More Moyes difficulties as Man United draws in EPL

Published on NewsOK Modified: February 9, 2014 at 2:38 pm •  Published: February 9, 2014
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LONDON (AP) — So often the beneficiary of late goals under Alex Ferguson, it seems everything is being turned on its head at Manchester United under David Moyes after his team's latest stumble in the Premier League.

Deep into stoppage time at Old Trafford, Darren Bent scored a goal for Fulham for a 2-2 draw for the league's worst team on Sunday.

And a difficult first season for Moyes continues, with the champions adrift in seventh, after winning the title by 11 points under Ferguson in May.

"We crossed it, passed and tried to get through, but we didn't quite have the finishing touches," Moyes said.

Also tough for Moyes is that his team had turned the match around to be in a winning position. Trailing from Steve Sidwell's 19th minute-goal, Robin van Persie and Michael Carrick scored rapid goals to put United up 2-1 going into the final 10 minutes.

But Bent's score leaves United nine points adrift of the fourth Champions League qualification place, let alone the summit where Chelsea is 15 points ahead.

United's draw was compounded by Tottenham moving three points from fourth place on Sunday by sending Everton from fifth with a 1-0 victory over the Merseyside team.

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