United concedes late goal to draw, still outside EPL top 4

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester United conceded a goal in the sixth minute of stoppage time to draw with Southampton 2-2 in the English Premier League on Monday, missing a chance to climb back into the top four for the first time since September.

It was the latest twist in the hard-fought race for Champions League qualification, coming on the day second-placed Manchester City overturned its two-year ban from European competition. That means a finish in the top four is required to get into next season’s Champion League, rather than the top five.

Substitute Michael Obafemi scored from close range at a corner to deny all three points for United, which stayed in fifth place and was
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