Manchester United hopes of finishing in the top four were dimmed on Sunday after being held to a 1-1 draw by hosts Huddersfield Town in an English Premier League clash held at the John Smith’s Stadium.
United’s brilliant start to the game was rewarded in the eighth minute when midfielder Scott McTominay gave them the lead.
McTominay won a free-kick just inside his own half and it’s worked short. Eventually, he received the ball himself, via a lucky break off a defender, and took it into the box. His low, left-footed shot squirting past Lossl legs and into the net; a lead they were to maintain until the half time break.
While United was dictating play, the home side was happy to wait on the break and when their equalizer came, it was in the same fashion.
Goalkeeper Lossl grabbed a McTominay header after a United corner kick and immediately aimed a long, flat clearance upfield towards the chasing Mbenza. Luke Shaw was the only United player back and well positioned to clear but completely missed the ball. The miss placed Mbenza through on goal with the striker sliding his finish under De Gea’s legs.
Substitute Chong could have an opportunity to win it for United after being put through by Rashford but his strong shot was parried by Lossl. The rebound was again well worked by United but Pogba could only rattle the bar for the second time in the game with a swinging effort.
Despite an additional eight minutes, United couldn’t get the winner to boost their league top four hopes.