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Summary

  1. Blind levels from 20 yards out
  2. Berahino took advantage of high defensive line
  3. Fellaini scored moments after coming on
  4. Sessegnon hit fine shot from outside box
  5. BBC Radio 5 live commentary on this page

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By Marc Higginson

All times stated are UK

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I'm not so sure, Peter. Who knows? It will most certainly be a quality game. That's your lot from us tonight, but we'll be back tomorrow for some Champions League football.

And don't be caught out by the early start - Manchester City's game in Russia kicks off at 17:00 BST.

Until then, goodnight.

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Peter Collins: Just a thought. Without Costa to finish, could Utd actually beat Chelsea if the latter is wasteful? Would shut some people up!

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Man Utd's best performance of the season?

Adam in Edinburgh: Echoes of Moyes from LVG there. United's defensive display was woeful and the attack was nowhere near as good as previous games. RVP needs to be dropped for the next game against Chelsea, their back line will easily cope with him right now meandering around the box doing nothing.

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Man Utd's best performance of the season?

Kershaw16rob: I'm quite ambiguous as to Van Gaal's choice of words. I think it should really go down as one of their least worst.

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  • Manchester United equal their Premier League club record from 1996, by remaining winless in six successive away matches and have drawn four of their last five away matches in the PL (W0-D4-L1).
  • Angel Di Maria provided the assist for Marouane Fellaini - he has now provided 18 assists in league matches in 2014, which is four more than any other player from all of France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Netherlands and England's top leagues (Messi and Tadic both have 14).
  • Daley Blind's goal came in the 87th minute - United's previous latest goal in a PL match this season was in the 62nd minute (Falcao against Everton).

Player reaction

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Manchester United goalscorer Marouane Fellaini speaking to BBC Sport after the game: "I don't think it was a good result for us because the next two games will be difficult. The manager asked me to put pressure on the box and to keep fighting. I did and I managed to score.

"In the second half, the style was more aggressive and we looked better. I have waited a long time to score my first goal and I hope to score more goals for Manchester United.

"We offered too much space in defence but next week is a big game and we have to learn to focus for the whole game. We know we have a problem with the balance between defence and attack but we play and train all day to get better. It is a big game for us (against Chelsea) and we have to win. I am determined to get things right - that's why we play football."

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Liam in Stockport: The fact about United is that they haven't even played any of the big boys yet and still have won only 3 games this season. Another miserable season beckons.

Manager reaction

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Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal: "I had already decided to bring Marouane Fellaini on after 30 minutes. I said to him to watch Ander Herrera because I wanted him to play and he made an impression straight away. Herrera has played normal - not very good but it was normal.

"We also have to look for physical balance and maybe that is our problem. I am always looking for creative players and in England you need physical players as well, maybe Fellaini brings that. We could do better with our philosophy and we are improving now the players are beginning to understand our formation and philosophy more, which is why it's such a shame that they didn't get a result tonight.

"It's not too good after eight games but when you see the games we are normally the better team but we have eight points too few."

That was Manchester United's best performance of the season, according to Louis van Gaal. I'm not so sure. What do you think?

'Man Utd's best match of the season'

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Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal: "I'm very disappointed because we played our best match of the season and the result is not good enough.

"We could have won but that does not count in our world, but I also have to be happy because we created lots of chances and West Brom only had two chances. We gave it away which is a pity because we could have had a new start if we had won today.

"There were individual errors and they were forced because West Brom were playing more narrow in midfield and we had to push up, I have to look back at the goals because it is difficult from the bench. Maybe our lateral defenders have to close the space more."

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Dave Hemming: To be fair if Man U keep playing like that they're probably not going to be relegated. #bbcfootball

Manager reaction

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West Brom manager Alan Irvine, speaking to BBC Sport: "I'm disappointed - we were so close to getting a fantastic result and for us to be in our dressing room feeling bitterly disappointed is a feeling we won't experience much. We thought the three points were there for the taking.

"I felt as though we did use the ball well at times and created opportunities. We scored two fantastic goals with two fantastic moves. They are a great group to work with, Saido Berahino has good role models here. He is a good finisher with both feet and is very composed in those situations, I wasn't surprised when he scored.

"I enjoyed tonight and I'm enjoying the job, the players are so responsive. We're making progress and I can't praise them enough for how they've reacted since I came to the club."

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Gray from Doncaster: Man Utd look good going forward, terrible defending and they have played six out of the bottom eight. I think they will be found out by the top teams.

Player reaction

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West Brom's Chris Brunt, speaking to BBC Sport after the game: "It's disappointing that we couldn't hold on, they had the ball for a lot of the game and we had to defend well. We had our game plan and we looked dangerous on the break, on another day we could have had three points but we had them on the rack with a few minutes to go.

