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Match Review: Manchester United vs West Brom

Manchester United vs West Brom 1-0 | Premier League | Match Review

Manchester United managed to gain another three points with their first league home win.  

They move above Manchester City in the league for the second time in Ole’s reign with the first coming in the first game of last season, and it only lasted a week. 

United’s win was the first time they have been victorious against West Brom in the league for five years.  

The game started relatively slow with both sides trying to get to grips with each others formation. 

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A strange decision to play two defensive midfielders from Ole, leaving Van De Beek out yet again, left the Reds looking very sluggish across the park.  Former player, Sam Johnstone, played a blinder throughout, keeping West Brom in the game on numerous occasions. Notably a glorious chance when Martials effort was saved at point blank. 

Bruno Fernandes’ twice taken second-half penalty was enough to seal the three points. The penalty had to be retaken when Johnstone stepped forwarding his line during Bruno’s run-up. 

Things are starting to look concerning for West Brom. They have lost five of their past six Premier League away games (drawn one) and failed to score in four of those defeats.

United now look forward to mid-week when they play Istanbul on Tuesday night in the Champions League.

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