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2016/04/03 | 17:00 |  English Premier League | Old Trafford, Manchester |  Full Time
English Premiership

As it happened: Man United v Everton

2016-04-03 19:00
Last Updated at 11:07
03 Apr 19:02
Enjoy the rest of your Sunday and Thank You for choosing Sport24 to catch this English Premiership tie between Man United and Everton.
03 Apr 19:01
That is it folks, Man United hold onto their 1-0 lead over Everton and makes the top four chase more interesting with just a point behind arch-rivals Man City.
03 Apr 18:52
94' FULL TIME!!!
03 Apr 18:50
92' Lingard picks up a yellow card for a deliberate caution
03 Apr 18:49
90' FOUR minutes of additional time added.
03 Apr 18:48
87' Substitution: Ross Barkley El-Hadji Baye Oumar Niasse
03 Apr 18:43
85' United holding onto their 1-0 lead tightly as Everton ups the anti.
03 Apr 18:41
83' Jagielka's effort gets stopped by Man United shot stopper David de Gea.
03 Apr 18:40
81' Valencia replaces Blind. The Netherlands player seems to have picked up a knock.
03 Apr 18:32
73' Smalling eases the ball towards Fosu-Mensah and the Dutchman looks to put a through ball in for Rashford but his delivery is just too strong.
03 Apr 18:28
70' United knocking the ball around nicely as Everton continue to search for the equaliser.
03 Apr 18:21
63' Possession: Man United 51% Everton 49%
03 Apr 18:20
62' Mirallas replaces Deulofeu...
03 Apr 18:18
60' Mata sets up Lingard with a low cross but the youngster is a fraction too late to put the ball on target.
03 Apr 18:17
57' Herrera replaces Carrick.
03 Apr 18:17
55' JAGEILKA!! The defender connects the ball perfectly from a Baines corner-kick only for centre-backs effort to hit the woodwork.
03 Apr 18:14
Schneiderlin puts a searching long range pass towards Mata and the Spaniard brings the ball down neatly. He knocks it towards Rashford, who lays it off for Fosu-Mensah burst through Everton's defence and puts in a low cross for Martial, who makes no mistake to put the ball in the back of the net.
03 Apr 18:11
53' GOOOOAAAALLLL!!!
03 Apr 18:10
52' Former Manchester United midfielder Tom Cleverley picks up a loose ball drives it towards goal but Smalling blocks it as shouts for handball echo's Old Trafford.
03 Apr 18:08
48' Deulofeu gets the better of Blind and whips in a low cross for Lukaku but Smalling burst alongside the striker and boots the ball out. Good defending.
03 Apr 18:08
48' Deulofeu gets the better of Blind and whips in a low cross for Lukaku but Smalling burst alongside the striker and boots the ball out. Good defending.
03 Apr 18:05
47' Fosu-Mensah moves to the right-back while Van Gaal has shifted Darmian to left-back
03 Apr 18:04
46' Marcos Rojo has been replaced by Timothy Fosu-Mensah
03 Apr 18:02
45' Second-half is underway...
03 Apr 17:48

HALF TIME!!

A very mediocre first-half from both sides. Hopefully a better second-half in the next couple of minutes.

03 Apr 17:47
45' ONE minute of added time...
03 Apr 17:46
44' Nothing much as both sides are seemingly looking to run the clock down. No energy and enthusiasm.
03 Apr 17:43
41' Both sides still looking for that all important opening goal in this encounter.
03 Apr 17:43
40' Man United 0-0 Everton
03 Apr 17:40
37' Lingard with a cheeky backheel just outside the box and a bursting Martial runs on to it and collects easily as he skips past to defenders before Stones slide tackles the the striker along with the ball. Penalty appeal but referee says play on. 
03 Apr 17:35
34' Daley Blind remains to get the better of Romelu Lukaku as he steals the ball once again off the Belgian as Everton's attack remains to spark.
03 Apr 17:31
30' Man United 0-0 Everton
03 Apr 17:29

25' Great awareness by De Gea as Smalling slips and Lukaku gains the possession before pushing forward towards goal with determination, however, the Spaniard 'keeper once again comes to the rescue for the Red Devils and boots the ball into safety.

