Live Commentary: Manchester United 0-1 Everton - as it happened

Man United manager David Moyes gestures on the touchline during the match against Arsenal on November 10, 2013
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Find out how Everton overcame Manchester United at Old Trafford with Sports Mole's text updates.

Everton made the trip to Manchester United this evening looking for their first win at Old Trafford in 21 years.

It appeared that the spoils were going to be shared, but Bryan Oviedo scored late on to seal all three points for the Toffees against their former manager David Moyes.

You can find out how the match unfolded with our minute-by-minute updates below.


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6.47pmEvening all. So, we've got a game here that David Moyes is probably both excited by and dreading all at the same time. His current club Manchester United play host to his former employers Everton. It also see eighth in the Premier League host fifth - there's plenty to play for.

6.49pmThere is no team news just yet, but the big rumour is that Leighton Baines could feature for Everton, despite having recently been ruled out with a broken foot. He's certainly at Old Trafford, having been seen standing on the side of the pitch talking to his manager Roberto Martinez. It would be a remarkable recovery by the full-back.

6.50pmAnd just like that, the team news has arrived. Let's start with the home side...

6.51pmMAN UNITED XI: De Gea; Rafael, Vidic, Smalling, Evra; Valencia, Fellaini, Giggs, Kagawa, Welbeck; Rooney

6.52pmMAN UNITED SUBS: Lindegaard, Evans, Cleverley, Nani, Young, Hernandez, Januzaj

6.54pmSo, Moyes has made three changes with Ryan Giggs, Rafael da Silva and Marouane Fellaini replacing Phil Jones, Jonny Evans and Tom Cleverley. Elsewhere, there is still no Robin van Persie because of toe and groin complains, while youngster Adnan Januzaj will start as a substitute.

6.55pmNow let's take a look at how the visitors will start this contest...

6.56pmEVERTON XI: Howard; Oviedo, Distin, Jagielka, Coleman; McCarthy, Barry, Pienaar, Barkley, Mirallas; Lukaku

6.57pmEVERTON SUBS: Robles, Heitinga, Jelavic, Deulofeu, Naismith, Osman, Stones

6.59pmWell the rumour about Baines proved to be just that - a rumour. He is not included in the squad and appears to have the short trip as a supporter. As a result, fresh from his goal against Stoke City at the weekend, Bryan Ovideo will continue to deputise at left-back. The rest of the lineup is what many people would have expected, although Gerard Deulofeu has dropped out, with Ross Barkley taking his place.

7.02pmWith that now out of the way, there really is only one place to start - Mr Moyes. The Scot spent 11 years at Goodison Park and although he didn't guide the club to a trophy, he was quite rightly lauded for the job that he carried out on Merseyside - it earned him the United role after all. Having said that, he isn't necessarily expecting a great reception from the travelling faithful tonight.

7.04pm"I wouldn't be surprised by football supporters, but I think Everton supporters know and are well aware of what was done," he told reporters. "The Premier League has been going just over 20 years, and they had a top-10 finish maybe once in that first 10-year period. In the second 10-year period, we finished in the top 10 on a regular basis.

"So I think if someone really looked at it, they would understand and hopefully realise I helped push the club in the right direction. I had a great rapport with the fans at Everton, but things wouldn't surprise me - I've got to do a job for Manchester United, while Everton supporters have to support their team, which they've always done."

You'd imagine that the majority of Everton fans will applaud their former gaffer, but as he says, you never know with some football fans!


7.06pmAnd while we are at, let's take a look at how Moyes has viewed the work being done by his replacement Martinez: "He is doing a very good job. He has very good players there.

"I always told them they could play without a manager because they are very well organised, but Roberto is doing a really good job keeping it going."


7.10pmTurning our attention to Everton, they are bound to miss Baines - any team would. His replacement, Oviedo, did well when he came into the side at the weekend and he believes that the team is playing well:

"I think we are playing very well - we are a top team at the moment. We’ve scored a lot of goals in the last two games and that is very important. I think the most important thing for us is every player is a good [player] and we are working together every time," he told the club's official website.


7.15pmOf course, it is not only Moyes that will be coming up against Everton for the first time since his departure. Fellaini has struggled to settle into life at Old Trafford, but he has been given the nod this evening. Due to the fact that he forced the move by handing in a transfer request, you can expect him to be jeered by the away fans.

7.18pmIn fact, quite a few Everton fans may well feel that their team is in better shape without the big Belgian. Martinez used the money from his sale to secure the services of James McCarthy and Gareth Barry and the duo have settled into the midfield extremely well. What's more, there is no longer the temptation to play the ball long.

