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
- 22PeltierSubstituted forFurlongat 45′minutes
- 5BartleyBooked at 61mins
- 35YokusluSubstituted forLivermoreat 67′minutes
- 23SnodgrassBooked at 85minsSubstituted forPhillipsat 87′minutes
- 30Maitland-NilesBooked at 79mins
- 18GallagherBooked at 37mins
- 12Costa Pereira
- 17DiagneBooked at 89mins
- 1de Gea
- 17FredSubstituted forvan de Beekat 79′minutes
- 18Bruno Fernandes
- 9MartialSubstituted forGreenwoodat 66′minutes
- 34van de Beek
Match ends, West Bromwich Albion 1, Manchester United 1.
Second Half ends, West Bromwich Albion 1, Manchester United 1.
Attempt saved. Harry Maguire (Manchester United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Luke Shaw with a cross.
Attempt saved. Bruno Fernandes (Manchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Luke Shaw.
Attempt blocked. Scott McTominay (Manchester United) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Luke Shaw with a cross.
Corner, Manchester United. Conceded by Ainsley Maitland-Niles.
Mbaye Diagne (West Bromwich Albion) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Marcus Rashford (Manchester United) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Mbaye Diagne (West Bromwich Albion).
Attempt missed. Mbaye Diagne (West Bromwich Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Darnell Furlong with a cross.
Substitution, West Bromwich Albion. Matt Phillips replaces Robert Snodgrass.
Foul by Harry Maguire (Manchester United).
Darnell Furlong (West Bromwich Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Robert Snodgrass (West Bromwich Albion) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Marcus Rashford (Manchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Robert Snodgrass (West Bromwich Albion).
Bruno Fernandes (Manchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Jake Livermore (West Bromwich Albion).
Foul by Bruno Fernandes (Manchester United).
Robert Snodgrass (West Bromwich Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.