The Red Devils are left stranded in seventh place after suffering another disappointing defeat in the Premier League.
Everton defeated Manchester United 1-0 in their Premier League game on Saturday. The Toffees clinched their first win in three games while United continued their goalscoring struggles.
A deserved win for Lampard’s men!
Man United started the game by dominating the possession while pushing for an early breakthrough. Marcus Rashford forced Jordan Pickford into a brilliant save in the ninth minute as Everton successfully repelled the initial shock.
Everton, who had gradually found their feet during the first 20 minutes, finally broke the deadlock through Anthony Gordon. Harry Maguire’s body deflected the 21-year-old’s shot, which found the back of the net after sending David de Gea the wrong way.
United tried to mount a comeback in the second half, attacking the hosts from both flanks. However, Everton’s well-organized backline left Cristiano Ronaldo and other United stars with few chances to score the equalizer.
Everton thought they had a chance to double their lead in the dying stages of the game. However, VAR ruled out their penalty appeal after a challenge by Alex Telles brought Gordon to the ground inside United’s box.
The 1-0 defeat keeps United in seventh place while Everton move four points clear of the relegation zone.
What’s next for United?
United are currently level on points with West Ham, who sit above them with a better goal difference. However, the gap between the Red Devils and fifth-placed Arsenal could increase when the Gunners meet Brighton later today.
Ralf Rangnick’s side will now prepare to meet Norwich City, who ended their run of seven consecutive defeats by holding Brighton to a goalless draw last weekend.
Everton: Pickford (8), Coleman (7), Godfrey (7), Keane (7), Mykolenko (7), Delph (7), Allan (6), Iwobi (6), Gordon (8), Calvert-Lewin (6), Richarlison (7).
Bench: Gray (6), Doucoure (5).
Manchester United: De Gea (6), Wan-Bissaka (8), Lindelof (6), Maguire (5), Alex Telles (6), Fred (6), Matic (6), Rashford (5), B. Fernandes (7), Sancho (5), Ronaldo (6).
Bench: Elanga (5), Mata (6), Pogba (6).