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Manchester United 0-1 West Bromwich Albion : 5 Talking Points

The talking points from an extraordinary win for managerless and bottom-placed West Bromwich Albion at Old Trafford.

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Top 5 / Top 10 16 Apr 2018, 00:01 IST
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Manchester United v West Bromwich Albion - Premier League
West Bromwich Albion
celebrate
after an unlikely victory

Manchester City have been confirmed as Premier League Champions, after arch-rivals and second-placed Manchester United, suffered a shock defeat to bottom side West Bromwich Albion at Old Trafford.

Jay Rodriguez's header after the hosts failed to clear a corner, was enough to seal all three points for the Baggies, who keep their slim chances of avoiding relegation alive.

Here are the talking points from an extraordinary game at Old Trafford:


#5 Relegation-doomed Albion show fighting spirit

Manchester United v West Bromwich Albion - Premier League
Hegazi (right) was a rock in
defence

West Bromwich Albion may be doomed to the drop, but their performance at Old Trafford suggested that there was still some fuel left in their tanks.

Playing with a virtual back six, where the wingers played as wide full-backs, the league's wooden spoon holders covered most areas in defence, ensuring that the likes of Alexis Sanchez struggled to get into space in the box.

Ahmed Hegazi was immense at center-back, getting in the way of crosses and shots aplenty throughout the course of the game.

Romelu Lukaku was denied a chance to get a clean shot away at goal, and United were consigned to long balls in the closing stages in order to grab an equalizer.

It was a job well done by caretaker manager Darren Moore (a former centre-back himself), in organizing his side defensively and frustrating their hosts.

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