Premier League, West Brom 1-1 Manchester United: Records broken
Manchester United's hopes of offering a challenge for the Premier League 2020-21 title took another backward direction after they played out a 1-1 draw against West Bromwich Albion. United, who got the equalizer in this game ahead of half-time, failed to break the deadlock in the second half. For the second successive game, United were found wanted. Here are further details.
West Brom took a shock lead after just 83 seconds as on-loan striker Mbaye Diagne thwarted Victor Lindelof to head in from Conor Gallagher's cross. United where finding it difficult to make inroads in a lacklustre performance until Fernandes found the top corner with his weaker left foot. In the second half, United upped the tempo, but West Brom stood tall and denied them.
West Brom have won just one of their past 14 league games (D4, L9). Their' only home win in the league this season was back in November when they beat Sheffield United. West Brom have conceded 32 goals. This is the most by a side at this stage of the season since 1960-61. West Brom have earned seven points from the last 13 games.
Fernandes has raced to 14 Premier League goals this season. Overall, he has 22 Premier League goals in 38 matches, besides amassing 16 assists. This season, the Portuguese international has 19 goals in all competitions this season. According to Opta, Luke Shaw has four Premier League assists in February - two more than any other player.
The Red Devils are currently unbeaten in 19 Premier League away matches (W13, D6), their longest such run in top-flight history. Manchester United have also lost just once in 18 Premier League games (W11, D6).