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Everton face another huge clash against Leicester in their next Premier League outing on April 20th at home. United are next in action against Norwich at Old Trafford next week.
Everton secure a result in their battle to remain in the Premier League by beating Manchester United 1-0 at Goodison Park. Anthony Gordon scored the only goal of the game in the first half with an effort that deflected off Harry Maguire to find the back of the net. The Toffees were resilient at the back throughout the contest to secure the victory, which pushes them four points clear of the relegation zone. United suffer a damaging loss in their bid to finish in the top four, which appears to be slipping away from them by the week.
90' + 5' Pickford again charges off his line to punch a cross from Telles away from Ronaldo in the middle.
90' + 2' SAVE! Ronaldo latches on to a knockdown from Pogba in the box and hammers an effort at goal on the half-volley. Pickford makes a sharp reaction stop to make the save before gathering at the second attempt.
90' There will be five minutes of added time.
89' Coleman and Gordon have been standouts for the Toffees this afternoon. They continue the theme as Coleman sees off a threat from Sancho before Gordon draws a foul from Telles.
Cristiano Ronaldo
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87' Ronaldo lets out his frustration on the ball and goes into the book for booting it into touch.
J. Pickford
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86' Pickford is booked for time-wasting at a goal-kick.
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F. Delph
84' Delph makes way after a tireless performance and is replaced by Doucoure.
84' BLOCK! Gray is the latest Everton player to make a vital stand, throwing himself in the way of a low strike from Wan-Bissaka at the back post following a cross by Telles.
83' SCRAMBLE! Sancho weaves past Coleman and angles a cross into the middle from the inside-left channel, but his cutback is scrambled away from Ronaldo and Elanga by Godfrey.
81' SAVE! Pogba lines up a blast from 25 yards that travels towards the bottom-left corner, but Pickford gets down sharply and makes a solid stop.
79' United are becoming frustrated with their lack of success in the final third. They've lacked a clinical edge in front of goal from the off today.
77' Gordon does down under pressure from Telles in the box, but the referee is not interested in his appeal for a penalty.
A. Gordon
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75' Gordon wipes out Sancho with a loose challenge and goes into the book.
73' United are knocking the ball around the edge of the Everton box with ease, but the difficulty comes when producing a final ball into the box.
D. Gray
D. Calvert-Lewin
71' Gray replaces Calvert-Lewin for the home side to offer speed on the break.
71' Lindelof handles the ball in the Everton box as he tries to steer a knockdown from Maguire towards goal. The referee awards a free-kick to the home side to stem the tide for now.
70' BLOCK! Godfrey puts his body on the line at the back as deflects Fernandes' volley away from goal and behind for a corner.
69' Maguire loses out to Gordon down the right flank and the winger surges into the box. He drills a low ball towards the back post towards Richarlison, but Wan-Bissaka sticks out a boot to divert it away from danger.
66' Godfrey makes a vital interception in the box to prevent Wan-Bissaka's header from reaching Ronaldo in the six-yard box.
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64' Rashford is withdrawn from the final third and is replaced by Elanga. The forward does not seem too impressed, especially since he has offered a lot more than Sancho this afternoon.
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64' Mata replaces Matic, who was responsible for the Everton goal after being caught in possession.
63' Everton are unbeaten in their last 34 home league games when leading at half-time (W29 D5) since a 2-3 defeat to West Ham in March 2016.
62' Ronaldo surges away Allan down the left flank, but then as he tries a stepover to break past Coleman, he loses out to the Everton skipper.
61' Coleman is in the right place at the right time to divert a dangerous low ball from Telles away from Lindelof.
60' Godfrey does well in the Everton box to clear two dangerous crosses away from Ronaldo. The home side are defending with their lives at the back.
58' Everton have won three of their four Premier League matches this season when holding a lead at the break.
56' BLOCK! Myklokenko surges down the left flank and forces a low ball into the box that Gordon stabs towards goal, but Lindelof makes a vital block.
55' United are still struggling to sustain pressure on the Everton defence. Ronaldo has barely had a touch in the second half.
