Premier League: Manchester United beat Everton

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Manchester United ran out ultimately comfortable 4-0 winners over his former club Everton to ruin Wayne Rooney’s Old Trafford return.

Manchester United’s Antonio Valencia celebrates scoring their first goal with teammates and Romelu Lukaku. With United’s rivals Manchester City having clinched a dominant 6-0 victory over Watford 24 hours earlier there was an expectation from United fans for Jose Mourinho’s side to keep pace with the Premier League leaders.

Rooney, United’s all-time leading goalscorer, was afforded a generous reception by the United fans and carried Everton’s main goal threat before he left to a standing ovation from the home supporters after being substituted with eight minutes left.

United asserted their authority in the fourth minute as Valencia showed superb technique to score a magnificent opening goal

Nemanja Matic swept a cross-field pass to Valencia on the corner of the penalty area and the Ecuador international, albeit afforded time and space by a flat-footed Everton defence, struck a sweet half-volley which arrowed high into the net.

Despite Everton’s improvement United remained a threat and went close when Juan Mata curled a free-kick around the Everton wall and against the post shortly after the hour mark.

United finished the contest strongly and clinically, though, as three goals after Rooney’s 82nd-minute substitution saw Everton capitulate and conceded three goals.

 

 

 

Source: Sports News agencies