Old Trafford, Manchester, England
90’+3′ Williams Sent Off
90’+4′ Ibrahimović (P)
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FT: The result means that Manchester United remain in fifth on 54 points, while Everton remain in seventh on 51 points.
FT: The hosts created a number of chances and also had a goal controversially disallowed for marginal offside. First substitute Pogba headed an effort against the bar before Fellaini fired wide from close-range. Ibrahimović then had a goal disallowed for marginal offside before Fellaini fired an effort just over the bar under-pressure after Robles punched a cross-field pass from Pogba into his path. Rojo then headed the ball over the bar after a fine Herrera cross before Ibrahimović headed the ball over the bar under-pressure from Williams. Williams was then penalised for deliberate handball, which denied a clear-goal-scoring opportunity and saw red before Ibrahimović then fired home the resulting-penalty.
FT: The result was harsh on Everton, who defended so well but William’s handball proved to be costly. The Toffees didn’t create many chances in the second-half but they did go close when Mirallas tested De Gea with a strike from-range before Lukaku had an effort blocked by Bailly.
FT: So a last minute penalty from Ibrahimović denies Everton the chance to go fifth.
90’+4′ The referee blows his whistle to bring the match to an end.
90’+4′ Goal!! Ibrahimović fired the spot-kick home, sending Robles the wrong way in the process.
90’+3′ Dismissal!! Williams receives a straight red card for his handball that denied a clear goal-scoring opportunity.
90’+3′ Penalty!! Shaw fires an effort at goal that strikes the arm of Williams and the referee points to the spot.
90’+2′ Holgate is penalised for a foul.
90’+2′ Robles is bookded for dissent.
90′ Baines concedes a corner.
90′ There will be four additional minutes.
88′ Chance!! Lingard sends a teasing delivery into the path of Ibrahimović, who heads the ball just over the bar under-pressure from Williams.
87′ Davies receives a yellow card for a foul on Bailly.
85′ The corner comes to nothing after the ball had gone out before coming back into play.
84′ Lingard fires an effort that is blocked behind by Barry at the expense of a corner.
81′ The corner is eventually dealt with by the visitors.
81′ Barry concedes a corner.
80′ Second Everton change sees Barkley replaced by Dominic Calvert-Lewin.
79′ The corner eventually falls to Baines, who fires the ball harmlessly off-target.
78′ Chance!! Lukaku surges forward, beating Rojo with his pace and drives into the area and looks set to pull the trigger but Bailly makes a fine block and concedes a corner.
76′ Chance!! Rojo meets a Pogba cross following the freekick, but the Argentine heads the ball over the bar.
75′ Lingard wins a freekick after a foul from Baines.
72′ Chance!! Robles punches a cross-field pass from Pogba into the path of Fellaini, who fires the loose ball over the bar under-pressure from Barry.
70′ Disallowed goal!! Herrera sends a pin-point delivery to Ibrahimović, who does well to get ahead of his man and head the ball home past Robles but the flag goes up as the Swede was marginally offside.
70′ Lukaku is caught offside.
69′ Shaw is penalised for a foul on Gueye.
66′ First Everton change sees Mirallas replaced by Matthew Pennington.
65′ The delivery is cleared before Barry is penalised for a foul.
64′ Double substitution for Manchester United sees Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Luke Shaw replace Carrick and Young.
63′ Mirallas wins a corner.
61′ Chance!! The ball drops to Fellaini in the six-yard box but the Belgian fires the ball wide.
58′ The delivery is met by Barkley with a tame header but De Gea makes a straightforward save.
57′ The ball deflects off Young for an Everton corner.
56′ Young is booked for a foul on Mirallas.
54′ So close!! Young’s delivery is met by Pogba with header but his effort comes back off the bar.
53′ Barry is booked for a foul on Rashford.
51′ Young’s delivery is claimed by Robles.
50′ Young wins a freekick after foul from Barkley.
48′ Lukaku wins a freekick after a foul from Bailly.
47′ Close!! Mirallas fires an effort at-goal from-range but De Gea makes a comfortable save.
45′ Gueye wins a freekick after a foul from Fellaini.
45′ Manchester United get the second-half underway.
45′ During the interval Manchester United make their first change with Paul Pogba replacing Blind.
