West Ham have been eased out to 11/2 in bwin’s Premier League relegation odds following their dramatic 3-2 triumph over Chelsea at London Stadium.
United suffered a setback when Tomas Soucek bundled home from a corner but his effort was ruled out by VAR.
However, Soucek and Michail Antonio later netted, before Andriy Yarmolenko’s strike a minute from time ultimately provided a huge lift to their survival hopes.
David Moyes declared: “Some of the things that have gone against West Ham recently have been really poor but I told the players we had to change our luck.
“I think it was a good performance. The players worked really hard and deserve a huge amount of credit.”
Norwich look doomed to make a quick return to the Championship after a 4-0 loss at Arsenal left them six points adrift at the foot of the table.
Bournemouth are second from bottom following a disappointing 4-1 home loss to Newcastle, which left them without a win in seven top-flight fixtures.
Dan Gosling’s stoppage-time consolation offered little comfort to Cherries boss Eddie Howe, but he retains hope of beating the drop.
“We know the situation we’re in is difficult,” said Howe. “We know this was not a good night. I think me sitting here and saying otherwise would be foolish.
“But I do still believe we can get out of the position we are in. I do still believe in the players and the group we have.
“I can see close at hand what it means to the players. How much they are hurting.
“This wasn’t pretty, but I can assure everybody it wasn’t through a lack of effort.”
Villa facing tough schedule
Aston Villa are only above Bournemouth on goals scored after Saturday’s 1-0 loss to Wolves made it just two points gained in eight matches.
Villa visit new champions Liverpool on Sunday, while a daunting run-in also includes games against Manchester United, Arsenal and Everton.
However, Tyrone Mings told Villa TV: “We have a great belief in the dressing room, I don’t believe for any moment we’ll throw the towel in.
“We are working tirelessly to try to pick up the points we need. It’s a very tough division, but it’ll come if we stick together.”
Watford are just one point above the drop zone and can be backed at 2/1 in bwin’s Premier League relegation odds.
Sunday’s 3-1 home loss to Southampton was a blow to the Hornets, who left out Andre Gray, Nathaniel Chalobah and Domingos Quina for breaking lockdown rules.
Nigel Pearson said: “We are fighting for our lives, but we have not found performance levels I would expect from us.”
Brighton lost 3-0 at home to Manchester United on Tuesday but have six points to spare and are 22/1 outsiders to fall.
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