Coverage from the UK’s Sky Sports:
Highlights from Goodison Park where Bruno Fernandes spared David de Gea’s blushes as he rescued a point for Manchester United after the goalkeeper’s howler gifted Everton the lead in an incident-packed 1-1 draw, with VAR also ruling out a late Dominic Calvert-Lewin winner. Carlo Ancelotti was sent off at full time following his protests towards the referee.Sky Sports YouTube Channel
Ancelotti was sent off after Everton came close to bagging all three points in this home fixture with Manchester United. Calvert-Lewin looked like he might have grabbed a winner, only for the goal to be overturned, somewhat controversially, by VAR.
Everton, however, were a little lucky to be handed an opener, after an absolute howler from David de Gea in Man United’s goal. Having been passed a simple back-pass – from a free kick – the keeper dawdled on the ball before blasting it straight into Calvert-Lewin who was charging down. The ball ricocheted directly into the net. 1-0 Everton. Just crazy.
Everton rode a little more of this luck when Matic struck the crossbar with a well-placed left footed strike that had Pickford scrambling in the first half.
Bruno Fernandes scored for the visitors, when he lashed home from just outside the box, into the bottom left corned, following a high press from United, which Everton tried – but failed – to play around out from the back.
This goal made it 1-1 and would be the last which would count.
Sigurðsson struck the post from a free-kick in the second half, before Pickford produced a great save to prevent Ighalo getting his first Premier League goal for United.
Calvert-Lewin thought he’d won it in injury time, but VAR ruled the prone Sigurðsson had been off-side and interfering with play. While the players and manager for Everton felt aggrieved, it is hard to see how you cannot be interfering on the ground 1 yard in front of the goalkeeper. The decision seemed fair and rational, and, on balance, a point apiece seems a fair result from an entertaining Premier League clash which either side could have won.
What do you think? Did you enjoy this match? Should the last-minute “winner” have stood? Leave your comment, below.
In This Story: Manchester
5 Recent Items: Manchester
In This Story: Premier League
4 Recent Items: Premier League
In This Story: Premier League Highlights
Highlights of English Premier League (EPL) matches, posted soon after the match is complete, by the official UK carriers, Sky Sports and BT Sport.
In 2020/21, official rights holders include Sky Sports, BT Sport and Amazon. Where highlights are available to be embedded, we collect them all, below, in one fast-loading location.
Please note, some regional and other restrictions may apply to Premier League highlights footage – in some cases, it is possible to click through and view highlights at the original source. Watch today’s highlights as soon as they are posted – the clips below are date-ordered, with the most recent nearest to the top.
Leave your comments under any video here at The Global Herald, a moderated commentary space. Comments should add some value to the content in order to be published, and should refrain from personal or partisan attacks – including on sports content.