Report: Man Utd 1 Everton 1

Mason Greenwood grabbed the goal that got a 1-1 draw with Everton. Image: The Irish Times

Manchester United had to settle for a 1-1 draw after an own goal and a controversial call that ruined the chance for United to claim the victory at Old Trafford today.

Mason Greenwood earned United a point when he scored in the 77th minute. That goal tied the game after an own goal by Victor Lindelof in the 36th minute. Greenwood came on in the second-half for Jesse Lingard and was the spark that the Reds needed.

The Reds almost got on the score sheet when Lingard had the opportunity to score, but he dragged his shot wide of the post. Marcus Rashford and Daniel James were off-target with a few chances. But Rashford’s free-kick after 26 mins almost got him on the scoresheet. His powerful effort from a free-kick forced England goalie Jordan Pickford into a great save.

Then Everton got the opening goal when Leighton Baines put in an inswinging corner which went past everyone, but Lindelof who was close to the goal line, couldn’t get out of the way of the ball and it bounced off him and landed into the net.

Their seemed to be a foul on David De Gea by Dominic Calvert-Lewin, whose arm made contact with the keeper’s face. but it was allowed to stand. The goal came in the 36th minute after a check by VAR confirming it as valid.

In the second-half, United were probing Everton’s defence that was well-organized and stubborn. Luke Shaw took a drive at the Toffee’s defence in the 62nd minute, but Pickford parried away. However, Daniel James picked up the rebound but his shot hit Jesse Lingard instead.

Solskjaer then brought on Mason Greenwood for Lingard after 65 minutes. United continued to pile on the pressure and Lindelof almost got the equalizer, but his shot just went over the bar. Greenwood would eventually get the goal that United craved in the 77th minute when he received a pass from James, and the placement and power of the shot was too much for Pickford to handle.

Both Everton and United continued to attack each other with De Gea pulling off a fine save against Alex Iwobi in a tense final minutes of the match. But 1-1 was how it stayed, and United had to settle for a point in the end.

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