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Saturday October 16, 2010 Kick off: 15:00 Day 8 Old Trafford

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  1. Manchester United v West Brom: LIVE

    Manchester United v West Brom: LIVE

    Wayne Rooney has been benched as Manchester United look for a return to form as they take on West Bromwich Albion in the Premier League. More

  • Live Commentary

    • - Don't forget you can watch highlights of this match, along with every Premier League game, from 00:01 on Monday morning (UK only).
    • 90+5' FINAL WHISTLE! Manchester United have blown it again, and West Brom have got another excellent result! Well done them. But plenty of food for thought for United.
    • 90+4' Nani crosses diagonally for Berbatov, who heads it out for a goal kick and that is surely that.
    • 90+3' Rooney crosses from the left... just over the head of Scholes. Nani tries a shot, which is blocked.
    • 90+1' Berbatov crosses from the left for Hernandez, who is beaten in the air and commits a foul as well.
    • 90' Dorrans is in space on the left side of the United box. He goes for goal... straight at Van der Sar.
    • 90' Breath is held as the ball comes in from the West Brom right... Van der Sar catches it.
    • 89' United are playing like 11 individuals, and Rooney is dispossessed allowing West Brom to break.
    • 88' Berbatov heads down at the edge of the box, trying to find Hernandez, but the ball rolls through to Carson.
    • 86' West Brom change - Dorrans on for Morrison. At the moment the visitors look the likelier scorers.
    • 84' Brunt goes for goal from 20 yards but he flashes his shot just wide!
    • 83' Great move from West Brom as Brunt finds space on the left-hand side, but for once his cross is poor!
    • 81' The free-kick is teed up for ROONEY!! He blasts it goalwards from 10 yards but Tamas clears off the line!!
    • 80' Carson is booked for time wasting as West Brom protest.
    • 79' FREE-KICK!! Tamas lobs the ball back to his own keeper, who catches it, and referee Jones adjudges it to be a backpass! Potential controversy here!
    • 78' Half a chance for Fortune, who boots the ball into the crowd from wide on the West Brom left.
    • 77' Rooney is chasing round in his normally energetic fashion but he just cannot get a touch...
    • 75' Anxious faces around Old Trafford with 15 minutes to go. Another full house today, and another disappointing performance.
    • 74' Here come West Brom on the break with Morrison, who looks outside to Fortune... he's offside.
    • 73' First touch for Rooney, a header that falls to nobody at all.
    • 72' Here comes the cavalry! On come Wayne Rooney and Paul Scholes for Michael Carrick and Anderson!
    • 70' Berbatov plays a superb ball inside for Anderson who shoots low across Carson from the left... the goalkeeper parries it and dives on the rebound before Hernandez can capitalise.
    • 69' West Brom change: the goalscorer Tchoyi makes way for Jerome Thomas.
    • 68' Nan with a corner from the United left... headed clear.
    • 67' Cheers go up as Rooney jogs down the touchline. Surely he will be introduced shortly.
    • 66' Nani takes forever over the free-kick and sticks it about 20 yards over the bar. Horrible.
    • 65' Nani knocks the ball past Fortune and tries to buy a free-kick... nothing doing, but he soon gets it back and is brought down by Morrison.
    • 64' Anderson tries to thread it to Berbatov, the ball is cut out but a wild clearance falls to Evra whose high shot is helped over by Carson!
    • 63' Hernandez tries a snapshot from the edge of the area, but it is blocked.
    • 62' Finally seen a good angle of that first West Brom goal - yes, it was an Evra own goal. Bounced in off the inside of his right thigh.
    • 61' Mulumbu has gone down with an injury and the West Brom physios come out to treat him.
    • 60' Darron Gibson booked for a foul 40 yards out... Brunt floats it in, Tamas is unmarked but he blazes a volley wide from a tight angle on the right.
    • 59' It's warm-up time. Rooney, Scholes and Macheda all take off their puffa jackets and go for a jog.
    • 58' Now there is noise at Old Trafford, and most of it is coming from the small pocket of away fans who are boinging in true baggies fashion.
    • 57' Incidentally, it looks like that first West Brom goal is going down as an Evra own goal.
    • 56' How about that? What a turnaround! And for the umpteenth time this season Manchester United have thrown away a comfortable position!
    • 55' GOAL!!!! WEST BROM ARE LEVEL!! INCREDIBLE ERROR BY VAN DER SAR!!! He fumbles an easy cross and Somen Tchoyi taps in from close range!
    • 53' Tchoyi tries to dribble into the box but this time he is dispossessed. United under pressure here.
    • 52' What a chance for Berbatov!! Evra crosses, Hernandez lays it off and Berbatov takes a couple of touches before shooting, and Shorey makes a superb block!
    • 51' West Brom are back in it, and it will be interesting to see who gets credited with that goal. It hit Tchoyi on the way through but I think it may have been a Darron Gibson own goal.
    • 50' GOAL!!! Brunt's free-kick takes about three deflections, Van der Sar claws it out but the ball has gone over the line!
    • 49' Anderson adjudged to have fouled Tchoyi right on the edge of the United box. A dangerous position and Brunt will whip it in.
    • 48' Rafael releases Nani down the right, who curls a cross towards the far post... over Berbatov.
    • 47' A real chance for Vidic as Nani clips the ball into the box and the big Serbian powers a downward header wide!
    • 46' And we're back under way at Old Trafford! United quickly on the attack and they have a corner.
    • 45+2' That's half time, and Manchester United are two goals to the good. They have not dominated, but two pieces of ordinary defending from West Brom have contributed to the Baggies' downfall. Javier Hernandez with his first Premier League goal.
    • 45+1' West Brom pass the ball attractively again, but there is precious little penetration.
    • 45' Just one minute of stoppage time to be played.
    • 44' The atmosphere inside Old Trafford is pretty subdued. United leading comfortably but hardly setting pulses racing.
    • 43' After a couple of minutes with 10 men, United finally bring on a sub - the hastily prepared Darron Gibson.