7.21pmTo enhance that point further, former United full-back Gary Neville has just been tweeting about Fellaini:



7.23pmThe other Neville, Gary's brother Phil, who is on the coaching staff at Old Trafford, has been more positive about Fellaini of late. Here is what he has had to say:

"He needs to experience that feeling when you are part of a team that wins," he told the Manchester Evening News. "It is fine having that feeling when you are part of a squad but it is great to have it when you are part of a team that wins.

"He [also] needs to start scoring from midfield. There is nobody better at that than Felli. The United fans have not seen the best of him. When he came he wasn't fully match fit but we are getting him fitter to play for United and be that box-to-box player."


7.28pmRight, let's take a quick trip down memory lane shall we? The last time that Everton won at Old Trafford was back in 1992 during the opening season of the Premier League. Peter Beardsley was among the goalscorers for the Toffees. You can relieve that match below:


7.33pmPREDICTION: So, with just under 15 minutes to go until we get off and running, let's have a stab at predicting the outcome of this one. United have hardly set the world alight this season, so Everton aren't likely to fear too much. In Romelu Lukaku they have a real physical presence up front, but then again the home side have the in-form Wayne Rooney. Let's sit on the fence and say 1-1.

7.38pmSo, the players have now returned to the dressing rooms after the warm-ups and will soon be filtering back into the tunnel. The Everton fans that have made the trip are in fine voice.

7.41pmThe players now are indeed in the tunnel and are waiting for the referee to lead them out onto the pitch. Not long now until we get underway at Old Trafford.

7.45pmBefore we get underway, there is a 60-second applause for the late Bill Foulkes, who died last week. Foulkes was a survivor of the Munich air disaster and was part of the side that won the European Cup in 1968.

1 minGAME ON! Here we go then. Hosting United, attacking from left to right, get this contest started.

3 minSome early pressure from Everton as Kevin Mirallas swings the ball into the area for Lukaku, but there is just too much height on the Belgian's pass and the danger is cleared by Chris Smalling. Still, it's a sign that Everton are not going to sit back and look to soak up pressure here.

6 minFirst real effort of the match is struck by Lukaku after Smalling backs away from the Everton striker. His shot from 25 yards out flies well wide of David de Gea's goal, but again it's another warning for United - Everton are not scared of them.

8 minIt's not even been a mixed reception for Moyes from the Everton fans:



10 minSAVE! Again it's Everton with the shot and this time they call De Gea into action. Mirallas cuts in from the left and unleashes from 20 yards out. The ball heads straight for the United goalkeeper, but he opts to punch it clear for a corner, which is easily cleared.

14 minWe are still yet to see too much of United as an attacking force. They've really struggled to get Rooney in the game, which must be worrying for Moyes.

16 minSAVE! First sight of Rooney for United as he finds himself with a bit of time and space. The angle is against him, though, and his shot is well saved by Tim Howard. Nevertheless, that is much better from the home side.

21 minHe may be a full-back, but Seamus Coleman is getting forward superbly well at this moment in time. United's Danny Welbeck is more comfortable when attacking, but he is being made to defend by the Republic of Ireland international. His latest raid forward sees him cross, but none of teammates are there and De Gea gathers.

25 minCHANCE! He's not renowned for his heading ability, but 40-year-old Giggs goes really close to breaking the deadlock for United. Rooney frees Rafael down right and his cross is met by the veteran, who glances a header goalwards. Howard is well beaten, but the ball drifts inches wide of the target.

29 minOFF THE POST! So, so close for Rooney and United, who are starting to apply some real pressure here. The striker wriggles free on the edge of the area and sees his deflected shot cannon off the post. It appears that Kagawa is going to roll in the rebound, but Howard manages to toe the ball away. An escape for Everton.

34 minRafael has made a big difference to this United side tonight. He's been absent recently with a hamstring injury and in his place has been Chris Smalling, who is not the most natural of full-backs. In contrast, the Brazilian has defended well, but he has also posed a threat in the final third.

39 minEverton's Ross Barkley is certainly not lacking in confidence for someone so young. He's just burst through the United midfield to open up a shooting chance for himself. The ball ends up flying wide of the target, but a positive sign for Everton.

42 minSAVE! Chances for Everton as Lukaku drives into the penalty area and drills a shot towards De Gea's near post. The Spaniard gets down well to save and the rebound from Mirallas is blocked well by Smalling. Everton have found a second win in this first half.

44 minSAVE! It's like a game of basketball at the moment as Kagawa's cross is missed by both Welbeck and Rooney. The latter gets a second chance as Oviedo fails to clear, but his flicked effort is comfortably stopped by Howard.

45 minThere will be one minute of stoppage time at the end of this first half.

45+1 minHALF-TIME: MAN UNITED 0-0 EVERTON

8.33pmThe whistle has been blown on a half which saw both sides create some good openings, but neither goalkeeper has been called into what you would describe as drastic action. You'd have to say that right now a draw is fair.

