The following are the results of the seventh week of the 2021/2022 Premier League match between Manchester United on Saturday (02/10/2021). Despite playing at Old Trafford, the Red Devils could only draw 1-1 with the Toffees.
This result makes United’s negative trend still continues. Of the six competitive parties, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s children were only able to win two of them. In the Premier League standings they can even get out of the top five if Manchester City, Chelsea, and Brighton and Hove Albion win.
Meanwhile, Everton for now can actually push into the top three. Merseyside Blue has a collection of 14 points but like their opponents, their position can still change in the next few hours.
Manchester United was able to show dominance in the first half. The home team was able to have five shots with four of them on target also controlling 68% of the ball flow.
United’s first net opportunity was born in the seventh minute. Starting from the foresight of Aaron Wan-Bissakan’s trickery against Lucas Digne, the ball was then sent into the penalty box but Anthony Martial’s close-range header still deviated from the target.
United’s cross again endangered the Everton goal in the 21st minute. Fred was able to direct his cross to Edinson Cavani who was standing between the two opposing defenders but the Uruguayan bomber’s header could still be parried by Jordan Pickford.
Entering the first half hour Everton began to heat up. Andros Townsend, Demarai Gray, Abdoulaye Doucoure, took turns getting chances but United’s defenders were still able to make a turn. However, the first half still ended with the hosts winning.
In minute 43, utilizing an assist from Bruno Fernandes, Martial from the left was able to fire a first time shot which got a slight bounce from the Everton players before breaking into Pickford’s goal. The 1-0 score lasted until halftime.
In the second half Manchester United brought on Jadon Sancho and Cristiano Ronaldo to replace Martial and Cavani but instead of extending the lead, they conceded. Precisely in the 65th minute by Townsend.
Starting from a corner that was too easily blocked, United then had to face a counterattack led by Gray. After passing Fred twice, the ball was then passed to Doucour who immediately passed it on to Townsend. Without difficulty, the winger outwit De Gea and the score became 1-1
Knowing they needed a second goal, United also included Paul Pogba in place of Fred. As a result, a number of opportunities can be obtained via Sancho, Ronaldo, and Pogba himself but none of them managed to vibrate the Everton goal.
Five minutes before normal time after Yerry Mina scored for Everton through a corner kick situation. However, the Colombia international defender’s celebration had to be canceled because the referee and VAR judged that his goal was offside. The 1-1 score lasted until the game was over.
Line-up Manchester United vs Everton
Manchester United (4-2-3-1): David de Gea, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Raphael Varane, Victor Lindelof, Luke Shaw, Scott Mctominay, Fred, Mason Greenwood, Bruno Fernandes, Anthony Martial, Edinson Cavani
Everton (4-4-1-1): Jordan Pickford, Ben Godfrey, Yerry Mina, Michael Keane, Lucas Digne, Andros Towsend, Abdoulaye Doucoure, Allan, Anthony Gordon, Salomon Rondon