Manchester United continued their hot streak on Friday in an FA Cup tie with Everton. The Red Devils won the matchup 3-1 in front of their own audience. It was the club’s seventh consecutive win in all competitions.
The two teams started in two different directions on Friday. United have won nine of their last 10 games. With that, the club climbed back into the top four of the Premier League. Everton, on the other hand, had not won a game in their last seven games. In fact, the Merseyside club managed just one win in their last 11 aggregate games.
United strike first just 3 minutes into the game against Everton
Antony opened the scoring just 183 seconds into the game. The winger was wide open after Marcus Rashford passed defender Ben Godrey with a breeze. Rashford sent in a low cross, which was met by Antony’s outstretched foot. The Brazilian only needed to make contact with the ball to score for his club.
However, Everton fought back quite quickly. Demarai Gray hit the post from range in the 13th minute of the game. The ball rebounded off David De Gea before going out for a corner kick. A minute later, The Toffees tied the score.
Everton defender scores from both sides
Conor Coady scored his second goal of the campaign after a strange mistake by De Gea. The United goalkeeper opted not to cash in on a cross from Neal Maupay in the penalty area. Instead, the ball seeped through the Spaniard’s legs and Coady jumped just yards from goal.
The Everton centre-back scored again in the second half; however, it was in its own net. Rashford again beat Everton’s defense down the flank, this time it was Seamus Coleman. The England international finally sent in a pass that Coady put in from Jordan Pickford.
Everton thought they had leveled the score later in the half. However, the goal was disallowed with the help of VAR. Demarai Gray showed brilliant skill setting up the game, but found himself in an offside position when he received a pass from Coleman.
United stopped the game late in extra time. Godfrey brought down substitute Alejandro Garnacho in the penalty area, despite contact appearing minimal. Rashford finished his Man of the Match performance with a goal from the spot.
Everton played quite well despite the loss given their recent form. Nevertheless, the pressure on head coach Frank Lampard continues to mount. Alternatively, the Red Devils moved to the FA Cup fourth round for the ninth consecutive season.
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