Info

Competition
Premier League
Date
15 April 2018
Game week
34
Kick-off
17:00
Half-time
0 - 0
Full-time
0 - 1
Venue
Old Trafford (Manchester)
Attendance
75095

Goals

0 - 1
73' J. Rodriguez (G)

Commentary

Minute   Description
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A stunning defeat for Manchester United at the hands of West Brom delivers the Premier League title to Manchester City. The Red Devils were not at the races at all today, struggling for rhythm in the final third. The Baggies were tenacious at the back, while Jay Rodriguez delivered the crucial goal for his team and City, nodding home from close range. There could be a glimmer of hope for West Brom and at the least it's a performance for their fans to be proud of this term. It's utter humiliation for Jose Mourinho after the high of the Manchester derby as United surrender the crown to their bitter rivals.
MANCHESTER CITY ARE PREMIER LEAGUE CHAMPIONS!
FULL-TIME: MANCHESTER UNITED 0-1 WEST BROM
90'+4 The referee ends the contest.
Yacob replaces Brunt.
Lingard brings down Yacob and that could be enough to seal the win as the Baggies are awarded a free-kick.
90'+3 SAVE! Valencia sends a cross to the back post for Smalling to attack, but he guides his effort straight at Foster.
90'+2 The Baggies have taken time off the clock extremely well in the contest. United are in danger of handing the crown to their rivals here.
90' Smalling heads the ball on in the final third, but Gibbs reacts brilliantly to boot the ball away from Sanchez lurking behind him.
There will be four minutes of added time.
Martial curls a dangerous cross towards Lukaku, but the striker cannot make contact before Foster makes the claim.
88' Time is running out for United here. They need something special to get the breakthrough.
87' Matic attempts to send a pass through the West Brom defensive line, although his offload is too hard and travels out for a goal-kick.
86' Valencia sends a cross to the back post aiming for the run of Lukaku, but Foster gathers ahead of the forward.
85' Sturridge replaces the hard-working Rondon.
83' The Baggies are coping with everything that has been thrown in their direction this afternoon. They're doing a fine job of taking the pace out of the contest.
81' De Gea claims Brunt's corner with ease, but the distribution from the Spaniard is collected by McClean. He goes on the charge and hammers a low strike towards goal, although the United keeper watches it safely past the post.
80' Krychowiak, Rodriguez and McClean combine to win a corner for the visitors. Could they score again from a set-piece?
79' Lingard sends a vicious cross in from the right, but Nyom does brilliantly to head it away from danger.
United are struggling for the final ball in the box, with the Baggies defending to the last man.
77' Nyom is late on Martial and goes into the book.
Krychowiak replaces Phillips for the visitors.
76' Valencia lifts a cross to the back post, but the Baggies are able to clear their lines. Mata goes for the follow-up pass, only to knock his effort out for a goal-kick.
75' Rashford replaces Young for the home side.
SCRAMBLE! The ball pinballs around the West Brom box with Lingard and Martial both swinging a boot at the ball. However, the latter scuffs his effort well over the bar.
73' GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!! WEST BROM TAKE THE LEAD!! Is there hope for West Brom in their battle to beat the drop? Rodriguez continues his fine form by finding the net. Brunt lifts a corner to the back post and Dawson challenges Matic in the air. It strikes off the United man and falls kindly for the forward. Rodriguez holds his nerve to nod the ball into the net. Hope for West Brom and champagne on ice at the Etihad Stadium as a United defeat would secure the crown for City.
72' Rodriguez leads a break out from the back and releases Phillips down the right flank. The winger looks for the cross, but Young diverts it behind for a corner.
71' Lukaku releases Martial in the final third, but the Frenchman takes a poor first touch and loses possession.
70' WIDE! Lingard latches on to Mata's lay-off and he goes for the first-time hit, only to see his effort drift wide of the post.
69' Mata plays in Valencia down the right flank and he goes for the cutback into the box, but he fails to find Sanchez in the middle.
66' SAVE! LUKAKU IS DENIED! Matic sends a fine cross into the box for Lukaku to head at goal. The Belgian directs his effort towards the bottom corner, but Foster gets down to palm the ball wide of the target. A brilliant stop from the Baggies keeper.
64' Martial tries to force the ball through to Sanchez, but the Chilean cannot find a cross into the middle towards Lukaku.
Martial collects the loose ball from Sanchez's cross and tries to beat Livermore, who inadvertently nudges the ball with his hand. However, it's too close to the Baggies man for the referee to award a free-kick.
61' Hegazi clears the danger from his box twice in the space of a minute, with the defender in the right place at the right time.
60' Mata lifts the ball to the back post, but Hegazi rises highest to head the ball behind for a corner.
Nyom pushes down Martial on the left flank and it hands United a free-kick in a threatening position.
58' Mourinho protects Pogba by replacing the Frenchman with Martial.
United defend well from the corner as red shirts guide the ball away from the leap of Dawson at the back post.
57' Smalling has to act at the near post to divert McClean's low cross out for a corner. West Brom are being persistent this afternoon.
Young floats a cross into the box for Mata's run, but Foster reads the danger and comes off his line to make the claim.
55' Brunt smashes his free-kick straight into the wall and the ball deflects out for a throw-in near the corner flag on the left.
54' McClean goes on the surge into the middle of the field before being brought down by Pogba on the edge of the box. The Frenchman has to be very careful having already been booked.
53' Valencia cuts the ball back to Pogba following a run down the right. The Frenchman slides a pass to Mata, who goes for a strike from distance, only to slice his effort wide of the post.
51' Pogba attempts to combine with Lukaku, but the Frenchman misplaces his pass and allows the Baggies to break.
50' Lukaku has a run at Gibbs down the right flank and tries to force a low cross to the near post. However, it deflects off the full-back and allows Foster to make the claim.
49' McClean floats a cross into the box following a good run down the left. Rondon makes glancing contact with a header, but his effort flies straight into the hands of De Gea.
47' BLOCK! Lingard almost breaks the deadlock as he latches on to Sanchez's flick inside the box, but Dawson makes a vital block.
46' Herrera makes way for Lingard.
We're back underway at Old Trafford.
