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 their ‘boys’.
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 victory today.
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 minutes.
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 Martial.
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 waves play-on.
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 was stalled.
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 the visitors.
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 Lingard.
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 campaign.
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 Lingard.
31′ A good ball sees Rooney freed on the edge of the box but his volley hits the back of Mc Auley
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 McAuley
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 impressive today
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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