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WEST BROM v MAN UTD RECAP: Rondon strike seals it for Baggies as Red Devils reduced to ten

West Bromwich Albion defeated ten-man Manchester United 1-0 at The Hawthorns on Sunday.

Salomon Rondon scored the only goal of the contest when he superbly controlled Sebastien Pocognoli's cross from the left before side-footing beyond David De Gea in the 66th minute.

The goal came 40 minutes after United were rescued to ten men when Juan Mata was shown a second yellow card for cutting down Darren Fletcher.

The win was Tony Pulis' side's third in their past four outings which has them up to 11th on the table as Louis van Gaal's United dropped to sixth.


MATCH OVERVIEW

West Bromwich Albion: 1 (Salomon Rondon 66')
Manchester United: 0 (red card: Juan Mata 26')
The Hawthorns, West Bromwich - 24,878


TALKING POINTS

- West Brom bearing down on a top-half finish. Is Rondon the key to them achieving this?

- A setback for United in their quest for a Champions League finish. Will this result make it hard for them to finish top four?



WHAT'S NEXT?

West Brom head to Arsenal possibly on the weekend if the Gunners lose in the FA Cup to Hull on Tuesday as United get set for the Europa League Round of 16 first leg with Liverpool on Thursday.



TWITTER INSIGHT


QUOTES CORNER

West Brom's Pulis on his side's pursuit of safety:

"Let's get to 40 and then take it from there. I think 40 points is always (required)."


Man Utd's van Gaal on the result:

"I think always this match has an influence on the next match so it is, for us, very bad. It is a bad moment and it wasn't in my opinion a necessary loss.

"I don't want to say that we deserved to win, no, but we don't deserve to lose."




STATS SPECIALS
*Thanks to Opta

Andrew Slevison
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