Bruno Fernandes added to his already spectacular stats at Manchester United however his aspect misplaced extra floor within the title race as they might solely handle a 1-1 draw at West Brom.
The Portugal worldwide volleyed house Luke Shaw’s cross from the left within the 44th minute.
The hassle together with his left peg made it Fernandes’ 38th aim involvement since making his Pink Devils debut in February 2020, a stat that has solely been bettered by Lionel Messi and Robert Lewandowski (each 44), who play for Barcelona and Bayern Munich respectively.
However extra importantly, the outcome leaves Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s males seven factors behind Premier League leaders Manchester City, who’ve a recreation in hand.
Earlier, West Brom took a shock lead after simply 83 seconds when Mbaye Diagne headed in, out-muscling Victor Lindelof as he acquired on the top of Conor Gallagher’s looping cross.
Fernandes levelled a couple of minutes earlier than the break however the guests will really feel aggrieved they didn’t get an opportunity to go in 2-1 up on the break as Craig Pawson’s half-time whistle introduced a promising counter-attack to an abrupt halt.
It regarded like Fernandes would get an opportunity so as to add to his tally as United have been awarded a penalty when Semi Ajayi was adjudged to have introduced down Harry Maguire.
Replays present the Pink Devils centre-back was offside when the free-kick was delivered though there was no suggestion that that was the rationale why VAR overturned the choice.
Sam Johnstone then saved to disclaim Mason Greenwood earlier than Kyle Bartley cleared Scott McTominay’s effort on the rebound off the road.
Man United managed issues within the second half however that they had their very own let-offs too with Diagne spurning superb possibilities on two events.
Diagne discovered himself by way of on aim when he out-muscled Maguire however his effort was saved by David de Gea earlier than the Spaniard did excellently to hook the free ball away simply because the striker was about to move house. The Senegal worldwide additionally blazed over a really inviting cross from the best late on.
Nonetheless, Man United may have gained it within the closing minute of stoppage-time by way of Maguire however his header was tipped onto the put up by former Pink Satan Sam Johnstone.