It's goalless at the break between Manchester United and West Brom at Old Trafford. The Baggies have had the best opportunity in the opening 45 minutes, but Jake Livermore was denied by David de Gea. United came close through Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez, but Ben Foster was on form to deny the duo. Other than that there has been very little in terms of goalmouth action to report. Jose Mourinho will want to see more urgency from his team in the second half.
HALF-TIME: MANCHESTER UNITED 0-0 WEST BROM
45'+1 The referee ends the first half.
BLOCK! Pogba latches on to a loose ball on the edge of the box and hammers his effort towards goal. Hegazi is in the right place at the right time to make the intervention, diverting the ball over.
45' There will be one minute of added time.
44' McClean and Rondon attempt to combine in the final third, but the latter fails to complete his offload to the Irishman and United come away with the ball.
42' Dawson latches on to Brunt's delivery from the right and he heads the ball across the face of goal. However, no West Brom player takes the gamble in the six-yard box, allowing United to clear the danger.
41' Phillips has a dart down the right and he wins a corner off the legs of Lindelof, allowing the Baggies to commit men forward.
40' Gibbs has space to raid into down the left and he fires a low cross to the near post, but De Gea makes a comfortable claim.
38' OVER! Pogba tries to break the deadlock with a touch of the spectacular with an effort at goal from distance, only to launch his strike over the bar.
37' Young cuts back on to his right foot and supplies a cross from the left flank, but Dawson rises to head away from Lukaku.
35' United are struggling for rhythm in the final third as Lukaku tries to force the issue, but cannot break through a wall of West Brom defenders on the edge of the box.
33' Lukaku tries to carve out space on the right flank, but he loses out to McClean, who is back covering in the corner.
31' Pogba and Herrera attempt to combine on the edge of the box, but West Brom have plenty of men back behind the ball to crowd out the Spaniard.
29' Pogba goes into the book for deliberate handball as he tries to guide Sanchez's cross towards the net with his hand.
27' Brunt makes two good challenges in the final third to deny Lukaku and Sanchez, winning the ball on both occasions. The Baggies have been solid thus far.
25' West Brom keep the attack alive and McClean swings a cross to the back post for Rondon to head at goal, but he sends his effort straight at De Gea.
24' Brunt lines up a strike from distance, only to see his effort charged down by Matic.
21' Sanchez looks for the offload to Valencia down the right, but the full-back mistimes his run and is caught offside.
19' SAVES! Mata releases Lukaku in the box and the Belgian attempts to poke his effort past Foster, but the keeper makes the stop. Sanchez goes for the strike on the rebound, only to be denied by the legs of Foster.
18' PENALTY SHOUT! Herrera goes down under Dawson's challenge in the box as he latches on to Lukaku's cutback. However, the referee waves away the appeal for a spot-kick.
15' After sitting back in the early stages of the match, the Baggies are starting to play good football to put United under pressure.
13' McClean collects down the left flank and floats a cross into the box, but Rondon cannot get above the ball to head at goal, guiding his effort over the top.
12' SAVE! Rodriguez puts pressure on United to win back possession on the half-way line. He picks out Rondon, who in turn slides a pass into the feet of Livermore. The midfielder tries to curl his effort into the bottom corner, only to be denied by De Gea.
10' Young flicks the ball over the top of the West Brom defence, but Mata is well offside as he collects in the box.
8' Valencia makes a run into the right inside channel to latch on to Pogba's pass, but his low cross into the middle is repelled by Hegazi.
7' Pogba pulls the trigger on an effort from 25 yards, but it's a tame strike straight into the hands of Foster.
6' Mata and Sanchez attempt to combine in the final third, but the Spaniard's pass evades the run of his team-mate in the box.
3' United have started with an up-tempo game and are moving the ball around the West Brom half.
1' Sanchez goes for the cross-field pass for Mata's run, but the ball skips off the surface and bounces out for a goal-kick.
We're underway at Old Trafford.
FLASHBACK! United defeated West Brom 2-1 at The Hawthorns in their clash earlier this season as goals from Lukaku and Lingard were enough to secure the win, despite a strike from Gareth Barry.
The Baggies ended an eight-match losing streak against Swansea last time out, although they were unable to see out the win. As a result, Moore has named an unchanged side this afternoon, with Rodriguez and Rondon leading the line.
United have made two changes from their win over City last time out. Eric Bailly misses out and is replaced by Lindelof, while Mata replaces Lingard as part of the front three.
West Brom subs: Claudio Yacob, Boaz Myhill, Daniel Sturridge, Ali Gabr, Oliver Burke, Grzegorz Krychowiak, Sam Field.
WEST BROM (4-4-2): Ben Foster; Allan Nyom, Craig Dawson, Ahmed Hegazi, Kieran Gibbs; Matt Phillips, Jake Livermore, Chris Brunt, James McClean; Salomon Rondon, Jay Rodriguez.
Manchester United subs: Phil Jones, Marcos Rojo, Anthony Martial, Jesse Lingard, Marcus Rashford, Scott McTominay, Joel Pereira.
MANCHESTER UNITED (4-3-3): David de Gea; Antonio Valencia, Victor Lindelof, Chris Smalling, Ashley Young; Ander Herrera, Nemanja Matic, Paul Pogba; Juan Mata, Romelu Lukaku, Alexis Sanchez.
The team news has been announced and we'll start with the home side.
West Brom are staring relegation in the face and a defeat this afternoon will push them towards the brink of the Championship. Darren Moore has been given the impossible job over the next five games to save the Baggies. They're 12 points adrift of 17th-place Swansea with five games remaining. A loss today could see their fate sealed in the next round of matches.
Liverpool have applied pressure in the battle for second place, moving within one point of United. However, with two matches in hand Mourinho's side can take a large stride towards securing the spot behind City with a win this afternoon.
United denied bitter rivals Manchester City the crown last week with a brilliant comeback victory at the Etihad Stadium. Goals from Vincent Kompany and Ilkay Gundogan looked to have secured the crown for Pep Guardiola's men, but Paul Pogba led the fightback as he scored a brace before Chris Smalling netted the winner. The title is still City's, but the result could have been a turning point for the Red Devils under Jose Mourinho.
Good afternoon and welcome to the live commentary of the Premier League clash between Manchester United and West Brom at Old Trafford.

