If the month of December was positive for West Ham Manuel Pellegrini (five wins in seven presentations), which meant a nomination in the Premier League for the best DT of the month, January was a more difficult period for the Chilean. Yesterday he added his third defeat in a row, this time for the league. He was 3-0, visiting Wolverhampton.
At the Molineux Stadium, the Wolves clearly outclassed the Hammers with goals from Romain Syss (66) and a double from Mexican Raul Ximenez (80 ”and 86”). The punishment for the irregularity of "West Ham", which costs him to get a number of good results, which allows him to jump into the table. Throughout the campaign, he could not spend more than four games in a row without loss. This adds to the flushed elimination of the FA Cup at the hands of Wimbledon, the new alcorconazo for the Engineer.
“I’m disappointed because we have a lot of injuries from playing so many games. We were looking for a reaction after being defeated by Wimbledon. We will start consideration tomorrow (today) because we are doing something wrong, ”said Pellegrini after the defeat.
The calendar is not very helpful in the quest for recovery, because the next West Ham fight will be against Liverpool Jürgen Klopp, this Monday, February 4, at the London Olympics.
In continuation of the date, there was a first strike on the Ole Gunnar Solskjaer route as a trainer for Manchester United. At Old Trafford, he tied 2-2 with Burnley. With the presence of Alexis Sanchez in the 67th minute, the winning streak of the team with the Norwegian team is over.
After his outstanding participation in front of Arsenal for the FA, Sanchez started the game on the bench. Solskjaer wanted to be the first to win his first seven Premier matches as a coach, which he clearly did not get.
The main thing in the match was the addition, which started badly for the Red Devils, because the error of Andreas Pereira ended with a score of 0: 1 Ashley Barnes (51). Sanchez replaced Lukaku and immediately parked as a left pointer (he passed Rushford to the center of the attack), but then moved to create spaces.
Chris Wood's headline (81 & # 39;) made the task of returning more difficult, but eventually United got it. Pogba's penalty shootout (87 & # 39;) and another Lindelof, added in the second minute, taking advantage of the header from Sanchez, distracted by Heaton's goal, allowed equality and saved Solskyar's unbeaten era.
The surprise of the day was the fall of Manchester City. Newcastle Rafa Benitez, one of the candidates for the fall, beat Celeste in the 100th match of Pep Guardiola with the Prime Minister.