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  • Date:08 Mar 2014
  • Kick-off:12:45
  • Venue:The Hawthorns
  • Attendance:26,184
  • Jones (33) Rooney (64)
    Welbeck (81)
Goal!

Live Commentary

92mins

The referee brings the game to a close.

92mins

Saido Berahino makes a clearance.

91mins

David De Gea takes the free kick.

91mins

Unfair challenge on Chris Smalling by Saido Berahino results in a free kick.

90mins

Victor Anichebe receives a yellow card.

90mins

Unfair challenge on Danny Welbeck by Victor Anichebe results in a free kick.

89mins

Shot by Saido Berahino. Blocked by Phil Jones.

87mins

Nemanja Vidic on for Rafael Da Silva.

86mins

Shot by Victor Anichebe went wide right of the net.

84mins

Rafael Da Silva makes a clearance.

82mins

Danny Welbeck grabs a goal with a right foot finish. West Brom 0-3 Man Utd.The assist for the goal came from Wayne Rooney.

82mins

Saido Berahino has an effort at goal. Blocked by Rafael Da Silva.

80mins

Morgan Amalfitano crosses the ball in from the free kick.

79mins

Patrice Evra gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Stephane Sessegnon.

79mins

Marouane Fellaini manages to make a clearance.

78mins

Zoltan Gera takes the chance to get an effort at goal. David De Gea parries the effort to safety.

77mins

Clearance made by Chris Smalling.

76mins

Shinji Kagawa joins the action as a substitute, replacing Adnan Januzaj.

75mins

Clearance made by Marouane Fellaini.

74mins

Shot by Danny Welbeck cleared the crossbar.

72mins

A cross is delivered by Liam Ridgewell.

71mins

Centre by Wayne Rooney.

70mins

David De Gea takes the free kick.

69mins

Morgan Amalfitano crosses the ball.

69mins

A cross is delivered by Adnan Januzaj.

67mins

Shot by Juan Mata. Blocked by Jonas Olsson.

66mins

Saido Berahino comes on in place of Chris Brunt.

65mins

Wayne Rooney scores with a header. West Brom 0-2 Man Utd.Assist on the goal came from Rafael Da Silva.

64mins

Wayne Rooney produces a cross.

63mins

Robin van Persie leaves the field to be replaced by Danny Welbeck.

60mins

Steven Reid goes off and Stephane Sessegnon comes on.

60mins

Foul by Youssouf Mulumbu on Rafael Da Silva, free kick awarded.

59mins

Rafael Da Silva takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the right of the target.

58mins

David De Gea restarts play with the free kick.

58mins

Foul by Jonas Olsson on Phil Jones, free kick awarded.

57mins

Youssouf Mulumbu has an effort at goal. Blocked by Michael Carrick.

56mins

Chris Smalling fouled by Zoltan Gera, the ref awards a free kick.

56mins

Free kick taken by Ben Foster.

55mins

Robin van Persie challenges Steven Reid unfairly and gives away a free kick.

52mins

Jonas Olsson manages to make a clearance.

52mins

Zoltan Gera takes a weak shot. David De Gea makes a block.

51mins

Liam Ridgewell fouled by Robin van Persie, the ref awards a free kick.

51mins

Ben Foster restarts play with the free kick.

50mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Morgan Amalfitano by Robin van Persie.

50mins

Chris Brunt manages to make a clearance.

49mins

Shot by Victor Anichebe went wide of the right-hand post.

48mins

The referee gets the second half started.

48mins

David De Gea restarts play with the free kick.

48mins

Marouane Fellaini makes a clearance.

47mins

Free kick crossed by Robin van Persie.

47mins

The first half comes to an end.

47mins

Gareth McAuley challenges Phil Jones unfairly and gives away a free kick.

47mins

Morgan Amalfitano crosses the ball in from the free kick.

47mins

Marouane Fellaini fouled by Youssouf Mulumbu, the ref awards a free kick.

46mins

Marouane Fellaini gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Chris Brunt.

46mins

Rafael Da Silva manages to make a clearance.

46mins

The ball is crossed by Marouane Fellaini.

45mins

Chris Smalling manages to make a clearance.

44mins

Victor Anichebe produces a cross.

43mins

Clearance made by Chris Smalling.

43mins

A cross is delivered by Steven Reid.

42mins

Liam Ridgewell crosses the ball.

41mins

Clearance by Marouane Fellaini.

40mins

(West Brom) makes a substitution, with James Morrison coming on for Claudio Yacob.

39mins

Marouane Fellaini concedes a free kick for a foul on Claudio Yacob.

38mins

Jonas Olsson manages to make a clearance.

38mins

Header at goal by Claudio Yacob goes over the frame of the goal.

36mins

Adnan Januzaj takes a shot and cleared the bar.

