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- 2nd Half
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- 1st Half
Manchester United - Everton
Premier League - 17 September 2017
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Full time. An excellent performance from United when they smelt blood at the end, but they should have been similarly ruthless in the opening stages. Everton have failed to score in their last four games. Trouble looms.
- Goal by penaltyAnthony MartialManchester United
GOAL! Manchester United 4-0 Everton. Martial drills home the penalty down the middle - United tie City on goal difference at the top.
PENALTY! Martial gets through on goal as United break, Schneiderlin slides in to tackle, brushing it with his hand to concede a penalty.
De Gea leaps up to his right to tip over a threatening Ramirez drive from distance. Sigurdson's corner is headed down, and booted away.
- GoalRomelu LukakuManchester United
GOAL! Manchester United 3-0 Everton. Lukaku scores - His low free kick is blocked and falls into the path of Matic. His shot is deflected, headed on by Lingard, and Lukaku is on hand at the back post to tuck it in.
- OffHenrikh MkhitaryanManchester United
- OnAnthony MartialManchester United
Martial is on for the last goalscorer.
Anthony Martial will be on shortly.
- GoalHenrikh MkhitaryanManchester United
GOAL! Manchester United 2-0 Everton. Mkhitaryan scores - Williams plays a loose ball straight to Lukaku. He waits, and picks out Mkhitaryan to his left, and he squeezes a shot past Pickford.
- OffWayne RooneyEverton
- OnKevin MirallasEverton
Young finds Mkhitaryan on the overlap, but his cross is too far behind anyone to cause bother. Bailly is booked to stop a counter - and Rooney is off for Mirallas.
Lingard chips a ball forward for Lingard, but he's offside.
Mkhitaryan finds Young, and the two swap passes it. It's worked back to Mkhitaryan after a moment and he fizzes in a cross to Lingard. He gets away a shot but he seems to be pretty obviouly fouled by at least one player as he does so, but the ref gives nothing.
- OffJuan MataManchester United
- OnAnder HerreraManchester United
Herrera is on for Mata.
- OffIdrissa GueyeEverton
- OnDominic Calvert-LewinEverton
Matic finds room for a shot from 30 yards out, and his well-struck shot fizzes just wide of the far post. Calvert-Lewin is on for Gana.
Valencia scuffs a cross from the right and Everton get it away for now.
Mata floats the ball in to Lingard. He runs into the box, cuts inside, and his shot flicks off Williams and over the bar.
Calvert-Lewin looks set to come on shortly.
Keane trips Lingard, who gets back up and tries again on the left wing. Lingard is promptly brought down by Martina to win a free kick.
Rooney pings the ball into Sigurdsson ahead of him, but he turns into trouble.
Young pulls back a cross after skipping to the byline, and Lingard leans back to lift the shot miles over the goal.
Rooney has dropped back with Ramirez's introduction.
- OffTom DaviesEverton
- OnSandro RamírezEverton
Davies is replaced by Ramirez.
Mata strikes the free kick around the wall from the very edge of the box, and his effort crashes against the post.
- Yellow cardAshley WilliamsEverton
Pickford clears straight to Mata 40 yards out. He dithers a tad on the ball, and Williams shoves him over on the very edge of the box. That's a yellow.
De Gea has to rush out to block Sigurdsson's shot after a miscontrol from the forward.
- OffMarcus RashfordManchester United
- OnJesse LingardManchester United
Lingard is on for Rashford.
Rooney is offside after Sigurdsson is a touch slow to release his pass.
Rashford dashes down the left, and gets tripped by Schneiderlin in midfield. That buys them a little time as Lukaku changes his boots on the touchline.
Everton are seeing plenty of the ball this half, and United are sitting back.
The game has entered a little lull for now. Perhaps both managers are thinking over changes to freshen things up.
Rashford tries a cross, or maybe a shot - it's hard to tell - from the left hand-side of the box, and it's miles wide.
Rooney tries to burst past Bailly, then cut inside him, and he's tackled before he can get a shot away.
Here's some hardcore analysis about the varied nature of United's scorers.
Rooney's stumbling run ends with him being tackled in the box, winning it back, and then firing it straight at De Gea from close range.
- 2nd Half
We go again.
- End of 1st Half
That's half time. United started well, but Everton started absolutely terrible and then fell behind from an excellent Valencia strike. They will be glad to be just a goal behind. See you in 15 minutes.
There will be at least a minute's added time.
Mata dinks a ball in for Lukaku, but it's overhit. However, Jagielka ducks at the last moment, and Pickford drops it momentarily amid the confusion.
Young feints to find space on the left wing for a cross, but Williams gets it away.
