Nigeria duo of Emmanuel Emenike and Victor Moses were left on the bench on Tuesday night when West Ham beat Manchester United 3-2 in a thrilling encounter.
The pair did not have the chance to play as West Ham United marked their departure from Upton Park after 112 years with a thrilling victory that may have ended Manchester United’s chances of Champions League qualification.
Senegal striker Diafra Sakho started the celebrations, thrilling the Upton Park faithful with a tenth-minute goal that lasted the whole first half.
Anthony Martial drew level six minutes into the second half, and would go on the to get a brace by putting Manchester United in the lead in the 72nd minute.
West Ham responded four minutes later when Michail Antonio restored parity and Winston Reid got the winner with nine minutes left on the clock.
29-year-old Emenike has featured 13 times in the EPL, but failed to contribute a goal or an assist—although he did find the net twice during the Hammers’ run to the FA Cup semi-final.
Moses has contended with injury and fitness concerns, managing just one goal and two assists in 20 EPL showings.
Now 25, the time has come for Moses to settle down at one club and attempt to build a legacy, rather than persist with the chopping and changing that has characterised his recent career.