Premier League • Day 24
  • 2nd Half
  • West Bromwich Albion
  • Manchester United
  • Diagne
    89'
  • SnodgrassPhillips
    87'
  • Snodgrass
    85'
  • Fredvan de Beek
    79'
  • Maitland-Niles
    79'
  • YokusluLivermore
    67'
  • MartialGreenwood
    66'
  • Bartley
    61'
  • 1/2 Time
  • West Bromwich Albion
  • Manchester United
  • PeltierFurlong
    45'
  • 1st Half
  • West Bromwich Albion
  • Manchester United
  • Fernandes
    44'
  • Gallagher
    37'
  • Diagne
    2'
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West Bromwich Albion - Manchester United

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FULL TIME

Maguire smashes the post in the dying stages but it's not enough.

This was a must-win match for United who are now eight points adrift of Manchester City having played a game more.

What’s more, they can no longer take the top four for granted, especially with matches against Chelsea and Manchester City coming up.

They’ve not been good enough today.

Meanwhile, West Brom keep their survival hopes alive. Could it be a vintage Sam Allardyce season?

90+3' 

Wan-Bissaka wins a corner...

Shaw lofts the ball toward McTominay but West Brom clear.

They go forward again...

90+1' 

FIVE MINUTES ADDED TIME

88' 

WHAT A CHANCE!

Diagne again! eight yards out,Townsend's cross dissects the United backline but he shanks the ball over.

What a chance to win it.

86' 

United have a free-kick on the edge of the box.

Fernandes stands over it...

He doesn't go for goal and instead clips it up for Maguire but the defender cannot put a head on it.

83' 

This is a must-win game for United to have any hopes of challenging for the title.

They have 10 minutes to score.

81' 

Fred is off for Van de Beek!

79' 

WHAT A CHANCE!

Diagne steals the ball off Maguire and is one on one with De Gea.

The Spaniard saves the first effort and then the rebound. What was Diagne doing? He expected the whistle but it didn't look a foul to me.

78' 

A poor De Gea clearance is straight to Snodgrass but United survive.

15 minutes to go.

76' 

Townsend is down after a little head-to-head with Wan-Bissaka.

There's going to be a fair bit of stoppage time.

73' 

Oh dear.

Up the other end and West Brom really should score or at least have a chance!

They're two on one but Diagne's cross for Maitland-Niles is awry and De Gea collects. Maguire was done for there but the Baggies can't make it count.

70' 

SAVE!

United have a corner and Greenwood's shot is blocked!

OFF THE LINE!

McTominay with the follow-up! Off the line by Furlong!

67' 

Yokuslu is now off for the Baggies. Livermore on!

25 minutes to go. Still level.

66' 

Maguire didn't protest when that was overturned, and on top of that he was definitely offside. So that's all good and proper.

Martial now makes way for Greenwood.

64' 

NO PENALTY!

Craig Pawson decides that it wasn't a foul. We carry on.

63' 

PENALTY TO MANCHESTER UNITED!

Maguire goes down in the box from Fernandes’ free-kick! But he looks offside, and was it even a foul?

VAR will have a look.

62' 

30 minutes left for either side to grab a winner.

Neither have looked like it in the past five minutes. The rain is truly pouring.

58' 

West Brom just starting to grow back into this and again it's crosses into the box that cause trouble.

Furlong skips past Martial and his ball into the box isn't too far off the head of Diagne.

56' 

CLOSE!

Out of nothing, West Brom almost score!

Maitland-Niles drives forward and plays in Periera but the Brazilian drags his effort wide.

 

SHAW THING

51' 

Pereira unleashes an almighty scream as McTominay fouls him but there's not much to it to be honest.

The Baggies do finally get a few passes going though, but it doesn't last long.

50' 

United have started this half well and Rashford, who has had a very quiet game, finally gets a few touches in the box.

West Brom can't string a pass together at the moment.

  • Darnell Furlong
    OffLee PeltierWest Bromwich AlbionPeltier, who was struggling with a knock in that first half, has made way for Furlong. United straight back in possession.
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  • Darnell Furlong
    OnDarnell FurlongWest Bromwich Albion
47' 

Peltier, who was struggling with a knock in that first half, has made way for Furlong.

United straight back in possession.

46' 

HERE WE GO AGAIN

15:51 

SAM AND SENEGAL

  • End of 1st Half
 

HALF TIME

Controversy at half time as United had extra men on a counter attack only to hear the half-time whistle.

Fernandes and Cavani are furious but at least United are level.

Fernandes had been anonymous in this match but he's capable of such moments of magic and that's what matters.

  • Bruno Fernandes
    GoalBruno FernandesManchester UnitedGOAL! WEST BROM 1 MANCHESTER UNITED 1 (Fernandes, 45) What was I saying? What a goal! Of course, Fernandes comes good when it matters most. Maguire finds Shaw down the left, and the left-back whips a ball into the box. The ball is behind Fernandes but he acrobatically volleys into the top corner. United are level.
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44' 

GOAL! WEST BROM 1 MANCHESTER UNITED 1 (Fernandes, 45)

What was I saying? What a goal!

Of course, Fernandes comes good when it matters most. Maguire finds Shaw down the left, and the left-back whips a ball into the box.

