Manchester United saw their top-four hopes extinguished as lowly Huddersfield earned a spirited 1-1 draw on Renault Super Sunday.
United looked likely to continue their fight for a Champions League spot into the final game of the season after taking an early lead when Jonas Lossl tamely let in Scott McTominay’s shot after eight minutes.
But Isaac Mbenza equalised on the hour mark when Luke Shaw misjudged Lossl’s clearance, and Huddersfield’s 10th home goal of the entire league season left the Red Devils four points off a top-four spot with only a game left to play.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s recent problems at United had showed signs of returning soon after their opener and they regularly struggled for intensity and tempo – and although Paul Pogba did strike the woodwork twice in spectacular style, they rarely displayed a cutting edge against a side who have conceded 75 league goals this season.
Huddersfield were already in party mood as they celebrated their two-year stay in the top flight in their final home game before relegation, and had even more to sing about after Mbenza’s goal on the break.
But for United, it was more misery as a run of eight points from their last eight games officially ended their outside hopes of Champions League qualification.
Source: Sky Sports