Everton 3-0 Manchester United

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Everton v Man Utd

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McCarthy 5′ Stones 35′ Mirallas 74′

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  • HT 2-0

Man Utd goalkeeper David De Gea

Stones’ goal was his first since scoring in the League Cup for Barnsley in August 2012

26 April 2015 Last updated at 15:39

  • Everton stay unbeaten at home in 2015
  • They have won five of last six league games
  • United dominant but can’t capitalise
  • They have lost last three visits to Goodison

Everton’s late season revival continued on Sunday with a coruscating Premier League win over Manchester United.

Roberto Martinez’s side recorded a fifth win in six league games as they won this fixture for the third consecutive year.

James McCarthy’s counter-attacking goal and John Stones’ header had them 2-0 ahead just after the half hour. Kevin Mirallas beat the offside trap to score with 16 minutes remaining.

United missed the chance to go second.

But they remain ensconced in the Champions League spots, seven points clear of fifth-placed Liverpool, who have a game in hand.

On United’s last visit to Goodison, a spectator dressed as the ‘Grim Reaper’ was ejected for loitering behind David Moyes during the 2-0 defeat that marked the end of his tenure as the club’s manager.

Despite Sunday’s reverse, Van Gaal has no such fears but the Dutchman may have concerns over the manner of this loss.

All three Everton goals – while well executed – were entirely avoidable.

McCarthy burst between Daley Blind and Paddy McNair who could only make timid challenges before converting coolly, Stones beat Antonio Valencia too easily in the air to fire in the second, and both Valencia and McNair switched off to allow Mirallas a free run at the exposed David De Gea for the third.

Further angst could be found in United’s apparent inability to capitalise on their possession.

Denuded of Michael Carrick by a calf problem, Van Gaal’s side were ponderous and became reliant on speculative efforts from distance by Marouane Fellaini and Blind.

The coach withdrew Fellaini at the interval – the former Everton player having been booked for persistent fouling in spite of Van Gaal urging him to maintain his composure – and Juan Mata just after the hour, with Radamel Falcao and Angel Di Maria being brought on.



Match stats

Wayne Rooney has scored once in his last 17 Premier League away games. He has 15 in 17 at home

United lost by a three-goal margin for the 19th time in the Premier League – four have come since the start of last term

Leighton Baines extended his lead at the top of the list of defenders with most Premier League assists (46; Graeme Le Saux recorded 44)

Everton have taken 16 points from their last six games

The Colombian had his first attempt on target in 363 Premier League minutes with a looping header – and had a later effort correctly ruled out for offside – but the visitors’ clearest opening remained a first-half Chris Smalling header that nestled in Tim Howard’s arms.

Further bad news came when the ineffective Wayne Rooney was withdrawn and was pictured applying ice to his left knee.

Everton, conversely, can be hugely satisfied with their biggest win over United in 23 years.

Their fourth successive home victory without conceding moves them above West Ham into the top 10 and maintains an unbeaten home record in 2015.

The defensive lapses that have scarred much of their campaign were replaced by combative and diligent displays and complimented by rapier quick countering attacks.

The manner in which Ross Barkley, Seamus Coleman and McCarthy scampered forward for the fifth-minute opener was breathtaking and set the pattern for a splendid display.

Stones’ towering header exhibited their greater desire, while Mirallas’ clincher was entirely in keeping with the ruthlessness of their performance; the Belgian running on to Barkley’s long pass while United hesitated and finishing decisively.

Everton manager Roberto Martinez: “We were in control and very comfortable in what we wanted to do. Probably 3-0 is a well-deserved scoreline.

“It is a big demand to be in Europe and more than anything it is being able to cope with the mental fatigue.

“I think we’ve learned huge lessons and maturity over the campaign but I don’t think the players have had the credit they deserve.”

Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal: “That was the first time that I found the opponent more aggressive and motivated than us.

“We started too late. After four minutes the goal was conceded – we lost three duels in a row and you cannot start again.

“I think we have played too well so our opponents defend more against us now. We have to recognise this as players, as a manager and as a club.

