Manchester United v Everton Live Commentary & Result, 06/02/2021, Premier League


90′ + 5′ GOALLLLLLL!! 3-3! Digne swings in a free-kick from the left-hand side towards the area. The cross flicks off the head of Keane and into the path of Calvert-Lewin, who takes one touch with his knee before poking past De Gea with his right foot inside the six-yard area.


90′ + 5′ Assist Michael Keane

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90′ + 5′ Tuanzebe’s first involvement sees him hack down King and referee Moss cards the United substitute for his cynical foul.

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90′ + 3′ Solskjaer sends on Tuanzebe for Greenwood as he looks to provide more defensive protection in the closing stages of this game.

90′ + 3′ Rashford ghosts inside from the left, inviting Holgate to challenge him. When the right-back does try to dispossess the English forward, he concedes a throw-in deep in the corner of Everton’s half, presenting a perfect opportunity for the hosts to waste some vital seconds.

90′ + 1′ There will be four minutes of added time as De Gea rises the highest to claim Digne’s long throw-in before the Spaniard tries to initiate a counter-attack through Rashford on the left.

89′ The visitors are pressing as high up the pitch as possible, which is forcing the home side into playing a little bit longer than usual. The Red Devils play aimlessly long again, conceding possession as they appear content to sit deeper and soak up the pressure in an attempt to secure the three points.

88′ WIDE! Calvert-Lewin dispossesses Maguire inside United’s half and plays in Richarlison. The Brazilian forward squares up Lindelof on the edge of the area, moving it onto his right foot before skewing wide of De Gea’s goal to the right. Maguire is furious with referee Moss as he insists he was fouled by Calvert-Lewin but the referee disagrees as he shakes his head.

86′ CHANCE! Gomes drives his team through the middle of the pitch before playing to his left to Digne. The French left-back takes one touch into the area before drilling a low, left-footed effort towards the near post. De Gea, however, watches it all the way as it goes just wide of his right-hand post.

84′ Calvert-Lewin comes deep in an attempt to encourage his side to play to feet. The visitors oblige, eventually reaching the edge of United’s area, where the move breaks down as Digne clumsily goes through the back of Fred to offer the hosts a free-kick.

83′ Fernandes has a chance to slide in Greenwood but fails to evade the sole visitors’ defender and Godfrey intercepts before looking to launch an attack of his own from the halfway line.

82′ The Toffees’ only win in their last 11 Premier League matches against the Red Devils was a 4-0 victory at Goodison Park in April 2019 under Marco Silva (D4 L6). The visitors’ torrid record against United appears set to go on.


81′ Scorer of Everton’s first, Doucoure, is Ancelotti’s next change and forward King replaces the Frenchman.

81′ CLOSE! Holgate is on the floor behind the wall, protecting Olsen’s goal if Fernandes opts to take the low route. The Portuguese midfielder chooses to go over the wall but his right-footed strike also sails just over the bar.


80′ For Keane’s foul on Rashford, he becomes the first Toffee to be cautioned by Moss in this game.

80′ Rashford leads another counter-attacking charge, racing inside past Keane, who then brings down the United forward right on the edge of the area to concede a free-kick in a great position.

78′ WIDE! Fernandes slips a pass through to Rashford, who stutters in the area, spinning around and surveying his options. When the English forward eventually takes action, he drills a left-footed effort wide of Olsen’s goal to the left, despite Everton’s goalkeeper being way out of position.

77′ OVER! The away side deal with Cavani’s initial attempts, blocking towards the edge of the area. Fred picks up the loose ball and feeds Fernandes, who cuts in on his right foot before curling a right-footed effort over Olsen’s goal.

76′ Holgate is powerless to stopping Rashford’s driving run, as the English forward coasts past the visitors’ right-back to the left of goal. Godfrey then comes across to step in and intercept before Olsen can be tested.


75′ Everton signal their attacking intent as Ancelotti withdraws midfielder Davies and introduces Iwobi.

74′ Unlike Shaw’s delivery for McTominay’s header, Sigurdsson fails to find a team-mate in the area from the subsequent free-kick and it looks like Ancelotti is going to make some more changes here.

