Saturday 17 March 2018

West Brom spell five player names wrong on their own team sheet for Man United clash

Was Tony Pulis responsible for this team-sheet
Was Tony Pulis responsible for this team-sheet

Jack De Menezes

West Bromwich Albion performance against Manchester United was a lot more successful than their pre-match team sheet was after no fewer than four players had their names spelt incorrectly.

The doom and gloom around Old Trafford was lifted somewhat after a run of four successive wins in all competitions - an upturn in fortunes halted at The Hawthorns as Solomon Rondon secured Albion a 1-0 win.

Juan Mata's first-ever red card for two bookings in less than three first-half minutes was key to the visitors' downfall, with Van Gaal calling it the "turning point" in yesterday's Barclays Premier League encounter.

It is unknown whether the team sheet was actually compiled by manager Tony Pulis remains a mystery as the author managed to spell at least four of their players’ names wrong.

Starting striker Salomon Rondon had his first name spelt incorrectly with “Soloman” written down in error, while four substitutes in James McClean, Victor Anichebe, Rickie Lambert and Sebastien Pocognoli were all spelt wrong.

Instead, the substitutes’ bench was made up of “James McLean”, “Victor Anicibe”, “Ricky Lambert” and “Sebastein Pocognoli”.

Whether it was a late night in Birmingham or a rush to have the team sheet completed in time for the 15:00 deadline, there will certainly be questions asked of whoever was responsible – especially if it was in fact the manager.

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