West Brom 1 Man United 2
West Bromwich Albion 1 Manchester United 2, The Hawthorns, English Premier League, March 18, 2006. Manchester United gained their fifth Premiership win on the trot as they beat West Bromwich 2-1. Louis Saha opened the scoring for United in the first half and hit a second after the break before Nathan Ellington scored a late consolation for the home team.
Second positioned Manchester United had beaten Fulham, Portsmouth, Wigan Athletic, and Newcastle United in their last four Premiership games, whereas lowly placed West Bromwich had drawn with Birmingham City, and lost to Fulham, Middlesbrough, and Chelsea. Louis Saha headed Manchester United in front after sixteen minutes and the frontman found the net again four minutes past the hour mark when he scored with a clipped finish over Tomasz Kuszczak in the West Bromwich goal. Albion reduced the deficit as former Wigan Athletic forward Nathan Ellington converted a flag-kick in the 78th minute, but Manchester United held on to bag all three points. West Bromwich Albion Team: Tomasz Kuszczak, Paul Robinson, Martin Albrechtsen, Steve Watson, Curtis Davies, Jonathan Greening, Jan Kozak, Ronnie Wallwork, Junichi Inamoto, Diomansy Kamara, Kevin Campbell. Substitutes: Darren Carter, Nathan Ellington, Nwankwo Kanu, Neil Clement, Chris Kirkland. Manchester United Team: Edwin van der Sar, Gary Neville, Rio Ferdinand, Mikael Silvestre, Nemanja Vidic, John O’Shea, Ryan Giggs, Kieran Richardson, Cristiano Ronaldo, Wayne Rooney, Louis Saha. Substitutes: Darren Fletcher, Patrice Evra, Ruud van Nistelrooy, Giuseppe Rossi, Timothy Howard.
Louis Saha Quickfacts
Louis Saha made a total of 30 outings for Manchester United in the 2005-06 season.