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Everton v Manchester United Live Commentary, 09/10/2022

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MUN
A. Iwobi (5)
Antony (15)
Cristiano Ronaldo (44)
Goodison Park

Commentary

That concludes our commentary of the Premier League fixture between Everton and Manchester United! We hope you’ve enjoyed it!
Everton have another difficult test next Saturday, when they travel to play Tottenham. Manchester United welcome Omonia Nicosia to Old Trafford in the Europa League on Thursday ahead of a home fixture with Newcastle on Sunday.
A first-half comeback sees Manchester United get back to winning ways in the Premier League, beating Everton 2-1 at Goodison Park. An early stunner from Iwobi looked to pile the pressure on Ten Hag’s side but good finishes from Antony and Ronaldo - his 700th in club football - were enough to overcome Lampard’s somewhat frantic side. The hosts maintained periods of pressure but a lack of both calm on the ball and cutting-edge hand Everton to their first defeat since August. The win puts Manchester United fifth while Everton drop one to 12th.
90' + 5' FULL-TIME: EVERTON 1-2 MANCHESTER UNITED.
R. Varane
Antony
Manchester United
90' + 3' Varane is sent on to see out the final seconds in Antony's place.
90' + 1' The fourth official indicates four minutes will be added to the end of the match for stoppages.
89' Antony has scored in his first three Premier League games for Manchester United – the first player to do so for the Red Devils in the competition.
87' Iwobi’s cross to the edge of the penalty area is dealt with by Martinez, who promptly clears his lines calmly under little pressure.
S. McTominay
Yellow Card
Manchester United
85' McTominay catches the ankle of Gray and receives a yellow card just two minutes after coming on, The booking will see him miss Manchester United's next Premier League fixture.
S. Rondón
N. Maupay
Everton
84' A swap at striker sees Rondon on for Maupay.
S. McTominay
C. Eriksen
Manchester United
83' McTominay enters the fray with seven minutes remaining, replacing Eriksen.
82' RASHFORD’S GOAL IS DENIED! Rashford gets on the end of Ronaldo’s flick-on following a goal-kick and heads it over Iwobi before bursting into space and finishing the move, but a handball during the powerful run denies the forward a first goal against Everton! It remains 2-1!
80' McNeil hooks a cross into the penalty area from the right wing looking for Calvert-Lewin but the striker mistimes his jump over Martinez, who lets it roll behind for a corner.
78' Gray drives forward and hits an ineffective low cross that’s cut out immediately by Casemiro to relieve the pressure.
D. Calvert-Lewin
I. Gueye
Everton
76' Calvert-Lewin makes his long-awaited return to the pitch, coming on for his first appearance of the season for Gueye.
J. Garner
S. Coleman
Everton
75' Garner comes in for Coleman with 15 minutes remaining.
73' Eriksen hits a powerful first-time shot towards goal that sails just high of Pickford’s net.
71' Gray’s corner is met at the far post by Onana, who rises above Shaw but can only send his header high over the crossbar.
69' Lampard is looking to become only the third manager in Everton’s history to win his first two league matches against Manchester United, after Dick Molyneux in 1892 and Roberto Martinez in 2014. Lampard had failed to beat the Red Devils when he was Chelsea boss in three attempts (D1 L2).
D. McNeil
A. Gordon
Everton
67' Gordon is withdrawn four minutes after picking up a yellow card, with McNeil on in his place.
65' There is now movement on the Everton bench just after the hour, with McNeil getting prepared with a few final instructions. With just one shot on target in the half, Lampard is looking to make a change that will spark the attack into life.
A. Gordon
Yellow Card
Everton
63' Fernandes is taken out by Gordon, who is furiously arguing he won the ball as he's shown a yellow card. The winger did appear to get a touch on it but with studs showing, the referee deems it reckless.
62' Iwobi volleys a pass across the face of goal for Coleman, who is unable to get enough of a touch to the ball to steer it goalwards.
60' Tarkowski steps up in his half and drives a pass forward to release Gordon but the winger’s first touch is heavy, allowing Shaw to cover the space and watch it go behind for a goal-kick.
59' Casemiro again looks for Ronaldo, turning Antony’s pass from the left flank into a first-time cross to the far post. The Portugal international rises highest to get a touch but he sends the chance wide.
57' Gray puts the free-kick deep into the penalty area but Onana fails to peel away from Shaw at the far post as the ball rolls behind for a goal-kick.
