Arsenal legend Ian Wright got his prediction right when he said that West Brom boss Sam Allardyce will make things difficult for Manchester United when the two teams meet at the Hawthorns. Ian Wright made his prediction for the Premier League game between West Brom and Manchester United on his podcast known as Wrighty’s House podcast ahead of the game played at the weekend.
According to Ian Wright, West Brommanager Sam Allardyce loves a challenge like the one from Manchester United and that he would be relishing the visit of the Premier League title contenders. Ian Wright further said that West Brom could shock Manchester United just like they did to Liverpool some weeks ago. Sam Allardyce loves a team like Manchester United or Liverpool trying to break down his defensively organised team. In the end, Ian Wright was spot on with his prediction for the game as Manchester United were even fortunate to come away with a 1-1 draw, the same scoreline with the aforementioned Liverpool game.
West Brom were impressive against Manchester United defensively just like Ian Wright had predicted in his podcast. West Brom took the lead inside two minutes through new signing MbayeNiang, who’s on loan from Turkish Super League giants Galatasaray. The Baggies were heading for a priceless half-time advantage that their good defensive organisation deserves before Manchester United playmaker Bruno Fernandes produced a real moment of brilliance on the stroke of half-time as the two teams went into the break with a goal apiece.
West Bromcontinued their good defensive work in the second half and could have snatched all three points if the aforementionedMbayeNiang wasmore clinical in front of goal. Manchester United were unable to secure the three points needed to close the gap on leaders Manchester City back to five points. The Red Devils are now seven points adrift of Manchester City having played a game more, while West Bromare now 12 points adrift of safety with the point earned against Manchester United.