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Man United held to yet another draw as Fellaini concedes late penalty

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Manchester United substitute Marouane Fellaini conceded a late penalty on his return to Goodison Park, one which Leighton Baines stepped up to convert, as Everton grabbed a draw against a Red Devils' side that were unlucky once again to drop points in a game they probably should have won.

Fellaini had been brought on in the 85th minute in a typical Jose Mourinho move to hang on to a lead, but ended up conceding a penalty for a foul on  Idrissa Gueye. Leighton Baines, who had seen David de Gea save his penalty in the past, powered this one past the Spanish international, despite him going the right way.

Late in the first half, Everton gifted Manchester United the lead through a defensive error from goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg, whose decision to race out of his goal proved costly as he was beaten to a long high bouncing ball by Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who chipped his effort over the stranded Dutchman and in off the post to put United ahead.

Ander Herrera was unlucky not to add to United's lead, seeing an effort come back off the post with Stekelenburg well beaten. United though had some good fortune too, having escaped being reduced to 10-men very early on in the game with Marcos Rojo's wild challenge on Gueye only earning the Argentine international a yellow.

The point earned does see United reclaim sixth place from West Bromwich Albion, but the Red Devils are now 13 points behind league leaders Chelsea after just 14 games played, and well and truly out of the title picture.

United will have their work cut out to return to the Champions League too next season, as they are 9 points behind local rivals Manchester City, who slid down the table into fourth place after their defeat to Chelsea on Saturday.

A disappointed Jose Mourinho said after the game, "We were the best team by far, but we didn't win. We had chances for a 2-0 and had the ball against the post and then we conceded a goal in the last minute. I notice my team trying always to play the 90 minutes in the same way, but that is not always possible because your opponent tries to react, which they did a little bit in the last 10 or 15 minutes. I am concerned because we don't get results we deserve. When my team is playing well the results are important. I am pleased my team is playing well. It is a problem that our position in the table is not a reflection of our performances."

Everton Manager Ronald Koeman, "The whole team performance was positive and we showed great organisation from the start. We made it difficult for United to create anything. We went 1-0 down through a mistake which was disappointing, of course. One point was the minimum what we deserved. We made the subs and we took risk with four strikers on. David de Gea made one or two unbelievable saves and we could have scored earlier. It was a fair result. We're still unbeaten at home, so we are very happy."

Final Score: Everton 1-1 Manchester United (Ibrahimovic 42', Baines pen 89')