36mins

David De Gea takes the free kick.

35mins

The official flags Chris Brunt offside.

35mins

Clearance by Chris Smalling.

34mins

The ball is crossed by Robin van Persie. Robin van Persie restarts play with the free kick. Phil Jones grabs a goal with a headed effort. West Brom 0-1 Man Utd.Robin van Persie provided the assist for the goal.

33mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Rafael Da Silva by Chris Brunt.

32mins

Rafael Da Silva takes a shot and went wide left of the goal.

32mins

Adnan Januzaj produces a cross.

32mins

The ball is sent over by Chris Brunt.

31mins

Clearance by Rafael Da Silva.

30mins

Robin van Persie challenges Claudio Yacob unfairly and gives away a free kick.

29mins

A cross is delivered by Wayne Rooney.

28mins

Chris Brunt sends in a cross.

28mins

Chris Smalling manages to make a clearance.

26mins

The official flags Patrice Evra offside.

26mins

Youssouf Mulumbu gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Robin van Persie.

25mins

Chris Brunt takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Blocked by Chris Smalling.

23mins

The ball is delivered by Chris Brunt.

22mins

Gareth McAuley manages to make a clearance.

21mins

Marouane Fellaini manages to make a clearance.

19mins

Unfair challenge on Juan Mata by Claudio Yacob results in a free kick.

18mins

Clearance made by Phil Jones.

17mins

Steven Reid makes a clearance.

16mins

Header by Marouane Fellaini misses right.

15mins

Corner from the taken by Juan Mata.

15mins

Corner from the left by-line taken by Wayne Rooney.

14mins

Chris Smalling manages to make a clearance.

14mins

Zoltan Gera produces a cross.

14mins

Rafael Da Silva makes a clearance.

13mins

Ben Foster restarts play with the free kick.

12mins

Rafael Da Silva crosses the ball.

11mins

Clearance by Steven Reid.

10mins

Rafael Da Silva restarts play with the free kick.

10mins

Foul by Chris Brunt on Rafael Da Silva, free kick awarded.

8mins

Clearance by Phil Jones.

7mins

Chris Smalling makes a clearance.

6mins

Ben Foster restarts play with the free kick.

5mins

Unfair challenge on Chris Brunt by Rafael Da Silva results in a free kick.

5mins

Chris Brunt makes a clearance.

5mins

Corner taken by Juan Mata from the right by-line.

3mins

The ball is crossed by Morgan Amalfitano.

2mins

Chris Brunt crosses the ball in from the free kick.

1mins

Marouane Fellaini challenges Chris Brunt unfairly and gives away a free kick.

The game kicks-off.

