West Bromwich Albion v Manchester United, 17 December 2016

Score2-0 to Manchester United
RefereeAnthony Taylor
CompetitionPremier League
VenueThe Hawthorns
Attendance26,308
Kick-off: 5.30pm Manchester United had now won on ten of their last 13 league visits to The Hawthorns (lost one).

Goals:

Goals:

Zlatan Ibrahimović 5 G
Zlatan Ibrahimović 56 G

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Ben Foster
Defender Craig Dawson
Defender Gareth McAuley
Defender Allan Nyom
Defender Jonas Olsson
Midfielder Chris Brunt
Midfielder Nacer Chadli
Midfielder Darren Fletcher
Midfielder Claudio Yacob
Midfielder/Forward Matt Phillips

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper David De Gea
Defender Matteo Darmian
Defender Marcos Rojo
Defender/Midfielder Phil Jones
Defender/Midfielder Antonio Valencia
Midfielder Ander Herrera
Midfielder Michael Carrick
Midfielder Paul Pogba
Midfielder/Forward Jesse Lingard
Forward Wayne Rooney

Substitutions:

James Morrison for Craig Dawson 74
Hal Robson-Kanu for Matt Phillips 81
Jonathan Leko for Nacer Chadli 82

Substitutions:

Marcus Rashford for Jesse Lingard 77
Marouane Fellaini for Wayne Rooney 84
Chris Smalling for Ander Herrera 90

Cards:

Craig Dawson 49 Y
Salomón Rondón 65 Y
Chris Brunt 87 Y

Cards:

Zlatan Ibrahimović 24 Y
Jesse Lingard 57 Y
Marcos Rojo 65 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Boaz Myhill
Defender/Midfielder Brendon Galloway
Defender/Midfielder Craig Gardner
Midfielder James Morrison
Midfielder/Forward Jonathan Leko
Midfielder/Forward James McClean
Forward Hal Robson-Kanu

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Sergio Romero
Defender Chris Smalling
Defender/Midfielder Daley Blind
Midfielder Marouane Fellaini
Midfielder Juan Mata
Midfielder/Forward Marcus Rashford
Forward Anthony Martial

Comments:

League position: 7th West Bromwich Albion failed in their attempt to equal their club record of four consecutive home wins in the Premier League. The Baggies failed to score for the second time in their last seven Premier League games. This was the second time in their last 19 Premier League games that Albion had lost by more than a one-goal margin.

Comments:

League position: 6th Manchester United had now lost only one of their last 12 Premier League games (won five). Had they lost this game, United would have equalled their lowest points total after the first 17 games of a Premier League season (27 in 1992-93 and 2001-02). Zlatan Ibrahimović had now scored 16 goals in all competitions so far in this season. Chris Smalling replaced Ander Herrera in the second minute of added time in the second-half.