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Man United Can’t Beat 10-Man Bournemouth, Stay Sixth

Man United Can’t Beat 10-Man Bournemouth, Stay Sixth

Manchester United missed the chance to break into the Premier League top four after they were frustratingly held 1-1 by 10-man Bournemouth at Old Trafford on Saturday.

Marcos Rojo put United in front before Joshua King equalised for Bournemouth from the penalty spot.

United’s failure to beat Bournemouth means they remain sixth in the league table.

And it is the first time ever Bournemouth will earn a point at Old Trafford in the Premier League.

United had two good chances under fives minutes but Wayne Rooney headed just over the bar while Paul Pogba’s low shot was saved by Artur Boruc.

United kept piling the pressure and were eventually rewarded in the 23rd minute through Rojo who finished off Antonio Valencia’s cross.

King made it 1-1 for Bournemouth after converting a 40th minute penalty following a foul on Marc Pugh by Phil Jones.

On the stroke of halftime Andrew Surman who had earlier been shown a yellow card, was sent off.

With a man advantage, United went all out in the early part of the second half through Rooney who saw his effort narrowly take a deflection before going wide.

Pogba went close for United in the 56th minute only for Boruc to produce a fine save by tipping the Frenchman’s 25-yard strike away.

United had a big chance to go 2-1 up on 72 minutes following a penalty awarded after Adam Smith handled the ball inside the area but Ibrahimovic failed to beat Boruc.

Ibrahimovic almost made amends for his penalty miss three minutes later but Steve Cook made a sensational block to deny the Swedish striker.

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