The ball is behind Fernandes but he acrobatically volleys into the top corner. United are level.

44' 

Maguire plays in Martial who should probably have a go but tries to square the ball instead. He's met by a West Brom wall.

42' 

Maguire is making the best attacking runs of any United player at the moment as he desperately tries to make something happen.

Fernandes has been anonymous so far. West Brom have been very good.

39' 

There's all sorts of wind playing tricks with the ball inside the Hawthorns.

Cavani has a chance to whip a ball into the box but it's drifting all over the place leaving Rashford and Martial with sore necks.

37' 

West Brom lose shape for the first time this evening but United can't make it count as McTominay's ball to Cavani is well wide of the mark.

34' 

Lindelof is having an absolute shocker. Offsides, fouls, at fault for the goal.

Nightmare.

He looks very uncomfortable.

31' 

Fred is so competent in midfield but has no idea what to do when he's in the final third.

He makes good runs but never seems to make the right pass, and fumbles a good opportunity here as he fails to help the ball to Cavani on the run.

28' 

United have struggled to get the full-backs involved so far, and they're the ones who have really been at the heart of their recent goal glut.

SAVE! Straight up the other end now Townsend puts a brilliant ball in and Snodgrass forces a fine save from De Gea who tips over!

Nothing comes from the corner but more poor defending in the middle from United. They've let West Brom get a good ball into the box four times now.

25' 

Up the other end Pereira puts a better ball in this time and Diagne is again on the end of it.

Lindelof is beaten once again but his blushes are spared as the ball trickles wide.

24' 

Rashford plays a brilliant ball into the here but Martial is just a little lethargic at the back post and fails to get in front of Peltier.

Best moment for the visitors so far.

21' 

United knocking it around the final third but with very little cutting edge. Cavani does have a sniff but his shot is blocked by a wall of Baggies.

Peltier is now receiving a little treatment on the pitch but he looks like he will be alright to carry on.

17' 

Diagne has a right go at Peltier for some rubbish passing. He wanted a quality delivery through the middle there but Peltier just went long.

United are also struggling for any quality in attack as Martial lets the ball run under his feet.

15' 

West Brom win a free-kick but Pereira's ball in is shambolic and blows over everyone.

United charge up the other end through Shaw but West Brom look buoyed by their early lead and put the breaks on a counter.

12' 

Fernandes has barely had a touch so far. United look a little frantic in the final third at the moment. They need to calm things down, still plenty of time.

10' 

EARLY DOORS

A closer look at that Diagne header and it's very good. He just bends his head around Lindelof's chest to get their first.

8' 

Solskjaer is on the sidelines barking orders already.

This just isn't something you can imagine from Manchester City and that's why United are eight points behind.

But the visitors are enjoying all the possession now and Cavani miscues inside the box when Shaw finds him.

Fred then has a go from distance but it's straight at Johnstone.

5' 

United have made it hard for themselves so many times this season, and so many times they've come back to win.

They've got 86 minutes to do that now, but blimey what a start from West Brom.

Some big drama early on!

  • Mbaye Diagne
    GoalMbaye DiagneWest Bromwich AlbionGOAL! WEST BROM 1 MANCHESTER UNITED 0 (Diagne, 2) Oh my word. 90 seconds in! West Brom get the ball in the box early and Gallagher whips it in for Diagne who heads brilliantly past De Gea. Early shocker! United have not had a touch yet!
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GOAL! WEST BROM 1 MANCHESTER UNITED 0 (Diagne, 2)

Oh my word.

90 seconds in! West Brom get the ball in the box early and Gallagher whips it in for Diagne who heads brilliantly past De Gea.

Early shocker! United have not had a touch yet!

1' 

LET'S GO!

West Brom get us underway!

14:56 

FOUR MINUTE WARNING

And some pre-match Ole...

14:50 

BIRTHDAY GOAL?

14:44 

HOPE FOR BAGGIES?

The table doesn't look good for West Brom...BUT, the last time United faced a side in the relegation zone they were beaten, and that was a just a couple of weeks ago.

Sheffield United's surprise 2-1 victory at Old Trafford really put the breaks on United's challenge but also gave the Blades the boost they needed to entertain any possibility of staying in the Premier League.

Can United do the same for West Brom today by losing?

14:35 

UNITED BETWEEN RIVALS

Had you told United fans that they would be five points clear of Liverpool, with a game in hand, with less than half the season to go and that Jurgen Klopp had conceded the title...well, they'd have laughed at you.

Yet here we are.

But still, they are eight points adrift of the summit such is Manchester City's recent dominance.

United remain caught between their two rivals. Is that really enough for them?

14:26 

100 UP FOR FRED

He's had his doubters during his time at United, by Fred has become a proper part of this deep United side in the last season and a half. Solskjaer kept the faith, and he has been rewarded.

14:18 

WEST BROM TEAM NEWS

14:17 

UNITED TEAM NEWS

14:13

WEST BROM VS MANCHESTER UNITED

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Today's match at the Hawthorns sees the division's top scorers take on the leakiest defence.

United have scored 49 goals, West Brom have conceded 54. This might get ugly...

Stay with us for all the build-up, hype and highlights ahead of kick-off at 2pm.