"With the quality Manchester United have they were always going to look dangerous, we have shown how well we can play over the last few weeks and there's hopefully more to come.

"When you're on the back foot for so much of the game you get heavy-legged when you do get the ball, but we did take our chances, credit to the lads because we dug in well. We're a good solid team and we work hard for each other.

"Saido (Berahino) is a fantastic finisher, it's the sign of a good striker and he is reaping the benefits of his hard work. The sky's the limit for him this season."

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John in Belfast: 'Lump it up to the big guy'. LVG really is a genius.

Player reaction

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West Brom midfielder Craig Gardner: "It was a great team performance, it's a shame we couldn't hold on. We will take the positives out of tonight and move on for the weekend. We're improving all the time and showing what we're about as a team."

Striker Saido Berahino: "I thought we did really well to get the second goal and we were so disappointed to concede. I knew if I stayed focussed I would have opportunities to score tonight. I'm just letting my football do the talking and I know the goals will keep coming."

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Alex Corps: Man Utd are a point behind Liverpool and a point ahead of Arsenal. Remember that when judging performance. Not bad for 3 months.

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Robbie Savage

BBC Radio 5 live

"Going forward United look brilliant but from a defensive point of view both their goals were terrible. Away from home Van Gaal is not good enough tactically, defensively it just isn't good enough.

"The second goal was so poor, there was so much space in the defence. When they get the ball wide and in to the box they looked threatening and always looked like they had a goal in them."

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Manchester United look disappointed as they leave the field, too. Both sides will feel they might have nicked it.

FULL-TIME

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West Brom manager Alan Irvine looks like he's lost a pound and found a penny. But he's got to be proud of the Baggies once the disappointment has dissipated.

YELLOW CARD

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West Brom break and, as Youssouf Mulumbu skins Marcos Rojo on the halfway line, the defender brings down the midfielder. Booking. But United can get men back.

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Man Utd win a free-kick on the halfway line. Launched forward and it's cleared. Somehow.

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Hoof. United hammer the ball forward and Marouane Fellaini causes all sorts of problems before Daley Blind's shot is charged down.

West Brom 2-2 Man Utd

Craig Dawson blocks off Ashley Young, but Man Utd win a corner. Punched clear by the keeper and Daley Blind lashes the rebound wide.

INJURY TIME

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Four minutes of injury time announced as Marouane Fellaini's weak shot is gathered by the keeper.

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Jack Blackburn: What a strike from Blind. He was a steal at the price. Contributes all over the field.

Ashley Williams: Passing the ball into the net from 20 yards.Really? Myhill should be ashamed to let that in

Andrew Morris: What a finish by Danny Blind. Quality. There's hope!

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Robbie Savage

BBC Radio 5 live

"What a finish from Blind, there were three West Brom players trying to close him down but there was no chance of stopping it as he opened his body for the shot. There were so many numbers in the box and it was a fantastic finish from Blind. You have to say Manchester United deserved their equaliser."

GOAL

West Brom 2-2 Man Utd - Daley Blind

The masters of late, late goals do it again - and haul themselves level at a crestfallen Hawthorns. Rafael's cross is cleared as far as Daley Blind on the edge of the box and the Netherlands international takes his time before bending a low, precise shot beyond Boaz Myhill in the West Brom goal.

Daley Blind celebrates after scoring Manchester United's second goal against West Brom
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SUBSTITUTION

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Stephane Sessegnon, who almost broke the back of the net in putting West Brom in front for a first time, is given a hero's reception as he ambles off to be replaced by Youssouf Mulumbu.

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I seem to remember even Manuel Pellegrini struggling to get to grips with Premier League away games when he came to England. Is there a 'knack' of winning on the road that comes with experience of the league?

YELLOW CARD

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Manchester United's Daley Blind is booked for the second time this season, this time for a bit of a hack at Stephane Sessegnon.

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Manchester United appear to be running out of ideas and a corner is wastefully headed well wide by Marcos Rojo.

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Boxer Anthony Ogogo on Twitter: How United could do with a Jaap Stam or Steve Bruce. Hell, even a 2014 version of David May would walk into that team.

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Robbie Savage

BBC Radio 5 live

"With all of the money Manchester United have spent this summer, to lose away from home against a side that isn't a Chelsea, isn't a Manchester City and a side that won't challenge for anything this season, is that acceptable?"

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Andre Wisdom, who is on loan from Liverpool at West Brom, cracks a shot over the bar. West Brom continue to battle for every ball - underlined by playmaker Stephane Sessegnon, who is really tracking back to help the Baggies midfield now.

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Denise Hale: Balotelli or Berahino? Why didn't Liverpool buy Berahino?

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Robbie Savage

BBC Radio 5 live

"What a game we've had tonight, two teams have gone for it and it's been a great advert for the Premier League."