West Brom 1-2 United: 4 things we learned

Ross Houston
December 18, 2017

Midfielder Jesse Lingard doubled the lead with a deflected shot from the edge of the penalty area eight minutes later.

In each of their last 55 games in which they've gone behind, West Brom have failed to win.

This was after a corner kick in the 77th minute.

Manchester United Romelu Lukaku celebrate

West Brom have now gone 16 league matches without a win and remained second bottom, two points from safety.

"If I do, it must be a big English club, just to spite Manchester United".

He said: "We were disappointed first half and I think I picked the wrong team really".

"There is absolutely no chance for Ben Foster".

They then switched off at a set-piece to allow Barry to score and were lucky not to concede an equaliser.

The home crowd were fired up and Jay Rodriguez, off the bench, so almost grabbed a late leveller, but he headed narrowly wide of De Gea's right post, before the United stopper pounced on the ball in the box moments later after a second goalmouth scramble.

"[Ed] Woodward should have come to me and we could have worked on that", Van Gaal added.

West Bromwich Albion manager Alan Pardew believes his Manchester United counterpart Jose Mourinho has been unfairly criticised, saying that no one, including Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola, is better than the Portuguese at winning trophies.

He said: "I know that the questions are always coming in the same direction and I keep saying the same". They had put in such a shift at Liverpool [in Wednesday's 0-0 draw] and I wanted to show faith in them, as their new manager.

Jose Mourinho made three changes following the win over Bournemouth in midweek with Ashley Young, Ander Herrera and Marcus Rashford all coming in.

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