03 Apr 17:23
20' Free-kick awarded to Everton as Schneiderlin puts his legs in the way of McCarthy and the ball. Baines attempted cross from the deadball situation is well under par and goes out for a corner.
03 Apr 17:20
Anthony Martial has two goals in his last three games for the Red Devils.
03 Apr 17:18
16' Martial attempts to test Robles from afar and beats the 'keeper but his effort is wide and misses the target by a whisker.
03 Apr 17:15
13' Cleverley plays Lukaku onside with a through ball and the Belgian does well to hold off Blind as Lennon hurries down to assist his team-mate. The strike attempts to back-heel lay it off for winger only for Blind to intercept the ball.
03 Apr 17:14
11' Deulofeu getting the better of Rojo on the left side. Everton will use this to their advantage, Martial will have to double defend the speedy Spaniard.
03 Apr 17:11
7' Its Rojo now trying to inflict danger on Everton with his bursting runs down the left flank before laying it off for Rashford who links play up neatly with Martial. The Frenchman looks to dink a cross in for an in coming Darmian only for Cleverley to kill off the dangered delivery.
03 Apr 17:08
5' Lennon now putting Blind under pressure and retrieves the ball before laying it off for Lukaku. the striker looks to take the ball and drill a strike towards De Gea's goal but Smalling comes in sweeping the ball away from the Belgian.
03 Apr 17:06
3' Injury concerns for Everton early on here as McCarthy is currently down being attended to by the medics. The midfielder took a nasty blow to the ankle from Rojo, who attempted to clear the ball towards Martial.
03 Apr 17:01
1' And kick-off...
03 Apr 17:01
United beat the Toffees 3-0 in the reverse fixture back in October, with Rooney on target against his former employers, along with Morgan Schneiderlin and Herrera.
03 Apr 17:01
However, Gareth Barry remains on the sidelines as he serves the final installment of a two-match ban.
03 Apr 17:00
Kevin Mirallas is available after serving his suspension, John Stones has recovered from the knock he picked up in England's 2-1 loss to the Netherlands on Tuesday, while Bryan Oviedo is back from a chest infection, which saw him miss the last two encounters.
03 Apr 17:00
The visitors are boosted by the return of three players. 
03 Apr 17:00
Ander Herrera is set to miss a third game in succession with a groin concern.
03 Apr 17:00
It is feared Schweinsteiger will not return to action before the end of the campaign.
03 Apr 16:59
In team news, the hosts will be without Bastian Schweinsteiger after the midfielder injured his knee during training with Germany ahead of their friendly with England last week.
 
  • 94'

    FULL TIME! Martial's goal separates the two side on the day as it finishes 1-0. United claim all three points on a special day for the club and Sir Bobby Charlton. The hunt for fourth is very much on! Roberto Martinez will be disappointed with the service (or lack thereof) that Lukaku received today, although they did have two great opportunities through Jagielka.

  • 91'

    Lingard receives a booking, only the second of the afternoon, after a pull on an Everton player.

  • 90'

    There will be a minimum of four additional minutes at Old Trafford. A win takes the Red Devils into fifth, just one point behind City in fourth.

  • 88'

    Rashford gets a scoop-come-poke in on goal with very little power after some nice link up play with Mata. An easy take for Robles, who is hurried in his release.

  • 87'

    Oumar Niasse is on for Ross Barkley.

  • 86'

    Fosu-Mensah clears inside the six-yard box! Coleman, who was fed in brilliantly by Stones, fires a low delivery which Lukaku misses, and that really was a great opportunity for Everton.

  • 84'

    Baines rolls it into space for Cleverley who smashes it into a United player, sparking a quick counter attack which United fail to capitalise on.

  • 83'

    What a save to deny Jagielka! An amazing instinctive block from De Gea. The Everton captain could've had two today! Following that, Martial concedes a free kick on the right flank.

  • 82'

    Blind, arguably man of the match, is off. Valencia is on. Presumably, Fosu-Mensah will go central with Smalling.

  • 80'

    Blind, who has been superb today, has gone down holding his right hamstring. Unclear whether this is an injury or just cramp. Either way, Valencia is stripping off to replace him.

  • 78'

    Rashford's body language, and an offside decision against him, suggests the youngster may be tiring here. There's some urgency from Everton but they can't find a way past Blind and co.

