Premier League: West Brom hold Man Utd despite Bruno Fernandes stunner, sit seven points off leader Man City

(Premier League)

Premier League, West Brom vs Manchester United: Bruno Fernandes scored a brilliant volley as Manchester United were held to a 1-1 draw at West Bromwich Albion.

West Brom went ahead in the second minute, when Mbaye Diagne headed in Conor Gallagher’s cross for his first Premier League goal.

Man Utd got back on level terms after 44 minutes, when Luke Shaw picked out Fernandes, whose volley flew past Sam Johnstone.

After the break, Mason Greenwood and Scott McTominay both had efforts cleared off the line.

Diagne had two chances for a second goal. He was denied by an excellent David De Gea save when clean through, before firing over from close range.

But the Baggies needed a magnificent Sam Johnstone save to secure a point, as he tipped Harry Maguire’s header on to the post in the final minute of stoppage time.

Man Utd move up to second with 46 points but they lost ground on Manchester City, who are seven points clear with a match in hand.

West Brom stay in 19th spot on 13 points.

Next fixture21s

West Brom: 20 Feb v Burnley (A)
Man Utd: 21 Feb v Newcastle (H)

EPL Points Table:

Pos Club P W D L GD Pts
1  Man City 23 16 5 2 32 53
2  Man Utd 24 13 7 4 19 46
3  Leicester 24 14 4 6 16 46
4  Liverpool 24 11 7 6 13 40
5  Chelsea 23 11 6 6 14 39
6  West Ham 23 11 6 6 6 39
7  Everton 21 11 4 6 6 37
8  Aston Villa 22 11 3 8 12 36
9  Tottenham 23 10 6 7 11 36
10  Leeds 22 10 2 10 0 32
11  Arsenal 23 9 4 10 4 31
12  Wolverhampton 24 8 6 10 -7 30
13  Southampton 23 8 5 10 -9 29
14  Crystal Palace 24 8 5 11 -15 29
15  Brighton 24 5 11 8 -5 26
16  Burnley 23 7 5 11 -12 26
17  Newcastle 23 7 4 12 -13 25
18  Fulham 22 2 9 11 -14 15
19  West Bromwich 24 2 7 15 -36 13
20  Sheffield 23 3 2 18 -22 11
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