Full-time: Everton 1-2 Manchester United

  • Manchester United reach their first FA Cup final since 2007.
  • Marouane Fellaini opens scoring against his former club.
  • David De Gea saves a penalty from Lukaku.
  • Everton equalise through a Chris Smalling own goal.
  • Anthony Martial scores winning goal in added time.
Martial scored the winning goal
Martial scored the winning goal Getty Images

Full-time: Everton 1-2 Manchester United

A dramatic game at Welmbley decided by one of the final kicks. Anthony Martial - who was excellent throughout - provided the killer finish when he needed it. Brilliant from United's big-money summer signing.

Anthony Martial finds the net
Anthony Martial finds the net Getty Images


GOAL: Everton 1-2 Manchester United (Martial)

Crazy scenes at Wembley as Anthony Martial gives United the lead with seconds remaining!

The Frenchman, who has been the best outfield player on display today, is played in by Ander Herrera and he finds a calm finish when he most needs one. What a game!

David De Gea celebrates
David De Gea celebrates Getty Images


A minimum of three added minutes to be played. There are some tired bodies, and we haven't even reached extra time.


Another switch for United and it's the goalscorer who is making way.


And again! Everton launch a breakaway and Lukaku has so much time to set himself and shoot ... but he takes too long! Fellani gets back in the nick of time to block the Belgian's effort. This has become a brilliant cup tie.

Ryan Giggs barks instructions
Ryan Giggs barks instructions Getty Images


Everton miss two guilt-edge chances in the space of a minute!

First, Deulofeu's effort is well saved by De Gea and his clearance just evades Lukaku. And then Lukaku heads just wide. Amazing finish, this.

Chris Smalling turns into his own net
Chris Smalling turns into his own net Getty Images


GOAL: Everton 1-1 Manchester United (Smalling OG)

The Toffees have the goal their second-half performance deserves! Lukaku feeds the ball out to the right side, where Gerard Deulofeu whips it in and Chris Smalling makes a horrible mess of it.

The England man goes to clear the ball with his right foot when he should have kicked it into the stands with his left. A huge error.

Lukaku celebrates
Lukaku celebrates Getty Images


Even if Everton don't find an equaliser, they have been vastly improved in the second-half. The Toffees are pushing United to their limit - and we've still got 15 minutes to play at Wembley.

Everton fans at Wembley
Everton fans at Wembley Getty Images


For all of the criticism he has received in recent weeks, John Stones is in the midst of a really good game. On the latest United attack, he blocks a goal-bound effort from Wayne Rooney, who has been similarly impressive in an unfamiliar role.


Substitution for Everton: Lennon off, Deulofeu on. Roberto Martinez will be desperate for his countryman to do something special in the closing 20 minutes or so.


A huge moment of controversy at Wembley, as Phil Jagielka blocks a goal-bound effort from Fellaini with his wrist. The Belgian appeared certain to score after more good work from Martial.

It's end-to-end stuff at Wembley at the moment, though.

Michael Carrick tackles Ross Barkley
Michael Carrick tackles Ross Barkley Getty Images


IBTimes UK Sport Editor Nick Howson at Wembley

"Everton were met by boos at half time but they have finally responded to breathe new life into their cup campaign. David de Gea was named in the PFA team of the year in the week and has justified that selection with a stunning save to keep out Lukaku's penalty, which sees the Belgian's run without a goal continue. United nowhere near as comfortable as in the first period."

David de Gea saves the penalty
David de Gea saves the penalty Getty Images


We've reached the hour mark and here is the first change from Louis van Gaal. Fosu-Mensah - who was, perhaps, unlucky with the penalty decision - is being replaced by Antonio Valencia.


It's all Everton now! Aaron Lennon glides clear of Marcos Rojo and drifts the ball towards the back post, where Tom Cleverley looks certain to score. But the former United man can't keep the shot down.

Lukaku misses from 12 yards
Lukaku misses from 12 yards Getty Images


David De Gea saves from Lukaku - a brilliant save from the Spaniard! Lukaku absolutely smoked the penalty towards the bottom corner, but De Gea telegraphed the shot and punched it to safety.


Penalty to Everton

Teenage defender Timothy Fosu-Mensah fouls Ross Barkley in the box and the ref points to the spot. A lifeline for the Toffees.

Fosu-Mensah concedes the penalty
Fosu-Mensah concedes the penalty Getty Images


Lingard spurns a glorious chance to give United a two-goal lead. Rashford and Martial play some lovely one-touch football, before the ball falls to Lingard on his left foot... but his effort flies wide of the post.

United need to put away one of these chances.

Martial competes for the ball
Martial competes for the ball Getty Images


The United side today is so distinct from the pedestrian way Louis van Gaal's men were playing earlier in the campaign. With Lingard and Rashford in their ranks, they have some real cutting-edge and penetration - which may not be true if Wayne Rooney were upfront.


Everton, you feel, will need to play another 15-20 yards further up the field in the second half as they chase an equaliser. That, in turn, could create openings for the pace of Rashford and Martial.

We have a really interesting second period in store.


We're back under way at Wembley. There have been no changes at half-time from either manager.

Players contest for a high ball
Players contest for a high ball Getty Images


United played with a refreshing amount of freedom in the opening period, with the likes of Rashford, Lingard and Martial all changing their positions at regular intervals. There's certainly a good deal of pace among the Reds' forward line, too.

Roberto Martinez will be speaking to his players now and may even consider a change at the break. If United get the next goal, then the Toffees will face a mountain to climb.

The scene inside Wembley
The scene inside Wembley Getty Images


Half-time: Everton 0-1 Manchester United

The Red Devils lead at the break thanks to Marouane Fellaini, who scored against his former club.

Martial and Rashford have been very good for United, while the Toffees and Romelu Lukaku missed two glorious chances of their own.

United lead at the break
United lead 1-0 at the break Getty Images


One minute of added time at Wembley. United are still dominant.


Everton look like a side bereft of confidence and ideas at the moment. Roberto Martinez has a real job on his hands to turn this tie around, as they are currently being overrun by a youthful United team.

United players celebrate at Wembley
United players celebrate at Wembley Getty Images