West Brom vs Manchester United live updates

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Updated: August 14, 2011

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West Brom 1 – 2 Manchester United

Live Commentary:

90+4 min Full-time. United win 2-1 after a late Steven Reid own goal.
90+4 min Long ball is collected by De Gea. That should be it.
90+3 min Foster comes up for a free kick. The goalkeeper is around the area where the ball lands but the header goes into De Gea’s hands.
90+1 min Cox is given a yellow card for diving.
90 min Four minutes to be added.
89 min A Brunt shot goes straight at De Gea.
88 min Tchoyi has a half-chance in the United box but holds onto the ball for too long and the opportunity passes.
87 min Shane Long is replaced by Simon Cox. Good debut for the Irishman, who worked tirelessly and grabbed a goal.
86 min Scharner is given a yellow card for a tackle from behind on Rooney.
83 min Long makes a good run but is dispossessed by a good sliding tackle from Jones.
81 min Goal for United! Young beats his marker and gets to the byline in the West Brom box. His cross deflects off Steven Reid and into the West Brom net. Young has been United’s star performer today.
80 min Morrison shoots from the left hand side of the box but Evans clears easily.
79 min De Gea is the latest United player to suffer injury worries.
78 min De Gea is uncertain from a corner. He appeared to be fouled by Shane Long but a corner is given.
75 min Phil Jones makes his United debut as he comes on for the injured Rio Ferdinand. United’s back four suddenly has a very youthful look to it, with Smalling, Evans, Jones and Fabio on the pitch.
74 min Free in for West Brom after a Nani handball.
74 min Rio Ferdinand is holding his hamstring.
71 min Nani shoots straight at a defender from outside the area.
69 min Shane Long and Jonny Evans battle for the ball, with the West Brom man fouling Evans.
68 min Young hits an ambitious shot from outside the area. The shots dips but goes just wide.
67 min Young looks dangerous again. His cross hits the first man, however.
66 min A long ball finds Long, but Rio Ferdinand recovers to header back to De Gea.
65 min Dimitar Berbatov comes on for Danny Welbeck.
65 min Nani takes the free and his cross almost finds SMalling.
63 min Free kick to United on the left edge of the West Brom box. Young does well to go past Brunt but is brought down.
63 min United have had 65% of possession so far in the second half.
59 min A Nani free is headed away.
56 min Ashley Young receives a yellow. Slightly harsh for the United winger, who was slightly too late stretching for a 50/50 ball.
55 min Fabio gets behind West Brom defence but his cross is blocked out for a corner.
54 min Rooney heads on a Young free but the ball goes wide.
51 min Mulumbu dispossesses Anderson and passes to Long, but Vidic makes a good sliding tackle. It’s Vidic’s last act of the day as he is replaced by Jonny Evans. The Serb had picked up a knock in the first half.
47 min An early corner for Manchester United.
46 min The second half is under way.

Half-Time An entertaining first 45 minutes at the Hawthorns. United have played some attractive one-touch football and have created the majority of the chances. West Brom have troubled the United rearguard on a few occasions, however. United took the lead through a well worked goal from Wayne Rooney. The Baggies reach the interval on level terms after Shane Long’s shot somehow evaded David De Gea.

45+2 min Half-time at the Hawthorns.
45+1 min Welbeck battles well to recover the ball in the West Brom area. Welbeck passes to Anderson, who feeds Young. The winger’s shot goes well wide, however.
44 min A cross causes De Gea some trouble. The Spaniard gets a hand to it and the ball is cleared.
44 min Brunt shoots over for West Brom.
37 min Shane Long scores for West Brom! An ambitious shot from the left hand side of the box slips through De Gea’s hands. Poor goalkeeping.
36 min Great counter-attacking play from United. A magnificent long ball from Vidic finds Young, who holds up the ball and plays in Rooney. The forward’s cross is cleared, however.
35 min Good chance for West Brom. Paul Scharner runs in on goal, but De Gea makes a good save.
34 min The ball is worked to Young at the edge of the box, but his shot is blocked.
34 min Cleverley is giving a very assured and impressive performance in central midfield.
32 min Some impressive displays of short passing from United. Young is getting a lot of chances to cross from the left wing.
29 min The corner from Young is headed out, and Nani shoots just over with a difficult half-volley.
28 min A nice flick from Young sends the ball to Fabio, whose cross is blocked out for a corner.
27 min Shane Long has a half chances but shoots just wide from outside the box.
24 min A Brunt cross is cleared for a corner for West Brom. The Baggies are getting a lot of crossing opportunities but United are defending them well.
22 min Nani misses a great opportunity. Lots of one touch passing from United. Cleverley, Nani, Welbeck and Rooney combine brilliantly. Rooney then finds Nani, who shoots over from about 10 yards.
21 min Fabio and Cleverley combine to get the ball out to Young, who sends in a decent cross, but West Brom clear.
17 min Morrison shoots from outside the box but it goes tamely wide.
15 min Welbeck outmuscles a West Brom defender but his pass doesn’t find Rooney.
14 min Rooney is given loads of space and shoots wide from outside the box.
13 min Goal for Manchester United! Fabio passes to Rooney, who flicks the ball beautifully into Young’s path. Young passes back to Rooney, who controls well and finishes in the right hand corner. Nice finish from the United striker.
11 min Another corner for West Brom, who have taken control of the match in the last five minutes. Olsson fouls Vidic as the corner comes into the box.
10 min Confusion in the United box at a Chris Brunt cross, but the ball is cleared. De Gea felt he was fouled.
8 min Paul Scharner hits an abitious shot from about 40 yards but it drifts wide.
6 min Anderson fouls Tchoyi at the left hand side of United’s box. The cross is headed away, however.
6 min Some decent interplay between Nani and Rooney but it comes to nothing/
3 min Steven Reid fouls Ashley Young. Young sends in a dangerous cross but it goes out for a corner.
2 min Ben Foster drops the corner but the ball is scrambled away. Lots of pressure from United in the early stages.
2 min Ashley Young has the first shot of the match. It deflects out for a corner for United.
1 min Manchester United kick off.
0 min The team news is in and Shane Long starts for West Brom after his recent move from Reading. Ben Foster will also make his debut for the Baggies, while Steven Reid starts at right back. Manchester United have gone with a side that has an average age of 24, the youngest in the Premier League this weekend. Tom Cleverley and Danny Welbeck start for United, with Dimitar Berbatov on the bench.

Line-Ups:

West Brom: Foster, Reid, Tamas, Olsson, Shorey, Brunt, Scharner, Mulumbu, Morrison, Tchoyi, Long

Manchester United: De Gea, Smalling, Ferdinand, Vidic, Fabio, Nani, Cleveley, Anderson, Young, Rooney, Welbeck

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