55' Casemiro mistimes his tackle and runs through the side of Onana, who stares in frustration at the referee anticipating a card that doesn’t arrive.
53' Eriksen pulls his corner short to Fernandes, who weighs up his options before passing it centrally to Casemiro. The Brazil international has no doubts about his intentions, driving a shot wide of the post.
A. Onana
Yellow Card
Everton
51' Iwobi’s short pass to Onana fails to be controlled by the midfielder, who has not looked confident in possession today. The midfielder then overextends himself and catches Antony on the leg right in front of the referee, who produces a yellow card.
50' Ronaldo nearly feeds it through to Antony inside the penalty area but Coady manages to get himself ahead of the winger to shield it for Pickford to collect.
48' Eriken digs out a cross near the byline looking for Ronaldo but Tarkowski’s emphatic header puts it out for a throw-in.
46' Everton get the match restarted from the kick-off!
Everton looked to press the ball well in the early stages but that has fallen off significantly as the visitors have grown more and more into the game. Maupay has also looked an isolated figure at the top of the pitch - contributing little - which could lead to a very eagerly anticipated first appearance of the season for Calvert-Lewin. Manchester United will not be confident with just the single-goal lead, with Sancho able to stretch the game late and Fred an option to provide stability.
An exciting and intense first-half of football at Goodison Park comes to a close with Manchester United ahead 2-1, with the visitors overturning an early deficit to lead at the interval. Iwobi’s lovely curler after just five minutes had the home fans on their feet but turnovers in midfield would affect both sides negatively, with Fernandes getting the better of Onana to spark a move finished by Antony. An injury to Martial saw Ronaldo come on just before the 30-minute mark and it would take him just a quarter-hour to make his impact felt, again profiting from a counter-attack to slip a left-footed shot into the far corner.
45' + 3' HALF-TIME: EVERTON 1-2 MANCHESTER UNITED.
45' + 1' The fourth official indicates two minutes will be added to the end of the half for stoppages.
Casemiro
Assist
Manchester United
44' The former Real Madrid team-mates link up for Manchester United as Casemiro is credited with the assist for Ronaldo's strike.
Cristiano Ronaldo
Goal
Manchester United
44' RONALDO FINDS THE BACK OF THE NET FOR NUMBER 700! 2-1 UNITED! Casemiro plays a lovely pass out to the left flank for Ronaldo on the counter-attack, with the substitute getting the better of Coleman before dispatching a left-footed shot into the bottom corner!
42' CASEMIRO PUTS IT WIDE! Rashford delivers a cross into the penalty area from a standing position, picking out the run of the Brazil international. Splitting Tarkowski and Coady, Casemiro leaps to get his head to the ball but turns it the wrong side of the post!
41' Ronaldo receives Fernandes’ pass with a direct first touch, poking it towards goal before completing a step-over and hitting a low shot toward goal that’s covered by Pickford.
39' Dalot’s misplay gives the ball back to Everton but Coleman sends his cross high and wide of the target and straight behind for a goal-kick.
37' With just under 10 minutes to go before half-time the result still hangs in the balance. Both sides have been largely unable to retain possession in the face of the other team’s press with a goal out of nowhere a possibility at any moment.
35' Gray bursts forward looking to spark a counter-attack but he runs right into Shaw, who makes a great ball-winning tackle and regains possession with a throw-in.
34' Antony shapes himself to curl a left-footed cross into the penalty area for Ronaldo but again Coleman is in the right place at the right time to prevent the delivery.
32' Gray opts to play the free-kick into the penalty area but Ronaldo is there to make the initial clearance before Fernandes hooks away the second-chance cross.
31' Onana goes down after receiving a kick to the shin from Shaw and wins a free-kick for Everton deep on the right wing.
Cristiano Ronaldo
A. Martial
Manchester United
29' Martial is unable to continue and will be brought off shortly before the half-hour mark, with Ronaldo taking his place.
28' There’s movement on the Manchester United bench, with Ronaldo apparently readying himself. Martial seems to be hobbling slightly and it could be an indication the coach is preparing for an enforced change.
26' Rashford shows his frustration as he’s called for a foul on Coleman right in front of the technical area, with the right-back showing his experience to win the set-piece.
24' Following a 1-0 win over Manchester United in April, Everton are looking to win consecutive Premier League games against the Red Devils for the first time since winning both games in the 2013/14 season.
