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Manchester United and Manchester City Suffer Defeats to West Brom and Aston Villa [GIFs]

david moyes1 Manchester United and Manchester City Suffer Defeats to West Brom and Aston Villa [GIFs]

Manchester United and Manchester City both suffered embarrassing defeats today in the Premier League when West Bromwich Albion and Aston Villa respectively beat the two Manchester clubs. It’s the first time that both Manchester clubs have lost on the same day since September 2008.

Playing at Old Trafford, Manchester United lost 1-2 to West Bromwich Albion. Managed by Steve Clarke, West Brom deserved the win after they did everything right, putting in a hard fought performance where they pressed United, kept possession really well, and were very bright up front when it counted.

The two goals by West Brom, particularly the first by Morgan Amalfitano, were extremely well taken. Wayne Rooney’s free kick wasn’t enough to win the game for the Red Devils. It’s West Brom’s first win at Old Trafford since 1978.

Morgan Amalfitano opened the scoring with this sensational goal:

morgan amalfitano Manchester United and Manchester City Suffer Defeats to West Brom and Aston Villa [GIFs]

Wayne Rooney equalized with this free kick:

wayne rooney free kick1 Manchester United and Manchester City Suffer Defeats to West Brom and Aston Villa [GIFs]

Here’s West Brom’s winning goal by Saido Berahino:

Saido Berahino Manchester United and Manchester City Suffer Defeats to West Brom and Aston Villa [GIFs]

Over at Villa Park, Aston Villa came back from 1-2 down to win the match 3-2 after a brilliantly taken free kick by XX and a defensive mistake by Manchester City, that let Andreas Weimann in to slot the winning goal past Joe Hart.

Leandro Bacuna scored for Aston Villa from a free kick to make it 2-2:

leandro bacuna Manchester United and Manchester City Suffer Defeats to West Brom and Aston Villa [GIFs]

And Andreas Weimann wins the match with this goal:

andreas weimann goal Manchester United and Manchester City Suffer Defeats to West Brom and Aston Villa [GIFs]

Who said the Premier League wasn’t competitive? Congratulations to Aston Villa and West Bromwich Albion. Both Manchester clubs now have to prepare for the UEFA Champions League matches mid-week.

H/T Feint Zebra.

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8 Responses to Manchester United and Manchester City Suffer Defeats to West Brom and Aston Villa [GIFs]

  1. Evan says:

    “Playing at Old Trafford, Manchester United lost 2-3 to West Bromwich Albion.”

    You might want to edit that bit.

  2. gbewing says:

    this weeks rationalization from Kartik will be ……

    • Christopher Harris says:

      I think he already said it last week when he didn’t get overjoyed by City’s 4-1 win against United. He said he wanted to see how City would do against lower opposition away from home. But we’ll find out for sure on tomorrow night’s EPL Talk Podcast episode.

      • gbewing says:

        ugh wrong side he’s been trumpeting ManU as great as ever since day- he be wrong

        • Christopher Harris says:

          I predicted Manchester United would win the title too. There’s a long way to go in the season and there’s plenty of time for other teams to slip up too including Chelsea, Arsenal and Spurs.

  3. Dean Stell says:

    Gah….awful. I hate to jump on a bandwagon, but I don’t have much confidence in Moyes. I’m really starting to believe the people who said that United has been a 4th place side for years that SAF willed to the top somehow.

  4. francis says:

    West Midlands 5 Manchester 3

  5. rkujay says:

    If Mr. Moyes hasn’t lost the dressing room, he will this week in Russia. If he takes United out of the Champions League next season…and I predict the Hair will sharpen elbows and get ejected from a match thus causing an early exit this season…this will put a serious dent in the plans to lay off the debt in less than ten years. One hopes the Glazers and their accountants are giving close scrutiny

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