Even more stunning than Aston Villa’s upset of Manchester City was West Bromwich Albion’s shock 2-1 road, YES ROAD WIN at Manchester United, who have now dropped their 2nd straight game. The Red Devils failed to fire yet again under David Moyes as the former Everton boss is finding life quite difficult at the moment in the considerably brighter spotlight of Manchester. West Brom played a scrappy, hard-nosed game in the first half as they frustrated the United attack and limited them to minimal attempts on Boaz Myhill’s goal as the score line stayed at 0-0 heading into halftime. It was goals galore in the second half and it all started with the goal of the day courtesy of WBA’s Morgan Amalfitano, who made a dashing run through the United defense and into a 1 on 1 with keeper David De Gea, whom Amalfitano chipped over to score en route to giving West Brom a stunning away lead in the 54th minute. The lead was quickly repelled back though as a Wayne Rooney free kick somehow avoided the head of everyone in the penalty area and bounced past a frozen Myhill and into net to level the score only 3 minutes thereafter. The scoring frenzy concluded 13 minutes later with Saido Berahino firing home after some pretty play by the Baggies to give them the lead for a final time, and eventually secure them their 1st win at United in a generation, a feat no Baggie’s player or fan will forget for quite a while. From United’s perspective, the defeat is a particularly sour one as it comes right after their being hammered by Man City, and it certainly puts a bit of extra importance on the upcoming midweek Champions League tie away to Shakhtar Donetsk.
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