The Premier League recent form table shows that Newcastle and West Brom are only one point and one position different over the last half dozen matches.
The home side have only won one of the last half dozen matches but that was an impressive 2-1 win over Arsenal, though they have now gone five without a win.
With Newcastle, the mini three game unbeaten run came unstuck with that Cleverley header in the final seconds.
Two wins and a draw isn’t too bad but with United in the bottom three, a win would be very welcome and a draw the very least they need, especially with Arsenal away up next.
West Brom’s last six results with latest one listed first;
Swansea 1 West Brom 0
West Brom 1 Bournemouth 2
Liverpool 2 West Brom 2
West Brom 1 Tottenham 1
West Ham 1 West Brom 1
West Brom 2 Arsenal 1
Newcastle’s last six results also listed with the latest result first;
Newcastle 0 Everton 1
Newcastle 1 Aston Villa 1
Tottenham 1 Newcastle 2
Newcastle 2 Liverpool 0
Crystal Palace 5 Newcastle 1
Newcastle 0 Leicester 3