Late Ibrahimovic penalty salvages United 1-1 draw vs Everton

Tuesday April 4th, 2017

MANCHESTER, England (AP) Zlatan Ibrahimovic converted a penalty in the fourth minute of stoppage time as Manchester United salvaged a 1-1 draw against Everton to extend its unbeaten run in the Premier League to 20 matches on Tuesday.

In a dramatic finish, Everton defender Ashley Williams blocked a shot by United substitute Luke Shaw with his hand - earning him a straight red card - and Ibrahimovic slotted home the resulting spot kick on his return from a three-match domestic ban.

Phil Jagielka put Everton ahead in the 22nd minute, and the visitors came agonizingly close to only a second win at United in their last 24 trips to Old Trafford.

 

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Despite the point earned, it was another blow to United's ambitions of qualifying for the Champions League through a top-four finish in the league. Jose Mourinho's side is four points behind fourth-place Manchester City with nine games left and has a busy schedule, especially in April, as it is involved in the Europa League.

United struck the crossbar twice, through Ander Herrera and substitute Paul Pogba, in another frustrating home game. This was the team's fourth draw in its last five league games at Old Trafford.

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