Match report: Manchester United 2-0 Everton

Manchester United beat Everton 2-0 and moved to third place in the Premier League.

Sabitzer’s first chance in the opening three minutes went just wide.

Following a corner, McTominay flicked a low volley over the bar.

A corner kick for Everton allowed United to counter-attack and Rashford picked out Sancho in the box but there was no one to square him.

Moments later, Rashford ran in behind and found himself one-on-one with Pickford, but Everton shot straight at him.

United came again and Fernandez delivered a cross, Rashford was there but Pickford punched the ball away from the United striker. We haven’t even played ten minutes yet.

Anthony was unmarked from a United corner and had time to take control outside the box and strike well, hitting the post to find Wan-Bissaka on goal, but he surprisingly put it wide.

Sims was given a lot of space, no one tracked him and he had an easy chance but he dragged his shot wide.

United were making some great runs and Fernandez burst forward after a lovely pass from Anthony on the halfway line and the rebound went straight to Pickford.

The opportunity came after United’s chance, Anthony got in behind again but didn’t pick up the ball when he had the chance, which would have been a fantastic assist for De Gea.

After 16 shots for the Reds, one finally counted and it was a well-worked goal, Sancho picking out McMahony’s run and squeezing past Pickford from a tight angle.

Anthony had a chance on the stroke of half-time but another great save from Pickford.

Can United keep up the pressure and score more goals in the second half or will Everton learn from their first half mistakes?

In the second half, Everton were better at creating chances and cutting out long balls, cutting off many opportunities for the Reds before the break.

It was getting very exciting there as Coleman went down in a soft challenge, covered the ball with his body and McTominay kicked him and the Frenchman, sparking a brawl.

Sabitzer found Fernandes but United’s shot went off the line.

Rashford had a chance to score outside the box but his shot was off target.

United had few chances but managed to double their lead. Coleman cuts the long ball to Rashford, but he loses control and Rashford recognizes it. From a central position in the box, he headed towards Martial who never stopped.

With Rashford injured, Everton had a chance to attack but Coleman’s shot from distance went straight at De Gea.

The rebounding Eriksen had a chance to make it 3 but Pickford was there again. He denied Malaysia twice before the end of the game.

Squad: De Gea, Maguire, Malacia, Martinez, Wan-Bissaka, McTominay, Fernandes, Anthony (Martial 60), Sabitzer (Fred 76), Sancho (Eriksen 77), Rashford.

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