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Fulham pull the rug from under United

Published: Sunday 9 February 2014, 19.04CET
Darren Bent struck late in added time to earn Fulham FC a 2-2 draw at Manchester United FC, after Tottenham Hotspur FC leapfrogged Everton FC into fifth spot via a 1-0 win.

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Published: Sunday 9 February 2014, 19.04CET

Fulham pull the rug from under United

Darren Bent struck late in added time to earn Fulham FC a 2-2 draw at Manchester United FC, after Tottenham Hotspur FC leapfrogged Everton FC into fifth spot via a 1-0 win.

Manchester United FC were forced to settle for a 2-2 home draw with Fulham FC after their stirring comeback was undermined by an equaliser four minutes into added time, while Tottenham Hotspur FC edged Everton FC 1-0.

Pinned in their own half for long stretches, Fulham took a surprise lead on 19 minutes at Old Trafford courtesy of Steve Sidwell, who expertly steered in from close range. The one-way traffic continued after the restart and David Moyes's side eventually broke through with 12 minutes remaining as Robin van Persie turned in Juan Mata's centre at the back post.

The second arrived just two minutes later when Michael Carrick's effort from the edge of the box took a deflection and swept past Maarten Stekelenburg. More drama was to come, however, with Darren Bent heading in just before the whistle after a Kieran Richardson shot had been parried. The result leaves United nine points shy of fourth spot, while the Cottagers remain bottom.

Earlier on Sunday, Emmanuel Adebayor scored for the fourth time in six Premier League outings as Tottenham leapfrogged Everton into fifth place. In a game of few chances at White Hart Lane, the 29-year-old forward broke the deadlock shortly after the hour by taking receipt of Kyle Walker's free-kick and firing past Tim Howard.

Last updated: 09/02/14 21.11CET

Results

English Premier League 2013/14

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 09/02/2014 18:54 CET

09/02/2014

Man. UnitedMan. United2-2FulhamFulham

Van Persie 78, Carrick 80

Sidwell 19, Bent 90+4

Venue: Manchester

09/02/2014

TottenhamTottenham1-0EvertonEverton

Adebayor 65

Venue: London

08/02/2014

SwanseaSwansea3-0CardiffCardiff

Routledge 47, Dyer 79, Bony 85

Venue: Swansea

08/02/2014

NorwichNorwich0-0Man. CityMan. City

Venue: Norwich

08/02/2014

SouthamptonSouthampton2-2StokeStoke

Lambert 6, Davis 41

Odemwingie 38, Crouch 44

Venue: Southampton

08/02/2014

SunderlandSunderland0-2HullHull

Long 16, Jelavić 62

Venue: Sunderland

08/02/2014

Aston VillaAston Villa0-2West HamWest Ham

Nolan 46, 48

Venue: Birmingham

08/02/2014

ChelseaChelsea3-0NewcastleNewcastle

Hazard 27, 34, 63 (P)

Venue: London

08/02/2014

Crystal PalaceCrystal Palace3-1West BromWest Brom

Ince 15, Ledley 27, Chamakh 69 (P)

Bifouma 46

Venue: London

08/02/2014

LiverpoolLiverpool5-1ArsenalArsenal

Škrtel 1, 10, Sterling 16, 52, Sturridge 20

Arteta 69 (P)

Venue: Liverpool

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