Despite only being appointed in the summer of 2014, Alan Irvine's tenure at West Bromwich Albion was never expected to be one of longevity. The Baggies supporters greeted the his acquisition with a collective shrug of the shoulders; after all, for all Irvine's gentlemanly qualities, he's yet to truly make his mark as a top quality manager.
Why Southampton Can Finish In The Top 6 This Season. - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Despite all the intriguing plots and sub-plots that have gone on this season, the story of the campaign has undoubtedly got to be that of Southampton. Predicted to be set for doom and gloom after a mass summer exodus that saw all of their star players from last season leaving, the Saints have forged an incredible revival under new manager Ronald Koeman.
After 36 goals in 9 Premier League matches from the weekend, all attention turns to the Hawthorns today to see if there'll be another goals extravaganza with West Bromwich Albion hosting Manchester United.
Here's today's TV schedule for viewers/readers in the United States:
West Brom vs Manchester United, 3pm, NBCSN and mun2and NBC Sports Live Extra
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Van Gaal: Possible to catch Chelsea. Are you day-dreaming? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Louis van Gaal is still adamant that his side can catch Chelsea despite being 10 points behind the league leaders, after managing a 2-2 draw against West Brom at the Hawthorns on Monday night. The Red Devils are now sixth in the table, one point and one place behind Liverpool and have gone six games without a win away from home.
Manchester United extended their unbeaten run to three games last night, snatching a late draw away at West Brom. It was neither what United wanted nor what they deserved, as West Brom's second goal came totally against the run of play, but United's shaky back four conspired against them yet again.
West Brom vs Manchester United 2014 2-2 Highlights Sessegnon goal Man Utd Video is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter
West Brom vs Manchester United 2014 2-2 Highlights Sessegnon goal Man Utd Video is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter Manchester United remained winless on the road in the league this season after drawing 2-2 with Albion at the Hawthorns on 20th October, 2014.
Poor old Marouane Fellaini has taken a right bashing since leaving Goodison Park for Old Trafford. And during the Red Devils' clash with West Brom on Monday night, the afro-tastic Moroccan once again was the target of the Baggies' very own official Twitter account.
Midfield Maestro feels proud to snub Manchester United - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
DanieleDe Rossi's love affair with Roma continues. The veteran midfielder who has now spent 14 years at the Italianclubhas recently claimed that he has no regrets over snubbing numerous offers to stay at the Giallorossi.
Not the sort of thing you'd expect to see ina Premier League clash at the Hawthorns, this. With West Brom's in-form striker Saido Berahino bearing down on goal, out-of-positiobnfull-back Rafael decided to summon his inner Sunday league player and shot at the forward in the vain hope of putting him off.
With camera's all over the place these days Ed Woodward should know better than to be caught saying things like "What a fucking waste of money" however yes you've guessed it the silly little man was caught out tonight by Sky Sports no less during United's 2-2 draw with West Brom at the Hawthorns.
The only question is which player was he commenting on because there were quite a few!
Old Trafford has had many heroes over the years. This is unsurprising, given the club's rich history. Sir Matt Busby and Sir Alex Ferguson, orchestrators of the two great periods of sustained success, have been immortalised, in statue form, outside the ground. Sir Matt gazes into the distance, where the holy trinity of Charlton, Law and Best celebrate together, a monument of glory from a now distant age.