Manchester United got back to winning ways in the Premier League after last week’s draw at Stoke. A goal in the initial five minutes then three in the last ten minutes guaranteed United a 4-0 win over visiting Everton on Sunday in a game which was more even than the scorelines proposes.
The home side went into the game knowing a win would put them level with Man City at the highest point of the League and Everton were hoping to end a run of three successive thrashings in all competition.
Both Wayne Rooney and Romelu Lukaku were confronting their former sides but it was the Belgian who beat the competition, scoring one and snatching an assist in a 4-0 win for his side.
United side got off to the ideal start, leading the pack in some style with the first effort on goal after four minutes. Nemanja Matic’s cross found Antonio Valencia just outside the right corner of the box and the Ecuadorian full-back pinged the ricocheting ball first-time across over Jordan Pickford and into the top corner of the net.
They found the next three goals harder to find but in the long run the pressure was excessively for Everton and goals from Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Romelu Lukaku and Anthony Martial implied the match ended up 4-0 to United.
The game was Wayne Rooney’s first at Old Trafford since leaving the club in the mid-year and Jose Mourinho anticipated he would get an awesome reception a United legend deserves – and he did from the supporters.
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