Wayne Rooney ended his open field goal scoring drought when he headed home from a Patrice Evra cross. It looked so anti-climactic after all that media space devoted to this phenomenon. But West Brom answered back in spectacular fashion through James Morrison's lashing drive that dipped in to beat Tomasz Kuszczak.
By now the Baggies were playing excellent controlling football. But their inability to finish proved to be their undoing. That was indeed the case when Peter Odemwingie flubbed his spot kick miserably. They should have had one earlier when Chris Foy chose to ignore Gary Neville's clear foul on Graham Dorrans when the striker was in the act of shooting. He should have also been red carded.
With Utd barely registering a pulse on attack, Sir Alex sent out Chicharito and the Mexican delivered with 15 minutes left in the game. Rooney continued his comeback by providing the assist.
We've seen this happen time and time again. Sub- par performances that prove to fatal to every other club except Man Utd. They ride out as winners and one has to agree with Paul Wilson this makes them the favourites to win the Premiership once again.