Manchester United will be content with that. After a lively and not really mastered match, Erik ten Hag’s players managed to defeat Everton (3-1) at Old Trafford in the third round of the Cup on Friday evening. The Red Devils started the game perfectly by quickly opening the scoring through Antony, after an acceleration and a center inspired by Marcus Rashford (4th, 1-0).
Rashford shines, De Gea holes up
In great difficulty in the Championship (18th), the Toffees managed to react ten minutes later thanks to their defender Conor Coady (1-1, 14th), opportunist after a huge error by David De Gea, who let a ball slip between his legs as he blocked the angle at his first post. Dominating, the Mancunians got several chances (2.61 xG on the meeting, 1.73 outside the penalty) until they found the fault when they returned from the locker room on a goal against his camp from … Coady (52nd, 2- 1) after another cross from Rashford.
And it was finally the English international who sealed the fate of the match on penalty (90th + 6, 3-1) after a foul by Ben Godfrey on the young Alejandro Garnacho. By qualifying for the round of 16 of the Cup, MU may also have put an end to the adventure of Frank Lampard at the head of Everton.