Macclesfield FC underlined why they are favourites to win Northern Premier League, division one west with victory against effectively West Brom U23s at the Leasing.com Stadium.
West Brom earned a battling point in windswept and wet conditions at the Hawthorns as they drew 1-1 with a tired Manchester United.
How costly will the two lost points prove as Manchester City were surprisingly held at home by relegation threatened West Brom.
Manchester United have completed the signing of goalkeeper Lee Grant from relegated Stoke City on a two year deal and becomes the Reds’ third signing of the season after right back Diogo Dalot and midfielder Fred were followed by a new deal for Marouane Fellaini.
MAN UNITED 0, WEST BROM 1
How ironic that after winning at leaders Manchester City that Manchester United should lose at home to bottom-club West Brom, a result that confirmed City as champions.
Just as the second-half display against City was phenomenal, their performance against the Baggies was abject as they were beaten by a Jay Rodriguez goal.