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Man Utd vs West Ham live stream: How to watch EFL Cup online

By Ben Green

Published: 10:45, 22 September 2021

Manchester United and West Ham meet for a personal round two after their drama-fuelled Premier League clash on Sunday, with the clubs converging on Old Trafford in the EFL Cup on Wednesday at 7.45pm (UK time).

The two clubs have entered the competition’s third round owing to European commitments and lock horns for the second time in the space of four days following the weekend’s epic clash, in which Man Utd ran out 2-1 victors after West Ham missed a last-minute penalty.

Man Utd vs West Ham live stream:

Wednesday’s game between Man Utd and West Ham is on Bet365’s live-stream schedule for readers with an account. Those without a bet365 account who are over 18 and Gamble Aware need only follow three simple steps to watch Man Utd vs West Ham online*:

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  3. Go to ‘In Play’ section, select the game you want to watch and click the play button symbol
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Scoreline prediction: Man Utd 1-0 West Ham

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Man Utd vs West Ham build-up, previous line-ups & injury news:

It was a hard-fought three points in the capital on Sunday for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who needed a win to rejuvenate the mood following their debilitating 2-1 loss to Young Boys in the Champions League. Cristiano Ronaldo once again provided the goods to restore parity after a fortuitous Said Benrahma deflection broke the deadlock, but the spotlight would be on Jesse Lingard at the death, who notched a fine winner before David de Gea stole the attention with a late penalty save.

David Moyes was left with egg on his face following his decision to bring on supposed penalty specialist Mark Noble simply to take the spot-kick, a tactic that notoriously backfired for Gareth Southgate in the Euro 2020 Final. It somewhat dampened the high from Thursday’s emphatic dismantling of Dinamo Zagreb in the Hammers’ Europa League bow, but spirits remain vibrant on the terraces. Moyes will not want to come unstuck yet again against his former club.

  • Man Utd (vs West Ham): Fabianski; Coufal, Ogbonna, Zouma, Cresswell; Soucek, Rice; Benrahma, Vlasic, Fornals, Bowen
  • West Ham (vs Man Utd): De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Maguire, Varane, Shaw; McTominay, Fred; Fernandes, Pogba, Greenwood; Ronaldo.

Marcus Rashford remains out of action until at least October following surgery on his shoulder, while Edinson Cavani and Alex Telles face late fitness tests. The likes of Jesse Lingard, Victor Lindelof, Anthony Martial, Juan Mata and Donny van de Beek are all expected to get run outs here. West Ham meanwhile have a rare clean bill of health and welcome back Michail Antonio following his one-game suspension, though he may be kept on ice for this weekend’s match against Leeds.

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Moyes: I have no regrets over penalty decision

Moyes’ decision to introduce Noble cold from the substitute’s bench was always going to go one of two ways: a Louis van Gaal-esque ingenuity (in reference to his innovative move to bring on Tim Krul for the 2014 World Cup), or a complete disaster augmented by the lateness of the contest.

The decision was perhaps justified to a certain degree given West Ham’s recent track record from 12 yards. Antonio has already missed one this season against Newcastle; Declan Rice missed before that in the penultimate game of last season against West Brom; and Lingard a few months prior against Leeds.

That was three misses in West Ham’s last four penalties prior to Noble’s blunder. Following the match, though, Moyes was adamant that he had no regrets, insisting that in football sometimes you need to roll the dice and make big decisions in small timeframes.

“Do I regret it? Not at all,” Moyes said.

“That’s what happens in management, you have to make big decisions. Sometimes they go for you, sometimes they don’t.

“I just thought, we have a really good penalty taker on the bench. I’d have been more disappointed if I hadn’t made the decision. If one of the other players had taken it and missed I’d have thought, ‘Why didn’t I bring Mark Noble on’?

“He has an incredibly good record on penalties. So with Mark going on, and De Gea not saving many, I’m hoping that is the equaliser.”

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