Fulham substitute Darren Bent managed to snatch a stoppage-time equalizer for Fulham to drive Manchester United deeper to the ongoing performance crisis. The game ended in a 2-2 draw.
The conclusion of a match the Red Devils should have easily dominated reflected the frustrations of the fans, the team, and the manager. Fulham led the hosts with a 0-1 scoreline after halftime. Robin van Persie and Michale Carrick, however, fired two shots in two minutes, reigniting the hopes of the Old Trafford faithful that the night would turn to be great.
Deep in the stoppage time, Steve Sidwell fired the ball upfield to Kieran Richardson who forced David de Gea to a save. The rebound fell to Bent who slotted the ball with a calm header.
As Bad as It Gets
Manchester United’s beleaguered manager David Moyes found himself under intense scrutiny again. Strings of record losses and this dismal draw with a bottom-table team are enough for the fans.
“Today was as bad as it gets,” Moyes said. “We dominated the game … How we didn’t win, I have no idea.”