Marcus Rashford was on target again as Manchester United earned a nervy 3-1 victory over Everton in the FA Cup third round on Friday. United named a strong starting XI and raced into an early lead after Brazilian forward Antony slid the ball home at the far post four minutes in.
Winless in their last seven games in all competitions prior to their trip to Old Trafford, Everton fans would have been fearing the worst, but 10 minutes later, Connor Coady capitalised on an error from United goalkeeper David de Gea to level.
United had several chances to retake the lead before Coady found the net at the wrong end of the pitch, turning Rashford's cross past Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford shortly after halftime to put the hosts 2-1 in front.
Substitute Dominic Calvert-Lewin thought he had earned Everton a dramatic late draw and a replay with a near-post equaliser, only for VAR to rule the goal out for offside. To compound Everton's woes, Rashford fired home a stoppage time penalty to score for the fifth successive match and put the seal on a seventh win in a row in all competitions for United.
Manchester United vs Everton highlights
GOAL! Antony scores early
GOAL! Coady punishes De Gea error
GOAL! Coady own goal puts United ahead
VAR! Calvert-Lewin leveller chalked off
GOAL! Rashford penalty seals it
Manchester United FC 3 - 1 Everton FC
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Frank Lampard up on ITV
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“The players were very very good, the gameplan, work ethic, togetherness. We had the better chances, and a goal disallowed. Marcus Rashford the difference between the teams, a bit of individual brilliance can do that.”
When is the fourth round draw?
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The draw for the fourth round of the FA Cup takes place on Sunday January 8, 2023.
Proceedings will take place at approximately 4:05pm GMT, around 25 minutes before the start of Manchester City vs Chelsea at the Etihad Stadium.
Job done for Man United!
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Man United take the win!
GGOOAAALLL!!! Man United 3-1 Everton
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90+7 mins: Rashford... SCORES!
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90+6 mins: Garnacho goes down under Godfrey’s contact!
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90+4 mins: Rashford, just named the official Man of the Match for his two assists, is well denied in the Everton box by Godfrey’s sliding challenge.
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90+3 mins: Everton find Godfrey from a deep corner and a fine cross to the far post tickles Doucoure and drifts out of play.
Can the Toffees produce one more chance?
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90+1 mins: Gray, a threat all night, dances onto his left foot and rifles a shot straight at De Gea. Well held by the United keeper.
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90 mins: We’ll have six minutes of injury time at Old Trafford.
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88 mins: Onana booked for arriving to a meaty clash with Martinez second.
Pickford touches Rashford’s free-kick over the bar. Not too difficult for the keeper.
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85 mins: Some lovely interchanges down the right wing puts Godfrey into the box. A heavy touch puts Martinez between him and the ball and the Argentine muscles him off really well to win a goal kick.
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83 mins: More subs. Antony and Eriksen off for Maguire and McTominay.
Is that going to be a back five?
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80 mins: Ten minutes for Everton to force a replay and Lampard makes his final changes.
Mykolenko and Coleman off for McNeil and Gordon. Forward thinking.
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78 mins: Everton fighting to make a game of this still and Gueye rockets a long-range attempt over the bar.
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76 mins: Malacia off for Martinez.
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73 mins: Calvert-Lewin thinks he’s bundled Everton level but Gray is just offside when he was played in by Coleman.
A lucky escape for Man United.
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72 mins: Garnacho’s first act is to fumble the ball into touch after some expert hustling by Coleman, with a teeny little push for good measure.
Everton go long from the goal kick and De Gea rushes off his line for another hairy moment! United escape...
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70 mins: Casemiro and Martial taken off for Fred and Garnacho, will that lead to Rashford going into the central striker’s role?
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69 mins: Here comes Calvert-Lewin! Everton introduce their star man in place of Maupay.
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67 mins: Doucoure is gesturing for a yellow card after lunging on on Rashford. That’s no dive, though, and Darren England books the Everton man.
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65 mins: Strong palms from Pickford to parry Fernandes’ drive over the bar!
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63 mins: Doucoure goes on a mazy run before Coleman is teed up down the right channel.
His cross is toed away by De Gea and Mykolenko’s scuffed follow-up is blocked on the line - the away fans demand a penalty for handball but no dice!
