West Brom vs Manchester United: 1 – 2 (FULL TIME)
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Match ends, West Bromwich Albion 1, Manchester United 2.
90 ‘+ 5’ Second Half ends, West Bromwich Albion 1, Manchester United 2.
90 ‘+ 5’ Marcos Rojo (Manchester United) is shown the yellow card.
90 ‘+ 5’ Salomón Rondón (West Bromwich Albion) is shown the yellow card.
89 Scott McTominay (Manchester United) wins a free kick on the left wing.
87 David de Gea (Manchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
87 Foul by Ahmed Hegazi (West Bromwich Albion).
87 ‘Corner, West Bromwich Albion. Corner made by Marcos Rojo.
86 Substitution, Manchester United. Scott McTominay replaces Jesse Lingard.
85 ‘Attempt missed. Jay Rodriguez (West Bromwich Albion) header from the center of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Chris Brunt with a cross.
84 ‘Corner, West Bromwich Albion. Corner made by Phil Jones.
83 Phil Jones (Manchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
83 Foul by Jay Rodriguez (West Bromwich Albion).
81 ‘Attempt blocked by low to the left. Jay Rodriguez (West Bromwich Albion) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the center of the goal. Assisted by Kieran Gibbs with a cross.
79 ‘Foul by Anthony Martial (Manchester United).
79 Allan Nyom (West Bromwich Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
79 Substitution, Manchester United. Anthony Martial replaces Marcus Rashford.
77 ‘Gooooooal! West Bromwich Albion 1, Manchester United 2. Gareth Barry (West Bromwich Albion) left footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jonny Evans after a corner.
74 Offside, West Bromwich Albion. Gareth Barry tries a through ball, but Salomón Rondón is caught offside.
69′ Victory today for United would keep them second in the Premier League, three points ahead of Chelsea in third, but a massive 11 points behind Manchester City.
66′ Substitution Luis Antonio Valencia Mosquera Faustino Marcos Alberto Rojo
64′ West Brom make their second chance of the afternoon, with Oliver Burke coming off and he has been replaced by Jay Rodriguez.
64′ Looks like Valencia has a problem here, he is down with a hamstring injury and Marcus Rojo is getting ready on the sidelines to replace him.
63′ It is now over six hours of football since West Brom last found the back of the net. If they are unable to strike back today, the will remain the relegation zone in 19th spot, two points from safety
59′ CHANCE UNITED! Great counter-attack by the visitors, with good work by Lingard and Lukaku. Lingard broke free with the ball and sprinted up the pitch, releasing Lukaku to his right, who then plays a square ball back to his teammate on the edge of the area who takes a first time shot at goal. However, his shot is straight at Foster.
57′ The game has certainly sparked into life in the past few minutes, the crowd are much more lively and trying to get behind their team more, with an improved second half performance, in which you can see they are now tying to go for it.
55′ CHANCE WEST BROM! A great opportunity for the Baggies to pull a goal back but brilliant defending from Valencia denies them. Burke beat Smalling and whipped a good ball into the area, where it was two versus one, with Rondon and McClean sprinting into the space, but Valencia just manages to get their first and divert the danger.
53′ Yellow card Marcus Rashford
50′ A much brighter start to the second half by West Brom, more urgency and attacking intent already in the opening five minutes or so of the second period. They just need to start playing higher up the pitch and put United under more pressure when in possession.
48′ STAT: Albion have failed to score in 17 league matches so far in 2017. Another game without a goal would make it their worst return since 1971, when they failed to score in 20.
46′ The Baggies have made a substitution at the break, with Claudio Yacob being replaced by Gareth Barry. It looks like they have changed to a 4-4-2 with Burke playing alongside Rondon up front now.
46′ The second half is underway!
Manchester United hold a comfortable lead over the Baggies at the Hawthorns, after goals from Romelu Lukaku and Jesse Lingard. The visitors have dominated proceedings here, forcing the Baggies to sit deep in their half, which has seen the hosts struggle to create much themselves in attack and they have a lot to do if they are to get anything from this game.
45′ + 1′ That’s the half-time whistle!
45′ There will be a minimum of one minute added time played here.
44′ Decent chance for West Brom! Livermore receives the ball on the edge of the United area, the crowd urge him to take a shot at goal, which is eventually does but it is straight at De Gea who makes a routine save.
42 Chris Smalling (Manchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
41 Foul by Jesse Lingard (Manchester United).
41 Claudio Yacob (West Bromwich Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
39 ‘Corner, Manchester United. Corner committed by Ahmed Hegazi.
37 ‘Attempt blocked. Kieran Gibbs (West Bromwich Albion) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assistance from Grzegorz Krychowiak.
35 ‘Gooooooal! West Bromwich Albion 0, Manchester United 2. Jesse Lingard (Manchester United) right footed shot from outside the box to the center of the goal. Assistance by Juan Mata.
30 ‘Foul by Chris Smalling (Manchester United).
30′ STAT: Since the start of last season, Romelu Lukaku has now scored 31 goals in 39 league appearances against clubs outside the established top six. He didn’t celebrate then against his former club.
27′ Rashford picked it up on the left-wing, he didn’t have too many other options, but his ball into the area was perfect for Lukaku who rose above his marker to fire United into the lead.
27′ GOOOAAALLL UNITED LEAD! Lukaku breaks the deadlock here and the visitors lead, which a former Baggies player getting the opening goal. Mata and Rashford linking up well down the left-wing, with the latter whipping a good cross into the box to Lukaku who rose open Gibbs at the far post to head the ball into the top corner of the net.
25′ West Brom win a free-kick in the United half, which they take short and Gibbs tries to whip a cross into the box but it is blocked and despite the best efforts of De Gea, it goes out for a corner. The resulting set piece is taken deep and met by Evans at the far post, but his header sails wide of the goal.
21′ Marcus Rashford and Jesse Lingard are starting to have more of an influence on the game, they are taking on their markers and using their terrific pace to try and create something going forward. Not much happening in terms of chances in this game, the pace really needs to be stepped up.
17′ STAT: The Red Devils have earned 24 Premier League points out of a possible 27 at Old Trafford this season, but only 14 points out of a possible 24 in away fixtures.
17 Jesse Lingard (Manchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
17 Foul by Claudio Yacob (West Bromwich Albion).
16 Ander Herrera (Manchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
16 ‘Foul by Grzegorz Krychowiak (West Bromwich Albion).
13′ Still no chances for either team yet, there has been plenty of possession for United but they haven’t yet created anything in the final third to worry Ben Foster in the Baggies goal.
12 ‘Corner, West Bromwich Albion. Conceded by Antonio Valencia
8′ Not the best start to the game by West Brom, they haven’t look great at the back and United are already starting to find gaps in behind and are completely dominating the game at the moment, the Baggies are struggling to get out of their own half.
7 ‘Corner, Manchester United. Corner made by Jake Livermore.
5 ‘Attempt blocked. Marcus Rashford (Manchester United) right footed shot from the center of the box is blocked. Assistance from David de Gea.
1′ – West Brom vs. United under way at the Hawthorns. Game on.
Manchester United XI: De Gea, Valencia, Jones, Smalling, Young, Herrera, Matic, Mata, Lingard, Rashford, Lukaku.
West Brom XI: Foster, Nyom, Evans, Hegazi, Gibbs, Yacob, Livermore, Krychowiak, Burke, McClean, Rondon.
United trail Manchester City by 14 points ahead of the clash with West Brom.
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