“Everton deserved to win – when you lose and it is fair you can live with it.”

James McCarthy

James McCarthy’s goal was his third for Everton

Kevin Mirallas scores Everton's third

Kevin Mirallas scored and also stung David De Gea’s palms with a fierce shot

Radamel Falcao

Radamel Falcao had the ball in the net but had strayed offside

Wayne Rooney

Wayne Rooney was restored to a central striking role

Minute's silence at Goodison

A minute’s silence was held at Goodison to mark the death of former Everton chairman Sir Philip Carter

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (6)

Everton

  • 24 Howard
  • 23 Coleman
  • 26 Stones
  • 06 Jagielka
  • 03 Baines
  • 18 Barry
  • 25 Lennon
  • 20 Barkley (Naismith – 88′ )
  • 16 McCarthy
  • 21 Osman (Mirallas – 69′ )
  • 10 Lukaku (Koné – 87′ )

Substitutes

  • 01 Robles
  • 09 Koné
  • 11 Mirallas
  • 14 Naismith
  • 17 Besic
  • 29 Garbutt
  • 30 Alcaraz

Manchester United

  • 01 de Gea
  • 25 A Valencia
  • 12 Smalling
  • 33 McNair
  • 03 Shaw Booked
  • 17 Blind
  • 08 Mata (Di María – 63′ )
  • 21 Herrera
  • 31 Fellaini Booked (Falcao – 45′ )
  • 18 Young
  • 10 Rooney (van Persie – 88′ )

Substitutes

  • 07 Di María
  • 09 Falcao
  • 11 Januzaj
  • 20 van Persie
  • 32 Valdés
  • 42 Blackett
  • 44 Pereira
Ref: Andre Marriner
Att: 39,497

Match Stats

Possession

35 65

Shots

9 17

On target

7 4

Corners

7 7

Fouls

6 10

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Everton 3, Manchester United 0.

90:00 +3:04 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Everton 3, Manchester United 0.

87:14 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Manchester United. Robin van Persie replaces Wayne Rooney.

87:03 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Everton. Steven Naismith replaces Ross Barkley.

86:45 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Everton. Arouna Koné replaces Romelu Lukaku.

84:42

Corner, Everton. Conceded by David de Gea.

84:41

Attempt saved. Kevin Mirallas (Everton) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by James McCarthy with a headed pass.

81:44

Offside, Manchester United. Daley Blind tries a through ball, but Falcao is caught offside.

80:52

Attempt missed. Wayne Rooney (Manchester United) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Ángel Di María with a cross following a corner.

80:23

Corner, Manchester United. Conceded by Gareth Barry.

80:21

Attempt blocked. Ander Herrera (Manchester United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Luke Shaw.

79:12

Corner, Manchester United. Conceded by Seamus Coleman.

73:40 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Everton 3, Manchester United 0. Kevin Mirallas (Everton) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ross Barkley with a through ball.

71:46

Attempt blocked. Wayne Rooney (Manchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

71:11

Attempt blocked. Ander Herrera (Manchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Luke Shaw.

69:42

Attempt saved. Falcao (Manchester United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Ángel Di María.

68:37

Attempt blocked. Ángel Di María (Manchester United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

68:08 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Everton. Kevin Mirallas replaces Leon Osman.

65:53

Ander Herrera (Manchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

65:53

Foul by James McCarthy (Everton).

65:31

Offside, Everton. Tim Howard tries a through ball, but Leighton Baines is caught offside.

64:37

Corner, Everton. Conceded by Chris Smalling.

63:59 Booking

Booking Luke Shaw (Manchester United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

63:55

Foul by Luke Shaw (Manchester United).

63:55

Aaron Lennon (Everton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

63:19

Attempt saved. Ross Barkley (Everton) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Romelu Lukaku.

62:56 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Manchester United. Ángel Di María replaces Juan Mata.

62:32

Foul by Ashley Young (Manchester United).

62:32

Aaron Lennon (Everton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

58:29

Foul by Luke Shaw (Manchester United).

