Report: Man Utd 1 – 2 WBA

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TKTG brings together all the best articles on the 1-2 shock defeat of Man United by WBA at Old Trafford.

 

ESPNFC

Manchester United slumped to their third Premier League defeat of the season as West Brom recorded a first win at Old Trafford since 1978.

Goals from Morgan Amalfitano and Saido Berahino either side of the interval proved enough for the delirious Baggies despite Wayne Rooney netting for the fifth time in as many games.

Not even the second-half introductions of Robin van Persie and Marouane Fellaini could swing the contest back in United’s favour as they lost 2-1.

Fellaini did think he had equalised when he poked home Nani’s low cross five minutes from time but the effort was ruled out for offside.

The result, at the start of what was supposed to be an easy run of fixtures, is a shattering blow to new manager David Moyes, whose team have now slipped six points off the pace in the early stages of the title race.

Read the complete article ESPNFC

 

BBC Sport

 

Saido Berahino’s low strike earned West Brom their first win over Manchester United at Old Trafford since 1978.

Morgan Amalfitano’s composed chip over David De Gea put West Brom in front after the break before Wayne Rooney’s free-kick brought United level.

Berahino then got his first Premier League goal, with Marouane Fellaini’s late effort ruled out for offside.

The defeat for United ensured their worst start to a league campaign after six games since 1989-90.

Less than a week on from their 4-1 hammering at the hands of Manchester City, United were desperate for three points and West Brom appeared to offer the perfect fixture, with the Baggies without a win over United since 1984 and none at Old Trafford since December 1978.

But they were to be outdone by Steve Clarke’s side, who ensured United remain on seven points after six games, the same tally they had collected 24 years ago in the old Division One.

Read the complete article by BBC Sport’s Chris McKenna

 

ESPNFC Blog

Well, well, well. Now this is interesting. West Bromwich Albion have just achieved an extraordinary result, beating Manchester United 2-1 at Old Trafford. In a week when David Moyes had proved a point to his detractors by defeating Liverpool in the Capital One Cup, along came the visitors from the Black Country to add further furrows to the Scotsman’s brow. 

West Brom, on their way to this victory, showed the benefits of taking an enterprising approach at the home of the champions. They were not only diligent in defence, with Jonas Olsson, Boaz Myhill (in goal) and Liam Ridgewell particularly impressive, but were also beautifully balanced in attack, both of their goals coming as the result of outstanding pieces of play.

The first was a solo forage by Morgan Amalfitano, the French forward on loan from Marseille, who cut in from the right near the halfway line, surged between the centre-backs and dummied David De Gea – a goalkeeper almost as redoubtable in this situation as in any – to the ground before scooping the ball over his prone form. The second came from the boot of Saido Berahino, whose low drive after a swift succession of sharp, neatly angled passes gave the away side their first win at Old Trafford since 1978. 

Manchester United’s goal, an equaliser early in the second half, came from the right boot of Wayne Rooney, whose free-kick from 30 yards or so evaded everyone before curling into the far right-hand corner. Many have noted that Manchester United have not scored from open play in the Premier League since the start of the season, against Swansea, yet the problem is not so much the manner in which the goals are scored but the quantity of them. 

Read the complete article by ESPNFC’s Musa Okwonga

 

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