If the month of December was positive for Manuel Pellegrini's West Ham (five wins in seven presentations), which led to being nominated for a better DT of the month for the Premier League, January has been transformed into another period complex for Chilean. Yesterday he scored his third consecutive defeat, this time by the league. He was 3-0 visiting Wolverhampton.
At the Molineux Stadium, the Wolves overtook the Hammers with clear goals, with the goals of Romain Saiss (66 & # 39;) and a doubles from Mexican Raul Jiménez (80 & # 39; 86 & # 39;). Punishment to the irregularity of West Ham, which costs him a series of good results that allow him to jump to the table. Throughout the campaign, he has not been able to have more than four straight games without defeats. This adds to the embarrassing elimination of the FA Cup at the hands of Wimbledon, a new alcorconazo for the Engineer.
"I am disappointed because we have many injuries to play so many matches. We were looking for a reaction after losing against Wimbledon. We will begin to review tomorrow (today), because we are doing something wrong," declared Pellegrini after the defeat.
The calendar does not help much in the recovery effort, because the next West Ham duel will face Jürgen Klopp's Liverpool on Monday 4th of February at the London Olympics.
In the continuity of the date, the first sotrac took place in the Ole Gunnar Solskjaer route as a Manchester United coach. In Old Trafford, he achieved a last 2-2 draw with Burnley. With the presence of Alexis Sánchez from minute 67, the winning streak of the team with the command of Norwegian was finished.
After his outstanding participation before Arsenal, by FA, Sanchez started the game on the bench. Solskjaer aspired to be the first to win his first seven Premier games as a coach, which obviously failed.
The most important thing in the match was in the add-on, which started bad for the Red Devils because an error of Andreas Pereira finished in 0-1 Ashley Barnes (51 & # 39;) . Sánchez replaced Lukaku and immediately stood as a left-hander (Rashford went to the center of the attack), although he then moved to create spaces.
Chris Wood (81 & # 39;) made headway complicated, but in the end United got it. A Pogba penalty (87 ') and another from Lindelof, in the second minute, taking advantage of a header from Sánchez deflected by the Heaton goal, allowed for equality and saved the unbeaten' It was Solskjaer.
The surprise of the day was the fall of Manchester City. Rafa Benitez's Newcastle, one of the candidates for descent, beat the Celestians in the 100th game of Pep Guardiola in the Premier.