Rooney Sees Red In United Win

Wayne Rooney was sent off for Manchester United as his side clung on to resolutely beat West Ham for their second league win of the season.
The home side were cruising after Rooney swept in a Rafael cross and Robin van Persie rifled in a low shot.
But Diafra Sakho nodded in for the Hammers before Rooney was sent off for a reckless tackle on Stewart Downing.
Enner Valencia shot wide and Kevin Nolan had an effort ruled out for offside as the home side held on.
The relief was palpable around Old Trafford at the final whistle, while there was also anger at referee Lee Mason for his decision to dismiss Rooney just before the hour mark.
However, the England striker kicked out at Downing as the Hammers threatened to launch a counter-attack and is now set to miss games against former club Everton, West Brom and Chelsea.
West Ham will be left to rue being on the wrong end of a close offside call when Nolan’s last-gasp prod was disallowed but they have now lost 20 of their last 22 league games at Old Trafford.
-Source: bbc.


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