Manchester United secured a crucial victory over Everton in a tightly contested Premier League encounter at Old Trafford. The Red Devils took the lead in the 36th minute, with a goal that was well-earned through some sustained pressure.
The breakthrough came when the ball was slid through to Scott McTominay, who found himself in a tight angle. However, the Scottish midfielder was able to blast the ball low past Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford at the near post to give United the lead.
Everton responded well to going behind, but were unable to find a way past a resolute United defence. The visitors dropped deeper and deeper as the game progressed, and were punished again in the 71st minute.
This time, it was Anthony Martial who found the back of the net for United. The goal came after Seamus Coleman slipped, allowing Marcus Rashford to break free. Rashford then squared the ball for Martial, who was left with a simple finish.
Goal! Manchester United 2-0 Everton
Martial is back on the scoresheet. Coleman slips and it’s a costly one, letting Rashford in. Squares it for Martial and he’s left with a simple finish.
We are back for the second 45!
Red Devils are up at half time courtesy of McTominay!
Goal! Manchester United 1-0 Everton
Everton dropped deeper and deeper, and the goal has come. Ball slid through to McTominay, tight angle and he blasts it low past Pickford at the near post.
And we are off!
Eriksen is back for Man United, he’s named on the bench in a big boost to the hosts. Three changes at the back, with the injured Shaw replaced by Malacia, and Maguire and Wan-Bissaka coming in for Varane and Dalot. Rashford continues up front, with Martial and Weghorst both among the substitutes.
One change for Everton, as they go for a recognised striker. Simms comes in for the suspended Doucoure.