West Bromwich Albion 1-2 Manchester United

  • West Bromwich Albion suffer defeat at the hands of Manchester United to leave them 19th.
  • United were in complete control in first half thanks to goals from Romelu Lukaku and Jesse Lingard.
  • Gareth Barry's close-range effort caused late panic for Jose Mourinho's side, but they managed to weather the rest of the storm.
  • West Brom: Foster, Allan Nyom, Gibbs, Ahmed Hegazi, Jonny Evans, Livermore, Yacob, Krychowiak, Rondón, McClean, Burke.
  • Manchester United: De Gea, Jones, Young, Antonio Valencia, Smalling, Lingard, Rashford, Mata, Herrera, Matic, Lukaku.
Jesse Lingard

Full-time: West Brom 1-2 Manchester United

Goals from Lukaku and Lingard in the first half seal the points for United. Mourinho's men were made to sweat after Gareth Barry halved the deficit and caused the Baggies to rally, but the Red Devils managed to hold on to clinch their sixth win in seven matches.

Manchester United


Nemanja Matic receives a yellow card for timewasting. Great control from Martial sees him trouble Nyom, who eventually fouls him on the edge of his box.

West Brom clear through Hejazi, who boots the ball to Rondon, but the Venezuelan is cautioned for having a few bites at Jones.


Barry is causing United all sorts of trouble as they try to hold onto their slender advantage in stoppage time. Long balls and pumps into the box aplenty.

McClean eventually loses possession, allowing Rojo to find Lukaku, whose scuffed effort rolls wide.


Rojo makes an almighty hash of a clearance that gifts West Brom a corner. Brunt's delivery causes all manner of havoc but the ball somehow stays out. De Gea eventually claims before taking issue with Barry, who seem to tread on his ankle.


The goal has given West Brom a new lease of life, as you would expect, but their dearth of quality up front is hampering their quest for an equaliser. They win another corner thanks to Rondon, but it's eventually cleared with little actual fuss.

Final change for United - McTominay on, Lingard off.


United fail to deal with a corner which bobbles along the six yard box. Barry is first to react, and keeps his cool to the pass the ball into the net and halve the deficit.

Substitution for United - Rashford off, Martial on.


GOAL! West Brom 1-2 Manchester United (Barry)


West Brom huffing and puffing but don't look like they will trouble United anytime soon.

United in control, preparing to bring on Martial as Rondon manages to win a corner.


Final change for West Brom - Brunt on for Krychowiak.

De Gea has just gone down for a bit of treatment after being caught by McClean, but the Spaniard is okay to continue.


West Brom make a second change as Rodriguez comes on for Burke.

United also set to make a change; Valencia has hobbled off, Rojo, when he is quite ready, will replace him.


Mata finds Young in acres of space down the left flank. The utility man delivers a wondrous cross to the back stick, but Lukaku, who has scored two headers in his last two matches, cannot connect to make it three.


Rashford, now the booboy at the Hawthorns, flashes a shot just wide of goal after latching onto Lingard's flick.


Great ball in from Nyom is almost converted by Rondon, but De Gea's clean sheet lives to fight another day.


A bit of handbags between Rashford and Hegazi, for little to no reason at all. Rashford receives a yellow for his histrionics, but the Egyptian escapes punishment.


Rashford almost finds Lukaku exquisitely but the Belgian is offside. He also receives a sore one to his foot as he challenged Foster, but is okay to carry on.


West Brom start the second period positively, as you would expect. Gibbs lines up a shot, but his effort goes well, well wide of goal.


Second half set to get underway. West Brom have made a change - Barry on, Yacob off.


All smiles for Jesse Lingard at the break.

Jesse Lingard


Goals from Lukaku and Lingard have helped United take a commanding position at the Hawthorns against a West Brom side who have failed to lay a glove on their visitors.

Lukaku's fine header opened the scoring before Lingard's wickedly deflected effort gave Foster no chance. Pardew will have to conjure an entirely different gameplan if his side have any hope of getting something out of this match.


Half-time: West Brom 0-2 Manchester United


United in complete control as we approach half-time at the Hawthorns. Matic, who stamped his authority on the match early on, has played a part in both goals and is swanning around the pitch doing as he likes.

West Brom sting the De Gea's palms as Livermore lines up a shot, but it's all too easy for the Spaniard.


United are firmly on top at the Hawthorns.

Manchester United


Lukaku's lay off finds Mata, whose nice touch allows Lingard to fire. The strike isn't great but it takes a wicked deflection off Hegazi and balloons over Foster. 2-0, game over?


GOAL! West Bromwich Albion 0-2 Manchester United (Lingard)