8.37pmFrom United's point of view, they've played well in patches. On the occasions that they have managed to get Rooney involved, that, as you would expect, is when they've been at their most dangerous. The likes of Kagawa and Welbeck have been quiet, though, so it might not be long until we see either Nani or Javier Hernandez introduced.

8.41pmAs for Everton, the one thing that will have disappointed Martinez is the way that his players have wasted openings. On numerous occasions they've got themselves into threatening positions, but the final pass has been lacking. A bit more care in the second half and they could well cause some real problems.

8.44pmIt's worth noting, if United are going to maintain their title bid, they really need the three points here. At the moment, Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City and Liverpool are winning their respective matches - Moyes's men cannot afford to fall any further behind the leading pack, that's for sure.

46 minSECOND HALF UNDERWAY! Everton get the second half started as United attack the Stretford End. Big 45 minutes ahead for both clubs.

48 minSAVE! An early venture forward from United full-back Evra and the Frenchman drills the ball powerfully towards the Everton goal from 25 yards out. It's too strong for Howard to hold, so he goes for safety and punches clear. Bright start to the second half by United.

53 minA smart break forward from United involving Rooney and Valencia. The latter crosses from the right, but only Welbeck is in the middle and the ball drifts well over his head. United really need to start committing more men forward because it's been a bit easy at times for the Everton defence.

57 minSUBSTITUTIONS: A double switch from Moyes, who brings off Rafael and Kagawa. On comes Nani and the 18-year-old Januzaj. It looks as though Valencia will drop back in at right-back.

62 minThis game has become really stretched, with both sides mounting attacks. It is given off the impression that a goal is not far off, but at which end, who knows?!

63 minBOOKING! The first yellow of the evening goes to Rooney for a collision with Jagielka by the touchline near the dugouts. It's a costly caution for United because it's the striker's fifth of the season, so he will now be banned for Saturday's home clash against Newcastle United.

67 minPENALTY APPEAL! The youngster Adnan hits the deck inside the Everton area following a challenge by Steven Pienaar and is adamant that he should have had a penalty. It certainly looked a clumsy challenge from the South African, but the referee Martin Atkinson allows play to continue, much to Adnan's disbelief.

69 minSUBSTITUTION: Everton's first change sees the lively Barkley replaced by the equally lively Deulofeu. His first involvement sees him burst beyond Evra, but his low shot from a narrowing angle is saved by De Gea. Then, up the other end, Januzaj calls Howard into action from distance.

73 minSAVE! What a stunning stop from Howard, who denies Evra from point blank range. The rebound falls to Welbeck and an open goal is in front of him. He heads goalwards, but rather than find the net, he hits the crossbar and the danger is cleared. Moments later, Rooney volleys wildly over the crossbar. Big, big escape for Everton.

78 minUnited are really starting to put Everton under pressure, with both of their substitutes having provided plenty of threat. So far, a combination of smart defending, luck and poor finishing has kept the away side level.

81 minSUBSTITUTIONS: Another change for the away side as tiring Pienaar is replaced by Leon Osman. Meanwhile, Hernandez has replaced Welbeck for United. That's the final roll of the dice by Moyes.

83 minWe've had a stoppage in play as McCarthy falls to the floor following a challenge with Fellaini. The replays show that both players had their feet up high, but the United midfielder certainly caught his opponent on his thigh. He is lucky to escape a booking there.

85 minOFF THE POST! As Paul Merson would say, Mirallas has just hit the "beans on toast" with a curling free kick. Big escape for United.

86 minGOAL! MAN UNITED 0-1 EVERTON (OVIEDO)

86 minIs Everton's 21-year drought at Old Trafford over? It could well be. They've stunned Old Trafford by breaking the deadlock so late on. United couldn't clear the lines from that Mirallas strike that hit the post. The ball is worked to Lukaku and he drills it across goal. Oviedo ghosts in at the back post and squeezes the ball in from the tightest of angles. Nightmare for Moyes, but Everton love it.

89 min"Are you watching David Moyes" is the chant from the away fans. He wishes he wasn't.

90 minUnited have four minutes of injury time salvage something here. Can they find a late, late goal?

90+1 minSUBSTITUTION: A time-wasting change from Martinez as Mirallas, who has put in a very good shift, comes off and is replaced by Steven Naismith.

90+3 minBOOKING! A frustrated Giggs sees yellow for a late sliding lunge on Jagielka. It's nearly time up here.

90+4 minFULL TIME: MAN UNITED 0-1 EVERTON

9.38pmThat's your lot folks. Everton have ended their 21-year wait for a win at Old Trafford and you can't really begrudge them of that. Yes they rode their luck, but they were positive from the first whistle and leave with all three points.

9.39pmThat's all we have time for from Old Trafford. Thanks for joining us and until next time, goodbye.

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