West Brom will be relegated from the top flight should they lose at the Emirates, a ground where they have a woeful record, but Mikel Arteta knows his squad is suffering after the midweek defeat to their former manager Unai Emery. Arteta’s opponent today, Sam Allardyce, says the Spaniard’s reaction to the loss to Villarreal will define him as a manager moving forwards.
The Red Devils secured a 10th comeback win of the season – a Premier League record.
Manchester United maintained their fine away form to beat Aston Villa and leave Manchester City waiting for the Premier League title. The result left United second on 70 points from 34 games, 10 behind City who have played a game more and missed a chance to secure the title on Saturday after they suffered a 2-1 home defeat by Chelsea. Traore fired Villa ahead in the 24th minute with a brilliant strike into the top corner from 15 metres after some sloppy defending by the visitors, who gave the ball away several times deep in their own half.