Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored a penalty in the dying seconds to earn Manchester United a draw - their ninth at home this season - and they must surely now win the Europa League to qualify for the Champions League. Everton, meanwhile, were excellent, threatening on the break and superb in defence; Ronald Koeman looks to be building a very decent team.
United were the better side in the early stages, but Ibrahimovic dithered when sent in on goal and no other clear chances were created. This gave Everton confidence, and after a few minutes of pressure, Phil Jagielka took advantage when neither David de Gea nor Marcos Rojo claimed a loose ball, putting Everton ahead with a poacher's dexterity.
The half-time introduction of Paul Pogba improved United, and Henrikh Mkhitaryan also made a difference when he was sent on. But Everton's back four were outstanding, so too Gareth Barry in front of them, defending their box with discipline, organisation and bravery. And, all the while, Ross Barkley and Romelu Lukaku threatened on the break - better decision-making from them, and this would not have been a close game.
As full-time drew near and things became increasingly frenetic, United still had a sniff, and were denied what looked a legitimate goal when Ibrahimovic was flagged offside after heading home. But then, in injury-time, Luke Shaw met a weak clearance just outside the box, and Williams palmed his shot clear when Joel Robles might well have saved it. Ibrahimovic duly curled home from the spot, so United stay 5th and Everton 7th.
What was Romelu Lukaku doing when Ashley Williams was sent-off? It's true that Williams panicked, but he had no idea where his goalkeeper was, and had also defended brilliantly all night. So it was odd to see Lukaku, who was a threat but wasteful, shouting and shushing him, before gesticulating furiously and whinging to Eric Bailly. There may well have been some stern words exchanged in the away dressing room at full-time.
MAN OF THE MATCH
Phil Jagielka (Everton): Run close by Barry - and Williams until injury-time - but has a goal to add to his leadership, blocks and focus.
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