Everton 1-2 Manchester United | Match Report By Sam Quine

Everton suffered a 2-1 loss at home to Manchester United which brings their six game unbeaten to an end.

Everton started the game brilliantly as they took the game to United by playing on the front foot. The early pressure paid off when the man on form, Alex Iwobi, curled a beautiful finish into the top right corner.

United responded well after going behind, dominating possession and displaying good build up play. The equaliser came soon after as Idrissa Gueye miscontrolled the ball which allowed Antony to be send through and finish cooly past Pickford.

Everton’s quality dropped significantly after scoring opting to retreat into their own box, inviting the opposition to continuously attack. The Blues needed to be much more composed in possession to relieve some pressure.

The match then fell into a sort of lull as both teams struggled to create any meaningful chances for the majority of the first half.

The Toffees would have liked to go in drawing at half time but that wasn’t to be as Casemiro won the ball off Iwobi and played through Ronaldo who smashed the ball in at the near post to notch his 700th career club goal.

At the start of the second half it was evident that Lampard had to send on some substitutes to change things as Everton had seemed to run out of ideas in forward areas.

The substitution of McNeil, Garner and Calvert-Lewin did eventually come as the Blues looked to cross into the box to find the equaliser.

Despite a few headed changes for the likes of Onana and Calvert-Lewin, Everton looked rather devoid of ideas on an attacking front as they succumbed to defeat