Report: Everton 1 Man Utd 1

Bruno Fernandes hugs his teammate Fred after scoring for United. Image: bbc.co.uk

Bruno Fernandes scored again this time to rescue a point in 1-1 draw in the Premier League on Sunday for Manchester United at Goodison Park after a horrendous mistake by David De Gea.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin took advantage of De Gea’s mistake when the Spanish keeper kicked the ball straight at Calvert-Lewin as he closed in on De Gea, and the ball ricocheted of the Everton striker and into the net. It was the biggest blunder that I ever saw De Gea make.

De Gea would then pull off a wonderful save to deny Richarlison a few minutes later. The early period of the match had good pace and was lively. Nemanja Matic’s shot crashed off the crossbar from long range, and he also saved a fine effort from Matic too.

Despite that early setback in the 3rd minute of the match, United went on to dominate the game in the first-half and we created many chances. Then Bruno Fernandes stepped up again to score a very important goal that came in the 31st minute. The Portuguese midfielder then lined up a powerful low drive that went past Jordan Pickford in goal at the near post. The Everton keeper made a goalkeeping error on that occasion where he should of saved it.

After the break, United was able to survive Everton’s onslaught even when it looked like they were going to get that goal to take the lead. The home side almost regained the lead just before the 60th minute mark when Gylfi Sigurdsson’s free-kick smashed off the post.

Pickford would make a remarkable double save to deny Fernandes and Odion Ighalo from close range. The hosts thought that they had scored a late winner through Calvert-Lewin, but VAR controversially ruled it invalid with Sigurdsson in an offside position. So 1-1 was how the match ended.

After the game Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti was shown a red card when he confronted the officials at full-time regarding the controversial VAR decision.

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