The Premier League action resumes at Old Trafford this lunchtime with a key fixture at both ends of the table. Manchester United host Everton looking to leapfrog Newcastle into third spot before the Magpies travel to Brentford later in the day, and hoping to put six points between them and fifth-placed Tottenham, who face a tricky clash with Brighton.
United bounced back from their defeat loss to Newcastle with a narrow win over Brentford in midweek, secured via Marcus Rashford’s 28th goal of the season as the top-four race and battle for Champions League qualification continues to heat up. Erik ten Hag has Christian Eriksen back available today for the first time since January, and he is named on the bench. Harry Maguire comes into the side as a surprise starter.
Sean Dyche’s Toffees head into the weekend lying 16th and out of the relegation zone on goal difference only. They have won just one of their last 29 league games on this ground. Follow Manchester United vs Everton live below!
GOAL! Man United 2-0 Everton | Anthony Martial 71′
THAT COULD BE THAT!
Martial is back on the scoresheet. Coleman slips and it’s a costly one, letting Rashford in. Squares it for Martial and he’s left with a simple finish.
69 mins: Rashford getting a bit frustrated, not happy with a couple of challenges.
Takes that out on the ball, absolutely lashes at it from 25 yards out. Well over the bar, Pickford not called upon this time.
67 mins: United’s threat is coming on the counter, and it is a serious threat.
Sabitzer looks up, sees Fernandes free in the middle and clips a ball over for him. Header is straight at Pickford though, he turns it over the bar for a corner.
65 mins: McNeil swings a cross in, De Gea comes and doesn’t get there but Tarkowski can’t direct his header.
Iwobi then tries his luck, deflected off Malacia for a corner. Great spell this for Everton, United being pushed back.
63 mins: Crowd getting slightly edgy, as Fernandes gives the ball away. Old Trafford not able to relax while the lead is still just one.
Fernandes again looks to go long over the top, Pickford swiftly off his line though to mop up the danger with Rashford lurking. Very calm.