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  • Writer's pictureBruno Asoka

Red Devils continue with their good form with a 3-1 win against Everton in the FA Cup

Manchester United defeated Everton 3-1 at Old Trafford to go to the fourth round of the FA Cup. The Red Devils have won eight straight games at home and have lost just one of their last 17 games overall.

Under heavy pressure to keep his job, Frank Lampard switched back to the five-man defense that recently stopped Manchester City in the Premier League. But there wouldn't be a replay in the early going today, as it took United barely three minutes to take the lead. Astonishingly quickly, Marcus Rashford outran Ben Godfrey before setting up Antony to slip in and score at the far post.

The Red Devils appeared to be running wild, and Anthony Martial had a chance to double the advantage only moments later but pulled his shot wide from the edge of the box. However, that quickly vanished as Erik ten Hag's team appeared careless and gave up chances. Before the Toffees were able to tie the score in strange circumstances, Demarai Gray hit the post. Conor Coady was able to score from just a few yards out thanks to Neal Maupay's cross from the right that managed to sneak past David de Gea's knees at the near post.

Both sides appeared more comfortable on the break, and Jordan Pickford made a vital save to deny Martial’s finish after a sweeping counter. The hosts’ quality in the final third was earning them more openings, and Christian Eriksen nearly made one of them count as his curling effort from the edge of the area narrowly evaded the top corner. That theme continued after the restart and United soon restored the lead. Rashford was instrumental again, as his dazzling footwork deceived Séamus Coleman before his square ball was inadvertently turned into his own net by Coady.

In fitting with cup ties of old, the game remained open and chances continued to flow at both ends. De Gea made a vital intervention to deny Coleman, before Pickford was at full stretch to deny Bruno Fernandes what would have been a wonder goal. Dominic Calvert-Lewin looked to have bundled in a second Everton equaliser, but Gray was offside in the build-up.

However, the Toffees would have no further chances, and United would increase their lead late in stoppage time after Alejandro Garnacho was fouled by Garnacho in the area. Rashford, the player of the moment, was chosen over Fernandes from 12 yards out, and he scored past international teammate Pickford to hand Everton their ninth loss in their previous 12 games.

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