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S. Rondón
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M. Rojo
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G. Barry
J. Evans
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J. Lingard
0 - 2
R. Lukaku
M. Rashford
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43% 56%
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Shots On Target 5 3
Total Passes 433 588
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Manchester United clinch a 2-1 victory over West Brom at the Hawthorns, despite a late surge from the Baggies who pulled a goal back through Gareth Barry. United were put under a lot of pressure late on and Alan Pardew will be pleased with how his side managed to perform in the second half, they came very close to completing the comeback and scoring an equaliser. However, Mourinho's side managed to hang on for the three points.
90' + 5' That's the full-time whistle!
S. Rondón
Yellow Card
90' + 5' Rondon is shown a late yellow card for a challenge on Jones and his verbals with the linesman in the aftermath.
M. Rojo
Yellow Card
90' + 5' Another late booking picked up by United, this time it is Marcos Rojo.
N. Matić
Yellow Card
90' + 3' A late yellow card is shown to Nemanja Matić for timewasting here in the dying moments of the match.
90' + 3' Late chance for United! Rojo fires a long ball towards Lukaku who does well, he takes a touch and then fires a low shot at goal from the edge of the area, but he scuffs his shot and it ends up going well wide of Foster's goal.
90' + 2' Can the Baggies nick a very late equaliser here? It is all the hosts, with United penned inside their own final third and struggling to get a touch on the ball.
90' There will be a minimum of four minutes added time played here.
88' CLOSE! The Baggies have a corner which is dangerously close to the United goal, there is a big goalmouth scramble but eventually De Gea dives on the ball under pressure from Evans and Barry. The United keeper is furious with a challenge by Barry, who appears to stand on his ankle and a coming together ensued.
S. McTominay
J. Lingard
86' United make their final substitution of the afternoon, with Jesse Lingard coming off and he has been replaced by Scott McTominay.
85' CHANCE WEST BROM! Jay Rodriguez with a wonderful opportunity, but his effort goes just wide of the United goal with De Gea stranded. A long ball came into the area and because United are now sat so deep it allowed Rodriguez to get close to goal and he meets it with his head, but the header isn't quite on target. Good chance.
84' The goal by Barry is the first West Brom goal under Alan Pardew, having failed to hit the back of the net in his first three games in charge. They now have a corner, but Jones produced a good defensive header to clear the ball up the pitch.
82' West Brom are really trying to go for a second goal here now, which would be a vital equaliser, this is the most pressure that United have been under all game and the home supporters are delighted with the fight their side are now showing.
A. Martial
M. Rashford
79' United had been looking to make this chance before the corner, but they still go ahead with it after the goal. Marcus Rashford is replaced by Anthony Martial.
J. Evans
77' Brunt whips a fine delivery into the area which United fail to deal with, it strikes Rojo and the Evans takes a swing at it, before it falls perfectly for Gareth Barry who pokes the ball home.
G. Barry
77' GOOOAAALLL! WEST BROM PULL ONE BACK! United failed to deal with a corner, it bounced dangerously around the six-yard box, with Evans and Barry both trying to strike it goalward. It eventually falls to Barry who fires it into the back of the net from just a yard out. This could make the final few minutes very interesting here.
76' STAT: David de Gea has kept 24 clean sheets since the start of last season, a figure matched only by Atletico Madrid's Jan Oblak in the five major European leagues. He looks well on course to extend that record to 25 here today, with the Baggies not threatening to score.
74' The pace of the game has dropped once more here, there isn't much time left on the clock and neither team are really threatening to score. The atmosphere had gone flat from the home supporters, with the Manchester United voices they only ones being heard at the moment.
C. Brunt
G. Krychowiak
72' The Baggies make their third and final substitution of the game, with Grzegorz Krychowiak heading off the pitch and he has been replaced by Chris Brunt.
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.
M. Rojo
A. Valencia
66' Here is the first United change that has been enforced due to an injury picked up by Antonio Valencia and Marcos Rojo is on in his place. Rojo has gone to left-back, with Young switching to right-back.
J. Rodriguez
O. Burke
64' West Brom make their second change 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 Marcos 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.
61' STAT: This is Gareth Barry's 36th Premier League appearance against Manchester United - only Ryan Giggs, with 38, has faced an opponent more often in Premier League history.
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.
M. Rashford
Yellow Card
53' Rashford is shown the first yellow card of the game for sparking the altercation with Hegazi.
52' There is a coming together between Hegazi and Rashford after the United man thought he was unfairly fouled by the Baggies centre-back. The referee didn't award anything and Rashford ran straight back to Hegazi and they had a few words, which was spilled into a few players from both teams coming together.
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.
G. Barry
C. Yacob
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' West Brom find themselves in good space deep in the United half, McClean picks the ball up and has plenty of time and space to whip a cross into the box and pick out a teammate. However, his ball is a poor one and goes out for a goal-kick.
40' STAT: United are looking for a third consecutive away win in the Premier League - they've scored seven goals in their two previous victories.
38' United could wrap up this game now, they are continuing to press forward and look for a third goal before half-time. The visitors win a corner, but a the delivery isn't great and Nyom heads the ball clear.
J. Lingard
35' GOOOAAALLL! UNITED DOUBLE THEIR LEAD! Lingard's shot finds it way into the back of the net, mainly thanks to a massive deflection off Hegazi. The centre-back tried to block the shot but ends up diverting it past his goalkeeper who had already moved to his right to make the save. Foster probably would’ve made a good save there, but a stroke of luck for United has seen them make it 2-0.
35' Mata picks up the ball on the edge of the penalty area and then lays it off to Lingard, he cut inside and fired a low shot at goal, which found its way into the Baggies net.
