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Clinical Everton thrash Man Utd

2015-04-26 16:40

Cape Town - Manchester United's top-four aspirations suffered a setback as Louis van Gaal's side were blown away 3-0 by clinical Everton in the Premier League on Sunday.

First-half goals from James McCarthy and John Stones put hosts Everton in control at Goodison Park and substitute Kevin Mirallas sealed victory on the counter-attack late on.

Fourth-placed United enjoyed plenty of possession but lacked any cutting edge with striker Radamel Falcao's frustration complete when he had consolation goal disallowed for offside.

Defeat, following last week's reverse against Chelsea, leaves United still a comfortable seven points above fifth-placed Liverpoool although that gap could be sliced to four if Liverpool win their game in hand at Hull City on Tuesday.

United could have gone second with a victory, at least until Sunday's late game beweeen Arsenal and leaders Chelsea, but they went behind after five minutes when Everton swiftly moved out of defence and McCarthy burst between Paddy McNair and Daley Blind to poke his shot past United David De Gea.

It proved a frustrating afternoon for former Everton players Wayne Rooney and Marouane Fellaini.

Fellaini wasted a great chance to equalise and was booked for hacking down Seamus Coleman shortly afterwards.

Everton increaesd their lead with a powerful Stones header from a corner that Ashley Young, positioned on the goal line, could not keep out of the net.

Everton completed their biggest win over United for 23 years in the 84th minute when Mirallas charged through from deep to finish cooly with United's defence expecting an offside flag to be raised against Romelu Lukaku.

Reuters

Comments
  • Everton Bouwer - 2015-04-26 17:19

    A real crappy display from United who deserved to have their backsides handed to them today.

  • Gunner ZN - 2015-04-26 19:42

    Great game Toffees. Well deserved win.

  • Tavengwa Chivirira Muchini - 2015-04-26 19:56

    Poor united viva Arsenal

      Justin Afrika - 2015-04-26 21:11

      YES, did you not just love Welbeck nailing the winner against Hoofchester United in the FA cup?

  • mindovermatter - 2015-04-26 20:38

    Glory glory hole United

  • Derrick Pentz - 2015-04-26 21:00

    Well the 2nd best team in Liverpool beat the 2nd best team in Manchester today !

      Justin Afrika - 2015-04-26 21:07

      As good as HoofUnited were last weekend... Well done Evertonians, that was impressive. No wonder that Everton have more league titles than Chelski.

      Lara Olivier - 2015-05-01 08:10

      Nah they were playing the first team not the u/21s. So kudos to them beating the best.

  • Lionel Kritzinger - 2015-04-26 22:28

    Wtf.. Pathetic MU..

  • Thulasizwe Khumalo - 2015-04-27 09:53

    Eish it was too bad for my team.

      Mlandvo Mlax - 2015-04-29 19:06

      its too bad coz of lvg's formation he shuld be fired

  • Nolan Loggenberg - 2015-04-27 11:59

    Gerard Johnson where are your comments ? Dickbrain

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