Man United vs Everton final score, result as Fernandes, Rashford get the job done in Premier League clash

MANCHESTER, OLD TRAFFORD — Manchester United returned to winning ways as they comfortably overcame Everton in a 2-0 victory, thanks to two first-half penalties.

Bruno Fernandes and Marcus Rashford converted from the spot as the Red Devils bounced back from consecutive losses to Fulham at Old Trafford and Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium.

It’s a win that sees them move within three points of Tottenham Hotspur in fifth place, although the North London team have two games in hand on Erik ten Hag’s side.

Following a sluggish start, United swiftly reversed the momentum to their advantage when Alejandro Garnacho won his side a penalty after James Tarkowski cynically brought him down in the box. Fernandes stepped up to the spot and slotted past Jordan Pickford.

The Everton goalkeeper had dived the right way but wasn’t able to deny the United skipper. No player has scored more Premier League penalties than him (17) since he moved to Manchester in January 2020.

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Man United vs Everton final score

  FT Goalscorers
Man United 2 Fernandes (p) 11′, Rashford (p) 36′
Everton 0  

Starting lineups:

Man United (4-2-3-1, right to left): Onana (GK) — Dalot, Varane, Evans, Lindelof — Casemiro, Mainoo — McTominay, Fernandes Garnacho — Rashford.

Everton (4-4-1-1 right to left): Pickford (GK) — Godfrey, Tarkowski, Branthwaite, Mykolenko — Harrison, Onana, Garner, McNeil, Doucoure — Beto.

Argentina international Garnacho then won United’s second penalty of the game shortly before halftime. This time, it was Ben Godfrey who couldn’t handle the 19-year-old’s trickery. Fernandes this time put the ball in Rashford’s hands, who placed it on the spot and sent Pickford the wrong way to double United’s lead.

Garnacho became United’s first player to win two penalties in a Premier League game, and the first player to do so in England’s top flight since 2021.

United’s No. 17 was then unlucky not to earn a third spot-kick just before halftime, perhaps hindered by the earlier two awarded. Despite the ball clearly hitting Vitaliy Mykolenko’s arm in the box, on-field referee Simon Hooper opted not to point to the spot, and VAR agreed, apparently satisfied to apply the rule that says a player shouldn’t be penalised if the ball strikes the arm they are using to cushion their fall. It was one of those “seen ’em given” incidents, though.

Early in the second half, it was Garnacho again causing all sorts of problems to Everton’s backline. This time he had the better of Mykolenko but couldn’t keep his effort down as he hammered it high and wide.

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He then nearly found the back of the net on the hour mark as Fernandes played a delightful ball across the six-yard box but the United forward couldn’t quite reach it to make proper contact, after sliding across the surface at the far post.

Sean Dyche’s side out-shot United 23 to 15, but few of their opportunities were clear cut. They have now fallen to an 11th league match without a win, the longest ongoing run of any side currently in the division.

The good news for the Toffees is that they sit in 16th place, two places above the relegation zone. The bad news is fellow relegation battlers Luton Town have two games in hand and could leapfrog them with six points.

While United still have an immense amount of work to do to give them a fighting chance of Champions League football next season, it was vital to get back to winning ways ahead of hosting Liverpool in the FA Cup quarterfinals next weekend

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Man United vs Everton live updates, highlights, and commentary

FT: That’s it from Old Trafford and United return to winning ways after a poor few weeks. 

90th minute: There will be four minutes of added time.

87th minute: Rashford is caught offside.

82nd minute: Garnacho makes way for Antony.

76th minute: How on earth have Everton not scored there?! The ball is nodded down and somehow Calvert-Lewin can’t poke it home.

74th minute: Ashley Young replaces James Garner for Everton. United fans applaud both former players.

65th minute: An Everton free-kick strikes the wall.

59th minute: United’s No. 17 is again at the centre of attention. This time Fernandes’ slick ball across the six-yard box is just out of reach.

54th minute: Garnacho smashes the ball high and wide. It was a glorious opportunity for the Argentine international.

46th minute: We’re back underway for the second half.

HT: That’s the best first half for United in quite a while, despite starting the match under the cosh. Everton’s defence has been woeful, if United can push on in the second half this could get ugly for Sean Dyche’s men.

45th minute: Another penalty shout for United. Again, it’s Garnacho who causes the damage. His cross is stopped by Mykolenko’s arm but the referee somehow waves play on. VAR must feel sorry for the Toffees, as they too refused to award a third penalty. 

