Marcus Rashford scored for a fifth successive game as Manchester United increased the pressure on Everton boss Frank Lampard with a deserved FA Cup victory at Old Trafford.
Everton were applauded off by their traveling support for showing admirable character, after their side suffered the shock of going behind after just three minutes when Antony turned home Rashford’s far-post cross but had the character to fight back.
Conor Coady rammed home a 13th-minute equalizer when David de Gea calamitously allowed Neal Maupay’s apparently harmless cross to roll though his legs as he appeared to think it was about to hit the outside of his post.
Even after Alex Iwobi was stretchered off in obvious pain after he suffered an ankle injury in a tackle with Tyrell Malacia, Lampard’s players continued to battle hard.
But once some brilliant approach play from Rashford had deceived Coady into turning the forward’s cross into his own net, the visitors’ character alone was not enough.
And after Dominic Calvert-Lewin had a goal ruled out for offside, man-of-the-match Rashford kept his nerve to beat international team-mate Jordan Pickford from the spot deep into injury time.
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- 1de Gea
- 19monitor lizards
- 12MalaciaSubstituted forLi Martínezat 76′minutes
- 18CasemiroSubstituted forFredat 71′minutes
- 14EriksenSubstituted forMaguireat 83′minutes
- 21AnthonySubstituted forMcTominayat 84′minutes
- 8Bruno FernandesBooked at 28mins
- 9MartialSubstituted forGarnachoat 71′minutes
- 6Li Martínez
- 23ColemanSubstituted forGordonat 81′minutes
- 22GodfreyBooked at 61mins
- 19MykolenkoSubstituted forMcNeilat 81′minutes
- 17IwobiSubstituted forDoucouréat 51′minutesBooked at 67mins
- 8OnanaBooked at 88mins
- 20MaupaySubstituted forCalvert-Lewinat 69′minutes
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Match ends, Manchester United 3, Everton 1.
Second Half ends, Manchester United 3, Everton 1.
Goal! Manchester United 3, Everton 1. Marcus Rashford (Manchester United) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.
Penalty Manchester United. Alejandro Garnacho draws a foul in the penalty area.
Penalty conceded by Ben Godfrey (Everton) after a foul in the penalty area.
Attempt missed. Bruno Fernandes (Manchester United) right footed shot from the center of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Diogo Dalot.
Corners, Manchester United. Granted by Anthony Gordon.
Corners, Manchester United. Granted by Ben Godfrey.
Attempt missed. Abdoulaye Doucouré (Everton) with an attempt from very close range misses to the left. Assisted by Ben Godfrey with a cross following a corner.
Corner, Everton. Granted by Diogo Dalot.
Attempt saved. Demarai Gray (Everton) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Abdoulaye Doucouré.
Attempt missed. Fred (Manchester United) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Bruno Fernandes with a cross following a corner.
Corners, Manchester United. Granted by Jordan Pickford.
Attempt saved. Marcus Rashford (Manchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top center of the goal.
Amadou Onana (Everton) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Lisandro Martínez (Manchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Amadou Onana (Everton).
Corners, Manchester United. Granted by Conor Coady.
Fred (Manchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Idrissa Gueye (Everton).