Townsend on target as Everton hit back against Manchester United at Old Trafford

Saturday, October 2nd, 2021 17:51 |
Andros Townsend

An Andros Townsend goal with 25 minutes to go cancelled out Anthony Martial's opener from just before the break, as Everton snatched one point at Old Trafford against a struggling Manchester United side.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer decided to start without an in-form Cristiano Ronaldo, but the Red Devils hit the ground running, with Martial and Edinson Cavani missing one clear-cut chance each.

David de Gea, meanwhile, made a brilliant save to deny Demarai Gray just after the half hour mark.

When everything indicated that the two teams would head into half-time in a goalless stalemate, Martial gave United the lead after making the most of a Bruno Fernandes assist.

Manchester United struggled to create much in the first 20 minutes of the second half and Solskjaer sent on Ronaldo in search of a spark in attack, but Townsend beat De Gea on the counter to equalise for the Toffees.

The hosts pushed for a winner and piled the pressure on Everton, but they failed to break down the visitors' defence in the remaining minutes, and the Toffees even had a Yerri Mina goal ruled out by VAR for offside.

Manchester United have no win in their last two Premier League games, and they currently sit second in the Premier League table, level on points with Everton, who are having a decent start to the 2021/22 campaign.

More on Sports