    • 42' Mulumbu steams into Hernandez and that;s a free-kick for United in a decent position.
    • 41' Ryan Giggs has sustained an injury of some sort and limps reluctantly off.
    • 40' A rare piece of combative play from Berbatov, who piles into Morrison, but referee Mike Jones says he does so unfairly.
    • 39' Giggs finds Evra well forward down the left, but the full-back's cross is blocked.
    • 38' Shorey gives the ball away to Nani, then holds him back as the winger accelerates away from him. Yellow card.
    • 37' Good spell of possession for the Baggies who certainly know how to play it around - if they can just pull one back they could set alarm bells ringing in a defence that has thrown away several leads this term.
    • 36' Shorey feints past Rafael and crosses to the near post where Ferdinand heads it away.
    • 35' Back at Old Trafford, West Brom have a free-kick inside United territory, wide on the right.. Brunt swings it in left-footed but United clear.
    • 34' And goals at the Cottage - a good game there. Fulham v Tottenham
    • 33' Goal at the Emirates! Which way has it gone? Arsenal v Birmingham
    • 32' West Brom come forward undeterred and play some nice passes inside from the left before Morrison fires wide from the edge of the box.
    • 31' The corner from the West Brom left finds Tamas, who sends a looping header over the bar.
    • 30' Ferdinand nearly makes a horrible mistake! Shorey crosses from the left and Rio nearly slices his clearance horribly past Van der Sar but it goes out for a corner.
    • 29' Nobody is making a challenge in midfield for West Brom... this time Evra comes bombing forward and cutting inside, but he doesn't want to take a shot and the move breaks down.
    • 28' Flair football from United down the right, Nani to Berbatov to Rafael, who cuts inside Shorey and rather spoils it by diving flagrantly! No foul, but where's the booking?
    • 27' Evra throws to the byline for the ubiquitous Nani, who flicks it out of play for a goal kick.
    • 26' Roberto Di Matteo will be tearing his hair out about that defending - not even a hint of a challenge on Nani.
    • 25' GOAL!!! NANI MAKES IT TWO!! Too easy!! Nani dribbles unchallenged, plays a simple one-two with Berbatov and slots it past Carson!
    • 24' BRUNT!! He lashes a left-foot shot just wide from 25 yards. Real venom in that shot, and Van der Satr may hwev been unsighted by the sun.
    • 23' Anderson getting stuck in again, this time illegally so, bringing down Morrison.
    • 22' Evra is involved in a needless tangle with Tamas after the West Brom man shepherds the ball out for a goal kick.
    • 21' BERBATOV!! Is found by Carrick 10 yards out, but he strokes the ball wide in that infuriatingly nonchalant way of his. A real chance.
    • 19' Nani plays a great one-two with Giggs and plays a low cross in front of goal from the left, but Hernandez just cannot reach it!
    • 18' Dangerous free-kick for United, who take an age over it... eventually Giggs smacks it into the wall.
    • 17' Giggs carries the ball away on the break for United.. stepovers at the edge of the box and Mulumbu brings him down with a crude tackle from behind! Lucky he wasn't booked.
    • 16' Hernandez lays it off for Berbatov at the edge of the box, who dallies for a second, unsure whether to shoot or dribble, and in the end he loses the ball.
    • 15' Anderson is back to make a decent sliding tackle at the edge of his own box. The Brazilian has made a decent start.
    • 13' Berbatov fires just wide! End to end stuff at Old Trafford early on. An attractive game.
    • 12' Great saving tackle by Rafael!! Fortune squares in front of goal and Rafael knocks it out for a corner, getting there a fraction ahead of Brunt who had an open goal!
    • 11' Nani jinks mancingly at the edge of the box, turning Jara one way and the other, but the ball goes out for a goal kick.
    • 10' Carson's in the thick of it again as Nani chases a through ball down the left... the keeper races out of goal and nicks the ball to safety just in time!
    • 9' West Brom corner headed away to the edge of the box... and cleared at the second attempt.
    • 7' Better from Carson, rushing out to the edge of the box to claim the ball as Berbatov bears down on him.
    • 6' That goal a real gift for Hernandez - extremely poor keeping from Carson.
    • 5' GOAL!! Nani hits a dipping but seemingly tame free-kick that Carson parries into Hernandez's path, and the Mexican makes no mistake!
    • 4' Hernandez wins a cheap free-kick off Morrison 30 yards out. Nani stands over it...
    • 3' The home side have struggled to break down defensive opponents in recent times - they may well be pleased West Brom will have a go.
    • 2' Interesting choice in central midfield from Alex Ferguson - Carrick and Anderson getting the nod ahead of Scholes and Fletcher.
    • 1' Game on! United kick off, playing from right to left as we see it. But it's West Brom who launch the first attack, and Brunt drives through midfield and clips a cross that cannot be headed goalwards. Great run from Brunt.
    • 14:55 A real chance for Javier Hernandez up front for United. West Brom, meanwhile, are without Peter Odemwingie.
    • 14:50 MAN UTD: Van der Sar, Rafael Da Silva, Ferdinand, Vidic, Evra, Nani, Carrick, Anderson, Giggs, Berbatov, Hernandez... Subs: Kuszczak, Rooney, Smalling, Scholes, O'Shea, Macheda, Gibson... WEST BROM: Carson, Jara, Tamas, Olsson, Shorey, Tchoyi, Scharner, Mulumbu, Brunt, Morrison, Fortune... Subs: Myhill, Pablo, Bednar, Reid, Thomas, Dorrans, Cox... Referee: Michael Jones (Cheshire)
    • 14:45 Here's Fergie yesterday, claiming he has no problem with Wayne Rooney. Fergie: No Rooney issue
    • 14:40 This is West Brom's fourth away match of the season - all three previous matches also came at Big Four opposition.
    • 14:35 United are unbeaten in their last 29 PL home matches against promoted clubs stretching back nine years - since a 2-1 defeat to Bolton Wanderers in October 2001.
    • 14:30 Manchester United and West Bromwich Albion have met 108 times in the league. Manchester United have won 46, West Brom 37 and there have been 25 draws.
    • 14:25 And the big news here is that Wayne Rooney DOES NOT START! The England striker has been consigned to the bench, as Dimitar Berbatov and Javier Hernandez start!
    • 14:20 Welcome to LIVE coverage of Manchester United v West Bromwich Albion from Old Trafford!