36th minute: GOAL! Rashford sends Pickford the wrong way and doubles United’s lead.

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34th minute: Penalty to United! Garnacho again draws the foul, this time it’s Godfrey who can’t handle the Argentine. 

32nd minute: Casemiro’s clipped ball is collected by Pickford, however, it looked to have struck Mykolenko’s arms. Play continues…

27th minute: It’s all going on for Fernandes at the minute and this time Pickford makes a fantastic save to deny the United skipper his second of the match. It was a free-kick that was destined for the top corner.

25th minute: Close for Everton! Another good period of play for the Toffees sees James Garner try his luck from distance, but Onana makes a routine stop. 

17th minute: Fernandes again finds himself in the box but this time fires well over the bar. 

11th minute: GOAL! Fernandes finds the bottom corner from the penalty spot. Pickford had dived the right way but couldn’t get there.

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10th minute: PENALTY to United! Tarkowski is beaten by Garnacho’s trickery and the Everton defender leaves a leg out that brings down the 19-year-old. 

5th minute: United have had their backs to the wall since kickoff as Everton are all over them in these opening stages.

1st minute: We’re underway at the Theatre of Dreams.

5 mins from kickoff: The players are out and as the Premier League anthem is played, the Everton fans boo. They’re still furious with the league after they received a points deduction for breaching financial rules. 

30 mins before kickoff: United have won their previous four matches against the Toffees, can they make it five today?

1 hour before kickoff: Team news is here! United are unchanged from the derby, however, their options on the bench remain limited. James Garner starts for the visitors against his former club. 

1 hour 30 mins before kickoff: Everton have won just one of their last 30 league games at Old Trafford. They are, however, without a win in any of their last 10 Premier League games.

2 hours before kickoff: Kobbie Mainoo made his full Premier League debut when these two sides met back in November; now, he’s picked up the February Goal of the Month!

Man United vs Everton kick off time

This Premier League clash takes place at Old Trafford in Manchester, UK and kicks off on Saturday, March 9 at 12:30 p.m. local time.

Here’s how that time translates across some of the major territories:

  Date Kickoff time
USA Sat, Mar. 9 7:30 a.m. ET
Canada Sat, Mar. 9 7:30 a.m. ET
UK Sat, Mar. 9 12:30 p.m. GMT
Australia Sat, Mar. 9 11:30 p.m. AEDT
India Sat, Mar. 9 6:00 p.m. IST

Man United vs Everton lineups, starting 11s, team news

United’s injury picture is still not looking good. Rasmus Hojlund is still sidelined with a muscle injury and told club media he will not “put a date” on his comeback. It is hoped he will be available for the FA Cup match against Liverpool on March 17, with Harry Maguire and Aaron Wan-Bissaka also tipped to return for that game at Old Trafford.

Marcus Rashford has been carrying a knock from the defeat to Man City but has been cleared to play, along with Jonny EvansVictor Lindelof will likely line up at left-back due to long-term injuries to Luke Shaw and Tyrell Malacia.

Omari Forson, who made his debut against Fulham, is injured.

Man United (4-2-3-1, right to left): Onana (GK) — Dalot, Varane, Evans, Lindelof — Casemiro, Mainoo — Antony, Fernandes, Garnacho — Rashford.

Man United subs: TBC

Idrissa Gana Gueye has “a chance” of playing, according to manager Sean Dyche, but it seems unlikely the midfielder will be rushed back. Dele Alli is sidelined and Arnaut Danjuma is unlikely to be rushed back, but James Garner is set to start against his old club at Old Trafford.

Everton (4-4-1-1 right to left): Pickford (GK) — Godfrey, Tarkowski, Branthwaite, Mykolenko — Harrison, Onana, Garner, McNeil — Doucoure — Calvert-Lewin.

Everton sub: TBC

Man United vs Everton live stream, TV channel

Here’s how to watch this Premier League match across selected areas of the world’s major regions:

Region TV Streaming
USA NBC USA Network, Universo Fubo, NBC Sports App, Universo NOW, Telemundo Deportes En Vivo
Canada

Fubo Canada

UK TNT Sports 1 discovery+
Australia Optus Sport
India JioTV, Hotstar

USA: This game is available on the NBC USA Network with streaming options on Fubo. Spanish language options are on Universo and Telemundo.

Canada: Every Premier League game this season is live-streaming exclusively via Fubo.

Australia: Fans in Australia can stream every match live and on-demand on Optus Sport.

UK: This game is available via live broadcast on TNT Sports with streaming options on discovery+.

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