Manchester United boss David Moyes bemoaned familiar set-piece failings after watching Cardiff snatch a last-gasp 2-2 draw on Sunday.
Premier League champions twice led in the Welsh capital through Wayne
Rooney and Patrice Evra only for striker Fraizer Campbell to peg his
former team back in the 33rd minute. Substitute Kim Bo-Kyung then headed
a stoppage time equaliser from Peter Whittingham's free-kick.
Not for the first time this season, Moyes's side dropped points due to set-piece shortcomings.
disappointed," he said. "It’s similar to Southampton [a 1-1 draw at Old
Trafford last month] where we had the game in our control with a minute
to go and conceded from a set-piece. It's cost us, ultimately.
thought we could have played better. We didn’t have a lot of rhythm in
the second half but this has been a tough place to come for teams.
on the back of international duty so I probably would have taken the
result however it came today but I'd have liked it [the performance] to
have been better, more fluent and it wasn’t to be."
leaves United in sixth position, seven points shy of leaders Arsenal – a
particular disappointment given the rousing performance that saw off
Arsene Wenger's team at Old Trafford before the international break.
remain unbeaten in their last seven Premier League games, winning five
of those, but Moyes conceded their below par start to the season has
left them with little room for further slip-ups.
"We've been on a
pretty good run but that’s a blow because we can't keep dropping
points, two points in games when you’re where we are," he added.
"We should have won it. I know we can play better but we should have won the game."