Full-time: Everton 0-2 Manchester United

  • Manchester United go second in the Premier League and end a run of three successive draws with a deserved win at Goodison Park on New Year's Day
  • Anthony Martial nets his ninth goal of the season in the second half with a terrific bending shot that beats Jordan Pickford
  • Jesse Lingard seals the victory nine minutes from time with an equally impressive thumping effort
  • The in-form midfielder has now scored seven goals since late November
  • Paul Pogba dominates the midfield battle and Juan Mata crashes a shot against the post
  • Ninth-place Everton, whose best chance was headed into the side netting by Oumar Niasse, are without a win in four games and have now suffered back-to-back defeats under Sam Allardyce
  • Recap: Burnley 1-2 Liverpool, Stoke 0-1 Newcastle
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Everton rallied after going 1-0 down and received a notable spark from the introductions of Lennon and McCarthy. However, they lack the necessary quality going forward and will likely need more than Cenk Tosun to be competitive in the final third.

The Toffees remain ninth on 27 points and now face a cup derby meeting with Merseyside rivals Liverpool at Anfield. Their next league fixture is against Tottenham at Wembley on 13 January.


A deserved victory for United in the end, a fine start to 2018 and the perfect tonic to a disappointing festive period. In Lingard, Mourinho boasts one of the Premier League's most in-form players.

The Red Devils, still 12 points behind Manchester City having played one game more, go above Chelsea into second before the defending champions meet Arsenal on Wednesday evening.

They host Championship promotion contenders Derby in the third round of the FA Cup on Friday night and then enjoy a 10-day break before struggling Stoke visit Old Trafford.




Everton 0-2 Manchester United


Axel Tuanzebe for Mata is Mourinho's third and final change with less than two minutes remaining.


Three minutes of additional time signalled as Jones concedes a late corner and is beaten in the air by Keane, whose header sails wide at the Gwladys Street End.



After sealing victory for his side and clashing with the aggressive McCarthy, Lingard makes way for Daley Blind.


Holgate is deservedly cautioned for a bad challenge on Lingard. We should mention that Allardyce sent on Calvert-Lewin in place of Niasse immediately after that second goal.


Everton's late momentum is killed stone dead as Lingard scores the goal that surely puts this game out of their reach with nine minutes to play.

Shaw intercepts a lazy throw-in from Holgate. Lingard then receives possession from Pogba and breezes past Keane before - much like Martial - curling a shot around Williams and into the back of the net.

It's another terrific strike.

Jesse Lingard


Goal: Everton 0-2 Manchester United (Jesse Lingard)


Pickford keeps Everton in the match with a super low save to deny Lingard, who let fly under pressure from Schneiderlin after being picked out by Pogba.


Martial looked to have injured himself a few minutes ago and he now goes off to be replaced by Marcus Rashford.


McCarthy, who has helped to give Everton a real boost since replacing Rooney in a change that was booed by some home supporters, is very fortunate to avoid a booking for a kick on Mata.

The hosts apply more pressure during comfortably their best spell of the afternoon and another dangerous ball whizzes across the six-yard box.


Much better from Everton now. Matic completely miscues his clearance and Holgate shrugs off Pogba with ease before seeing a cross blocked by Rojo.

Davies' effort also hits a United body before Vlasic's centre is claimed by De Gea.


Finally some life from Everton following a strong challenge from substitute McCarthy on Pogba.

The ball goes wide and Holgate delivers a decent cross that is headed into the side netting by Niasse.


The lack of a discernible out-ball is absolutely killing Everton in this game. Their attack has just been absolutely non-existent since the second half began.

It's men against boys at the moment and Mourinho will be livid if his team fail to put this to bed.


All too easy for Pogba as he drifts in from the left wing, cuts through the Everton defence and forces another save from Pickford.

The gifted midfielder then comes within a whisker of making contact with Martial's inviting cross.



A double change from Allardyce with his side trailing 1-0 with less than 30 minutes left to play.

Bolasie makes way for Aaron Lennon and McCarthy replaces Rooney. That latter substitution is jeered by a section of the home crowd.


A succession of great touches from Pogba as United go in search of a quick second goal.

After Lingard's cross is repelled by Williams, his low pass for Mata just goes out of play.


Everton embark upon a rare attack but Rooney declines to shoot and loses possession, leading to a swift United counter.

Mata finds Pogba and the Frenchman tees up compatriot Martial for a shot that bends around Williams and nestles in the top corner with Pickford well beaten. Glorious technique - that's his ninth goal of the season.

No less than the visitors deserve for a positive start to this second half. They've been much the better side.

Anthony Martial


Goal: Everton 0-1 Manchester United (Anthony Martial)