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Manchester United gets a draw while Tottenham wins

Sunday in front of a full house at Old Trafford Manchester United gave up a late goal in injury time and had to settle for a 2-2 draw with bottom of the table Fulham. So they are now in the seventh spot some 16 points behind top of the table Chelsea in the Barcklay's Premier League standings.

Manchester Unitedmanager David Moyes said conceding an injury-time equaliser toFulhamwas "as bad as it gets" after his side failed to win.

That goal was scored byDarren Bent with 2 minutes left in injury time to earn the draw for Fulham. It was a very odd game from the start as Fulham got off to an early 1-0 leadafter Steve Sidwell goal. But United stormed bach to take a 2-1 on goals from Robin van Persie and Michael Carrick. The home thought they would be treated to a third straight home win. But then game the dagger from Bent that found the back of the net and Fulham earned the draw

For all United's attacking play and 81 crosses, the most by a Premier League team since 2006, Fulham defended outstandingly as Johnny Heitinga, fellow centre-back Dan Burn and goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg were able to keep United from putting a number of balls in the back of the net.

And though some might say the point was undeserved given Fulham had three shots on target, it represented a significant result for Fulham manager Rene Meulensteen, who had won only three of his previous 11 Premier League games since taking charge in December.

Meanwhile, Tottenham who are sitting in fifth place in the standings were able to gain three big points as they continue their chase to qualify for a Champions League spot. It was a big goal byEmmanuel Adebayor gaveTottenhams Champions League pursuit a big boost with the win.

After the weekend here are the Barcklay's Premier League standings:

 

  1. #

    Team

    GP

    W

    D

    L

    GF

    GA

    GD

    PTS

    1

    Chelsea

    25

    17

    5

    3

    47

    20

    27

    56

    2

    Arsenal

    25

    17

    4

    4

    48

    26

    22

    55

    3

    Man City

    25

    17

    3

    5

    68

    27

    41

    54

    4

    Liverpool

    25

    15

    5

    5

    63

    30

    33

    50

    5

    Tottenham

    25

    14

    5

    6

    32

    32

    0

    47

    6

    Everton

    25

    12

    9

    4

    37

    26

    11

    45

    7

    Man United

    25

    12

    5

    8

    41

    31

    10

    41

    8

    Newcastle

    25

    11

    4

    10

    32

    34

    -2

    37

    9

    Southampton

    25

    9

    9

    7

    36

    29

    7

    36

    10

    Swansea City

    25

    7

    6

    12

    32

    35

    -3

    27

    11

    Hull City

    25

    7

    6

    12

    25

    30

    -5

    27

    12

    Aston Villa

    25

    7

    6

    12

    27

    36

    -9

    27

    13

    Stoke City

    25

    6

    8

    11

    26

    40

    -14

    26

    14

    Crystal Palace

    25

    8

    2

    15

    18

    34

    -16

    26

    15

    West Ham

    25

    6

    7

    12

    26

    33

    -7

    25

    16

    Norwich City

    25

    6

    7

    12

    19

    37

    -18

    25

    17

    Sunderland

    25

    6

    6

    13

    25

    38

    -13

    24

    18

    West Brom

    25

    4

    11

    10

    29

    37

    -8

    23

    19

    Cardiff City

    25

    5

    6

    14

    19

    44

    -25

    21

    20

    Fulham

    25

    6

    2

    17

    24

    55

    -31

    20



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