The FA Cup Clash Between Man United And Everton: Story Of The Game

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The FA Cup for this season is turning out to be one of the most interesting editions of the competition in recent times. With the likes of Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal, Everton and others progressing deeper into the cup, the viewer base of this competition is also increasing rapidly.Therefore, irrespective of the final outcome, fans are flocking to the stadiums to cheer for their favourite clubs in great numbers. This is a great scene, especially in the post-COVID scenario. 

Friday’s Man United vs Everton clash has been especially a highly anticipated one in recent times. Given the stellar form of Man United under Eric Ten Hag, expectations were high from this club. Apart from this competition, Ten Hag’s side is well-placed in the Premier League table and is also emerging as one of the favourites to win the UEFA Europa League this season. On the other hand, Everton is not having a good season under Frank Lampard. They are placed 18th in the league table, stepping into the danger zone of getting relegated. Therefore,  the FA Cup was seen as an ideal stage for them to mark a bounce back. For all these reasons the clash between Everton and Man United had been a match to look for.

Therefore, if you wish to know more about the matchup this Friday, this article is the perfect stop for you. Keep reading this article to know what went on in this highly hyped game of football. 

What Went On In The Game 

What Went On In The Game 

Both teams started the match on a high note. However, it was Manchester United who found the back of the nets first and that too within the opening 5 minutes. Marcus Rashford continued his excellent form as he delivered a low cross inside the Everton box, which was just enough for Antony to convert into a goal with a sweet forward slide. However, Everton was quick to respond as Conor Coady equalised in the 14th minute of the game the scoreline capitalizing on a mistake by De Gea. 

As the second half began, Ten Hag’s side pounced on Everton with even more intent. The result was instant. Rashford, continuing his stellar form entered the Everton box and initiated a deadly cross in front of the goal. The low cross caught the legs of the outstretched Coady to take a deflection into the back of the Everton goal. Even after that unfortunate own goal, Everton tried to pull one back. In the 74th minute of the game, Calvert-Lewis pushed the ball past De Gea into the nets. However, the goal was ruled offside by the VAR. After that, there was no turning back for United. Garnacho earned a foul inside the penalty box and Rashford was too clinical in finishing the penalty in style to give United a massive 3-1 lead in the 97th minute of the game. 

Thus, the game ended with a crushing victory for United. With this home win, Ten Hag’s team has booked a spot in the fourth round of the competition. Thus, the impressive run of Manchester United continues, adding more to the suffering of Everton this season. 

Concluding Lines 
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Concluding Lines 

The USP for United this season has been their intent to win. Ten Hag is against the idea of taking some games with a casual bent of mind. As a result Antony, Rashford, Casemiro, Varane, Bruno, Eriksen and all the other top performers featured in the clash against Everton. The effect is visibly great. Moreover, Antony has partly answered the debate about his price tag. However, it is still his early days at United and he needs to improve a lot to be one of the stars at United. But as far as Ten Hag is concerned, his team is marching on. A sad day for Everton fans. But the high-spirited performance against United is enough to inspire more such performances in the days to come. 

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