Tuesday 17 January 2017

Video: Danny Dyer's pre-match clip comes back to haunt him as Man United beat West Ham

Callum Davis

Published 14/04/2016 | 09:04

Danny Dyer made a bold prediction before West Ham's FA Cup semi-final
Danny Dyer made a bold prediction before West Ham's FA Cup semi-final

Danny Dyer was made to eat his words on Wednesday evening after Manchester United made his bold prediction look rather foolish.

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The professional cockney actor was in attendance at Upton Park to enjoy the last ever FA Cup tie to be hosted at the Boleyn Ground.

A whole host of celebrity fans were in attendance for the final cup game before West Ham's move to the Olympic stadium; including fellow cockney, Ray Winstone.

Minutes before the start of the game, Dyer was asked for his prediction ahead of the FA Cup quarter-final replay.

And in typically brash style, the Eastenders actor reckoned his beloved Hammers would make short work of Manchester United.

"It's going to be 2-0 West Ham, because we're the greatest team on the earth at the moment."

"Manchester United are finished, ta-ta, Ferguson's gone: we're going to Wembley!"

However in a thrilling encounter at the Boleyn Ground, goals from Marcus Rashford and Marouane Fellaini ensured Manchester United booked a semi-final encounter with Everton.

James Tomkins' header gave West Ham hope to set up a nervy finish in East London, but a series of saves from David De Gea ensured the final FA Cup game at the Boleyn Ground would be a defeat for the Hammers.

Marcus Rashford continued his impressive debut season in the Premier League, neatly putting United ahead with a clinical finish into the top corner of the net.

Louis van Gaal was quick to praise the 18 year-old's impact on the side: "He is a very focussed on his work and that I admire when you are so young and so much attention now,” said Van Gaal.

Manchester United now face Everton in the FA Cup semi-final where the winner will face one of either Crystal Palace or Watford.


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