• Full time: Everton 1-0 Manchester United
  • Fellaini heads in after 58 minutes.
  • Van Persie replaces Welbeck on 67 minutes.
Robin van Persie
Van Persie starts on the bench for United.

22:00: On paper, a surprising outcome, but in truth, the result couldn't be closer to the truth. Everton, and particular Marouane Fellaini, outran, outfought and outplayed the 12-time Premier League champions throughout to record just their fourth home win over United in Premier League history. The Belgian midfielder gave Vidic and Carrick trouble all evening, and headed home the eventual winner after 58 minutes.

At the other end, Sylvain Distin and Phil Jagielka were brave in defence, as United, including new signing Robin van Persie, failed to break through. Chances were few and far between for Sir Alex Ferguson's men, and despite Shinji Kagawa's impressive showing, a lack of creativity in the middle of the park scuppered any potential comeback.

Everton will look to continue their uncharacteristically impressive start to the season at Aston Villa on Saturday, while United will look to bounce back against Fulham.

Full time: Everton 1-0 Manchester United

21:50: A succession of passes on the edge of the Everton box involving Rooney and Scholes ends with Anderson shooting high and wide. Fellaini comes off for John Heitinga.

21:48: Looks a bit desperate for United now. Evra has another crossed charged down and an attack breaks down. Naismith comes on for his Everton debut for Jelavic who has a touch of cramp. Four minutes added time.

21:43: Everton's weight of numbers making it hard for any United play to find space in the final third. Valencia attempts to big out a cross, but it's blocked. The home side are six minutes away. Anderson comes on for Cleverley.

21:39: Time is running out for United and their only shining light of the evening, Kagawa is keen to get on with things, bursting into the penalty area after Van Persie's pass, but Howard comes to meet the ball. Everton sitting back, and to add to their defensive effort, Seamus Coleman replaces Leon Osman.

21:35: The home side almost double their lead, as Vidic clears a through ball despite De Gea coming for the ball. Van Persie's deep cross is straight into the arms of Howard. Nani is replaced by Ashley Young.

21:32: A couple of corners for United's new Dutch striker, but no touches in regular play for Van Persie as United start to come into the game more. Everton look very sturdy at the back however. Just 17 minutes to go.

21:26: United's best opening of the evening by a mile. Valencia gets the cross in, it goes beyond Kagawa at first, but the Japanese midfielder re-cycles the ball towards Tom Cleverley who shoots but is denied by Phil Jagileka on the line. Meanwhile, Van Persie replaces Welbeck with 23 minutes remaining.

21:22: A response of sorts from last season's Premier League runners up, with Evra crossing from the left only Jagileka to head clear. Moyes' again go long from a free-kick, with the England defending find Fellaini, whose header is straight into the arms of De Gea.

Goal: Everton 1-0 Manchester United (Fellaini)

58 mins: You have to say it's been coming. Baines's corner is as flat as it's been all night, and Marouane Fellaini rises above Carrick to nod Everton into a fully deserved lead. A case of when and not if we see Robin van Persie now.

21:11: There's no getting away from Fellaini's dominance in the air in the United box with both Vidic and Carrick having problems defending. Turning in an enthralling contest this.

21:08: Everton come within a whisker of hitting the front. Fellani out jumps Vidic at the back post and his header finds Osman who rattles De Gea's cross bar. United almost hit the hosts on the break as Kagawa feeds Welbeck, but Jagielka makes the sliding tackle. The Premier League summed up one minutes' football.

21:05: No changes at half time for either side, so Van Persie remains on the bench. Rooney sparks the first attack of the half into life, but his cross is way over hit.

21:02: I hope you've woofed down you pie and bovril because we're almost ready for the second half at Goodison. David Moyes will be asking for much of the same, while all eyes will be on when Sir Alex Ferguson decides to bring on Robin van Persie with United looking blunt up front.

20:49: Everton will be content with their evening's work thus far. Pienaar, Osman and Baines have all forced De Gea into action, while at the other end, United have looked disjointed despite their possession, with Rooney having their best opportunity. Fellaini and Kagawa have looked threatening at both ends but as yet, we're goalless at Goodison.

Half-time: Everton 0-0 Manchester United

20:45: Baines gets another chance to interrogate De Gea from a free-kick, and he uses the opportunity to full effect, battering a shot towards the top corner which the 21 year old turns away brilliantly. Two minuetes of added on time.

20:42: Sir Alex Ferguson will be worried by the dominance Fellaini is showing in the air, and again the Belgian is the catalyst for another Everton opening. He beats Carrick to a long flighted ball, heading it across the area, with Osman swiveling and shooting towards goal which De Gea pushes away.

20:40: Patrice Evra, thus far a peripheral figure in an attacking sense, raids down the left, crosses towards Welbeck, who leaves the ball for Rooney who shoot at straight at Howard. A minute later, The England striker breaks through, but his effort goes wide. United appeal for a penalty after Welbeck is felled, but Mr Marriner isn't interested.

20:37: David Moyes will be willing his side to take advantage of their dominance, as they almost cut United apart again. This time Pienaar and Baines exchange passes, but Carrick intervenes before the full-back can pull the trigger.

