West Brom 0-3 Manchester United: Champions back to winning ways with solid defensive show

West Bromwich Albion 0 - 3 Manchester United

  • 34" Phil Jones
  • 65" Wayne Rooney
  • 82" Danny Welbeck

Ref: Jonathan Moss
Attendance: 26,184

West Brom - The Hawthorns

Manchester United beat West Bromwich Albion 3-0 at The Hawthorns earlier today.

Manchester United won 3-0 away to West Bromwich Albion on Saturday afternoon, to push them just that little closer to a European place for next season.

Phil Jones opened the scoring for the visitors in the 34th minute, the England international powerfully heading past Ben Foster.

United doubled their lead 20 minutes into the second half, when Wayne Rooney headed in from close-range before substitute Danny Welbeck finished after good work from Rooney.

The result takes some pressure off David Moyes, and sends United into the games ahead with renewed confidence.

As impressive as their forward play was, Jones and Chris Smalling also impressed at the back and suggested the loss of Nemanja Vidic may not be as bad as some fans fear.

The result sends United up one place into sixth, while the Baggies remain embroiled in a relegation battle, just one point clear of 18th-placed Sunderland who now have two games in hand.

Statistics

West Bromwich Albion

Manchester United

Possession

45%
55%

Shots on target

Total shots

Team Lineups

West Bromwich Albion

  • Ben Foster
  • Gareth McAuley
  • Liam Ridgewell
  • Steven Reid
  • Jonas Olsson
  • Morgan Amalfitano
  • Zoltán Gera
  • Claudio Yacob
  • Chris Brunt
  • Youssuf Mulumbu
  • Victor Anichebe

Substitutes

  • Craig Dawson
  • James Morrison
  • Thievy
  • Boaz Myhill
  • Saido Berahino
  • Stéphane Sessegnon
  • Matej Vydra

Manchester United

  • David de Gea
  • Rafael
  • Chris Smalling
  • Phil Jones
  • Patrice Evra
  • Marouane Fellaini
  • Juan Mata
  • Michael Carrick
  • Adnan Januzaj
  • Wayne Rooney
  • Robin van Persie

Substitutes

  • Ashley Young
  • Anders Lindegaard
  • Danny Welbeck
  • Ryan Giggs
  • Shinji Kagawa
  • Darren Fletcher
  • Nemanja Vidic

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