Everyone merits the win of United’s FA cup at Old Trafford, and it put further pressure on Everton manager Frank Lampard. Marcus Rashford scored for the sixth straight game.
After going down early after Antony scored from a Rashford corner kick, Everton’s away fans praised the team as they left the field, praising their team’s resiliency in the face of adversity.
In the 13th minute, Neal Maupay crossed the ball. Then David de Gea foolishly let it go through his legs, as he thought it was hitting the outer post. Conor Coady pounced on the loose ball and smashed it home for an equalizer.
Lampard’s squad kept fighting hard even after Alex Iwobi was stretchered off in discomfort following a tackle with Tyrell Malacia. Iwobi had injured his ankle.
Although the visitors showed great resolve, it wasn’t enough as Rashford’s exquisite approach play. That fooled Coady into redirecting the forward’s cross into his own net.
Man of the Match Rashford retained his cool to strike a penalty kick deep into injury time. Which beats his England national teammate Jordan Pickford. With the goal, Rashford became the first player in club history to score in five consecutive games.
De Gea isn’t doing so hot, but Rashford is aces
De Gea’s gaffe came the same day United loaned former England goalkeeper Jack Butland.
Ten Hag discussed Butland before his season-long loan from Crystal Palace ended. The United manager made it abundantly apparent that De Gea was his top pick throughout all of these statements.
De Gea, whose form this season has been good, nearly handed Everton a second equalizer when he hesitated over a clearing beyond his area. Calvert-Lewin didn’t take advantage.
Negotiations are going on to extend the contract of the former Spain goalkeeper. United’s conviction that he is not worth his current £375,000-a-week will be bolstered by his performance in this game, but it is expected that a middle ground will be found in the future.
Rashford, on the other hand, is doing well enough to suggest that United’s upper management will want him to stay well beyond the conclusion of the upcoming season, when his current contract will expire.
Rashford not only scored a goal and dished out two assists, but he also forced a fantastic fingertip save out of Pickford and was the team’s most dangerous offensive threat despite the side’s inconsistent performance.
United have won 10 of their last 11 games across all competitions, so they are feeling confident heading into a busy week that involves a quarterfinal match against League One’s Charlton in the EFL Cup and then hosting Manchester City on 14 January.
A vocal section of Everton’s fanbase expresses their opinions.
A goal conceded so early must have been very concerning for Lampard, considering the mutinous atmosphere at Goodison Park after Everton’s 4-1 home defeat by Brighton on Tuesday and the simmering discontent that led to three chants of “Sack the Board” from the 9,500-strong visiting contingent in the 15 minutes before kickoff.
It looked for a while as though Everton would get carried away as the home team tried to capitalise on their early success.
Lampard’s team showed great resolve by holding on and getting back into the game until De Gea’s mistake gave the other team an equalizer.
Because of how upbeat and influential Coady is, Gareth Southgate has brought the defender to two tournaments where he has not played.
Many Wolves fans would want to see as their captain again because he personifies the tenacity and determination that Everton needs to turn their season around.
It was a shame that he was the one to blame for United’s second goal, but he brushed off the setback in usual fashion.
The Everton faithful applauded their team after the game, but they continued to boo the club’s administration rather than Lampard, who is still under fire despite just two draws in the last eight games.
Sorry, Man Utd
Fans of Manchester United, who were celebrating their team’s second goal, directed homophobic chants at Lampard and the club he played his best football for (Chelsea).
Following a similar incident in October, when United supporters sang the song at Stamford Bridge, the club issued a statement denouncing the abuse; they have since repeated that stance.
“In the same way that racism and sexism have no place in football, homophobia should not either. We at Manchester United are pleased with the progress we have made in fostering an inclusive fan base and decreasing incidents like the one we heard about today “this is what the club said.
“There will be no letup in our efforts to end discrimination and promote welcoming gathering places for all. This may involve collaborating with fan groups to raise awareness among fans about the harm that discriminatory language may create.”