Man United’s lose to West Brom puts the club in danger of being caught by Liverpool.
Salomon Rondon netted his fourth goal in six Premier League games leaving Louis van Gaal’s side in sixth place, three points below the Manchester United having played a game more than fourth-place Manchester City.
This is after Juan Mata was dismissed following the two bookings he received in three minutes mid way through the first half which saw referee Mike Dean dismiss him on 26 minutes.
Mata was shown his first yellow card in the 24th minute at The Hawthorns for blocking Fletcher’s free-kick and saw red two minutes later for clumsily swinging his foot at the former United midfielder.
United are now in danger of being caught by forthcoming Europa League opponents Liverpool, who are three three points behind them .
West Bromwich Albion scored their first home league win over Manchester United in 32 years.
Meanwhile,Ten-man Liverpool pulled off a dramatic 2-1 win at Crystal Palace on Sunday.
Christian Benteke’s stoppage-time penalty gave Liverpool a come-from-behind victory. Liverpool’s third straight Premier League win moves them up two spots to seventh.
Joe Ledley gave Crystal Palace the lead only to have Roberto Firmino equalize after James Milner was sent off for a second yellow card.
Liverpool’s third straight Premier League win moves them up two spots to seventh.