Match Preview

Moyes sticks up for Cleverley David Moyes sprang to the defence of Tom Cleverley after an online petition was launched calling for the Manchester United midfielder to be excluded from England's World Cup squad. Over 17,000 people have signed the petition, which was set up by Glenn McConnell from Blackpool, who criticised the player's "inept" performances for United and England. "Tom Cleverley is a fantastic young player who's developing all the time," the Manchester United manager said. "He is a great trainer. He is first out and every day he does his best in training. "He always gives his best and that is why he will succeed." Cleverley received the backing of England manager Roy Hodgson, who lashed out at those who had signed the petition. The midfielder did not feature for England in their friendly win over Denmark but he is fit for United's game against West Brom on Saturday. A letter from Moyes to United season ticket holders came to light on Friday morning. In it, the Scot thanked the fans for their support during what he conceded was a sub-par season. Moyes repeated that message at his pre-match press conference. "We have great support," he said. "The supporters understand the difficult period we are in and they are backing the players. "I believe that the players are working hard for each other. They know they can play better, and they will play better." Last week's Capital One Cup final and the international break mean Moyes' team have been without a match for 11 days. Their last performance was one of the worst of the season. A 2-0 defeat against Olympiacos put Moyes' men on the brink of elimination from the Champions League. The big gap between fixtures has been both a help and hindrance to the United boss. "It has allowed some players to get games, like Darren Fletcher, Shinji Kagawa and Chicharito (Javier Hernandez), the people who have not featured as much as we would like," Moyes said. "But certainly it's also been a hindrance because we went into it off a bad performance and result in Olympiacos and we wanted to put it right much sooner." United have the advantage of facing a team in a far worse predicament than their own this weekend. West Brom have not won a match since Pepe Mel replaced Steve Clarke as head coach of the midlands club. Albion were forced to deny speculation that Mel was on the verge of the sack despite only being in the job less than two months. Moyes is sure the Spaniard's job is not under threat even though the Baggies are just one points above the drop zone. "I'd be very surprised if Pepe Mel is under pressure at this moment," he said. "I wouldn't think for one minute that after six games they were (thinking about) bringing in a new manager." Robin van Persie is fit to face West Brom even though he fell ill on international duty this week but fellow striker Javier Hernandez is unavailable after he suffered a knee injury in Mexico's friendly against Nigeria. Juan Mata returns after being cup-tied for United's Champions League defeat to Olympiacos. Centre-back Phil Jones (hip) could return but Jonny Evans (calf) and winger Nani (hamstring) are doubtful. Under-pressure Albion head coach Mel reverted to his native Spanish to face the media about Nicolas Anelka's recent ban and speculation over his own future in a tense press conference on Friday. Less than 24 hours before a crucial Premier League home game against United, Mel was forced to bat away questions relating to Anelka's five-match ban for his controversial 'quenelle' gesture as well as his own job security and reports of player unrest. Albion take on United at The Hawthorns knowing defeat could see them drop into the bottom three and deeper into the relegation mire. However, the match itself is not top of the news agenda, as Mel referred all questions about Anelka to the club while insisting he is confident about his own future and downplaying talk of dissent among the playing personnel. The Spaniard has recently used English in press conferences but opted to use an interpreter while under such scrutiny. "As I can imagine the questions, today I prefer to speak in Spanish," he said. Asked about his position considering his failure to win in six matches since replacing Steve Clarke, Mel said: "My job depends on winning games and being a head coach is a risky business. "I came here extremely excited to do a good job and I'm certain that I'm going to carry this out." Following reports of 'showdown' meetings with players, the former Real Betis boss was eager to stress such conversations are simply routine. "We've been here six weeks and had six meetings," he said. "There was one this morning but it's intelligent to try and adapt to the style of play that we want. "They are small things but they will make us better because the players will feel more comfortable. The players are the important ones, that are the coach's bread and butter. "I'm the third coach at the club this season and it's not been a pleasant situation this season. Winning games changes everything and we could all be here on Saturday evening smiling. "In football you should never look to the following game and we are totally convinced we can win against Manchester United." Albion look likely to be without key midfielders Chris Brunt and James Morrison. Captain Brunt and fellow senior squad member Morrison both returned with knocks from international duty for Northern Ireland and Scotland respectively and will be assessed. Anelka will begin his five-match ban while right-back Billy Jones (torn hamstring) is out, but Stephane Sessegnon and Claudio Yacob are both back in contention.

Formation:4231Manager: Pepe Mel

West Brom

Formation: 4231Manager: David Moyes

Man Utd

  • Ben Foster
  • Steven Reid
  • Gareth McAuley
  • Jonas Olsson
  • Liam Ridgewell
  • Claudio Yacob
  • Youssouf Mulumbu
  • Morgan Amalfitano
  • Zoltan Gera
  • Chris Brunt
  • Victor Anichebe
  • SUBS
  • James Morrison
  • Boaz Myhill
  • Matej Vydra
  • Craig Dawson
  • Stephane Sessegnon
  • Saido Berahino
  • Koulossa Thievy

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Match Report

Form Guide

    DLDLDD
  • West Brom
  • VS
  • Man Utd
  • LWLDDW

Last Meetings

  • Man Utd
  • 1 - 2
  • West Brom
  • 28/09/2013
  • West Brom
  • 5 - 5
  • Man Utd
  • 19/05/2013
  • Man Utd
  • 2 - 0
  • West Brom
  • 29/12/2012
  • Man Utd
  • 2 - 0
  • West Brom
  • 11/03/2012
  • West Brom
  • 1 - 2
  • Man Utd
  • 14/08/2011
  • West Brom
  • 1 - 2
  • Man Utd
  • 01/01/2011

Top Scorers

West Brom

  • V Anichebe 3
  • S Berahino 3
  • N Anelka 2
  • G McAuley 2
  • C Brunt 2
  • S Sessegnon 2
  • M Amalfitano 2
  • M Vydra 2
  • L Ridgewell 1
  • DA Lugano 1
  • J Olsson 1
  • Y Mulumbu 1
  • C Yacob 1
  • KG Thievy 1

Man Utd

  • R van Persie 9
  • W Rooney 9
  • D Welbeck 8
  • A Januzaj 3
  • A Young 2
  • AL Valencia 2
  • JB Hernandez 2
  • M Carrick 1
  • P Evra 1
  • T Cleverley 1
  • C Smalling 1

Goals

West Brom

    • Total goals 70
    • Goals per game 31
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 5 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • (For) 8 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 5 (For) 3 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 5 (For) 8 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 9 (For) 4 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Man Utd

    • Total goals 82
    • Goals per game 43
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 5 (For) 5 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 5 (For) Period 21-30 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 5 (For) 6 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 7 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 5 (For) 4 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 7 (For) Period 71-80 mins
  • 3 (For) 6 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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