(Video) West Bromwich Albion 2-2 Manchester United: Red Devils’ Dreadful Away Form Continues Despite Late Equaliser

Blind salvages a point for United at The Hawthorns.

Manchester United may have left The Hawthorns buoyant following a last gasp Daley Blind equaliser against Alan Irvine’s West Bromwich Albion, but the 2-2 draw extended their winless run away from home that has extended to five matches in all competitions under new manager Louis van Gaal.

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United started extremely slowly in the West Midlands, failing to press the hosts in the early stages and allowing them to grab the initiative that was rammed home when Liverpool loanee right back Andre Wisdom scampered down the right flank and played the ball inside for attacking midfielder Stephen Sessegnon to brilliantly sweep into the top corner:

United dominated possession throughout the first half without every really testing stand in West Brom goalkeeper Boaz Myhill, with United’s record signing Angel di Maria the only United player who really performed during the opening period. Indeed, Spanish midfielder Ander Herrera was so poor that he was hauled off at half time to be replaced by Marouane Fellaini, who had an immediate impact within three minutes of the second half kick-off, taking the ball on his chest and smashing it past Myhill and into the top corner:


From this point on it seemed as though United would go on and clinch victory as they dominated possession and created numerous chances, but van Gaal’s side were caught by a sucker punch as right back Rafael da Silva played in form striker Saido Berahino onside and the England Under 21 international needed no second invitation to slot the ball past David de Gea:

United through on Falcao and Ashley Young in an attempt to find the equaliser but struggled to break down a stubborn Baggies defence, save for when Robin van Persie slammed the ball against the post, but they earned what was a deserved point right in the closing minutes when Dutch midfielder Daley Blind stepped onto a loose ball and slotted it into the bottom corner beyond Myhill:


United manager Louis van Gaal has declared himself disappointed with a draw, however, despite a promising performance as the club continue to lose ground on the Premier League pacesetters.

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