United come through stern Hawthorns test

01 January 2011 03:30
Javier Hernandez once again became Manchester United's head-boy to seal a controversial 2-1 victory over West Brom. The little Mexican's eighth goal of the season, 15 minutes from time, sealed a second Premier League away win and kept United top of the table. Yet it barely told the story of a controversial match, the majority of which the hosts will forever be convinced United should have played with 10 men. In addition, Wayne Rooney ended his nine-month wait for a goal in open play, James Morrison levelled with a brilliant volley and Peter Odemwingie missed a second-half penalty after Gary Neville had inexplicably escaped conceding one before the break which should also have led to a red card for the full-back. That United ended the game with Rooney limping badly following a tackle by James Brunt that initially led to him leaving the field, only added to the drama.

Source: PA