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73′ Holgate gets past Shaw, who then catches the right-back late and United’s left-back becomes the first name in referee Moss’ book.

72′ Shaw returns the favour on Holgate, going in late on the right-hand touchline to concede a free-kick in a good position to the right of the area, which Sigurdsson will take.

71′ Ancelotti will be frustrated to concede in that manner, given the free-kick that Holgate gave away was fairly avoidable on the left-hand touchline. His side now face the task of scoring a third goal at Old Trafford to get something out of this game.

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70′ After winning the free-kick himself, Shaw produces a teasing cross to find the head of McTominay, who heads past Olsen into the bottom right corner.

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70′ GOALLLL! 3-2 UNITED! Shaw takes the free-kick from the left-hand touchline, delivering an inviting, outswinging cross towards the penalty spot. McTominay manages to get in front of his man, flicking a header towards the far corner and past Olsen to regain United’s lead.

69′ Shaw buys an easy free-kick in the left-hand channel and the left-back will swing in the resulting set-piece.

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J. Rodríguez


69′ Scorer of the Toffees’ second goal, Rodriguez, comes off for Sigurdsson as Ancelotti makes the first change of the game.

68′ Solskjaer’s side work it from side to side, remaining patient in their efforts to carve out an opportunity. Their patience finally fades away, as Fred rushes a pass forward before Greenwood carelessly fouls Davies in the centre of the park to relieve the pressure on the visitors.

66′ Digne looks to have the beating of Wan-Bissaka before the right-back recovers, throwing his body at the Frenchman’s cross to stop it from setting up Calvert-Lewin inside the area. Down the other end, Godfrey produces a heroic diving header to intervene and not allow Fernandes to latch onto Cavani’s outswinging cross into the area.

65′ Fred makes it to the byline on the left after being played through by Shaw. The Brazilian midfielder, perhaps aware of the opportunity at the back post, then rushes his cross and wildly fires it over Cavani and out for a throw-in to Everton.

63′ CHANCE! Cavani shrugs off the challenge of Holgate before rolling in Rashford, who races into the area to the left of goal. The English forward has just Olsen to beat but his chipped, left-footed effort is saved by the visitors’ goalkeeper and trickles out for a corner.

61′ The visitors press high and with real intent, however, the home side play through the likes of Calvert-Lewin and Richarlison with relative ease. Solskjaer’s side then waste the opportunity to attack, as Cavani needlessly fouls in the middle of the park.

60′ Only the Red Devils and Leicester City (8 each) have won more Premier League away games than Ancelotti’s side this season (7), with this the Toffees’ most wins on the road in a single league campaign since 2013-14 (8).

59′ Olsen immediately puts his hand up in the air to apologise for rushing a punch from Shaw’s cross. Nevertheless, Everton’s goalkeeper gives away another corner on the right but Fernandes’ cross is poor, which allows Godfrey to deal with the danger.

57′ A frantic start to the second 45 minutes has quitened down now, with the hosts happy to take a while over a free-kick on the right. When Fernandes finally takes the set-piece, his delivery gets turned behind for a corner to the right of goal.

56′ Greenwood twists and turns to reach the byline before playing back to Wan-Bissaka, whose first touch is poor, which allows Richarlison to intercept and attack down the left-hand channel. The Brazilian’s progress eventually comes to an end, as Maguire comes across to intervene.

54′ What a response from Ancelotti’s men after half-time, the hosts have not got going as of yet and they have been punished by the visitors for their second-half laziness. After all their hard work in the first half, Solskjaer’s men now face the task of regaining their lead and starting all over again.


52′ United deal with Digne’s initial cross, clearing towards Doucoure at the back post. The Frenchman takes one touch before finding Rodriguez on the edge of the area to equalise.


52′ GOALLLLLLLL!! 2-2! The Toffees immediately grab another through Rodriguez. Doucoure picks up the ball to the right of goal, firing into the Colombian, who drills a left-footed effort into the bottom right corner from the edge of the area.

50′ Looking back at the replay of the goal which reduced United’s two-goal advantage, De Gea should be doing better with Calvert-Lewin’s initial effort. The Spaniard could have pushed the forward’s shot anywhere but still managed to find the feet of Doucoure.


