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Man Utd Extend Unbeaten PL Run To 20 Games

Manchester United salvaged an unconvincing last minute draw against Everton on Tuesday night to extend their unbeaten Premier League runs to 20 games.

Having drawn 10 times during that streak giving them a 50 per cent win rate, they now hold the record for the worst unbeaten run, compared to the previous 15 other occasions a 20 game unbeaten run was racked up by a team.

Chelsea held the previous record after they drew 10 times during their 11 win unbeaten run, which gave them a 52.4 percent win percentage.

But during December 2002 and August 2003 United managed a run of 21 undefeated games with only 3 draws giving them a win percentage of 85.7 percent.

During Tuesday’s mediocre match at Old Trafford, the Reds rescued a point through Zlatan Ibrahimovic after he converted his 27th goal of the campaign from the penalty spot in the 94th minute, awarded after substitute Luke Shaw’s shot was handled by a diving Ashley Williams.

This cancelled out Phil Jagielka’s first half goal after he somehow turned a highball through the legs of De Gea after wrestling Marcos Rojo.

Despite their extended unbeaten run, Mourinho said after the match that a top four finish is becoming a more remote possibility, because of the lack of goals scored.

“We need to score goals to win matches. I say there is not one match at home that does not have emotion because we try until the end but we don’t score enough goals,” he said.

“How many goals have [Marcus] Rashford, [Jesse] Lingard, [Henrikh] Mkhitaryan, [Paul] Pogba got? Paul has the record of [hitting] posts. How many goals from the attacking players? Not enough. There are some teams where three chances three goals three points.”

United are currently in the fifth spot, 4 points behind fourth placed Manchester City.

 

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