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Soccer-Late Ibrahimovic penalty earns draw for Man Utd against Everton
April 4, 2017 / 9:26 PM / 8 months ago

Soccer-Late Ibrahimovic penalty earns draw for Man Utd against Everton

* Man United’s top-four push damaged by a 1-1 draw with Everton

* Ibrahimovic injury-time penalty rescued a draw for United

* Williams sent off after handling in the box in the 93rd minute

* Jagielka’s 22nd-minute goal had stunned United at Old Trafford

* The draw took United’s unbeaten league run to 20 games

* Herrera and Pogba hit the bar for United

* Ibrahimovic also had earlier goal ruled out for offside

* Man Utd at Sunderland next, Everton host Leicester

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April 4 (Reuters) - Zlatan Ibrahimovic returned after suspension to rescue a 1-1 draw for Manchester United against Everton at Old Trafford with an injury-time penalty.

Ibrahimovic coolly struck home the 93rd-minute spot kick after Ashley Williams had been sent off for deliberate handball keeping out Luke Shaw’s shot.

But United’s push for a top-four place in the Premier League still suffered a huge setback with a rare and deft Phil Jagielka goal giving Everton a first-half lead and ensuring them a share of the points.

Jose Mourinho’s side, whose form has been so underwhelming recently at their “Theatre of Dreams”, were facing the end of their 19-match unbeaten streak in the league as luck had earlier deserted them.

England centre back Jagielka showed all the predatory instincts of a goal poacher, latching on to a Williams header from a 22nd-minute corner and, with back to goal, holding off Marcos Rojo to conjure up a shot that trickled between the legs of David de Gea.

His first goal of the season prompted an urgent response from United, with an Ander Herrera effort striking the bar, but even with Ibrahimovic back in the team, United were blunt.

There was misfortune, too, when Paul Pogba headed against the bar after the break before Ibrahimovic also had a headed goal ruled out for offside, with TV replays suggesting it had been the closest of calls. (Reporting by Ian Chadband,; Editing by Neville Dalton)

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