McManaman eyeing repeat of Old Trafford victory

Date published: Sunday 1st November 2015 3:27

Callum McManaman: Faces six-week lay-off

Callum McManaman: Faces six-week lay-off

Callum McManaman says West Brom are eyeing a repeat of history at Old Trafford next week after the disappointing defeat at home to Leicester.

The Baggies led 1-0 at the break thanks to Salomon Rondon’s opener, but crumbled in the second half as Leicester struck twice through Riyad Mahrez and added a third through Jamie Vardy, before substitute McManaman won a late penalty which Rickie Lambert converted.

A Jonas Olsson goal earned Tony Pulis’ side a win at Manchester United in May, and McManaman says the club’s attentions have already switched to the title hopefuls.

“The boys were gutted in the dressing room after the game,” the winger told the West Brom official website.

“The defeat is hard to take after being in front but sadly it wasn’t meant to be. Usually when we take the lead we are then difficult to break down.

“Once they score the first goal they grew into the match and their fans got behind them which made it difficult for us. We almost grabbed an equaliser at the end but unfortunately it never came.

“We have a massive game next weekend at Manchester United to concentrate on now this week. We won there last year so hopefully can do that again.”

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