HT: So will United come back in this match or will Everton add to their tally and hold on? Join us again for the second-half.
HT: United will feel unlucky not to have at least a goal, despite hitting the bar, but Everton’s defence has been terrific. United will need to be more clinical if they are to find a way back in this match and they have to get Rashford and Ibrahimović more involved and provide them with better service. Everton will need to prevent both of them from finding space in the danger-areas and will need to continue their clinical nature in front of goal as they have done thus far. Lukaku has been below his usual best but the visitors will need him to be on his best against a United side, who are more than capable of making Everton rue their missed opportunities.
HT: United have created a number of good chances but have been denied due to a combination of some fantastic defending and brilliant keeping. First Ibrahimović was played through but Williams made a fine challenge to deny the striker before Robles palmed away a Rashford strike although the flag was already up. Blind then forced Robles into a fine save from a freekick before Herrera fired the rebound against the bar. Herrera then produced a terrific save from Robles from-range before Rashford was denied by Jagielka on the stroke of half-time.
HT: The visitors didn’t create many chances but they have been clinical in front of-goal and deserve their lead. First Mirallas forced De Gea into a good save at his near-post before Jagielka wonderfully put the Toffees ahead with an acrobatic finish. Lukaku then fired an effort wide from the edge of the area.
HT: So Everton lead at the break.
45’+2′ The referee blows his whistle to bring the first 45 minutes to an end.
45’+1′ Chance!! Rashford is played through on-goal and the youngster looks set to pull the trigger but Jagielka makes a fine challenge to deny him.
45′ Young wins a freeekick.
45′ There will be two additional minutes.
44′ Gueye is booked for a foul on Ibrahimović.
42′ Barkley is penalised for a foul.
39′ Young sends in a teasing delivery across the face of goal but no-one in a United shirt can get onto it.
38′ The delivery is cleared.
38′ Close!! Herrera fires an effort at-goal from-range but Robles brilliantly palms the ball behind.
35′ Mirallas is caught offside.
31′ Play resumes.
30′ Slight delay in the match as Robles is down with an injury after colliding with the post after making the save. He’s receiving treatment.
29′ So close!! The Blind’s freekick beats the wall but Robles palms the effort away before Herrera fires the rebound against the crossbar.
28′ The delivery is cleared before Mirallas is penalised for a foul on Lingard.
27′ Blind’s delivery is cleared behind by Lukaku.
27′ Lingard wins a freekick after a foul from Barry, although there was very little contact.
25′ Lukaku cuts-inside to fire an effort wide.
22′ Goal!! The delivery is flicked-on by Williams to Jagielka, who wonderfully manages to shrug off Rojo and volley home acrobatically through the legs of De Gea.
20′ Close!! Barry finds Mirallas with a fine lofted pass and the Belgian controls the ball on his chest before firing an effort that De Gea is forced to put behind at his near-post.
20′ Herrera is penalised for a foul on Gueye.
18′ Gueye is penalised for a foul on Herrera.
18′ The delivery is eventually dealt with by the hosts.
17′ Barkley wins a corner.
15′ Chance!! Rashford is played through on-goal and has just Robles to beat but the keeper brilliantly palms the ball wide, although the flag was already up for offside.
13′ Barkley is penalised for a foul on Rashford.
11′ Lingard fires an effort wide from-range.
7′ Young wins a freekick.
4′ Chance!! Ibrahimović is played through on-goal and gets the better of Holgate but just as the Swede looks set to make the net bulge, Williams makes a fine challenge to block the effort.
3′ The delivery is cleared.
2′ Rashford wins a corner.
2′ Barkley wins a freekick.
0′ Everton get the game underway.
Manchester United F.C.: David De Gea (GK), Daley Blind, Marcos Rojo, Eric Bailly, Ashley Young, Marouane Fellaini, Michael Carrick, Ander Herrera, Marcus Rashford, Jesse Lingard, Zlatan Ibrahimović
Everton F.C.: Joel Robles (GK), Leighton Baines, Ashley Williams, Phil Jagielka, Mason Holgate, Ross Barkley, Gareth Barry, Idrissa Gueye, Tom Davies, Kevin Mirallas, Romelu Lukaku