20:34: The closest we've come to an opener, and it comes from the home side. After Fellaini's header comes through to Baines, he sets the ball back to Pienaar, whose side foot shot is saved by De Gea, and the former Athletico Madrid goalkeeper recovers in time to put Jelavic's cross, from the rebound, behind.

20:29: Approaching the half hour mark, and United work Tim Howard for the first time. Rooney stands over the free-kick, after Scholes is fouled, and forces the American to turn the ball behind for a corner.

20:26: The hosts reply in kind though, and after De Gea punches clear Gibson's corner, Pienaar heads the ball back from whence it came, with the Spaniard forced into tipping the ball over the bar. The subsequent corner see Fellaini turns on the edge of the six-yard box, but shoot well wide.

20:24: United coming into the game more and more now, and a quick break puts Everton on the back foot. The ball comes all the way through to Nani, who takes aim from 25 yards, only for the ball to rift harmlessly wide.

20:22: Half a chance for United, as Welbeck flicks the ball on at the near post, and when the ball comes back to him, Phil Jagielka gets the block in. Not being allowed to settle are last season's runners-up.

20:17: Everton come again as we reach the quarter-hour mark. Fellaini turns away in the United box, but instead of finding Jelavic, he opts to shoot from a near impossible angle, only hitting the side netting. Baines gets another chance from a set piece, and David de Gea does well to punch the ball clear under pressure.

20:14: That didn't take long. The ball comes loose in the Everton half, and Paul Scholes dives in, wiping out Gibson in the process and earning a yellow card.

20:10: Wayne Rooney, celebrating 10 years since the scene of his Premier League debut, gets his first chance to stretch his legs, breaking free in behind his former club, but his pull back doesn't find Kagawa.

20:07: Everton win a corner, and another chance to expose United's deficiencies at the back. Baines curls it in, but Fellaini can't get his head to it and the visitors clear. Bright start from the hosts.

20:05: Action at either ends early on. Leon Osman heads wide from Leighton Baines' free-kick, before Nani gets free on the right before Sylvain Distin tracks him down. The Portuguese winger is furious at the non-award of a corner. Such is his frustration, he's booked a minute later for a foul.

19:58: Both teams on their way at Goodison Park. Kevin Mirallas has been unveiled to the crowd. Almost ready to go.

Rio Ferdinand ‏@rioferdy5 "Come on boys."

19:50: United have won 14 of the 20 Premier League meetings between the two sides at Goodison Park, with Javier Hernandez's goal handing tonight's visitors the win last term.

However, The Toffees can take solace from their 4-4 draw at the Threatre of Dreams last term, where the physicality of Fellaini and Jelavic troubled an unsettle United back-four. Both will surely be encouraged by Michael Carrick's inclusion in the heart of defence.

For a quick look at how Everton might get on this season, let me point you in the direction of this piece from yours truly; meanwhile let Vanessa Keller guide through the prospects of United in the 2012/13 campaign.

19:40: For Everton, new signing Kevin Mirallas misses out on making his home debut after failing to register in time following his move from Olympiakos. Steven Naismith, who joined from Rangers, is on the bench. Steven Pienaar makes the first start of his second permanent spell at Goodison. Former United players Tim Howard, Phil Neville and Darron Gibson both start, as does reported Old Trafford target Leighton Baines.

United leave Robin van Persie on the bench, with Danny Welbeck preferred to partner Wayne Rooney up front. Shinji Kagawa makes his first Premier League start following his move from Borussia Dortmund. Rio Ferdinand, Jonny Evans, Phil Jones and Chris Smalling are all out injured, so Michael Carrick is forced to deputise alongside returning captain Nemanja Vidic, who makes his first appearance since December.

19:35: Teams:

Everton: Howard; Hibbert, Jagielka, Distin, Baines; Osman, GIbson, Neville, Pienaar; Fellaini; Jelavic

Subs: Mucha, Heitinga, Naismith, Gueye, Barkley, Coleman, Anichebe.

Manchester United: De Gea; Valencia, Vidic, Carrick, Evra; Nani, Cleverley, Scholes, Kagawa; Rooney, Welbeck.

Subs: Rafael, Anderson, Berbatov, Lindegaard, Young, Van Persie, Wooton.

Referee: Andre Marriner

19:30: Having seen Chelsea and champions Manchester City win on the opening weekend, it's the turn of fellow title rivals Manchester United to get their season started; with the focus surrounding one man at Goodison Park. Robin van Persie's move to Old Trafford from Arsenal is among the biggest transfer stories of the summer, and represents a genuine statement of intent from Sir Alex Ferguson after last season's collapse at the end of the season.

Perhaps the most important result of the run of results which saw City claw their way back into the title race came against tonight's opponents Everton. The Toffees fought their way back from 4-2 down to clinch a draw, with Nikica Jelavic and Marouane Fellaini causing havoc against a miss-mash of a United defence. David Moyes' side will have ambitions of matching last season's seventh place finish, and finising above their Merseyside rivals Liverpool.