Jose Mourinho’s men will be looking to keep up their recent form ahead of the FA Cup semi-final with Tottenham next week while the Baggies need a miracle to avoid the drop.
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Arsenal suffered a 2-1 defeat away to Newcastle United in the Premier League as their poor form away from home continued.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang set up Alexander Lacazette who gave the Gunners the lead before Ayoze Perez equalised.
Some sloppy defending at the back led to a second for the hosts in the second half as Matt Ritchie’s strike proved to be the winner.
Here’s a look at how the Gunners performed.
Petr Cech – 5: Beaten at the near post for the equaliser. Made a couple of routine saves.
Calum Chambers – 5: Did well to get forward and have a few shots. Was relatively solid at the back.
Shkodran Mustafi – 7: Shoulders some of the blame for the first goal as he failed to track Perez’s run at the near post. Did make a crucial last man tackle later on though and made some good clearances.
Rob Holding – 5: Didn’t do too much wrong but lacked the presence to command situations in the box.
Nacho Monreal – 3: Sloppy play that led to the winner for Newcastle. Saw plenty of the ball but could not make an impact going forward.
Alex Iwobi – 6: Was a threat going forward and had a couple of shots from decent positions that he could’ve done better with.
Granit Xhaka -4: A nothing display from the Swiss. Had enough possession but his passing was safe.
Mohamed El Neny – 5: More industrious than his midfield partner and made some good interceptions but otherwise ineffective.
Joe Willock – 5: Not the dream Premier League debut he would’ve hoped for and one that most people will forget.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – 7: Played out wide and did his best to threaten the defence. A fine assist for the opener.
Alexandre Lacazette – 7: Took his goal well and got into good positions. Better from the Frenchman.
Danny Welbeck – 5: Replaced Willock in the 68th minute and didn’t have an impact.
Ainsely Maitland-Niles – N/A: Came on for Chambers late on.
Eddie Nketiah – N/A: Played the final few minutes in place of Iwobi.
Here, we take a look at some key stats and facts as the Red Devils host caretaker Darren Moore’s side.
– After winning 85% of their opening 13 Premier League games against West Brom (W11 D2 L0), Man Utd have won just 40% of their last 10 against them (W4 D3 L3).
– The Baggies have lost just one of their last four Premier League visits to Old Trafford (W2 D1), losing 0-2 in November 2015.
– Only one side starting the day bottom of the table has ever won a Premier League game at Old Trafford – Blackburn Rovers winning 3-2 in December 2011. Man Utd have won 16 and drawn four of the other 20 games.
– The Red Devils are looking to secure six consecutive Premier League wins for the first time since January 2017.
– Manchester United have kept a league-high 16 clean sheets this season, with 11 of those coming at Old Trafford – also the most in the league.
– West Brom are winless in their last 15 Premier League away games, losing 11 and drawing four. Indeed, only in 2008-09 have the Baggies endured a longer away winless run in a single PL season (16 games).
– No side has won more Premier League games that they were losing than Manchester United this season (4, level with Arsenal and Bournemouth), with Jose Mourinho’s side winning 33% of the games in which they’ve been behind (4/12).
– West Brom have scored just 26 Premier League goals this season, the same total Man Utd have registered in the first half alone.
– Alexis Sanchez has had a hand in four goals in his last two Premier League games (1 goal, 3 assists) – as many as in his previous 12 in the competition for Arsenal and Man Utd combined (4 goals).
– Jose Salomon Rondon has scored in six different Premier League games this season, failing to win any of them (D2 L4). The most different games scored in by a player in a single Premier League campaign, without winning a single one is seven (Jordan Ayew in 2015-16).
Statistics provided by Opta