Rashford decides to try David Luiz's free kick technique to cross the ball in from the left, and it flies behind Lukaku for a goal kick.
From the left, Mkhitaryan's cross is met by Bailly, who wins another. The second corner is headed into the air by Williams, and it might be Fellaini who actually clears at the second attempt.
Rashford and Lukaku play a one-two, with Lukaku tackled by Jagielka at the last. Corner for United on the left.
Mkhitaryan tries to float a ball over the top for Lukaku's run a few yards ahead of him, but it's intercepted. United need another goal to calm things down, here.
Here's a little something on Valencia's goal.
Mick Hucknall is in the crowd. So...
Rooney gets clattered from behind but not before he finds Schneiderlin. In turn, he gives it to Martina for yet another cross, and Everton have United not exactly on the ropes, but mindful of where the ropes are.
Everton are fighting back now. Martina sends in another excellent cross, and Davies's diving header is stopped by a brilliant De Gea save - he was just offside, mind.
Holy moly. Keane plays a ball to nobody for Mata to intercept. He plays it first time to Lukaku, who takes it past Williams, and chips a left-footed shot inches wide of the post. What a miss.
Apparently, Mourinho has yet to beat Koeman in the league here.
United win a free kick 35 yards out, relatively central. Mkhitaryan and Mata size it up. Keane heads away Mata's dinked cross.
United play the ball from left to right in Everton's half.
Martina pulls the ball back across the box for Rooney's run, and he fizzes in a low shot that is only a yard or side wide of the post.
Lukaku slips in Rashford, who is running slightly away from goal behind the defence, and he's tackled by an excellent Williams intervention.
Valencia goes in roughly on Sigurdsson, but gets away with just the foul. It's just over the halfway line in United's half.
Rashord runs onto a loose ball down the left, but his cross is collected by Pickford at the near post.
Matic floats a long ball out of play, and Pickford sends it long for Everton to break. Martina reeives, plays it to Davies, but the return pass isn't good enough.
Martina curls in a cross from the right, but nobody is up to provide adequate support.
Mata picks out Young with a good ball on the left wing, inside the box and on the touchline, but his volley of a cross is far too hard.
Valencia tries to get around Sigurdsson on the right wing, but he's tackled, and wins a throw.
The ball has spent 3% of the match so far in United's third.
Young finds Mata on the overlap, but Jagielka heads it away to Young. Back to Mata, and his low cross is eventually cleared.
- GoalAntonio ValenciaManchester United
GOAL! Manchester United 1-0 Everton. Valencia scores - Young dinks the ball back for Matic, ready for a cross. It looks as if Matic has mishit his cross, but he's actually pulled it across for Valencia, and he lashes a fierce volley into the top corner.
It is absolutely rodding it down now.
Davies concedes a foul on the halfway line. United start to press down the left with Rashford.
- 1st Half
The match gets underway.
Five minutes until kick off. Everton are without a win in five games, and United could go top with victory of their own.
10 minutes to go - you can read about Manchester United's plans to replace Michael Carrick here.
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Everton continue to pick Rooney. He was poor against Atalanta, as were the rest of his side, and he has been under a lot of self-inflicted attention over the last fortnight. In the distant past, he used this kind of thing as motivation. More recently, it simply hasn't made a difference to him either way.
United are without Paul Pogba - and there's a story going around that he could be out for three months - and have chosen the in-form Marouane Fellaini to start in midfield alongside Nemanja Matic. On the bench, then, is Ander Herrera, with Michael Carrick. Carrick is the player that Xavi Hernandez could have been.
Ronald Koeman has talked of United's new - and his last - striker, Romelu Lukaku: "I don't say impossible [to replace Lukaku] but that was close to impossible to get someone in who will score that amount of goals that Romelu scored for Everton. With Romelu we had enough fights about how he needs to press, how he needs to run, how he needs to move but in the box, with opportunities to score, he is one of the best."
Jose Mourinho has spoken of his ease in deciding to let Wayne Rooney leave United: "I think it is easy. That way it is easy because you don't have to think a lot. You just have to respect the player's desire, and what they decide. And when they're a legend they deserve that freedom of choice."
TEAMS: Manchester United: De Gea, Valencia, Bailly, Jones, Young, Matic, Fellaini, Mata, Mkhitaryan, Rashford, Lukaku. Subs: Romero, Darmian, Smalling, Carrick, Herrera, Lingard, Martial. /// Everton: Pickford, Baines, Keane, Williams, Jagielka, Martina, Schneiderlin, Gueye, Davies, Sigurdsson, Rooney. Subs: Stekelenburg, Ramirez, Mirallas, Klaasen, Besic, Calvert-Lewin, Holgate.
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