Kim Rescues Cardiff From Man. United

Korea Repbulic midfielder Kim Bo-kyung’s dramatic stoppage-time equaliser earned Cardiff City a 2-2 draw that prevented Manchester United from climbing into the English Premier League’s top four on Sunday.
United were on course for the UEFA Champions League places until Kim stole in to head home a Peter Whittingham free-kick in the 91st minute.
Surprise 3-2 victors over Manchester City earlier in the season, Cardiff inched three points clear of the bottom three thanks to Kim’s goal, while United were left in sixth place, seven points behind leaders Arsenal.
Wayne Rooney started the scoring, who put United ahead in the 15th minute. Antonio Valencia’s right-wing centre was flicked on by Javier Hernandez to Rooney, who turned inside and let fly with a shot that beat goalkeeper David Marshall via a deflection off Gary Medel.
Cardiff’s supporters saw their side draw level in the 33rd minute with a beautifully constructed goal.
Medel found Whittingham, who helped the ball on to Mutch, and the recipient of the kick from Rooney released former United striker Fraizer Campbell to beat goalkeeper David de Gea with a first-time finish.
The hosts’ joy was short lived, however, as Patrice Evra restored the champions’ lead on the stroke of half-time when he headed home from Rooney’s left-wing corner.
In response, Campbell saw a feathery chip come back off the bar, but United looked to have escaped until they gave away one free-kick too many and Kim dispatched Whittingham’s centre to send the stadium into raptures.
For United, extending their unbeaten run to ten games provided scant consolation, particularly as Kim’s goal prevented them from supplanting Manchester City in the top four.


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