After second-placed Manchester City stumbled to a draw at Queens Park Rangers the previous night, it was an evening of opportunity for United, and after the early shock of falling behind to a
Rodriguez rocked the home support when he took advantage of a poor backpass by
Rooney dragged United level five minutes later though when he produced a smart finish to convert
Liverpool looked to be cruising to victory at the
The draw was of little help to either side's hope of breaking into the UEFA Champions League places.
The left-back raced forward to collect a pass from
It might have been comfortable for Everton after that but for a defensive blunder from Johnny Heitinga. The defender made a mess of attempting to block Romelu Lukaku's low shot, with the ball looping up for
Tottenham Hotspur could only manage a 1-1 draw at Norwich City, and even that looked beyond it for a long while.
Third-placed Chelsea was cruising at Reading until two late goals from substitute Adam Le Fondre stunned
Fulham triumphed 3-1 in its London derby with West Ham United at Craven Cottage thanks to goals from Dimitar Berbatov and Hugo Rodallega, both created by