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And that's it! Gareth McAuley had given United the lead early on, while Robin van Persie notched up his 17th of the season to keep the three points in Manchester. There will be plenty of positives for West Brom to take out of this game though, so not all doom and gloom for Steve Clarke's men. Well, I hope you've enjoyed it! I'm Ryan Gordon wishing you all a great New Year's Eve and a prosperous 2013. Cheers all!
GOAL! Manchester United 2-0 West Brom! Robin van Persie!
Chris Walters is back, and writes: Paul Scholes continuing to be picked is tragic in that it highlights an old man's delusion about the abilities of one no longer young. There's some lesson in mortality there, but I can't be bothered. I would be happily wrong, but at this point I anticipate a draw.
A change from either side now as United introduced Paul Scholes for Tom Cleverley, while in the other technical area Marc-Antoine Fortune comes on for Graham Dorrans.
Still a slender lead for Premier League frontrunners Man Utd, with Sky Bet going 11/8 that there will be no further goals, while substitute Robin van Persie is 4/1 to score next.
Another change for West Brom now, with James Morrison coming on for Chris Brunt.
West Brom reply in kind now, with on-loan Chelsea playmaker Romelu Lukaku coming on for Marcus Rosenberg.
And here comes the first change of the afternoon, with Shinji Kagawa still not at 100% fitness and is replaced by Robin van Persie.
First booking of the afternoon goes to Antonio Valencia as he hacks down Peter Odemwingie out wide.
Man Utd are 4/1 to run out 3-0 winners over West Brom, who are 8/1 to bite back and earn a draw, or 10/1 to force a 1-1 final score with Sky Bet.
And that will be the last piece of action for the first-half. United head down the tunnel with a 1-0 lead courtesy of Gareth McAuley's own-goal, and West Brom will need a much-improved performance in the second-half if they are to find a way back into the game.
David Lawrence says: Why Fortune and Lukaku are on the bench again is beyond me... 4-0 United, Baggies haven't a prayer here
West Brom are now a massive 16/1 to win at Old Trafford, and even as long as 8/1 to salvage a draw. Danny Welbeck is the favourite to score next at 7/2 while United to win 3-0 is priced 6/1 with Sky Bet.
GOAL! Manchester United 1-0 West Brom! Gareth McAuley (og)!
Ben Foulkes says: I think it will be 3-1 today, with goals from Hernandez, Young and van persie coming off the bench with brunt to score for west brom.
Patrice Evra has scored more goals than any other defender this season, and he's 33/1 to open the scoring against West Brom, or 12/1 to score anytime. United's knack for falling behind continues almost every week, and you can back West Brom to be leading at the break but the hosts to win the match at 22/1 with Sky Bet.
And for the opposition, Chris writes in: As a big baggies fan im very concerned at our weakened defence & midfield this afternoon, our strength in depth is not good & i fear we may take a beating at old trafford, especially if we concede early. fingers crossed.
Scottie B says: I'm going for a 3-0 victory today for united, with welbeck and young both scoring and, van persie to come on and get the third.Think Norwich will draw with city so we can extend our lead at the top to 9 points.
Chris Walters emails in: I was fairly optimistic when first seeing the (Man United) team sheet. That was tempered by the fact that Kagawa is back from injury, so will not be in form, meaning he will likely be subbed out, and replaced with either Giggs or Scholes. Once either of them comes on I'm turning the game off.
I've just been handed the team-sheets and we'll get into those momentarily, but why not first drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know what you think about today's clash, or anything football-related for that matter.
There's plenty at stake then today, but why not make it a little bit more interesting by popping over to our friends at Sky Bet, who have Manchester United at 7/2 for the points today, while West Brom are the underdogs at 9/1. Good luck!
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