  • 73'

    Everton manage to a clear a dangerous situation which started with a mazy dribble into the box from Martial and ended with an opportunity for Rashford.

  • 69'

    Barkley flashes a cross into no-man's land out for a throw, as they search for an equiliser. Meanwhile, Oumar Niasse and Arouna Kone are both warming up, should Martinez look to the bench for an attacking option.

  • 67'

    Lukaku has been way too quiet so far today.

  • 65'

    STAT: Martial's goal was Manchester United's 1,000th goal at home in the Premier League, the only side to achieve that feat.

  • 63'

    Everton make their first change. Martinez brings on Kevin Mirallas in place of Deulofeu, who has had little joy this half. Mirallas returns after a two-game suspension.

  • 61'

    Lingard misses it! Mata plays in a ball across the near post and Lingard is inches away from getting a toe on it! Immediately after, Smalling is booked for a sliding challenge.

  • 60'

    Herrera wins a corner in his first involvement of the game, with his cross being blocked by Stones.

  • 58'

    Manchester United make their second change. Carrick makes way for Ander Herrera.

  • 56'

    CROSS BAR! Great outswinging corner from Deulofeu, finds the head of Jagielka who thunders a header onto the woodwork after getting away from Michael Carrick.

  • 54'

    MARTIAL! MANCHESTER UNITED LEAD! The Frenchman taps home at the far post after a great low cross across the face from Fosu-Mensah. Brilliant link up play involving a Rashford backheel in the build up as well.

  • 51'

    Blind is given a stern warning by the referee after tumbling over Deulofeu. Baines lines up a cross on Everton's right. His delivery is headed behind by Martial.

  • 49'

    Chance! Lukaku's blocked effort from close range goes wide! The big man showed brilliant strength to hold off Blind and turn but Blind gets a block on the shot. Corner for Everton.

  • 49'

    Deulofeu, faced by Blind, pulls off a couple of step overs in the box before crossing low for Lukaku but he's denied by a tight marker.

  • 48'

    Fosu-Mensah's first involvement is upfield, on the right. The youngster delivers a cross but it's too close to Robles who collects easily.

  • 46'

    Second half! Everton kick off the second 45.

  • 46'

    Half time change! 18-year-old Tim Fosu-Mensah is stripped off and ready to come on as Manchester United take off Rojo, who had a tough time against Deulofeu.

  • 46'

    HALF TIME! In truth, the highlight of the match so far came pre-match during Bobby Charlton's presentation. Martial's had a couple of chances but neither 'keeper has been properly troubled. United have slightly edged proceedings, though.

  • 45'

    The fourth official indicates a single minute of added time to be played.

  • 42'

    Martial uses his hand to control a ball played back to him inside the Everton penalty area, to the annoyance of the crowd, who thought United had a chance.

  • 37'

    Martial plays a brilliant one-two with Rashford, who received the pass back right in front of the penalty area before being tackled hard by Stones. United appeal for a penalty but the referee isn't interesting.

  • 35'

    A crunching tackle on Martial by Coleman in the area is jeered by the home fans, although it was a clean one. Blind's corner is headed goalward at the far post by Schneiderlin but goes tamely out for a goal kick. United are definitely growing into the match.

  • 34'

    Once more, Blind has read a ball forward to Lukaku really well. The big forward has already outmuscled the defender on a number of occasions, but not yet out maneuvered him.

  • 33'

    Everton have dealt well with a number of half chances - corners and crosses - created by United in recent moments. Rashford and Martial have linked up well but Robles hasn't had anything major to do.

  • 28'

    Rashford wins a corner which Blind takes, but Martial's header is disturbed by Coleman before being cleared.

  • 25'

    De Gea wins a chance against Lukaku after Smalling's slip had the Belgian in on goal but that was great 'keeping by the Spaniard to come out of his area and clear.

  • 24'

    Mata picks out Rojo with a switch of play to the left of Everton's penalty area. The Argentine attempts and audacious volley which goes harmlessly wide.

  • 22'

    Baines sends it in deep, Lukaku climbs above Smalling and loops a header towards the back post but the ball is ushered wide by Lingard.

  • 21'

    Baines fails to get the elevation he needs but still manages to win a corner as the wall does its job.

  • 21'

    McCarthy wins another free kick, as he gets to the ball just before Schneiderlin, who stuck out a leg just to the left of centre. Baines will fancy this...

