PL Winner Seeks Man Utd Scalp Tonight

Joleon Lescott has had a good record against Manchester United over the years, and is keen to impress against them again tonight, as reported by the Daily Star.

With his career seemingly in tatters towards the end of last season, West Brom have given him a reprieve, and he faces off against his old rivals again in the Premier League tonight.

Lescott will almost certainly start, having played a key role in Manchester City’s dramatic title win against Man Utd in 2012.

The former England international also played his part when City went to Old Trafford and battered Man Utd 6-1, a famous turning point in the history of the Premier League.

This was not the only time that Lescott impressed against Man Utd, playing his part in the FA Cup semi-final, which City won.

The trophy win in that competition kicked off the era of recent success at the Etihad Stadium.

Lescott said: “The 6-1 win was a nice game. I think at the time everyone knew City were decent and could do something, but to go there and play the way we did on and off the ball made a difference.

“That was the important one.

“I get a lot more responsibility here, the coaches ask me a lot of questions about how we did things at City, they want my opinion, my experience.

“I’d never call myself a big fish though. It wouldn’t cross my mind to see it like that.

“I won’t beat about the bush, it’s not as glamorous as City, but West Brom are an established Premier League team.

“We finished 17th last year. That’s not good enough.

“We’re not looking to finish 16th, we’re looking for top half. To really do something.”


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