Late Everton Equalizer Denies Manchester United Three Points
Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s 95th-minute equalizer denied title-chasing Manchester United all 3 points against Everton in a thrilling 3-3 draw at Old Trafford.
Ahead of kick-off, both clubs paid tribute to the victims of the Munich Air Disaster on the 63rd anniversary of the tragedy. United started brightly with chances from Edinson Cavani and Mason Greenwood.
However, on the 24th minute, Cavani pulled away from Everton defender Michael Keane at the back post to meet Marcus Rashford’s cross for the opening goal. Before halftime, Bruno Fernandes was given space from 20 yards out and he fired in a rocket that flew past Everton goalkeeper Robin Olsen to make the score 2-0.
United’s dominance continued into the second half, however, Everton remarkably pulled themselves level with a three-minute burst to stun their hosts. Calvert-Lewin’s cross was pushed away by De Gea, but the ball fell to Doucoure who tapped the ball into the net.
Doucoure then turned provider, receiving a loose ball in the United area before picking out James Rodriguez, who unleashed a superb shot into the bottom corner to make the scores 2-2.
Carlo Ancelotti’s side responded well, however, Luke Shaw’s free kick on the 70th minute found Scott McTominay who headed the ball past Olsen. The goalkeeper slipped as he moved to try to keep out McTominay’s effort.
United could have easily added a fourth, with Rashford and Fernandes missing opportunities to put the game beyond doubt.
The red-devils paid for missing those chances five minutes into stoppage time when Calvert-Lewin latched onto Keane’s flick-on and scored an equaliser.
United missed a chance to go joint-top of the Premier League table as a result and now sit two points behind Manchester City, who play Liverpool on Sunday.
Manchester United host West Ham in the FA Cup on Tuesday, while Everton face Tottenham in the FA Cup on Wednesday.
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