No chance for Everton against MU
Everton travelled to the Old Trafford for the fifth round. Wayne Rooney’s coming back home was a very significant event. But the Toffees began the season not in a best way: four points and only two goals scored. MU was good, with ten points already and staying at the top of the standings with a few other teams.
The Mancunians rushed to score an early goal from the first minutes and succeeded. Nemanja Matic passed the ball to the right side, and Valencia immediately shot from there. Pickford had no chance. 1:0. The guests crossed the field’s half only after the fifteenth minute. They played in a nice way for some time trying to break through the rival’s defense, but it did not work out.
MU never stops
Though, Rooney shot after Martina’s pass a little later, but it was not pinpoint. The Mancunians replied by the moment from Lukaku. Romelu moved quickly to the shooting position after the Michael Keane’s mistake. The Belgian beat Ashley Williams with the feint and did not hit the far corner from the position. The forward had one more moment a little later, but Jagielka blocked the Belgian after Rashford’s pass. The teams left for the break with hosts’ minimal advantage. It was noticeable later Ronald Koeman had a serious conversation in the locker room. Everton began to play much more aggressively and even had enough chances to score at the beginning of 2nd half. Rooney was most often on the shooting position, but De Gea disappointed the ex-captain twice, having stopped the shots.
It was clear Red Devils wanted to score the second goal very much, in order to be sure with themselves. Mata could reach the goal with a free-kick, but the ball hit the post after the Spaniard’s shot. Lingard shot after the Young’s low cross from the wing a while later, but the ball went above the bar.
Hot final minutes of the match
But the score was changed at the 84th minute. Romelu Lukaku brought Henrikh Mkhitaryan to the shooting position after Ashley Williams’ mistake, and he punished Everton. 2:0. You could feel the Mancunians were going to smash the rival in the end. So it really turned out that way. There was some mess in the guest’s penalty area at the 89th minute. Lingard headed pass to Lukaku, and Romelu sent the ball into the net. 3:0. It seemed everything was already over, but Martial was awarded a penalty, and converted it by himself. By the way, Lukaku did not greed and gave place to Anthony. 4:0. It was the Frenchman who finalized the score.
It is worth saying Wayne Rooney left the field at the end of the game with the storm of applause from the stands. MU will go to Southampton, and the Toffees will host Bournemouth in the next round.