Two first half goals from Romelu Lukaku and Jesse Lingard in a 1-2 Win was enough for Manchester United to see off the challenge of West Bromwich as they look to keep the pressure on rivals Manchester City at the top of the table.
Lukaku opened the scoring with a header against his former club just before the half hour mark, which now brings the former West Brom and Everton man to 15 goals since his summer move to Old Trafford. United looked to be cruising as Lingard doubled the lead 7 minutes later, his shot taking a defection off West Brom’s Ahmed Hegazi and past Foster in the Albion net.
The score stayed that way until West Brom substitute, former England midfielder Gareth Barry got a rare goal to make it 1-2 and give United a nervous last 15 minutes as Brom looked for the equaliser, which nearly came in the form of another Substitute in Jay Rodriguez, who contacted with a Chris Brunt cross, only to knock his effort wide.
The result leaves United still 11 points behind City at the top, while West Brom remind 2nd from bottom and currently adding to their unwanted club record of 17 games without a win.
Consistence seems to be the key with Liverpool as they moved to fourth in the premier league with a 0-4 win at Bournemouth on Sunday! After only managing draws in their recent home games against Everton and West Bromwich, the Reds looked a different team as they dominated from the start.
Brazilian Phillipe Coutinho opened the scoring midway through the first half with one of his Individual specials, before Dejan Lovren scored his first since October’s 4-2 win against Palace to double Liverpool’s lead.
Former England man Jermain Defoe saw his best chance hit the post before the ‘Buy of the season so far’ Mohammad Salah notched up his 20th goal in Liverpool’s colours to make it 0-3 at the break.
After the break the onslaught continued, although the Reds were restricted to one more goal, this time from Roberto Firmino who contacted with Coutinho’s cross making it 0-4, shortly after Alex Oxlade- Chamberlain had rattled the woodwork.
The result see’s Liverpool up to fourth while Bournemouth drop down to 16th, only a point above an already crowded Relegation zone.