53' OVER! Gordon supplies a dangerous cross into the box from the left flank that Godfrey attacks, but he can only plant his header over the bar.
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51' Pogba brings down Gordon with a lunge and goes into the book.
50' CHANCE! Fernandes delivers a delightful ball into the Everton box over the shoulder of Rashford. The forward only needs to apply a touch to beat Pickford, but he cannot connect with the cross.
48' BLOCK! Rashford takes possession from the resulting corner, but his effort from 20 yards is blocked by a wall of blue shirts.
47' Godfrey has to clear behind under pressure from Fernandes. Pickford hesitated for a second, forcing the defender to take action.
46' We're back under way at Goodison Park.
The Toffees have something to hold on to after Gordon's goal. Frank Lampard's team face a massive test of their resilience under pressure in the second half. Their Premier League future could well hinge on whether they can hold on to their advantage.
Anthony Gordon has handed Everton a 1-0 lead at the break over Manchester United in their Premier League clash. Gordon latched on to a loose ball on the edge of the box and found the net courtesy of a deflection off Harry Maguire. United failed to respond and were lacklustre outside of two Marcus Rashford efforts. The visitors need a significant improvement in the second half.
45' There will be two minutes of added time.
43' Mykolenko does well at the back post to head Telles' dangerous cross over the bar amid the presence of Ronaldo behind him.
42' Fernandes and Rashford are not on the same wavelength as Rashford comes short for an offload, while the Portuguese sends the ball long.
40' Telles makes a good run into the inside-left channel, but he sends a disappointing cross towards the near post that Pickford gathers.
37' BLOCK! Allan latches on to a loose ball following an Everton corner. However, he fails to penetrate a wall of United defenders with his low strike.
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36' Fred is withdrawn with an apparent groin injury and is replaced by Pogba.
36' SAVE! De Gea denies Richarlison with a fine stop. The Brazilian lines up a strike on the edge of the box that deflects off Lindelof's boot. It loops up awkwardly and appears to be dipping under the bar before De Gea turns it over the bar.
35' Pickford does extremely well under pressure as he comes off his line to punch Fernandes' cross away from Matic.
34' Fred is struggling with a groin injury and may have to make way for the Red Devils.
33' Fernandes does well at the back for the visitors to clear a dangerous cutback from Iwobi into the middle.
31' Godfrey does well at the back to clear a dangerous cross from Telles from the left flank away from Ronaldo in the six-yard box.
30' OVER! Gordon fires a cross into the box from the right flank that Keane attacks with a low header, but he can only send his effort over the bar.
29' Matic, who gave the ball away cheaply in the build-up to the Everton goal, gives away a free-kick in a dangerous position. Gordon can whip a cross into the box from the right flank.
A. Gordon
27' GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!!!!! GORDON FIRES EVERTON AHEAD!!!!!!! 1-0!!!!!!! Gordon latches on to a loose ball on the edge of the box and sees his right-footed strike deflected past De Gea. Gordon starts the move by releasing Richarlison down the left flank. The Brazilian cuts a cross back into the middle that falls into the path of Gordon. The winger shoots first-time on his right foot and his effort takes a huge deflection off Maguire to wrong-foot De Gea and roll into the net.
26' Calvert-Lewin tries to break past Matic on a break, but he loses out to the midfielder. A groan echoes around Goodison Park.
24' Fernandes has created 78 chances this season, more than any other player in the English Premier League.
22' Rashford tries to steer a cross from Fernandes towards Sancho, but Godfrey is alert to the danger to clear ahead of the forward.
21' Fernandes has space down the left flank following a mistake by Delph. He has options in the box, but goes for a blast across the face of goal that fails to find a red shirt and goes out for a throw-in. Fernandes chose the wrong option there.
19' Fernandes tries to release the run of Rashford on the edge of the Everton box, but he takes a poor first touch and allows Godfrey to clear.
18' Everton can not make any meaningful penetration in the final third. Every time the ball goes forward to Richarlison and Calvert-Lewin, they cannot retain possession.
