Man United held to 1-1 intention at lowly West Brom
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BIRMINGHAM, England: An out-of-styles Manchester United would possibly maybe well well handiest intention 1-1 at struggling West Bromwich Albion on Sunday (Feb 14), leaving them 2d in the Premier League however seven parts adrift of Manchester Metropolis.
West Brom, who desire a excellent turnaround to keep some distance off from relegation, shrinking their company with a 2d-minute arrangement from on-mortgage Senegalese striker Mbaye Diagne who beat defender Victor Lindelof to pass dwelling.
United regarded torpid for the relaxation of the half of, however their inspirational Portuguese midfielder Bruno Fernandes stepped up but all any other time in the 44th minute with a spectacular volley from advance the penalty residing.
Fernandes has now been without lengthen smitten by 38 dreams in his first 38 Premier League appearances, 22 dreams and 16 assists.
In a more exciting 2d half of in advance-freezing temperatures at The Hawthorns, the Manchester club twice seen photography cleared off the line and had a penalty attraction grew to become down after captain Harry Maguire modified into manhandled in the box.
Showing a ardour missing in some employees mates, Maguire drove forward at each opportunity and nearly won it at the death with a 95th-minute header that goalkeeper Sam Johnstone tipped onto the put up.
"It modified into a gargantuan assign by Sam to be elegant," talked about a pissed off Maguire.
"We created heaps of possibilities, enough to take the sport. We made it tricky for ourselves conceding the arrangement. It be disappointing. On one other day we discover two or three dreams and it's some distance a varied narrative."
Despite surviving waves of attacks, the hosts would possibly maybe well well dangle snatched it with three breakaways. Diagne, who has joined from Turkish club Galatasaray till the finish of the season, twice went terminate with handiest David de Gea to beat in the United arrangement.
The tip result left West Brom 2d bottom of the desk, 12 parts from safety, with manager Sam Allardyce to this point failing to ignite their season no topic his popularity for gargantuan escapes.
League leaders Manchester Metropolis beat Tottenham Hotspur 3-0 on Saturday to reach 53 parts and dangle a sport in quit Manchester United and third-placed Leicester, each on 46.