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West Brom 1-1 Man Utd: Bruno Fernandes scores stunning volley


Bruno Fernandes goal
Bruno Fernandes scored his 14th league goal of the season for Manchester United

Bruno Fernandes’ stunning volley salvaged a point for Manchester United at struggling West Brom, but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side lost further ground in the Premier League title race.

United moved back above Leicester in second place, but are now seven points behind leaders Manchester City, who also have a game in hand.

The Baggies took a shock lead after just 83 seconds as on-loan striker Mbaye Diagne outmuscled Victor Lindelof to head in from Conor Gallagher’s cross.

United where finding it difficult to make inroads in a lacklustre opening period until Fernandes hooked Luke Shaw’s cross into the top corner with his weaker left foot.

The visitors improved in the second half, Mason Greenwood testing Sam Johnstone with a low strike and Scott McTominay seeing his follow up cleared off the line.

With time running out, skipper Harry Maguire leapt to send his header towards the top corner, but Johnstone tipped the effort against the post to deny United an injury-time winner.

Sam Allardyce’s side could have won it themselves late on, but Diagne struck his effort over the crossbar from six yards out.

Though they claimed a draw, West Brom remain in deep trouble at the wrong end of the table, second from bottom and 12 points from safety.

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West Bromwich Albion

  1. Squad number1Player nameJohnstone

  2. Squad number22Player namePeltier

  3. Squad number6Player nameAjayi

  4. Squad number5Player nameBartley

  5. Squad number14Player nameTownsend

  6. Squad number35Player nameYokuslu

  7. Squad number23Player nameSnodgrass

  8. Squad number30Player nameMaitland-Niles

  9. Squad number18Player nameGallagher

  10. Squad number12Player nameMatheus Pereira

  11. Squad number17Player nameDiagne

  1. Squad number2Player nameFurlong

  2. Squad number8Player nameLivermore

  3. Squad number10Player namePhillips

Manchester United

  1. Squad number11Player nameGreenwood
  2. Squad number34Player namevan de Beek

Line-ups

West Brom

Formation 4-1-4-1

  • 1Johnstone
  • 22PeltierSubstituted forFurlongat 45′minutes
  • 6Ajayi
  • 5BartleyBooked at 61mins
  • 14Townsend
  • 35YokusluSubstituted forLivermoreat 67′minutes
  • 23SnodgrassBooked at 85minsSubstituted forPhillipsat 87′minutes
  • 30Maitland-NilesBooked at 79mins
  • 18GallagherBooked at 37mins
  • 12Costa Pereira
  • 17DiagneBooked at 89mins

Substitutes

  • 2Furlong
  • 4Robson-Kanu
  • 7Robinson
  • 8Livermore
  • 10Phillips
  • 19Sawyers
  • 25Button
  • 27O’Shea
  • 29Grant

Man Utd

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1de Gea
  • 29Wan-Bissaka
  • 2Lindelöf
  • 5Maguire
  • 23Shaw
  • 39McTominay
  • 17FredSubstituted forvan de Beekat 79′minutes
  • 10Rashford
  • 18Bruno Fernandes
  • 9MartialSubstituted forGreenwoodat 66′minutes
  • 7Cavani

Substitutes

  • 3Bailly
  • 11Greenwood
  • 21James
  • 26Henderson
  • 27Telles
  • 31Matic
  • 33Williams
  • 34van de Beek
  • 38Tuanzebe

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