22' Fernandes drives towards the byline and cuts a dangerous pass back to the penalty spot but a mix-up between Martial and Antony makes the former’s job much harder. The striker executes a wonderful turn to keep possession but a combination of Pickford and Gray relieve the situation.
20' Another Everton giveaway leads to a chance for the visitors with Eriksen profiting on Onana’s lax dribbling. With only one thought in mind the Denmark international fires a low shot from 20 yards out that’s beaten away by the fist of Pickford.
19' Fernandes looks to flick the ball past Coady and turn his man but the experienced defender hacks it away, putting it out for a Manchester United throw.
17' Manchester United reply emphatically and clinically, scoring in a similar fashion to Everton - with both goals coming from a change in possession high up the pitch.
A. Martial
Assist
Manchester United
15' Martial picks up the assist with an inch-perfect delivery for Antony.
Antony
Goal
Manchester United
15' THREE GOALS IN THREE GAMES FOR ANTONY! 1-1! Fernandes picks Gueye’s pocket in midfield before poking it forward for Martial. The striker carries it into space and plays a lovely pass through the lines for Antony, whose left-footed finish bends into the far corner!
13' A lovely interchange between Gray and Onana gives the central midfielder a chance to play a pass through for Maupay but he plays his delivery the wrong side of the striker allowing Shaw to cover the loose ball.
11' The hosts are happy to let their opposition hold onto possession before countering at pace, with Manchester United finding difficulty in creating spaces in the regimented Everton midfield.
9' Dalot lines up a shot with his laces but a key block from Tarkowski prevents Pickford from being called into action.
7' Everton’s intense press from midfield has already caught Manchester United out several times in the early stages of the match, with Onana and Gueye’s intensity and tenacity forcing turnovers high up the field. Casemiro and Eriksen will have to remain cool under pressure with the early deficit if they wish to bring themselves back level.
A. Iwobi
Goal
Everton
5' IWOBI BREAKS THE DEADLOCK WITH A BEAUTY! 1-0 EVERTON! It’s a stunning strike from the midfielder, who receives a pass from Gray 20 yards from goal and takes a touch to set himself before dispatching a lovely curling strike into the top corner!
3' Martinez wins the ball high up the pitch and finds Fernandes immediately, but the threaded pass through the lines is won by Coleman, who uses his strength to fight off Martial near the byline.
1' Manchester United get the match underway from the kick-off!
Manchester United make four changes from their 6-3 defeat to Manchester City seven days ago. Shaw replaces Malacia at left-back while Lindelof is preferred to Varane in the middle of the defence. Casemiro is chosen ahead of McTominay in midfield and a swap up front sees Martial come in for Sancho.
Everton make just one change from their 2-1 victory over Southampton last Saturday, with Gordon replacing McNeil on the left wing.
MANCHESTER UNITED SUBS: Jadon Sancho, Cristiano Ronaldo, Tyrell Malacia, Tom Heaton, Anthony Elanga, Facundo Pellistri, Raphael Varane, Fred, Scott McTominay.
MANCHESTER UNITED XI (4-2-3-1): David De Gea; Diogo Dalot, Victor Lindelof, Lisandro Martinez, Luke Shaw; Casemiro, Christian Eriksen; Antony, Bruno Fernandes, Marcus Rashford; Anthony Martial.
EVERTON SUBS: Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Ruben Vinagre, Kyle John, Asmir Begovic, James Garner, Salomon Rondon, Dwight McNeil, Michael Keane, Tom Davies.
EVERTON XI (4-3-3): Jordan Pickford; Vitalii Mykolenko, James Tarkowski, Conor Coady, Seamus Coleman; Alex Iwobi, Idrissa Gueye, Amadou Onana; Anthony Gordon, Neal Maupay, Demarai Gray.
With 15 minutes to go before kick-off, let’s take a look at how the two sides are lining up - starting with our hosts!
A 6-3 loss at the hands of rivals Manchester City last weekend brought Manchester United’s four-match winning run in the league to an abrupt halt, with Erik Ten Hag’s side four points back of the Champions League places.
Everton welcome Manchester United to Goodison Park looking to extend their six-match unbeaten run; an impressive stretch considering their pair of losses to start the campaign. Wins against Southampton and West Ham in the last three weeks have brought the Toffees up into 11th place, thanks in large part to their league-best defence.
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