Blackburn took the lead in the first half when Kuszczak, who was really shaky all afternoon, failed to gather a harmless-looking cross from Emerton. He could only touch the ball out to the right where Martin Olsson was on hand to fire it back across goal to Emerton who clinically dispatched it into the bottom corner of the net.
With time ticking down, Ryan Giggs (who else) sent Hernandez through on goal. Robinson came out to challenge him and when Hernandez went down, referee Phil Dowd blew immediately, but went across to consult his linesman before pointing to the penalty spot.
Blackburn were incensed that a penalty was given, but Robinson did not pull out of the challenge before making contact with Hernandez. Wayne Rooney then stepped up and kept his cool to fire home from the spot and from that moment on there was no doubt that Manchester United would throw away the game.
A draw made both managers happy, and the last ten minutes was simply Manchester United passing the ball amongst themselves in their own half why Blackburn retreated over the half-way line. It was a bizare ending to the game.
It will be interesting to see what Fergie does next weekend against Blackpool in the final game of the season. Will he rest key players and keep them fresh for the Champions League final against Barcelona in two weeks’ time at Wembley? And if he does, will Blackpool be able to grab a point that might keep them up?