It was the last match for the Hammers after 112 years at Upton Park as they move to the Olympic Stadium next year they could not have wished for a better ending.

Going into the match, United were hoping to win at Upton Park and beat Bournemouth at home on Sunday to be assured of a top four finish as they would finish two points ahead of their noisy neighbours-Manchester City.

The Red Devils certainly had it in their hands but now it has slipped and could be overtaken by the Citizens with one match to go.

The match was delayed for several minutes after United’s team bus arrived late due to a huge traffic snarl-up at the stadium. Angry West Ham fans attacked the team bus leading to even more delays.

Buoyed by the huge home support, the Hammers looked to be in charge in the early moments and rightfully went ahead in the tenth minute when Diafra Sakho scored.

Anthony Martial’s goal in the 51st minute levelled the game and when he added a second in the 72nd minute the Red Devils looked to be on their way to a hard-fought win and with it a move closer to a place in Europe next year.

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The Hammers, however ended any such hopes with two goals in a space of four minutes by Michail Antonio and Winston Reid.

United have been largely disappointing through-out this season and their bad run continued when it mattered most as they missed many chances in front of goal and it looks like perhaps they are not ready for European football once again.