Robin van Persie

West Brom   5

Morrison (40), Lukaku (50, 80, 86), Mulumbu (81)

Man United   5

Kagawa (6), Olsson (OG 9), Buttner (30), van Persie (53), Hernandez (63)

Sunday 19 May The Hawthorns | Attendance: 26,438

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West Brom
1Foster
28Jones
23McAuley
3Olssongoal
6Ridgewellsub20
5Yacob
21Mulumbugoal
17Dorrans
7Morrisongoalsub32
11Brunt
9Longsub8
Subs:
25Dawson
13Myhill
30Tamas
20Lukakusub6goalgoalgoal
8Rosenbergsub9
4Popov
32Fortunesub7
Man United
13Lindegaard
7Valencia
4Jones
6Evanssub5
28Buttnergoal
23Cleverleysub11
16Carrick
8Anderson
26Kagawagoalsub22
20van Persiegoal
14Hernandezgoal
Subs:
1De Gea
3Evra
5Ferdinandsub6
11Giggssub23
15Vidic
22Scholessub26yellow card
44Januzaj

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19/05/2013 17:46, Report by Adam Marshall
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West Brom 5 United 5

Sir Alex Ferguson requested that his Manchester United players express themselves in his final game in charge at West Brom and they certainly did that in an attacking sense during an unbelievable 5-5 draw.

With the sun shining on the scene of his footballing farewell, the Scot saw his side throw away 3-0 and 5-2 leads as history was made in the Black Country. It was the club's first 5-5 draw since 1895.

Shinji Kagawa, Alex Büttner, Robin van Persie and Javier Hernandez all scored, and Jonas Olsson put through his own net, but a hat-trick by substitute Romelu Lukaku helped the Baggies ensure Sir Alex's career ended on a slightly disappointing note.

The champions came out to a guard of honour while both sides applauded the manager onto the pitch amid a tumultuous atmosphere inside the ground as the stage was set for an occasion befitting the great man’s last-ever stint in the dug-out.

With the packed away end roaring the Reds on, some of the football on show was simply sensational. As the ball was worked out of defence superbly in the sixth minute, Büttner's pass into the right-hand channel looked overhit but Hernandez chased it down and supplied a pinpoint cross for Kagawa to head down and past former United keeper Ben Foster.

Three minutes later, Kagawa ignored a stumble from the nearby van Persie to feed Antonio Valencia out wide. The raiding wing-back smashed the ball across goal and Olsson poked it past Foster to double the lead - a similar own goal to the ones netted in two of the past three matches with Albion by Steven Reid and Gareth McAuley.

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