Man United's title chase suffer another major setback after relegation-battling club force them to disappointing draw

Man United's title chase suffer another major setback after relegation-battling club force them to disappointing draw

- West Bromwich vs Man United ended in a frustrating 1-1 draw for the Red Devils

- Mbaye Diagne scored the tie's opener before Bruno Fernandes cancelled it out

- The draw saw United leapfrog Leicester to second with 46 points, seven behind leaders City

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Manchester United's chances of winning the Premier League suffers another huge setback following their 1-1 draw against relegation-threatened West Bromwich Albion on Valentine's day.

The Red Devils came into the match on a not so impressive form, having been forced to draw in their previous game against Everton in their last Premier League outing.

During the clash, the Red Devils surrendered a 2-0 advantage to draw 3-3 at home in what was a blow in their bid to keep City in sight as the title race hots up.

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The Old Trafford dwellers were therefore desperate for a win during their trip to The Hawthorns, only for West Brom - who are battling relegation to force them to a second successive draw in the league.

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Mbaye Diagne scored the tie's opener before Bruno Fernandes cancelled it out. Photo by Nick Potts.
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The hosts controversially took the lead inside just two minutes of gameplay through Mbaya Diagne who appeared to have blindfolded Victor Lindelof as he bagged the opener.

Despite their dominance soon after the goal, United nearly conceded a second in the 21st minute through Snodgrass, but David de Gea was up to the task to calmly collect the ball.

The Red Devils had to wait until the closing stages of the half to restore parity, with Bruno Fernandes doing the honours with a stunning volley to ensure both sides head into the break level.

The second half of the match saw the visitors push for the evasive winner, not thought they had won a penalty in the 60th minute - only for referee Craig Pawson to reverse the decision after he consulted the monitor.

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United survived a late scare in the dying minutes of the match, with De Gea initially being forced into a double save.

Diagne also went close in the 88th minute but missed a sitter from just eight yards after lifting the ball over the bar.

The tie eventually finished 1-1, with United leapfrogging Leicester to second with 46 points, a massive points behind leaders City.

Legit.ng earlier reported that Nigerian forward Terem Moffi was on target twice for his French League side FC Lorient in a 2-2 draw against Monaco at Stade Louis II on Sunday, February 14.

The 21-year-old has now increased his Ligue 1 goals this campaign to eight goals in 18 topflight while his total in all appearances stands at 19.

Moffi opened the scoring for the visitors from the spot as early as the seventh minute after Benjamin Lecomte tripped Yoane Wissa in his 18-yard box.

Oluwatomiwa is a sports editor with Legit.ng. He has over eight years of field and office experience in the media industry. He graduated from the Nigerian Institute of Journalism in 2014 with HND in Mass Communication. Connect with him on Twitter @TomiwaBabalola.

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