49′ GOALLL! 2-1! Calvert-Lewin gets in behind the hosts’ defence after being played through by Davies. The English forward attempts to poke a left-footed effort across goal, where De Gea parries into the path of Doucoure, who converts with the simplest of tap-ins inside the six-yard area.

48′ Rodriguez spends a bit of time on the floor after being caught late by Fred but eventually the Colombian returns to his feet and play resumes with a United goal-kick.

47′ SAVE! Cavani and Shaw exchange a one-two with the latter reaching the edge of the D before powering a left-footed effort towards the bottom right corner. The left-back catches it well but Olsen is on hand to dive to his left and parry away.

47′ Fernandes’ late first-half goal was his fourth Premier League strike past Everton in three appearances, making the Toffees the Portuguese midfielder’s favourite top-flight opponents.

46′ Both sets of players have returned from the tunnel after half-time and referee Moss gets the second half underway!

Looking ahead to the next 45 minutes, Ancelotti will now have to chase this game and could look to the likes of Iwobi or Bernard off the bench for some added attacking impetus. Solskjaer will be happy with his side’s performance as of yet and will simply be asking for more of the same in the second half. The only real concern from the first half for the hosts will be the loss of Pogba through injury.

After starting the game in fairly promising fashion the visitors, perhaps undeservedly, fell a goal behind, courtesy of Cavani’s header at the back post. Fernandes doubled United’s lead in the 45th minute before Calvert-Lewin immediately had a chance to pull a goal back but snatched at his chance to drag it wide of De Gea’s goal. As the two teams wander down the tunnel, it is the hosts who lead 2-0 in this Premier League fixture.


45′ + 1′ WIDE! Calvert-Lewin beats the offside trap to latch onto Holgate’s pass, racing in behind the hosts’ defence to go one-on-one with De Gea. The English forward has just the goalkeeper to beat but manages to pull his left-footed effort agonisingly wide of goal to the right.

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45′ Wan-Bissaka plays a simple pass to Fernandes, who does the rest from the edge of the area to extend United’s lead.

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45′ GOALLL!!! 2-0 UNITED! Fernandes dummies a pass for Wan-Bissaka and then receives possession to the right of the area. The Portuguese midfielder is under no pressure and curls a right-footed effort over Olsen and into the top left corner. What a strike from the hosts’ number 18 to make it 2-0!

44′ Davies plays in Richarlison with a floated pass over the top, inviting the Brazilian forward to run at Lindelof and into the area. Richarlison manages to get past Wan-Bissaka, however, the Everton forward then ends up on the floor, despite no one around him attempting to make a tackle.

43′ CLOSE! Rashford drifts into another pocket of space, dancing towards the edge of the area before teeing up Fred. The Brazilian midfielder ignores the passing option to his right and instead shoots but manages to drag his right-footed effort just wide of Olsen’s goal to the left.

41′ CHANCE! Lindelof gets his clearance all wrong, striking it into the chest of Richarlison on the left-hand side. De Gea is out of his goal and the Brazilian is aware of the chance, attempting to curl a shot towards the vacant far corner. Fortunately for the hosts, the Spaniard recovers, retreating quickly to save and spare the blushes of Lindelof.

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39′ Pogba, who limped off the pitch moments ago, is replaced in midfield by Fred, which means United return to the eleven that started in the 9-0 win over Southampton.

38′ Pogba hobbles around the middle of the park for a bit before deciding to go down, meaning the medical team can come on to treat the Frenchman. The midfielder appeared to be struggling after playing a short pass forwards and it looks like that could be the end of his game.

37′ Fernandes, perhaps aware of Olsen’s positioning off his line, crosses towards the near post and nearly catches the goalkeeper out. Whether intentional or not, the Portuguese midfielder’s set-piece delivery nearly caused Everton some problems there.

36′ Cavani throws himself to the floor rather theatrically after Digne had clipped his hells off the ball. Despite the forward’s theatrics, referee Moss awards the hosts a free-kick on the right, which Fernandes will take.

