In Manchester, England on April 8th, Manchester United emerged victorious with a score of 2-0 against Everton. Goals from Scott McTominay and Anthony Martial helped the hosts climb up to provisional third place in the Premier League, overtaking Newcastle United.
Erik ten Hag’s United team is currently embroiled in a tight battle to secure a place in the top four. With 56 points earned from 29 games, they’re three points ahead of Newcastle, who have a game in hand. Meanwhile, Tottenham Hotspur trail behind with six fewer points, and they’ll be playing later on Saturday.
Sean Dyche’s Everton suffered a disappointing defeat against Manchester United, putting their efforts to avoid relegation in jeopardy.
The loss leaves them in 16th place, just outside the relegation zone based on goal difference. They’re level on 27 points with Nottingham Forest in 17th place and Bournemouth in 18th.
After the game, United captain Harry Maguire shared his thoughts with BT Sport. He said, “It was great football from ourselves and we were disappointed to only go in (at halftime) 1-0 up.
The game should have been gone. The lads started on the front foot, we were aggressive, we created chance after chance after chance and I think if the score was three, four, or five, nobody would have any arguments.”
Right from the start, Manchester United put pressure on Everton’s goalkeeper, Jordan Pickford. They dominated possession, spending most of the game in Everton’s half.
In fact, they could have scored in the 12th minute when Antony’s shot hit the post, rebounded to Aaron Wan-Bissaka, but he missed an easy tap-in and sent the ball wide of the far post.
Everton had a chance to equalize in the 20th minute when Ellis Simms took a shot that beat keeper David De Gea, but unfortunately, it rolled just wide of the net, leaving Dyche burying his head in his hands.