West Brom 0-5 Man Utd Highlights
Manchester United cemented their place at the top of the Premier League table by thrashing West Bromwich Albion.
Dimitar Berbatov’s angled finish put them ahead after 22 minutes, with Albion’s Paul Robinson sent off before half-time for fouling Ji-Sung Park.
Carlos Tevez scored seconds before the interval after Scott Carson dropped Ryan Giggs’ free-kick, and Nemanja Vidic headed home a third on the hour.
Cristiano Ronaldo then struck twice in eight minutes to seal United’s win.
It gave Sir Alex Ferguson’s side a three-point lead ahead of Liverpool in the title race, with the added bonus of topping up their goal difference in style at The Hawthorns.
United also made it a record 11 straight clean sheets in the league as the pressure piled up on Liverpool and Chelsea, who are in action on Wednesday.
Albion and their fans were furious with the performance of referee Rob Styles, particularly his decision to send off Robinson, but the brutal reality was that they were outclassed by a United side that looking in ominously good order.
THIS SEASON’S REVERSE FIXTURE
18 October 2008 – Ref: Mark Halsey
Man Utd scorers: Rooney 56, Ronaldo 69, Berbatov 71, Nani 90