Everton fight back stuns United

Updated: April 22, 2012

Everton put a huge dent in Manchester United’s title challenge as they scored twice in the final seven minutes to clinch a seemingly impossible point.

David Moyes side became only the third side in Premier League history to avoid defeat after being two goals down at Old Trafford as they came from 3-1 and 4-2 behind to draw.

Nikica Jelavic, who alongside Papiss Cisse, has proven to be signing of the winter transfer window opened the scoring on 33 minutes when he headed home Tony Hibbert’s cross.

The lead only lasted 8 minutes however before former toffee star Wayne Rooney got on the end of Nani’s cross to equalise.

The game exploded into life in the 57th minute when Danny Welbeck put United 2-1 ahead with a lovely curled effort into the top corner and the same player created the third for United three minutes later with a lovely pass for Nani to dink the ball over Tim Howard.

At 3-1 United were in control however Marouane Fellaini made it 3-2 on 67 minute with a lovely volley from another Hibbert cross.

The goals just came coming however as Rooney got his second of the day to seemingly put United back in control with 20 minutes remaining.

United are renowned for their strong finishes to games but on this occassion it was the men in blue, much like they did in last season’s 3-3 encouter at Goodison, who came back from the dead.

Firstly Jelavic pounced in the box to slam the ball home for his 6th league goal since joining from Rangers before Steven Pienaar levelled the game with five minutes to go to send the travelling support into raptures.

With the game deep in injury time, United had one last chance to rescue all three points only for former keeper Howard to pull of the save of the game from Rio Ferdinand.

United move six points clear at the top of the table but and with City expected to claim the points at Wolves today the scene is set for a winner takes all battle at the Etihad next weekend.

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