34' CHANCE WEST BROM! By far the best opportunity for the hosts of the game! Allan Nyom does terrifically well down the right-wing to beat Young and free up space to fire a low ball into the box, aiming for Rondon at the near post. The striker is well marked by Phil Jones, but Rondon gets a small touch on the ball and a mixture of Jones and De Gea stop it from going in before Valencia thumps it clear.
32' It will be tough for West Brom now, they haven't seen much of the ball or created any chances but now they are chasing the game, Alan Pardew will need a plan B. United look very comfortably and unfortunately for the Baggies, United have won all 11 Premier League games in which they've taken the lead this season.
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.
M. Rashford
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.
R. Lukaku
27' GOOOAAALLL UNITED LEAD! Lukaku breaks the deadlock here and the visitors lead, with a former Baggies player getting the opening goal. Mata and Rashford linked up well down the left-wing, with the latter whipping a good cross into the box to Lukaku who rose over 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.
23' We're just past the halfway point of the first half and there is not a lot happening in terms of goal-mouth action. United are struggling to breakdown this deep-lying West Brom side. The Baggies as a result, are unable to get up the pitch, plus when they do get on the ball they are very static, and there aren't too many options for the man on the ball.
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.
19' Due to their lack of possession so far here, the Baggies are resorting to playing long balls over the top for Rondon, McClean and Burke to run onto, but it just isn't working and United are comfortably dealing with it.
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.
14' Excellent cross into the box by Young from the left-wing, looking for Lukaku but he was well marked by Kieran Gibbs who had to be careful and produced a good defensive header, to make the United striker didn't have a great chance to score. The ball then bounces around the six-yard box with Lukaku and Foster going up for the ball and the Baggies eventually clear, but the officials award West Brom a free-kick for a foul on Foster.
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' Head-to-head: West Brom have lost eight of their 11 Premier League home games against Manchester United, with their only victory coming in March last year. However, Albion have won three of the eight league meetings home and away since Sir Alex Ferguson's retirement.
9' West Brom with their first attack of the game as James McClean breaks free down the left-wing after a nice backheel by Rondon, he outpaces Antonio Valencia and he looks up to whip a cross in the box, but only Oliver Burke is making a run into the penalty area. The cross isn't the best and misses Burke, so the chance goes missing.
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.
6' Good build-up play by United. Juan Mata involved heavily, he plays a quick one-two with Ashley Young and the movement is good from the United attackers. Mata gets on the end of the pass and tries to drill a low cross into the box looking for Romelu Lukaku but the Baggies block the cross. They clear the danger but it comes straight back at them.
4' Good pressure by Salomon Rondon and Oliver Burke forces United to play the ball the way back to David De Gea and he has to strike the ball long to avoid losing the ball. This hands possession back to the Baggies who begin to string a few passes together themselves.
2' United enjoying the early possession here, keeping the ball well and playing it freely in midfield. The visitors are expected to have more of the ball today, but will they be able to make it count in attack. The Baggies defence played well against Liverpool in midweek and kept a clean sheet which will have been a huge confidence boost.
1' We're underway!
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Pardew makes just one change to his Baggies side, with Oliver Burke coming into the starting line-up for his first Premier League start of the season, with Hal Robson-Kanu dropping to the bench. Meanwhile for United, Mourinho makes three changes with Ashley Young, Ander Herrera and Marcus Rashford coming back into the starting line-up, with Luke Shaw, Scott McTominay and Anthony Martial on the substitutes bench.
MAN UNITED SUBS: Romero, Lindelof, Rojo, Shaw, McTominay, Martial, Ibrahimovic
MAN UNITED (4-2-3-1): De Gea (GK); Valencia (C), Jones, Smalling, Young; Herrera, Matic; Mata, Lingard, Rashford; Lukaku.
WEST BROM SUBS: Myhill, McAuley, Brunt, Barry, Field, Robson-Kanu, Rodriguez.
WEST BROM (4-3-2-1): Foster (GK); Nyom, Evans (C), Hegazi, Gibbs; Yacob, Livermore, Krychowiak; Burke, McClean; Rondon.
The team news is in, here is how the two sides will line-up this afternoon...
West Brom’s home form isn’t doing them any favours this season either, they are currently enduring a seven-match winless run at home in the league, having drawn five and lost two. They haven't won at home since August and are currently on a club record winless streak of 16 games in all competitions.
Scoring goals has been the issue for West Brom this season, with the Baggies without a goal in their last three games, however, a point away at Anfield in midweek is always a good result. However, after yesterday’s Premier League results, the Baggies now sit 19th in the table and are two points from safety.
Romelu Lukaku was back among the goals in that victory on Wednesday, and the United striker will be looking forward to a trip back to his former side today. The Belgian scored a hat-trick the last time he played in this fixture, when the two sides drew 5-5, and no player has ever scored a hat-trick for both clubs in a Premier League fixture.
The Red Devils will be unable to call upon Paul Pogba for their clash with West Brom at The Hawthorns today. The midfielder will sit out the final game of the three-match ban he picked up after being sent off at Arsenal. In the two games Pogba has missed, Jose Mourinho saw his side lose 2-1 to rivals Manchester City and then they only defeated Bournemouth in midweek by a single goal.
Manchester United need to try and close the gap on Manchester City at the top of the table, after their city rivals extended their lead to 14 points yesterday. Furthermore, Chelsea beat Southampton to move into third and level on points with Jose Mourinho’s side.
Good afternoon and welcome to our LIVE match commentary of the Premier League clash between West Brom v Manchester United at the Hawthorns.