Lineups

R
A
A
1
David de Gea
1
B. Foster
2
A. Nyom
2
V. Lindelöf
3
K. Gibbs
6
P. Pogba
7
A. Sánchez
8
J. Livermore
8
Mata
9
S. Rondón
9
R. Lukaku
10
M. Phillips
11
C. Brunt
12
C. Smalling
14
J. McClean
18
A. Young
19
J. Rodriguez
21
Ander Herrera
25
A. Valencia
25
C. Dawson
26
Ahmed Hegazi
31
N. Matić
14
11
19
20
15
5
C
C
C
C

Additional info

Referee
P. Tierney
Assistants
R. West
Fourth official
M. Dean

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Match Stats

Manchester United West Bromwich Albion
49 Attacks (Dangerous) 14
4 Corners 4
8 Fouls 13
14 Free Kicks 12
4 Goal Kicks 12
4 Offsides 1
3 Shots (blocked) 2
5 Shots (off target) 3
4 Shots (on target) 3
0 Shots (woodwork) 0
16 Throw Ins 16

Regular Season

# Team MP D P
134+7390
234+3974
335+4371
434+3568
534+2563
634+2057
735+353
835-1445
934+244
1034-841
1135-1738
1235-1838
1334-1536
1435-1835
1534-2135
1634-2735
1734-2433
1834-2029
1935-3329
2035-2525

Old Trafford

Name:
Old Trafford 
City:
Manchester 
Capacity:
76212