Manchester United vs West Brom: Fernandes' penalty fires Red Devils' crucial victory

Manchester United vs West Brom: Fernandes' penalty fires Red Devils' crucial victory

- Manchester United record first Premier League home win after beating West Brom 1-0

- Bruno Fernandes scored the only goal from the spot to hand the Red Devils maximum points at Old Trafford

- Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's men are now ninth on the table with 13 points from their last eight meetings

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Bruno Fernandes' spot-kick was all Manchester United needed to overcome stubborn West Bromwich Albion in a tough Premier League encounter at Old Trafford.

The victory saw the Red Devils claim their fourth league game of the ongoing season while also recording their first home win this campaign.

Spanish midfielder Juan Mata won the kick for the home team after his cross went to meet West Brom's defender before the 26-year-old powered the penalty into the left corner of the post.

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's men struggled almost all through the game as they could not find the back of the net in the first half.

Their breakthrough came in the 56th minute after the Portuguese sent the ball into the back of the net.

United have now risen to ninth on the table with 13 points from eight rounds of games but will have to step up their game if they must contend for the title.

Solskjaer's men will however hope to step up their performance when they Istanbul Basaksehir in the Champions League next week.

They currently sit atop the log with six points from their first three group games and a win for them in the game will push them closer to progressing to the next round of the competition.

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Manchester United vs West Brom: Fernandes' penalty fires Red Devils' crucial victory

Manchester United vs West Brom: Solskjaer and Slaven Bilic exchanging pleasantries after the game. Photo by Catherine Ivill.
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Meanwhile, the Red Devils will continue their contention for the EPL title next weekend with a date with Southampton.

Legit.ng earlier reported that Chelsea rise to the top of the Premier League table after beating Newcastle United 2-0 at St James' Park on Saturday, November 21.

The victory also saw Frank Lampard's men keep another clean sheet with Eduoard Mendy between the sticks away from home.

Federico Fernandez's own goal powered the visitors ahead just after ten minutes of action before Tammy Abraham sealed the victory with a superb goal in the 65th minute.

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