Manchester United concede late to draw 1-1 with Southampton

AP, Saturday 19 Oct 2013

Manchester United held to 1-1 draw with Southampton in the 8th matchday of the English Premier League on Saturday

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Manchester United's Adnan Januzaj, right, is pushed from the ball by Southampton's Victor Wanyama during their English Premier League soccer match at Old Trafford Stadium, Manchester, England, Saturday Oct. 19, 2013 (Photo: AP)

Dejan Lovren grabbed a late equalizer for Southampton in a 1-1 draw at Manchester United on Saturday, adding to the champions' troubles in a lackluster start to their English title defense.

Robin van Persie put United ahead in the 26th minute, pouncing on a rebound after Wayne Rooney had a shot blocked.

But Southampton, one of the surprises of the league this season, troubled United throughout and claimed a deserved point when Lovren bundled in a corner from James Ward-Prowse in the 89th.

United slipped eight points behind early leader Arsenal in what is proving to be a tough start to life at Old Trafford for new manager David Moyes, whose team lost 2-1 to West Bromwich Albion in its last home league game.

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