JOSE MOURINHO watched his United crew make laborious work of what ought to have been a straightforward win.
An opener from Romelu Lukaku and deflected effort from Jesse Lingard put United in full management on the break.
But half-time sub Gareth Barry pulled one again with 13 minutes – it was the membership’s first aim below Alan Pardew – and Mourinho suffered a particularly nervous finish to the sport.
But United held on however there shouldn’t be an excessive amount of celebrating as they’re 11 factors behind Manchester Metropolis on the midway level of the season.
Completely nothing had occurred on this sport till the primary aim within the 27th minute.
Jonny Evans didn’t clear his strains correctly and it got here to Rashford. His cross was wonderful, Lukaku obtained between Kieran Gibbs and Evans to ship a header into the highest nook.
Lukaku had scored 11 United targets earlier than the tip of September however since then, had managed simply three till this newest effort.
He didn’t have a good time in opposition to his former membership.
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Salomon Rondon, who had began brightly, prompted one second of panic within the visiting defence however Antonio Valencia cleared.
Lingard then scored the second eight minutes later though it was fortunate. A transfer involving Nemanja Matic, Lukaku and Juan Mata offered Lingard with an opportunity and his effort was met with the outstretched leg of Ahmed Hegazi and the ball was diverted previous Ben Foster.
Jake Livermore managed West Brom’s first shot on track simply earlier than the break though it was straight at David De Gea.
Rashford needed to be pulled away by his team-mates after a conflict with Hegazi.
The England worldwide made a giant deal of brush to his face with the palm of the Egyptian’s hand.
Hegazi was livid over what he felt was some critical play-acting and the pair went head-to-head. They each landed yellow playing cards.
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Rondon was unable to show in a terrific cross from Oliver Burke and on the different finish Rashford steered a half volley large.
James McClean had each proper to be offended with the officers – and Ashley Younger – when he was clearly body-checked by the United defender to forestall him from reaching the ball which was heading to de Gea.
Younger, who had switched to right-back after the arrival of Marcos Rojo, was given a stern warning by referee Anthony Taylor. It ought to have been a penalty.
Rondon had one other likelihood, an honest one, however shot straight at de Gea whereas Chris Brunt delivered a poor half volley which was despatched flying into the stands.
It regarded as if West Brom had no likelihood of scoring however 13 minutes from time, United didn’t clear Brunt’s nook and Gareth Barry scrambled the ball into the online.
With 5 minutes left, Jay Rodriguez headed large and Marcos Rojo delivered a comedy miskick to provide West Brom a nook with De Gea then flapping on the ball.