Team lineup & ratings

  • Lineup

    Expected Line-Up

    • Starting line-up

      • E. van der Sar
      • Rafael
      • R. Ferdinand
      • N. Vidic
      • P. Evra Own Goal
      • M. Carrick Substitution Out (72′)
      • Anderson Substitution Out (72′)
      • Nani Goal
      • R. Giggs Substitution Out (43′)
      • D. Berbatov
      • J. Hernández Goal

      Subs

      • P. Scholes Substitution In72′
      • J. O'Shea
      • T. Kuszczak
      • W. Rooney Substitution In72′
      • C. Smalling
      • F. Macheda
      • D. Gibson Substitution In43′ Yellow Card
    • Starting line-up

      • S. Carson Yellow Card
      • G. Jara
      • G. Tamas
      • J. Olsson
      • N. Shorey Yellow Card
      • Y. Mulumbu
      • P. Scharner
      • S. Tchoyi Goal Substitution Out (69′)
      • J. Morrison Substitution Out (86′)
      • C. Brunt
      • M. Fortuné Substitution Out (79′)

      Subs

      • S. Reid
      • J. Thomas Substitution In69′
      • B. Myhill
      • S. Cox
      • Pablo
      • G. Dorrans Substitution In86′
      • R. Bednár Substitution In79′
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