35′ A chance for a second goal falls to the feet of Cavani, who gets his legs tangled up and manages to send the ball behind him and towards Gomes instead of at Olsen’s goal. Initially, Wan-Bissaka and Fernandes had combined well to create the chance on the right-hand side.

33′ United’s opening goal here was Cavani’s fourth headed Premier League goal. Only Calvert-Lewin, the man who is leading the opposition line in this game, has scored more headed goals in the Premier League this season than the Uruguayan striker.

32′ Cavani’s opener has settled the Red Devils down as they now are stroking the ball about with real authority and looking to attack at every opportunity they can. On this occasion, McTominay finds himself inside the right-hand channel and crossing towards the centre of goal, where Olsen claims the Scot’s cross with ease.

31′ Maguire, perhaps inspired by Lindelof’s earlier run, sees the chance to attack and goes driving into the space in front of him. United’s captain appears to have made significant progress before Gomes steps in and wins the free-kick inside his own area.

29′ Shaw again goes roaming down the left, standing up a cross towards the far post, where Digne does well to climb the highest and head away. Wan-Bissaka reacts quickly to the clearance but fails to control the loose ball, allowing the Toffees to regroup before clearing long.

27′ Rashford, now occupying the left-hand side, goes on a driving run into the area which eventually gets stopped by the sliding tackle of Davies. The visitors, despite starting the game strongly, appear out of ideas as they are struggling to get out of their own half at the moment.

26′ The hosts have lost one of their last 27 home Premier League games against the Toffees (W20 D6), a 1-0 defeat in 2013/14 under David Moyes. Cavani’s goal has put them on course to carry on their impressive record against the men from Goodison Park.

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24′ Fernandes plays a simple pass to Rashford, who has all the time in the world to pick out Cavani at the back post to open the scoring.

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24′ GOALLLL! 1-0 UNITED! Rashford drifts out to the right-hand side, taking his time to get his head up and cross towards the back post. Cavani is alert to the chance, ghosting in behind Keane before heading past Olsen from inside the six-yard area.

23′ Shaw, who was excellent as an attacking outlet against the Saints, looks to find Cavani at the near post but Keane intercepts, dealing with the bouncing ball well before clearing long.

22′ WIDE! Greenwood leaves Digne on the floor before turning Gomes one way then the other and releasing a right-footed shot across goal. Olsen sees it all the way and watches the English forward’s effort trickle wide of the target and out for a goal-kick.

21′ A great sliding challenge by Shaw on the edge of the area stops Calvert-Lewin from pulling the trigger after initially being set free over the top by Digne.

21′ Pogba rises the highest to meet Fernandes’ corner, flicking a header towards the back post, where Doucoure remains calm to hook a clearance away, despite the pressure of McTominay right behind him.

20′ Greenwood is afforded far too much space outside the area, drifting in and crossing from the right towards the back post. Cavani looks set to pounce around the six-yard area, however, Holgate is there to avert the danger and head behind for a corner.

19′ As the game approaches the 20th minute, it is Ancelotti’s men who have made the better start to this fixture. Solskjaer’s side have offered little up front as of yet, which may come as a surprise, given their 9-0 crushing of Southampton in midweek.

17′ Keane manages to put what should be a fairly simple pass to Digne out of play, inviting United to attack down the right-hand side. The hosts oblige but, for the time being, appear content to remain patient in their build-up play, methodically trying to manufacture an opening.

15′ De Gea looks to be in trouble from a challenging pass backwards by Lindelof, however, the Spaniard does incredibly well to quickly sort his feet and play out from the back under the pressure of Calvert-Lewin and Davies.

14′ Richarlison gets isolated against Wan-Bissaka, beating the right-back with ease and racing towards the byline, where he stands up a cross towards the back post. Calvert-Lewin gets in between Maguire and Lindelof but fails to bring the pass under control, allowing Pogba to intervene.

13′ Calvert-Lewin attempts an ambitious long pass to Richarlison, however, McTominay is on hand to intercept before the Brazilian can capitalise on the left-hand side. The England forward appears intent to come slightly deeper to receive possession and allow Richarlison to make the forward runs ahead of him at the minute.

