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.
Tottenham scored from its only shot on target. Emmanuel Adebayor connected with a free kick, taken swiftly and smartly by Kyle Walker, and dispatched the ball past U.S. goalkeeper Tim Howard in the 65th minute.
BERLIN (AP) - Jefferson Farfan and Max Meyer gave Schalke a 2-0 victory over Hannover to maintain the team’s perfect start to the year.
Schalke opened a four-point gap over Borussia Moenchengladbach to consolidate the last Champions League qualification place, while Hannover remains 10th after Tayfun Korkut’s first defeat as coach.
MILAN (AP) - Serie A leader Juventus threw away a two-goal lead after Carlos Tevez scored twice to draw 2-2 to Hellas Verona.
But Juve, the two-time defending champions, remain nine points ahead of Roma, which drew 0-0 at rival Lazio in the capital derby but has a game in hand.