58:29

John Stones (Everton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

54:30

Foul by Antonio Valencia (Manchester United).

54:30

Leon Osman (Everton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

48:29

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

47:25

Delay in match Luke Shaw (Manchester United) because of an injury.

47:25

Delay in match Ross Barkley (Everton) because of an injury.

46:13

Attempt saved. Wayne Rooney (Manchester United) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Chris Smalling.

46:11

Attempt blocked. Chris Smalling (Manchester United) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Ashley Young with a cross.

45:42

Corner, Manchester United. Conceded by Leighton Baines.

45:00

Second Half begins Everton 2, Manchester United 0.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Manchester United. Falcao replaces Marouane Fellaini.

45:00 +1:06 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Everton 2, Manchester United 0.

44:15

Attempt missed. Ross Barkley (Everton) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Aaron Lennon.

43:35

Hand ball by Marouane Fellaini (Manchester United).

43:10

Corner, Manchester United. Conceded by Aaron Lennon.

41:14

Corner, Everton. Conceded by Patrick McNair.

40:36

Attempt blocked. Juan Mata (Manchester United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Antonio Valencia.

40:22

Marouane Fellaini (Manchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

40:22

Foul by Gareth Barry (Everton).

38:09

Ander Herrera (Manchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

38:09

Foul by James McCarthy (Everton).

34:14 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Everton 2, Manchester United 0. John Stones (Everton) header from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Leighton Baines with a cross following a corner.

33:48

Corner, Everton. Conceded by Wayne Rooney.

33:27

Corner, Everton. Conceded by Marouane Fellaini.

32:44

Corner, Everton. Conceded by Chris Smalling.

32:07

Attempt blocked. Ashley Young (Manchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Wayne Rooney.

29:20

Ashley Young (Manchester United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

29:20

Foul by Seamus Coleman (Everton).

28:15

Attempt missed. Ashley Young (Manchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Wayne Rooney.

26:51

Attempt saved. Romelu Lukaku (Everton) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Seamus Coleman.

25:23

Foul by Marouane Fellaini (Manchester United).

25:23

Gareth Barry (Everton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

24:44

Corner, Manchester United. Conceded by Gareth Barry.

24:42

Attempt blocked. Wayne Rooney (Manchester United) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Ashley Young with a cross.

23:19

Foul by Ashley Young (Manchester United).

23:19

Seamus Coleman (Everton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

21:16

Attempt blocked. Ander Herrera (Manchester United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Wayne Rooney.

19:32

Attempt saved. Chris Smalling (Manchester United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Juan Mata with a cross.

18:37

Marouane Fellaini (Manchester United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

18:37

Foul by Leighton Baines (Everton).

16:50

Corner, Everton. Conceded by Chris Smalling.

15:53

Attempt saved. Daley Blind (Manchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ander Herrera.

13:35

Foul by Chris Smalling (Manchester United).

13:35

John Stones (Everton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

13:10

Corner, Manchester United. Conceded by Aaron Lennon.

12:43

Attempt saved. Leon Osman (Everton) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Romelu Lukaku.

12:41

Attempt blocked. Romelu Lukaku (Everton) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

11:35 Booking

Booking Marouane Fellaini (Manchester United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

11:33

Foul by Marouane Fellaini (Manchester United).

11:33

Ross Barkley (Everton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

10:46

Foul by Marouane Fellaini (Manchester United).

10:46

Seamus Coleman (Everton) wins a free kick on the right wing.

8:18

Offside, Manchester United. Wayne Rooney tries a through ball, but Juan Mata is caught offside.

6:31

Attempt missed. Marouane Fellaini (Manchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

4:07 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Everton 1, Manchester United 0. James McCarthy (Everton) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner following a fast break.

3:30

Corner, Manchester United. Conceded by Leighton Baines.

2:23

Luke Shaw (Manchester United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

2:23

Foul by Aaron Lennon (Everton).

0:49

Attempt blocked. Marouane Fellaini (Manchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Juan Mata.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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