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60 mins: Godfrey booked for landing one on Rashford, a throwback to their first-half dispute.
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58 mins: The first chants of “sacked in the morning” are aimed at Frank Lampard from the home fans.
United still well on top.
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54 mins: Everton looking ragged since Iwobi went off and Antony drills a low shot straight at Pickford.
A quickfire third could end this FA Cup tie.
GGGOOAAALLLL!! Man United 2-1 Everton
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51 mins: OWN GOAL!
Fine work by Rashford on the left sees him put a great low cross in, which Coady simply cannot get his feet sorted out to deal with and he deflects it past Pickford.
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49 mins: Applause from around the ground as Iwobi is taken off on a stretcher, his shirt pulled over his face in agony.
Doucoure will come on.
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48 mins: Iwobi looks really hurt with that and a stretcher has been called.
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46 mins: Very fine work by Malacia to chase down Iwobi on the break and fly in with a great slide tackle, although it looks to have hurt Iwobi’s ankle.
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The second half gets underway!
No changes as we await a winner - or a replay will be required.
Roy Keane is not impressed with David De Gea!
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“Good work from Onana, Maupay puts it in but it’s a shocking mistake from an international goalkeeper,” he tells ITV.
“Everton have shown a bit of fight, turned it into a cup tie, but De Gea there is like Carry On Football. Looks as if he’s almost had a few drinks! Shocking mistake.
“It’s almost as if the keeper’s been sent off and an outfield player has gone in goal, and he doesn’t now what to do. A horrendous mistake and it gives a big lift to Everton.”
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A surprisingly even picture in terms of possession, where United hold a 56-44 per cent advantage.
The hosts lead ten shots to two with three on target to one.
Everton only committed one foul in that half, to United’s seven.
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Conor Coady gleefully poked home after David De Gea’s very curious error.
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Antony hit the opening goal after only three minutes.
Half time! Manchester United 1-1 Everton
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The Toffees the happier of the two teams at the break.
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45+2 mins: Shaw swings in a late corner for United - in what would be a great time to score...
Tarkowski heads well clear and Godfrey is on the end of the second ball in.
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45 mins: United on top as two minutes added time begin.
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42 mins: Gray is the real threat for Everton and he skips past two men on the left wing before cutting inside.
Unsure whether to pass or shoot, he pokes a lame lay-off that is easily knocked back to De Gea by a retreating defender.
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39 mins: Lampard deploying the interesting tactic of giving Coleman freedom to bomb upfield from right-back when Maupay drops deep to hunt for the ball.
One such run from the Irishman is caught offside before United come back forward.
Eriksen whips a fine shot from range and it just curls over!
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37 mins: Varane finds himself by the Everton corner flag and pulls out a smart trick to beat Gueye. But a final ball, courtesy of Casemiro, can’t find a man with the visitors packing their box.
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34 mins: Well underhit from Casemiro as a promising breakaway, led by Antony, stalls and then falls apart altogether with a poor crossfield pass by the Brazilian.
Fernandes didn’t appear where he may would have there as he’s limping, holding his hip.
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32 mins: A good, bouncing shot from Rashford after a long run is punched away well by Pickford.
A bit end-to-end, this one all of a sudden.
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31 mins: A good block from the Everton wall as Antony fires at goal.
The away side continue to give it away though and only a sturdy Iwobi lunge denies Malacia the chance to shoot.
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28 mins: Fernandes booked for leaving an unnecessary boot on the heel of Onana after losing the ball.
A big cheer for the away fans, all 9,500 of them, for that.
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27 mins: Something of a fracas after Godfrey and Rashford tangle by the touchline.
The referee wants a word with both of them to talk it out. No cards.
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26 mins: A bit of life in Everton’s attack still, Tarkowski spotting Mykolenko but firing a pass far too hard for his teammate to collect.
United come back forward yet Casemiro has to shut Gray down with a smart foul that avoids a booking.
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21 mins: United unhappy as Onana gives the ball away then goes down holding his ankle.
A bit generous from Darren England to stop the play.
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19 mins: Both defences looking none too bright and Fernandes pops up in the box, rolling the ball to Rashford whose shot is blocked.
