Everton Vs Manchester United LIVE,Manchester United Rescued By VAR As Everton Settle For A Point After Disallowed Winner
VAR came to Manchester United’s rescue after a 1-1 draw against Everton at Goodison Park.Everton Vs Manchester United LIVE
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer made five changes from the team that beat Club Brugge in midweek, with Anthony Martial returning to the line-up after a slight injury kept out of the midweek clash.Everton Vs Manchester United LIVE
David De Gea came back into the side in place of Sergio Romero but the Spaniard endured a nightmare start to the game.
The Spaniard took too much time dwelling in possession and Dominic Calvert-Lewin charged down his angles. The United stopper slammed his panicked clearance against the Everton striker and it ricocheted into the back of the net after just three minutes.Everton Vs Manchester United LIVE
Calvert-Lewin nearly doubled the damage only a minute later, breaking through on goal but this time De Gea foiled his effort with a fine fingertip save. One error, one top save – all in the space of a minute
United were looking to hit back immediately and were only denied by the woodwork as Nemanja Matic curled his effort against the upright.
Curiously, it was Matic again who had a chance to equalise, firing a low shot which Jordan Pickford did well to push away as United ramped up the pressure.
On the half-hour mark, it finally paid dividends. Everton made a hash of playing out from the back and when the ball came to Bruno Fernandes, there was only one thing on his mind, striking with venom from 25 yards to beat Pickford, although the goalkeeper will be disappointed not have kept out the shot.
The first half ended with a flurry of yellow cards as both sides struggled to keep a lid on their tempers but after the interval, it was a lot quieter as the tempo died down.
That was until Gylfi Sigurdsson, with a free-kick on the edge of the box, shattered the woodwork with a pinpoint free-kick and United suddenly found themselves on the back foot.
Solskjaer sent on Odion Ighalo and Juan Mata late on in search of a goal and they very nearly found the winner when Pickford made a crucial double save right at the death to deny Fernandes and then Ighalo at point-blank range.
Everton thought they had won it deep into stoppage time only for VAR to rule out Calvert-Lewin’s deflected strike for offside as the Red Devils settled for a point.Everton Vs Manchester United LIVE