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News Article  | English Premier League

Martial & Lingard Fire Man Utd Back Into Second

English Premier League Report: Everton v Manchester United 01 January 2018

By SL International - Jan 01, 2018 09:22 PM
English Premier League
 
Result: Everton 0-2 Manchester United
 
Date: 1 January 2018
 
Venue: Goodison Park
 
Manchester United claimed a much-needed 2-0 win over Everton to start 2018 off on a high, moving back up to second in the Premier League.
 
The game got off to a slow start, with neither David de Gea nor Jordan Pickford having much to do in the opening stages.
 
In the 24th minute, the Red Devils nearly shot themselves in the foot. A poor touch from Phil Jones allowed Oumar Niasse to pinch the ball in a dangerous position and shoot. However, Marcos Rojo came to the rescue, flying in at the last moment to make the block.
 
Pickford was forced into action four minutes later at the other end. Anthony Martial fired across the face of goal and the Everton keeper parried away from danger.
 
He will have been relieved to see Paul Pogba fire narrowly wide of his post in the 38th minute, as the Frenchman struck the ball sweetly from long range, but just failed to trouble the England international.
 
Jesse Lingard then surged through 41 minutes in and unleashed a shot across the face of goal. However, his effort flashed just wide of the far post.
 
United picked up where they left off after the break and Juan Mata fired narrowly over the bar from distance in the 47th minute — seemingly with a slight touch from Pickford to help it out of danger.
 
However, the keeper was thoroughly beaten four minutes later when another long range piledriver from Mata rattled his right post.
 
In the 57th minute, the Red Devils’ persistence finally payed off. Pogba teed Anthony Martial up on the edge of the box and he took a touch before curling a perfectly-placed shot into the net.
 
United continued to push for goals and Pogba drew an alert save from Pickford in the 63rd minute, blasting the ball at goal from the left side of the box.
 
70 minutes in, Everton finally created an opportunity of some substance. Niasse passed the ball to Mason Holgate on the right and then surged into position to meet his cross into the danger area. However, the Senegalese striker headed just wide of goal.
 
Jesse Lingard went close to all but sealing the win with 12 minutes plus stoppage time left to play. Pogba found him on the edge of the box with a cut-back and he struck the ball with some venom, forcing Pickford to tip it wide of goal.
 
Two minutes later, Lingard had another crack, pulling it off to perfection this time. The in-form winger cut inside from the left and smashed the ball into the top corner of the net from just outside the box.


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lingard is on fire klezi nsuku
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@Chiefester Manchester is not the same when he is not there.
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435 - It's now 435 days since Paul Pogba last ended on the losing team in a Premier League game (October 23rd 2016 v Chelsea). Since then he's played in 34 games (W21 D13 L0), while Man Utd have lost five games without him in this period. Talisman.
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