Manchester United struggled on Sunday as they were held to a 1-1 by West Bromwich Albion in a Premier League fixture at The Hawthorns.
West Brom took a shock lead after just 83 seconds as on-loan striker Mbaye Diagne outmuscled Victor Lindelof to head in from Conor Gallagher’s cross.
United were finding it difficult to make inroads in a lacklustre opening period. However, Bruno Fernandes’ stunning volley with his weaker left foot from Luke Shaw’s cross hooked into the top corner in the 44th minute and levelled matters in the game.
The visitors improved in the second half, Mason Greenwood testing Sam Johnstone with a low strike and Scott McTominay seeing his follow up cleared off the line.
With time running out, skipper Harry Maguire leapt to send his header towards the top corner, but Johnstone tipped the effort against the post to deny United an injury-time winner.
Sam Allardyce’s side could have won it themselves late on, but Diagne struck his effort over the crossbar from six yards out.
United moved back above Leicester City in second place, but are now seven points behind leaders Manchester City, who also have a game in hand.
Despite the draw, West Brom remain in deep trouble at the wrong end of the table, second from bottom and 12 points from safety.