Anthony Gordon scored a deflected goal to help Everton produce one of the narrow football scores of the weekend in the Premier League. United failed to trouble the Everton goal despite the return of Cristiano Ronaldo. He did have a chance late on but had his shot saved by Jordan Pickford. With the three points, Everton has widened the gap between themselves and Burnley in the relegation zone.
Everton: Pickford (8), Coleman (7), Godfrey (8), Keane (8), Mykolenko (8), Delph (8), Allan (8), Iwobi (7), Gordon (9), Calvert-Lewin (6), Richarlison (8).
Subs: Gray (6), Doucoure (6).
Man Utd: de Gea (6), Wan-Bissaka (5), Lindelof (6), Maguire (6), Alex Telles (5), Fred (6), Matic (5), Rashford (5), Bruno Fernandes (6), Sancho (6), Ronaldo (5).
Subs: Pogba (6), Mata (6), Elanga (6).
Man of the match: Anthony Gordon.
Everton boss Frank Lampard: “I’m very proud. Pressure times. The reality of the situation. At Goodison, we have been good. We are getting clean sheets at home. When we come together with fans and players we are hard to beat here. It starts with us. The crowd was great but they could switch off if they see people not working. When you are not at your best you have to fight through it. You might give a ball away but the only way to get that back is to fly in and make a tackle.”
Manchester United boss Ralf Rangnick: “If you don’t score a single goal in 95 minutes we have to be disappointed. We had a good start and should have created more chances out of that domination. Then we concede a deflected shot and lost a bit of our composure. In the second half we were trying to add creativity with substitutions but we didn’t always make the right decision. We had to do something. We needed a goal and we decided to bring Mata and more verticality with Elanga.”
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