The Barclays premier league enters match day 12 with Manchester United set to tackle Tony Pulis West Brom at Old Trafford.
Louis Van Gaal drops Memphis Depay again
with Lingaard coming into the side.
Darren Fletcher and Johnny Evans (two former
Man Utd players) start for West Brom. In last
season’s corresponding fixture at Old Trafford, West Bromwich Albion beat United 1-0. In other matches, relegation threatened Sunderland welcome Southampton while West Ham will hope to put its poor home form behind them when they face Everton.
Man United XI vs. West Brom: De Gea; Young,
Smalling, Blind, Rojo; Carrick, Schweinsteiger;
Lingard, Mata, Martial; Rooney.
West Brom XI vs. Man United: Myhill;
Dawson, McAuley, Evans, Brunt; Morrison,
Fletcher, Yacob; McClean, Sessegnon, Rondon.
Everton XI vs. West Ham: Howard; Coleman,
Funes Mori, Stones, Galloway; Barry,
McCarthy; Kone, Barkley, Deulofeu; Lukaku.
West Ham XI vs. Everton: Adrian; Jenkinson,
Reid, Tomkins, Cresswell; Noble, Kouyate;
Moses, Payet, Lanzini; Carroll.
Southampton XI vs. Sunderland: Stekelenburg;
Yoshida, Fonte, Van Dijk, Bertrand; Ward-
Prowse, Clasie, S. Davis; Mané, Tadić, Pellè.
Sunderland XI vs. Southampton: Pantilimon;
Jones, Kaboul, Coates, Yedlin; M’Vila, Gomez,
Toivonen, Johnson; Watmore, Fletcher.
90+3′ Referee blows the final whistle, as
Lingard and Mata’s goals were enough to give
United maximum three points. It ended,
Manchester United 2 – 0 West Bromwich
Albion. Everton held West Ham at home. That
game ended 1 – 1.
90+2′ United are coasting home to victory here.
The home fans are up to their feet, cheering
90+1′ GOOOOOAAAAALLLL! Mata sends the
goalkeeper the wrong way. It’s Manchester 2 –
0 West Brom
9o’ RED CARD to Gareth McAuley as he fouls
Martial inside the 18. Penalty Manchester
United; as Mata steps up to take the spot kick.
88′ Luis Van Gaal having a word with his
assistant, Giggs; both managers are possibly
strategizing tactics that will help the team with
86′ Martial heads it down for to expose Mata to
the opposition goalkeeper…, but Mata skies the
ball over the bar.
84′ Nice volley by Morrison; the United
goalkeeper doesn’t seem to be troubled as the
game gradually approaches the final five
82′ Lingard continues to torment the Albion
defense as Rooney is rested for Ander Herrera
79′ Sessegnon tries to find Jackson…, great play
by Gareth McAuley as he properly dispossess
77′ OOOhhhh! Saido Berahino misses a begging
chance. A delicious in-swinger was layed to
him, but he mis-cues his header. That should
have been an equalizer.
75′ United with a counter, great run by Rooney
who lays it for Lingard…..wide he shots.
Lingard has been fantastic this afternoon.
74′ Sessegnon with an in-swinger into the
area….the eventual header was too tame to
trouble De Gea.
71′ Yacob looking for a penalty. but the referee
69′ It’s all about United now. Martial, Rooney,
Schwensteiger has been fantastic to the delight
of the home fans.
67′ Mata combines well with Schwensteiger, as
the Red Devils take charge of the midfield.
Rooney’s shot was deflected as Martial’s effort
64′ A heavy challenge on Mata forces the
referee to issue Brunt a yellow.
62′ SUBSTITUTION! Ashley Young comes off
for Phil Jones; as United hope to get a second
goal in this game.
59′ Lingard has been exceptional in this game.
The goalscorer keeps repelling every attach by
57′ The home-fans continue to applaud United
players, but the pass to Schwensteiger in the
danger area was too heavy for the German.
55′ Game On! Sessegnon with a ‘sweet-run’
down the right flank; but Smalling is up to the
challenge. Goal kick United.
52′ GOOOOAAAALLLL! Lingard curls the ball
into the net. That was a woeful heading
clearance as United gets a sublime finish by
49′ Rooney tries to lay it through to
Martial…..,intercepted intelligently. United
looking for the opener.
48′ Fletcher with an in-swinger into the
area…..cleared. That was a good defensive play.
46′ The visitors restarts the second half, as the
second 45 minutes becomes crucial in United’s
HT’ Referee signals the end of the first forty-
five minutes, as West Brom has been able to
hold United. Half time score, Manchester United
0 – 0 West Bromwich Albion.
45′ Rondon was fouled by Smalling, for a
freekick to the visitors in a dangerous position.
43′ GOOOOAAAALLL! Lukaku equalizes for
Everton. His pace was too much as he nut-megs
two defenders as well as the goal keeper. What
a goal! West ham 1 – 1 Everton.
40′ Both teams have been very tactical as
Dawson gets the first yellow, after he falls
31′ A good ball sees Rooney freed on the edge
of the box but his volley hits the back of Mc
30′ GGGOOOOAAAALLLL!!!! meanwhile in
the Wesh Ham vs Everton game, Manuel Lanzini
has put the hammers ahead.West 1 – 0 Everton.
29′ The subsequent corner is taken by ROoney,
Bastian’s volley is over
29′ GREAT DEFENDING: Craig Dawson has to
be alert to ensure Lingaard does not get to lofted
pass from Juan Mata. COrner
26′ Anthony Martial is penalized for a push on
24′ Ashley Young is penalized for a foul on
Sessegnon. Manchester United have passed their
opponents in this match but having the ball has
not translated to anything
22′ We are alomst half-way into the first half
and we are yet to see a recorded goal or a clear
cut chance for either teams.
19′ James McClean expertly controls a long ball
and sends a good cross into the box but again
the ball is too high for Rondon
17′ Chris Brunt’s cross is too high for Rondon,
Lingaard acrobatically clears away
15′ WHAT A MISSED CHANCE!!! Rooney
does well to hold off Evan and send a cute pass
to Mata but the Spaniard’s low curler from the
right is just misses the mark
13′ United have all the possession but the have
yet to create a clear cut chance
11′ VOLLEY!!! Carrick’s lofted pass to Rooney
is met with a volley but the Englishman’s
attempt is way over the bar
9′ Johnny Evans is aggressive in nodding a
lofted Juam Mata pass to Ashley Young
8′ Chris Smalling expertly steal a long ball from
Rondon…the England defender has been
4′ West Brom try to counter with Rondon but
the attacking move is thwarted by Carrick
2′ Ashley Young is playing from right back today
1′ United with all the Early possession
1′ The match is underway and United hope to
win this game to move-up the table.
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