Crouch to complete his hat-trick from the spot and - after Bale was replaced by Niko Kranjcar to a standing ovation - the strikerwas denied his fourth by a brilliant save from MarcoWolfli.
They did go ahead after Feroz was fouled outside the area and upstepped
skipper McDonald to curl an effort into the top corner.
Rooney and United, without ever reaching the heights of which they are capable, were ahead.
Ebanks-Blake just a month after missing a penalty at the Ricoh Arena to slide the ball home after sending Argentinian keeper Julian Speroni the wrong way.
David Holmes, on loan from Burton Albion, and hit home the penalty.