham United and Manchester United in in east London on May 10, 2016. / AFP / GLYN KIRK (Photo credit should read GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images)

West Ham bade farewell to the Boleyn Ground after 112 years with a pulsating 3-2 victory that left Manchester United's top-four hopes in tatters.

On an emotionally-charged night in east London it looked as though Anthony Martial's double had ruined the Hammers' party, but late headed goals from Michail Antonio and Winston Reid secured the win that almost took the roof off the old stadium.

After a 45-minute delay caused by United's team bus being attacked outside the stadium, West Ham went ahead in the 10th minute when Diafra Sakho swept the ball home.

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Martial turned the game on its head with two cool finishes in the 51st and 72nd minutes.

Just as it appeared United were heading for the top-four, Antonio headed in Dimitri Payet's cross before Reid beat keeper David de Gea from close range.

Manchester United must now beat Bournemouth in their final game on Sunday and hope Manchester City lose at Swansea City to secure a berth in next season's Champions League competition.

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