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VIDEO: West Ham fans clash with police at Old Trafford; officer pushes fan down stairs

West Ham fans took to clash with police at Old Trafford as an officer pushes one fan down some stairs as it got heated in the stands.

Hammers supporters reportedly clashed with police in riot gear after the 1-0 defeat by Manchester United on Saturday with at least two fans alleged to have spat in the direction of police officers.

Part of the chaos was caught on camera, with the below footage going viral, and numbers on uniforms being noted in a bid to get the incident looking into.

The club has since confirmed to Sky Sports News they are investigating the reports of trouble after the game.

Around 3,000 West Ham supporters travelled to the game, but it was a day to forget as Marcus Rashford produced a late winner for Manchester United.

Less than 30 seconds of the three minutes of injury time remaining, the Red Devils broke and in a move that involved all three substitutes, Edinson Cavani held his run with VAR judging him to have remained onside as he collected Anthony Martial’s short pass before rolling a cross to the far post, where it was converted by Rashford.

The result takes United into the Premier League top four for the first time in three months, with David Moyes’ side dropping down to fifth, although Tottenham and Arsenal could overtake them if they win their games on Sunday.

Image showing the video assistant referee ruling Edinson Cavani onside

Player ratings

Man Utd: De Gea (7), Dalot (6), Varane (7), Maguire (6), Telles (6), McTominay (7), Fred (7), Greenwood (7), Fernandes (7), Elanga (7), Ronaldo (6).

Subs: Rashford (8), Cavani (7), Martial (7).

West Ham: Areola (6), Coufal (6), Dawson (7), Zouma (7), Cresswell (6), Rice (8), Soucek (6), Bowen (7), Fornals (6), Lanzini (6), Antonio (6)

Subs: Fredericks (6).

Man of the match: Marcus Rashford.

West Ham boss David Moyes said his side had made mistakes in the final moments of the game and paid a high price for them.

“It’s not easy when you lose a goal in the last second. It was certainly avoidable. We made a couple of poor decisions in the build-up to it,” he said, before defending his conservative approach to the game.

“I want to win. I’m not coming to these teams to let them beat me. I’m coming to challenge them. I can’t fault the players for their effort.

“But we just lacked little bits and did not do the correct things, how to see games out and we didn’t do that in the last minute.”

West Ham boss David Moyes to Sky Sports: “We did an awful lot of good things. We didn’t deserve to win but we certainly deserved to draw.”

On Declan Rice’s performance: “He’s a good player, and we had a lot of players who did good jobs today, but not enough right at the end to get something from the game.

“I’m not coming here to lose. In the end I don’t think we deserved to but we did because of our own naivety. Things you learn as a young player, how to see games out. We didn’t do that in the last minute of the game.”

On the season so far: “The players have done a really good job. We are trying to challenge the teams up at the top and make them know they are not going to get an easy game against us.”

Man Utd boss Ralf Rangnick to BBC Match of the Day: “The atmosphere (in the dressing room) is amazing. Quite rightly the boys were celebrating. They know what a massive win this was.

“Those are the best kind of wins when the other team has not time to come back. We are extremely happy with the performance and the level of physicality we played with bearing in mind we played three days ago at Brentford.

“We didn’t always find the best solutions in the final third. In the last 20 minutes we had too many shots on goal when there was no realistic chance to score. We needed to be a bit more patient, but in the end it was about taking all three points.

“We had to take some risks in the last 15 minutes but in the end I wanted to show the players it is about winning this game and I’m more than happy we scored the goal in the last minute.

“The red army’s support during the game was amazing. I can only say thank you to all the fans.

“It’s always good but today was massive and they were also aware of how important this game was. They pushed us through the whole game.”

Twitter users reacted as West Ham fans clash with police at Old Trafford, see what they said below…

@MarkyM90: Dive, play on

@_WestHamReport: As shit as it is, don’t stand at the top of a flight of stairs giving it? It’s a pointless battle. Was never ending well…

@ReganEveringha1: Stewards started swinging for people in my row it was awful

@jxmx3s: They’ll probably do nothing cause they’re corrupt as fuck like all the forces

@beatsbeets: Wearing Stone Island…. hope the floor isn’t badly damaged

@THFC_Brookes: I mean… he kinda deserved that. I’d have pushed him harder if he was in my face like that.

@The__Scotty: Went down like Ronaldo

@JPOM17: Oooof imagine getting that 90+3 goal against you then traveling all the way home with a bad back and a sore head. Unlucky ya bubble blowing batty boys

@chiragcp1982: Like those innocent West Ham fans have never broken law or attacked rival fans or police before

@HarrisonPE: He must have taken a lot of ketamine to fall over like that.

@TutFoster: Stay classy West ham

@Marginal_Eyes: Charming bunch, aren’t they?

@jbellion24: Isn’t it strange how it always comes out that the police were the ones getting hurt? No mention of police using batons on children?

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