London: Jesse Lingard's first Manchester United goal inspired his side to a 2-0 win over West Bromwich Albion on Saturday that left them a point shy of the Premier League summit.
Manchester United's Jesse Lingard scores his team's first goal at Old Trafford on Saturday. Pic/AFP
United had ended a 404-minute goal drought against CSKA Moscow in mid-week, but they laboured again until Lingard broke the deadlock in the 52nd minute at Old Trafford. Juan Mata added a stoppage-time penalty.
Victory kept Louis van Gaal's side in fourth place, but they are now a point below co-leaders Manchester City and Arsenal, both of whom play on today.