We’ve got a bit of a game, here.
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16 mins: Everton fans, previously holding up banners reading ‘sack the board’ are now lighting flares and bouncing merrily.
Martial looks to dampen their mood with a burst into the box but Pickford denies him!
GGGOOOOAAALLL!!! Man United 1-1 Everton
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14 mins: WHAT HAS DE GEA DONE!?
A low cross is fumbled by the goalkeeper as he attempts some strange footwork... and the ball lands for Coady to tap home!
OFF THE POST!
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12 mins: Gray almost hits the leveller!
The winger smacks the post with a hit from 20 yards and it hits De Gea - but luckily lands out for a corner.
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10 mins: All a bit porous from Everton as Rashford freely strolls forward and across the box.
A lay-off for Eriksen results in a blocked shot before Casemiro flies a shot over from range.
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7 mins: Pickford determined to go long with pretty much every kick and one lands right at Maupay’s feet in the centre circle... only to be passed straight out of play.
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5 mins: That is, to be frank, a nightmare for Everton.
United looking sharp in attack as Martial fires only a few inches wide from the D.
GGGOOOOAAAALLL!!! Man United 1-0 Everton
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3 mins: ANTONY WITH THE OPENER!
Godfrey did well to shut down a move from Iwobi’s error but the hosts came back at Everton quickly.
Rashford is shown wide as he bursts forward and a low cross gets the slightest of touches from the Brazilian!
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2 mins: Shaw back at centre-back as expected for United, Martial up top with Rashford wide left.
Iwobi and Gray flank Maupay in a 5-4-1 for the visitors.
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Manchester United vs Everton gets underway with Darren England’s whistle and the third round of the FA Cup is off!
Here come the players!
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Old Trafford rises for the two teams as they enter the playing field.
Erik ten Hag explains Luke Shaw selection call to ITV
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“He did really well as a centre-half and Tyrell Malacia did really well [at left-back].
“Together with Rafa [Varane], Diogo [Dalot] is a good back four, David De Gea [too]. The cooperation as well, so we chose them.”
Countdown to kick-off
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We are less than ten minutes away from Man United vs Everton kicking off!
Lampard determined to fight off pressure
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Frank Lampard has insisted he is not thinking about his job future.
A poor run of results has left the Everton boss as 1/3 favourite to be the next Premier League boss to be sacked, according to SkyBet.
“I’ve never, and would never, seek reassurances,” said Lampard.
“It’s my job to focus on the job in hand, day to day, game to game. I’m not hunting around for any reassurances. I’m a big man, working for a great club, and I’ll keep doing it.”
Throwback to Man United’s last home win over Everton
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Frank Lampard explains Calvert-Lewin decision
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Dominic Calvert-Lewin is only fit for the bench tonight.
Frank Lampard says: “Dominic felt some fatigue during the Brighton game and then specifically the morning after.
“Yesterday we had a long chat - the medical team's advice and Dom's feeling was that to start and play 90 minutes was probably a personal risk for him, so we had to consider that.”
A big night for De Gea
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The goalkeeper gets a rare FA Cup outing tonight, a tournament he has only played twice in since the 2018 final!
Countdown to kick-off!
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Just half an hour until we get underway in the 2022-23 FA Cup third round.
You can just smell the history...
Who you backing?
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No Butland for Man United
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Jack Butland not involved tonight after Erik ten Hag explained why Manchester United signed the goalkeeper on loan.
“What he’s (Butland) bringing, I’m really happy with David, it’s quite clear, he’s our No1,” Ten Hag said yesterday.
“He’s a really good performer, but there’s always something that can happen with David as well, and you have to be prepared for that, so you don’t have one.
“Last year I had a situation with Ajax we had three goalies injured, and you don’t want a position that you play for trophies, and you have to put in a young keeper, you can’t expect it, and also kill your season. That’s what you have to be prepared for.”
Four changes for Everton
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The Toffees look to have reverted to a back five with Ben Godfrey’s return to the XI.
Andre Onana is back in the midfield and Neal Maupay starts up front with Dominic Calvert-Lewin only fit for the bench.
Seamus Coleman also comes into their line-up.
