West Bromwich Albion 5- Manchester United 5: the second tie five of the century in Europe Ferguson's farewell and Scholes

West Bromwich Albion 5- Manchester United 5: the second tie five of the century in Europe Ferguson's farewell and Scholes
Second draw at five of the century at West Bromwich-Manchester.

West Bromwich Albion and Manchester United provided an interesting 5-5 in the last league match, a result that was not seen in a major European league (Spain, England, Italy or Germany) since 1996 when Racing Santander and Albacete drew five at Sardinero. It is actually the second draw at five of the century in Europe after that Lyon 5- Marsella 5 November 2009, and the 16th in the history of the English league, first in 29 years. In fact, after 5335 official matches, is the second 5-5 in the history of United and 1st in 118 years (5-5 vs. Lincoln City, 16.11.1895).

On a day where Chelsea assured Arsenal of their presence in the next Champions League, Ferguson's goodbye turned into a shower of goals.

The feast of so many began at minute six in a United exit from their own goal, the visitors played short to half court and there they projected Javier Hernández with a ball to the right corner, where the mexican controlled, observed and commanded a single Shinji Kagawa who finished a head dive to open the scoreboard.

At minute nine the 2-0 in an overflow to the right of the Ecuadorian Antonio Valencia, he sent a low center that diverted Jonas Olsson to his own door, when Chicharito was already behind ready to push.

Alexander Buttner scored the third in the half hour of play when he entered the area from the left and received a service from Tom Cleverley, He shot first with his left foot and crossed Ben Foster.

James Morrison discounted for West Bromwich at 40 by Graham Dorrans, thus leaving the scoreboard for the break.

In the resumption the locals again hit with Romelu Lukaku, who entered the second half, in a low shot that beat Anders Lindegaard to 50.

Scoring champion Robin van Persie returned some air to Manchester by finishing off a pass from Valencia three minutes later, and Javier Hernández placed fifth at 63 when he pushed an assist from Ryan Giggs, that came from the bench.

But Albion reacted and closed the duel with the onslaught to tie with Lukaku's second goal at 81, then with both Youssouf Mulumbu to 83 y al 86 tied with Lukaku's hat-trick at 86.

United ended with 89 points and as champion, while West Bromwich finished eighth with 49 units.

Julio Muñoz

Journalist, specialist in international football and retro. I write in Colgadosporelfutbol.com and you can follow me at @ juliomv1982


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