Man Utd player ratings gallery vs Everton - Five 7/10s as Cristiano Ronaldo nets in 2-1 win
Antony and Cristiano Ronaldo scored as Manchester United beat Everton.
Manchester United came from behind to beat Everton 2-1 on Sunday night, and moved up to fifth in the table.
Alex Iwobi netted the first of the game, but United were leading by the break thanks to goals from Antony and Cristiano Ronaldo.
It took just five minutes for the Toffees to find the opening goal of the game as Iwobi collected a loose ball around 25 yards from goal and bent it round Luke Shaw and into the back of the net.
But they weren’t ahead for long and United equalised when Anthony Martial pounced on Idrissa Gueye’s loose touch in the middle and slipped a pass into Antony. Cutting inside on his left, the Brazilian curled past Jordan Pickford and levelled the scoreline.
From that point on United were on top, and Pickford had to be on hand to keep out chances from Christian Eriksen and Martial, while Bruno Fernandes saw a goal disallowed with Ronaldo offside in the build-up.
But it was the latter who netted late in the first half to give the visitors the lead at the break. Casemiro won the ball in the centre and played a pass in for Ronaldo. The 37-year-old took the ball in his stride and, bearing down on goal, unleashed a left-foot strike that squirmed past Pickford at his near post.
It was a quiet start to the second half with the best shooting opportunities coming via Amadou Onana and Christian Eriksen.
United thought they had netted a third late on as Marcus Rashford capitalised on a James Tarkowski mistake and rounded Pickford before knocking it in the net. However, the goal was harshly ruled out for handball in the build-up, with the ball striking Rashford’s arm from Tarkowski’s tackle.
James Garner, on his Everton debut, came close to netting late on, but De Gea got a hand to his curling effort from the edge of the box in the last chance of the game.
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