A strong Man United team
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Erik ten Hag picking perhaps his first-choice XI tonight as Luke Shaw slots back into central defence.
That means Lisandro Martinez, Harry Maguire and Victor Lindelof are on the bench along with Tom Heaton as David De Gea gets the nod in goal. Jack Butland is not involved.
Antony and Anthony Martial pass late fitness tests with Diogo Dalot back from a hamstring injury as one of three changes.
Tonight’s Everton team
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Everton XI: Pickford; Coleman, Coady, Godfrey, Tarkowski, Mykolenko; Iwobi, Onana, Gueye, Gray; Maupay.
Subs: Begovic, Holgate, McNeil, Calvert-Lewin, Gordon, Mina, Doucoure, Davies, Simms.
How Man United line up tonight
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Manchester United XI: De Gea; Dalot, Varane, Shaw, Malacia; Casemiro, Eriksen; Antony, Fernandes, Rashford; Martial.
Subs: Heaton, Lindelof, Maguire, Martinez, Wan-Bissaka, Fred, McTominay, Elanga, Garnacho.
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Manchester United: 2/7
Odds via Betfair (Subject to change).
Tonight’s destination: Old Trafford
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No Sancho as fitness issues continue
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There will be no Jadon Sancho in the Man United squad later as he continues his long road back to fitness, which remains a bit of a mystery to those outside the club.
“I would like to have Jadon back as soon as possible, but I can't force this process,” Erik ten Hag said. “I will do everything that's in my power but some processes you can't force and this is one of them.
“I also have to show patience although I don't have patience because we have a lack of opportunities in the frontline, players who are available and capable to contribute not only in the Premier League but on the highest standard in football.
“Jadon is one who, when he is fit, he will contribute and we will have an extra option and so we have more chance to win a lot of games.”
Team news coming up!
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How many changes will both managers make?
Watch this space...
Will Jack Butland make his debut tonight?
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Manchester United have confirmed the loan signing of Jack Butland from Crystal Palace and he CAN make his debut this evening.
The goalkeeper is expected to feature either against Everton or versus Charlton in the upcoming Carabao Cup tie.
Tom Heaton and David De Gea are also in the mix for tonight’s game.
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Everton are unbeaten at Old Trafford since October 2018.
Manchester United wins: 91
Everton wins: 71
Evening Standard score prediction
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While United can surely expect a reaction from Everton following their abysmal 4-1 home defeat at the hands of Brighton, they have been far too good at Old Trafford this season to imagine there will be an upset.
Manchester United to win, 3-0.
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Predicted Everton XI: Begovic; Coleman, Godfrey, Coady, Tarkowski, Vinagre; Iwobi, Doucoure, Davies, Gray; Calvert-Lewin.
Early Everton team news
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Amadou Onana is available after suspension and Ben Godfrey could return to the side, while Anthony Gordon may make a push following a recent bout of illness.
Nathan Patterson, Michael Keane and Andros Townsend are all out, along with former United midfielder James Garner.
Dominic Calvert-Lewin faces a late fitness test.
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Predicted Manchester United XI (4-2-3-1): De Gea; Dalot, Varane, Martinez, Shaw; Casemiro, Eriksen; Garnacho, Fernandes, Rashford; Martial.
Early Man United team news
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Erik ten Hag was coy about Donny van de Beek’s fitness following the nasty-looking injury the Dutchman unfortunately picked up against Bournemouth.
Whatever the eventual outcome, it seems unlikely the midfielder would play after such a blow amid a tight turnaround.
Anthony Martial, however, is likely to be available despite coming off injured against the Cherries.
Antony should return, though Jadon Sancho remains out along with the likes of Axel Tuanzebe.
How to watch
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TV channel: In the UK, the match will be televised live and free-to-air on ITV1, with coverage starting at 7.30pm GMT ahead of an 8pm kick-off.
Live stream: Fans can also catch the game live online via the ITVX website and app.
Manchester United vs Everton: LIVE!
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Hello and welcome to Standard Sport’s coverage of tonight’s FA Cup third-round tie at Old Trafford.
Manchester United host Everton looking to build their case for a shot at the trophy.
Kick-off comes at 8pm GMT and you can keep it with Standard Sport for all build-up, match action and reaction!