Zlatan’s Brace Guide Man Utd Past West Brom

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored his tenth goal in nine matches as Manchester United eased to victory over West Brom.

The former Sweden international headed home from a brilliant Jesse Lingard delivery after only five minutes to put the visitors ahead.

Ibrahimovic struck again just after the break when his effort from inside the box went in off Baggies defender Craig Dawson.

United are now unbeaten in 10 matches in all competitions and have drawn level on points in the Premier League with fifth-place Tottenham, who play Burnley on Sunday.

The Baggies remain in seventh place and are now seven points off the European places.

Ibrahimovic’s double at the Hawthorns brings the striker to 16 goals for the season – 11 more than any of his team-mates.

Lingard will take huge credit for the opening goal, though, after his sublime cross from the right landed perfectly for the Swede, who headed down past Ben Foster from eight yards out.

His second goal was teed up by captain Wayne Rooney and Ibrahimovic managed to worm his way into the box before striking with his right foot on 55 minutes.

Rooney, meanwhile, must wait again to equal Sir Bobby Charlton’s record of 249 goals for the club, after he saw a first-half strike from outside the area forced on to the bar by Foster.

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