Andros Townsend’s second-half equaliser earned Everton a deserved point against Manchester United at Old Trafford.
Rafael Benitez’s men were unlucky to fall behind just before the break as Anthony Martial scored for the first time since February.
But Demarai Gray escaped the attentions of Fred and Aaron Wan-Bissaka as Everton countered from a United corner, setting up the attack which ended with Townsend driving a low shot into the corner from Abdoulaye Doucoure’s lay-off.
Townsend celebrated in Ronaldo-esque manner. It was more than the man himself managed. Left on the bench after his injury-time winner against Villarreal on Wednesday, Cristiano Ronaldo came on in the 57th minute but had minimal impact either before or after the equaliser.
Everton thought they had a winner four minutes from time but VAR intervened to rule Yerry Mina’s tap-in out for offside.
The result completes a decidedly unimpressive run of home results for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team, who lost against Aston Villa seven days ago after being dumped out of the EFL Cup by West Ham.
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- 1de Gea
- 17FredSubstituted forPogbaat 70′minutes
- 11GreenwoodBooked at 34mins
- 18Bruno Fernandes
- 9MartialSubstituted forSanchoat 57′minutes
- 21CavaniSubstituted forCristiano Ronaldoat 57′minutes
- 7Cristiano Ronaldo
- 34van de Beek
- 16DoucouréBooked at 76mins
- 24GordonSubstituted forDaviesat 72′minutes
- 11GraySubstituted forDobbinat 90+2′minutes
Match ends, Manchester United 1, Everton 1.
Second Half ends, Manchester United 1, Everton 1.
Offside, Manchester United. Bruno Fernandes tries a through ball, but Cristiano Ronaldo is caught offside.
Jadon Sancho (Manchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Yerry Mina (Everton).
Substitution, Everton. Lewis Dobbin replaces Demarai Gray.
Scott McTominay (Manchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Salomón Rondón (Everton).
Attempt saved. Jadon Sancho (Manchester United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Cristiano Ronaldo.
Foul by Paul Pogba (Manchester United).
Yerry Mina (Everton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
VAR Decision: No Goal Manchester United 1-1 Everton.
Offside, Everton. Tom Davies tries a through ball, but Yerry Mina is caught offside.
Corner, Everton. Conceded by Victor Lindelöf.
Attempt blocked. Abdoulaye Doucouré (Everton) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Demarai Gray.
Attempt missed. Paul Pogba (Manchester United) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Bruno Fernandes with a cross following a corner.
Corner, Manchester United. Conceded by Allan.
Attempt missed. Paul Pogba (Manchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner. Assisted by Jadon Sancho.
Attempt missed. Bruno Fernandes (Manchester United) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Aaron Wan-Bissaka with a cross.
Offside, Manchester United. Bruno Fernandes tries a through ball, but Mason Greenwood is caught offside.
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