11′ For the second time in as many minutes, Digne gets in behind Wan-Bissaka and looks to cross. On this occasion, United’s right-back recovers well to turn behind for a corner, which the home side then comfortably deal with.

10′ Since a run of six Premier League matches without a win at Old Trafford, the hosts have won five of their last seven home games in the competition (D1 L1), scoring 20 goals and conceding just five.

9′ Fernandes is still exchanging a few words with both Davies and referee Moss. Nevertheless, despite the Portuguese midfielder’s frustrations, play goes on and Digne nearly sneaks in at the back post to latch onto Rodriguez’s diagonal pass. De Gea appears concerned by the Frenchman’s presence but the Colombian’s pass races out of play for a goal-kick.

8′ Wan-Bissaka is invited to attack down the right, however, the right-back carelessly gives possession away which allows the visitors a chance to counter-attack. Davies leads the charge but he is then guilty of fouling Fernandes and Solskjaer’s side get the free-kick inside their own half.

6′ Lindelof goes on a rare foray forward, coasting past numerous Everton midfielders and the centre-back looks set to test Olsen until Godfrey steps in on the edge of the area and intervenes.

5′ Holgate ventures down the right-hand channel but his progress comes to an abrupt halt as Shaw dispossesses the right-back. The hosts look to shift the ball forward at speed but the move breaks down with Pogba taking too long on the ball to find the likes of Fernandes or Cavani.

3′ The Toffees deal with the resulting corner with relative ease as Godfrey steers the corner away at the near post. The visitors regain possession further up the pitch, where Richarlison has a quick disagreement with McTominay over a throw-in before play resumes with Digne finding Doucoure.

2′ Wan-Bissaka hesitates before playing to Greenwood, whose cross towards the far post then gets headed away by Holgate. The loose ball falls to Cavani and his shot gets deflected behind for the first corner of the game.

1′ Referee Jonathan Moss blows his whistle and the away side get this Premier League fixture underway!

The players are wandering out the tunnel at Old Trafford and shortly it will be time for kick-off.

This will be Solskjaer’s 100th Premier League match as a manager (18 with Cardiff, 82 with Man Utd). He is the 70th different manager to take charge of 100 games, though none of the three who managed their 100th game against Everton have won: Dave Bassett in 1998 (lost 0-2), Roberto Martínez in 2012 (drew 1-1) & Paul Lambert in 2014 (lost 1-2).

Ancelotti opts for three changes to his side which defeated Leeds last time out. At the back, Keane replaces Mina, while further forward Sigurdsson and Iwobi drop out for Davies and Rodriguez. Olsen continues in goal in the absence of the injured Jordan Pickford.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer makes one alteration to his starting eleven that thrashed Southampton, with Pogba replacing Fred, who drops to the bench. Cavani remains in the side, operating up top as a lone striker, supported by the likes of Rashford, Fernandes and Greenwood behind him.

SUBS: Joshua King, Alex Iwobi, Gylfi Sigurdsson, Bernard, Niels Nkounkou, Yerry Mina, Fabian Delph, Joao Virginia, Seamus Coleman.

EVERTON (4-3-3): Robin Olsen; Lucas Digne, Ben Godfrey, Michael Keane, Mason Holgate; Abdoulaye Doucoure, Tom Davies, Andre Gomes; Richarlison, Dominic Calvert-Lewin, James Rodriguez.

SUBS: Dean Henderson, Nemanja Matic, Alex Telles, Daniel James, Brandon Williams, Fred, Anthony Martial, Axel Tuanzebe, Donny van de Beek.

MANCHESTER UNITED (4-2-3-1): David de Gea; Luke Shaw, Harry Maguire, Victor Lindelof, Aaron Wan-Bissaka; Scott McTominay, Paul Pogba; Marcus Rashford, Bruno Fernandes, Mason Greenwood; Edinson Cavani.

Fresh off the back of their 9-0 demolition of nine-man Southampton in midweek, United’s attentions now turn to Everton, who sit in seventh. Carlo Ancelotti’s side also impressed during the week, holding off a strong second-half performance from Leeds United to secure a 2-1 win at Elland Road.

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