Manchester United vs Everton report: Manchester United match report
Mason Greenwood came off the bench to score a late equalizer for Manchester United on Sunday and rescue a 1-1 draw against Everton at Old Trafford in the Premier League.
The Red Devils started the game brightly but fell behind on 36 minutes when defender Victor Lindelof diverted the ball past his own goalkeeper.
David De Gea failed to deal with substitute Leighton Baines’ corner in from the right and the ball hit Lindelof at the far post and trickled over the line.
Manchester United hit back in the second half through Greenwood as the teenager fired a crisp shot that beat Jordan Pickford at his near post to secure a point.
The hosts started quickly and fashioned a chance inside the first minute. Anthony Martial and Fred combined to tee up Jesse Lingard inside the penalty area but he could only turn and put a shot wide of the Everton goal.
Everton responded with a long-range effort from Mason Holgate that De Gea tipped over for a corner. They kept the pressure on to force a second corner that saw Bernard blazed wide as United scrambled the ball clear.
Holgate again tested the United keeper after Iwobi and Richarlison worked the ball into the United penalty area and it was laid back to the young defender.
The visitors grew into the game as the half progressed and took the lead before half-time.
De Gea could not punch a corner clear under pressure from Dominic Calvert-Lewin and the ball hit Lindelof and bounced over the line. The Spanish goalkeeper did appear to have been fouled by Calvert-Lewin, but the goal was given after a VAR check.
United struggled to muster a response before the break, lacking the invention to break down a resolute and disciplined Everton side.
In the second half, Solskjaer’s side started brightly with Wan-Bissaka getting in a good cross from the right that Keane headed clear and Fred slicing his shot well wide of the target.
Martial won a rather fortunate free-kick and Fred bent it in with power where Keane did enough to deny Maguire a chance to get on the end of it.
Solskjaer sent on Greenwood for Lingard for the final 25 minutes of normal time. The substitution was to prove crucial for the hosts as they finally found an equaliser on 78 minutes.
The Red Devils went in search of a winner but could not find another goal, while at the other end, De Gea needed to be alert to tip away a swerving shot from Iwobi.
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After a frustrating 1-1 draw with Everton, here’s how some Manchester United fans reacted.
Luke Shaw is very useless, Williams should be playing now. #MUNEVE
— MANCHESTER IS RED 🔴 (@harrypotter_jnr) December 15, 2019
— Aidan Walsh 🔰 (@AidanWalshMUFC) December 15, 2019
Just disappointed tbh :(
— Azhar Rashad (@azhar_rashad7) December 15, 2019
Get ole out now
— the joker (@StarterIm) December 15, 2019
— James Ryder (@Lordjockus) December 15, 2019
Can we play the top 6 every week?
— Cal (@CallyInDaValley) December 15, 2019
As a Manchester United fan , I have loaned out my self 😑 until further notice
— Happy! (@Happielily) December 15, 2019
— Angel (@AngelAxel199) December 15, 2019
The whole team is finished
— Ander_Herrera_Fan (@mamadusy30) December 15, 2019
— Darragh (@DazzaUtd) December 15, 2019