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:
#TeamGPWDLGFGAGDPTS1Chelsea251753472027562Arsenal251744482622553Man City251735682741544Liverpool251555633033505Tottenham25145632320476Everton251294372611457Man United251258413110418Newcastle25114103234-2379Southampton25997362973610Swansea City2576123235-32711Hull City2576122530-52712Aston Villa2576122736-92713Stoke City2568112640-142614Crystal Palace2582151834-162615West Ham2567122633-72516Norwich City2567121937-182517Sunderland2566132538-132418West Brom25411102937-82319Cardiff City2556141944-252120Fulham2562172455-3120