Dominic Calvert-Lewin scored deep in second-half stoppage time to give Everton a 3-3 draw as Manchester United twice gave up the lead.
In the opening minutes, Everton looked the more threatening side. But it was Manchester United who scored first when Edinson Cavani linked at the back post to head home on 24 minutes with a lovely Marcus Rashford cross. For Everton, the first half was a lesson in violent, organized, high-intensity pressure that regularly left them unable to get out of their defensive third.
Pogba was substituted by Ole as he was limping off, Fred came in. In first-half stoppage time, Everton struggled contain Bruno Fernandes. Thus, on the edge of the penalty area and he made them pay. He fired a stunning shot over Robin Olsen’s head to stake Man United at the break to a 2-0 lead. It is perhaps a contender for goal of the season.
Everton started the second on a positive note when, after David de Gea spilled a save right into his path in front of the net. And Abdoulaye Doucoure poked home from close range. Minutes later, through James Rodriguez, who settled a Doucoure cutback with his first touch before shattering a low half-volley past De Gea.
Everton drew level. The match’s flow continued— with United regaining momentum after Everton tied it up. And the hosts were soon back in front when Scott McTominay from a set piece went past Olsen. Everton won a free kick in the attacking third with the game almost over. Michael Keane flicked on Lucas Digne’s delivery to allow Calvert-Lewin to score with the game’s last kick.
The outcome places United on 45 points, two behind Man City leaders, who are ahead on goal difference and have two games in hand. Everton’s Carlo Ancelotti advanced to sixth place ahead of Chelsea on 37 points from 21 matches.
This draw was set in motion by David De Gea-surely it can’t be long before Dean Henderson is given the start. Harry Maguire and Victor Lindelof will have nightmares too about Calvert-Lewin in the second half for a few days to come.