Barclays Premier League 2015-16

Full-time: Leicester 1-0 Southampton

Full-time: Manchester United 1-0 Everton

  • Anthony Martial scores United's 1000th home Premier League goal to take the hosts above West Ham and into fifth after a tame affair
  • Louis van Gaal's side now trail Manchester City by just one point ahead of a trip to White Hart Lane next weekend
  • Fans paid tribute to Sir Bobby Charlton, whose name now adorns the South Stand at Old Trafford to mark 60 years since his debut for the club
  • Daley Blind limped off through injury in the second half
  • Earlier in the day, leaders Leicester extended their advantage over Tottenham to seven points with six games remaining after Wes Morgan's first-half header sunk Southampton
Anthony Martial
Anthony Martial celebrates Manchester United\'s winning goal in the shadow of the newly-christened Sir Bobby Charlton Stand Getty

That is it from us for now. IBTimes UK will be back in midweek to bring you live coverage of the Champions League quarter-final first-leg ties. Barcelona meet Atletico and Bayern Munich entertain Benfica on Tuesday.

24 hours later, sole English representatives Manchester City travel to Paris Saint-Germain and Wolfsburg look to upset the odds against Real Madrid. Until then, goodbye.


Hardly vintage fair on a memorable day for Sir Bobby Charlton at Old Trafford, but United do enough to maintain a strong home record and seal their fourth win in five that sees them leapfrog West Ham into fifth. They now trail fourth-place City by just a single point ahead of a tough trip to Tottenham next Sunday.

For lackluster Everton, it's a third Premier League defeat in succession and their second away loss of the season. Much to work on for Roberto Martinez before they visit Watford.



Manchester United 1-0 Everton


Really poor from Niasse as he looks to take on Valencia but gets it all wrong and ends up conceding a silly foul that will eat up more crucial seconds.


United were keeping possession in the Everton half nicely before Lingard is cautioned for tripping Stones.


Four minutes of added time for Everton to find an equaliser at Old Trafford.


A late change for Everton. Oumar Niasse comes on in place of Barkley.


Everton are making a decent fist of this at the death but it might be a case of too little, too late. A fine through ball from Stones finds Coleman on the overlap, but Lukaku cannot apply the finish touch to his low cross and Fosu-Mensah makes a vital clearance with Mirallas lurking.


Jagielka goes close again from a corner as he pokes a loose ball towards goal but is met by a decent reaction stop from De Gea.


Blind, who suffered from a stiff hamstring during the international break and seemed to pick up another knock earlier, sits down on the turf and will not be able to continue.

Van Gaal summons Antonio Valencia and makes his final change. He will go to right-back, while Fosu-Mensah switches to the centre alongside Smalling.


We should mention that Martial's 54th-minute goal was the 1000th scored by Manchester United at Old Trafford during the Premier League era.

That is 88 more than Chelsea and 104 more than Arsenal.


An electric turn of pace from Lingard looks to move United forward, but he is stopped firmly in his tracks by Jagielka.


Just no rhythm from either side this afternoon. This has devolved into an incredibly scrappy affair hardly befitting of Charlton's legacy.


Lennon wins possession back for Everton but a promising attack comes to nothing when Mirallas' low drive is easily blocked. They've really struggled to create any meaningful chances so far.


Lukaku cuts a picture of frustration having been penalised for catching Darmian with a stray arm to the back of his head.


Joel just about gets himself out of trouble with some surprisingly nimble footwork. Incredibly risky play from the towering goalkeeper.

Martinez's first change of the afternoon sees Mirallas on for Deulofeu.


United should double their lead, but Mata's low ball across the six-yard box evades the attentions of Ross Barkley, Lingard and Jagielka.

Stones eventually gets his feet sorted to clear and he wins a free-kick courtesy of a reckless sliding challenge from Smalling. Yellow card.


Blind looks to be in a little discomfort, but Carrick is the man to make way for Herrera.


Agonisingly close to an instant reply from Everton. Captain Jagielka loses Schneiderlin at a corner before thundering a header against De Gea's crossbar.


United break the deadlock as Mata finds Rashford, who tees up substitute Fosu-Mensah to provide a low cross towards the back post.

Coleman awkwardly tries to clear with his right foot but misses and Martial's shot deflects in off the legs of Joel.

Anthony Martial


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


Jagielka fails to connect with the resulting corner and clearly feels he was fouled. Blind then becomes the latest United player to give the ball away and he ends up bringing down Deulofeu.

A Baines corner breaks to Cleverley whose shot is inadvertently blocked by the arm of Smalling. No penalty.


Everton looking dangerous here as Cleverley launches an attack after picking off Carrick's sloppy pass. With Coleman out of position, United could have exploited a large gap at right-back.

As it is, Blind has to remain firm to block Lukaku's shot.


An early contribution from Fosu-Mensah as his first-time cross is claimed by Joel.