16' Telles angles a cross into the box from the left flank for Ronaldo, but the delivery sails over the head of the forward. Mykolenko tries to clear, but almost heads behind under no pressure. Pickford is sharp off his line to prevent the corner.
14' BLOCK! Delph loses possession and allows Fernandes to break forward. He feeds an offload into the feet of Ronaldo, but Keane makes a vital challenge to stop his strike.
12' SAVE! Pickford denies Rashford with another super save. The forward rises to attack Fernandes' cross from the left flank with a glancing header. It travels towards the bottom-left corner, but the Everton keeper is on his mettle to push it away from goal.
10' OFFSIDE! Ronaldo pounces on another loose ball on the edge of the Everton box, but he fires narrowly wide of the post. The Portuguese was offside anyway, but the warning signs are there for Everton.
9' SAVE! Everton fail to clear their lines from Fernandes' free-kick before Rashford lines up a blast on the edge of the box. His effort travels towards the target, forcing Pickford into a sharp save to deny his England team-mate.
8' Keane brings down Telles on the charge and hands United a free-kick in a useful position.
6' Telles and Rashford combine down the left flank, but the full-back overruns the ball out of a play for a goal-kick amid pressure from Allan.
3' Everton are seeing a lot of the ball in the early stages of the game. Gordon is aiming to run at the visitors down the right flank.
1' We're under way at Goodison Park.
Everton have won just one of their last 13 Premier League meetings with Manchester United (D6 L6), beating them 4-0 in April 2019 under Marco Silva.
There are six change to the United line-up from their 1-1 draw against Leicester last time out. Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof and Telles get the nod to start in the back four. Matic gets the nod in the middle of the park alongside Fred, while Rashford and Ronaldo return to action in the final third. Elanga and Pogba drop to the bench, while Raphael Varane, Luke Shaw, Diogo Dalot and Scott McTominay are all out.
Lampard has made four changes to his side from their defeat at the hands of Burnley. Coleman, Keane, Fabian Delph and Allan all slot into the team to replace Kenny, Holgate, Branthwaite and Doucoure, all of whom drop to the bench.
MANCHESTER UNITED SUBS: Phil Jones, Paul Pogba, Juan Mata, Jesse Lingard, Diogo Dalot, Tom Heaton, Dean Henderson, Anthony Elanga, Hannibal Mejbri.
MANCHESTER UNITED (4-2-3-1): David de Gea; Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Victor Lindelof, Harry Maguire, Alex Telles; Nemanja Matic, Fred; Marcus Rashford, Bruno Fernandes, Jadon Sancho; Cristiano Ronaldo.
EVERTON SUBS: Jonjoe Kenny, Mason Holgate, Demarai Gray, Asmir Begovic, Abdoulaye Doucoure, Andre Gomes, Jarrad Branthwaite, Salomon Rondon, Dele Alli.
EVERTON (4-3-3): Jordan Pickford; Seamus Coleman, Ben Godfrey, Michael Keane, Vitalii Mykolenko; Fabian Delph, Allan, Alex Iwobi; Anthony Gordon, Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Richarlison.
Manchester United also come into the contest under pressure after playing out a 1-1 draw against Leicester in their last Premier League outing. Ralf Rangnick and his team are in danger of falling off the pace of Arsenal and Tottenham in the battle to finish in the top four. They start the afternoon three points behind both teams, placing the emphasis on earning all three points at Goodison Park.
Everton are in dire need of a victory this afternoon to stem the tide in their battle against relegation from the Premier League. Frank Lampard's men are one point above the relegation zone with nine matches to play after suffering a 3-2 defeat at the hands of Burnely in midweek. Two penalties from Richarlison had put the Toffees in front at Turf Moor, but strikes from Jay Rodriguez and Maxwel Cornet condemned them to their 10th defeat in their last 12 Premier League matches. The pressure is on the Toffees and Lampard.
Hello and welcome to the live commentary of the Premier League clash between Everton and Manchester United at Goodison Park.