Everton 1-3 Man United: Is Ole whining United? (Match report)
|Jordan Pickford watches helplessly as Fernandes' effort rebounds off the post and into the net for United's second goal at Goodison on Saturday (Photo credit: Premierleague.com)|
As predicted, Manchester United went to Everton and gave the performance of their lives with a comeback win over Carlo Ancelotti’s men at Goodison Park on Saturday.
Back to back losses to Arsenal and Istanbul Basaksehir had put intense pressure on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and his position had been under the spotlight.
But as always, he found a way to put in a commanding performance and got critics off his back at least for now.
It's beginning to look like a consistent cycle, lose run of games and get under pressure, and when it seems like the axe is coming, go under another run of wins, and then rinse, and then repeat, bringing us to the question: Is Ole whining Man United fans?
Everton had taken the lead in the sunshine at Goodison when Bernard found the back of David De Gea’s net having received from Dominic Calvert Lewin, breezed past Aaron Wan Bissaka and then riffled past United’s number one.
That didn’t last long, Bruno Fernandes met Luke Shaw’s cross with a perfectly timed header for the equalizer and then fired in a rebound for the second, and the quickfire double took the sails out of the Toffees as they struggled in vain to level before halftime.
Carlo Ancelotti sent on Alex Iwobi with the game entering the final quarter and it seemed to add bite to Everton’s gameplay but United’s defense stood firm, there were opportunities for the Toffees to level but it was not to be, instead it was United that found the net again.
On the counter, Bruno Fernandes found a substitute, Edison Cavani unmarked and the Uruguayan whistled one past Jordan Pickford for his first goal in English football.
The win lifted United to 13th on the table with a game in hand but Everton’s slide down continues having led the league for five rounds.