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Loads of fans react as Man Utd leapfrog Man City with underwhelming West Brom win

Bruno Fernandes’ retaken penalty ensured underwhelming Manchester United defeated West Brom to arrest their woeful home league form.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men were without a win in four league games before tonight but have now leapfrogged rivals Manchester City into 9th with a nervy win.

The game wasn’t without controversy either, as West Brom were perhaps unfortunate to have their spot-kick overturned after review by referee David Coote on the pitch-side monitor. 

Fernandes’ penalty shortly after was saved by man-of-the match and ex-Red Sam Johnstone but the Baggies ‘keeper was well off his line and the Portuguese playmaker made no mistake with his second effort.

David De Gea had to be called into action on several occasions as the struggling opposition threatened throughout.

United were hardly convincing and rode their luck at times, but three points gives Solskjaer’s men a platform to build from ahead of a crucial run of fixtures.

The Reds face Istanbul Basaksehir on Tuesday as the Champions League returns before a trip to highflying Southampton next Sunday.

Here are some full-time reactions from United fans and journalists on social media:

READ MORE: Video: Bruno Fernandes scores from second penalty attempt to make it 1-0 vs West Brom

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