  • 20'

    STAT: Everton have won four of the last seven meetings between these two sides. They did, however, lose the last contest at Goodison Park earlier this season

  • 17'

    Chance for Martial! The Frenchman gets his laces through the ball from the edge of the area but it takes an important (and unseen by the referee) knick off Baines to send it just wide of Robles' goal.

  • 14'

    End to end stuff! First Lukaku's backheel to get Lennon in is denied by Daley Blind. Then, Morgan Schneiderlin's cross field pass is superbly controlled by Rashford, but his cross into the area is also blocked.

  • 12'

    This time Mata dispossess Deulofeu after the latter easily dribbled his way passed Rojo and into the penalty area. The television commentator describes his run as 'not quite Messi'. Rojo could be in for a tough afternoon.

  • 11'

    Baines' delivery is swung in toward Lukaku but Rashford manages to clear.

  • 10'

    Cleverley wins a free kick in a promising crossing position as he's felled by Chris Smalling on the right side. Baines lines this one up...

  • 8'

    Half a chance there as Rojo whips in a good early ball from the left which Rashford attempts to backheel in the air for Martial but Jagielka blocks. Corner for United.

  • 5'

    Cleverley, on his first appearance back at Old Trafford for Everton, does some defensive work as United look to get into the game.

  • 5'

    STAT: Only one of Everton's 9 defeats this season have been away from home.

  • 3'

    James McCarthy is down after a clash with Marcus Rojo while clearing the ball. He's receiving treatment now.

  • 1'

    KICK OFF! The Red Devils get things under way. Today's referee is Andre Marriner.

  • 0'

    A truly moving moment that is sure to inspire the current United team. We're moments away from kick off now.

  • 0'

    The South Stand has officially been unveiled as the Sir Bobby Charlton Stand, to thunderous applause at the Theatre of Dreams. Sir Bobby is moved to tears in the middle of the pitch.

  • 0'

    Sir Bobby Charlton has been welcomed on to the pitch to a glorious reception and fan mosaic as the two sides walk out onto the field.

  • 0'

    The Toffees make two changes from their home defeat to Arsenal. Ramiro Funes Mori and Mo Besic drop to the bench, making way for John Stones and Gerard Deulofeu.

  • 0'

    Manchester United are unchanged from their derby victory over Manchester City last time out. Ander Herrera and Ashley Young are named amongst the substitutes. 18-year-old Marcus Rashford makes his ninth consecutive start.

  • 0'

    Everton XI: Joel; Coleman, Jagielka, Stones, Baines; Barkley, Cleverley, McCarthy, Lennon; Deulofeo; Lukaku.

  • 0'

    Manchester United XI: De Gea; Darmian, Smalling, Blind, Rojo; Schneiderlin, Carrick; Lingard, Mata, Martial; Rashford.

  • 0'

    Good afternoon and welcome to our live coverage of today’s Premier League match between Manchester United and Everton at Old Trafford. Louis van Gaal’s side will need a win to keep their top four hopes alive.

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    • 54' Anthony Martial
  • 2 Yellow Cards 0
    • 61' Chris Smalling
    • 90' Jesse Lingard
  • 0 Red Cards 0
Team Line-ups
  • David de Gea
  • Marcos Rojo
  • Juan Mata
  • Anthony Martial
  • Chris Smalling
  • Michael Carrick
  • Daley Blind
  • Morgan Schneiderlin
  • Jesse Lingard
  • Matteo Darmian
  • Marcus Rashford
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  • Joel Robles
  • Leighton Baines
  • John Stones
  • Phil Jagielka
  • Romelu Lukaku
  • Aaron Lennon
  • Tom Cleverley
  • James McCarthy
  • Gerard Deulofeu
  • Ross Barkley
  • Seamus Coleman
Substitutions
Substitutions
  • Memphis Depay
  • Ashley Young
  • Sergio Romero
  • Ander Herrera
  • Antonio Valencia
  • Marouane Fellaini
  • Timothy Fosu-Mensah
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  • Bryan Oviedo
  • Arouna Kone
  • Kevin Mirallas
  • Oumar Niasse
  • Muhamed Besic
  • Tim Howard
  • Ramiro Funes Mori

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