Manchester United gets a draw while Tottenham wins

Wayne Rooney of Manchester United reacts after Fulham's second goal that came in injury time giving Fulham a draw.

Wayne Rooney of Manchester United reacts after Fulham’s second goal that came in injury time giving Fulham a draw.

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 United manager David Moyes said conceding an injury-time equaliser to Fulham was “as bad as it gets” after his side failed to win.

That goal was scored by Darren 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 lead  after 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 by Emmanuel Adebayor gave Tottenham´s 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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