Everton draw with Manchester United after VAR rules out last-minute winner

Carlo Ancelotti was red carded after losing his temper after the final whistle
Carlo Ancelotti was red carded after losing his temper after the final whistle Credit: PA

V2020欧洲杯足球即时比分AR claimed its most unlikely victim as it momentarily made the most cordial man in football seem like he needed a course in anger management. Carlo Ancelotti was sent off as Everton’s draw with Manchester United ended amid the soundtrack of the season, jeers for the technology, when Harry Maguire was spared the indignity of scoring a decisive injury-time own goal.

2020欧洲杯足球即时比分Gylfi Sigurdsson was judged to be offside by the video assistant referee as he interfered with goalkeeper David De Gea’s line of vision – a contentious call because of its timing rather than legitimacy, as it was the last meaningful act of an entertaining draw.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s deflected shot would probably have beaten De Gea regardless of Sigurdsson’s position, lying in front of the United keeper having just had his own attempt brilliantly saved. Nevertheless, the midfielder’s evasive action meant that, by the letter of the law, disallowing it was the most likely outcome, regardless of Ancelotti’s immediate fury as he marched on to the pitch to confront referee Chris Kavanagh. He was promptly shown the red card and ordered back to the tunnel.

Ancelotti’s ire did not extend beyond that initial response. “It is not the first time [I have been sent off]. It will not be the last,” he said. “I asked for an explanation. I spoke to him calmly later in the dressing room. I did not disrespect him. We will see what he says in his report.

“I think it was a difficult decision. The position of Gylfi was offside, but in our opinion it did not affect the vision of the goalkeeper. In their opinion it did.”

Bruno Fernandes scored the equaliser for Manchester United Credit: Getty Images

There was particular relief for De Gea. Despite a late save to deny Sigurdsson, he endured a poor afternoon, gifting Calvert-Lewin the opening goal after three minutes, clearing the ball directly into the striker’s boot.

2020欧洲杯足球即时比分De Gea and opposite number Jordan Pickford had much in common; both culpable for goals before making amends with outstanding saves.

Their errors mean they have equalled each other’s unwanted records of being directly responsible for seven goals since the start of last season. The keepers’ performances were indicative of the state of their teams – the flaws remain a serious concern, yet there was as much to admire as criticise. That is why there was enthusiasm from both coaches for general performance, neither club’s ultimate aims for the season undermined by the draw.

2020欧洲杯足球即时比分It felt like they were playing for more than three points here. They were playing for the preservation of fresh hope, understanding how fragile that is. There is a miserable certainty being in the darkened tunnel where you can see no way out. When someone arrives promising a route to the light, there is a greater sense of anxiety alongside the anticipation – especially when you have been let down so often ­before. That is why recent signs of renaissance at Goodison Park and Old Trafford are inevitably accompanied by caution.

2020欧洲杯足球即时比分The sight of De Gea with his head bowed after his early aberration certainly revived harrowing memories for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Of all the reference points for United’s progress, this fixture demands most scrutiny. Solskjaer described last season’s 4-0 defeat here as his lowest point as United manager. “A capitulation,” he said.

David de Gea made a huge blunder to give Everton the lead Credit: Reuters

That made what immediately followed De Gea’s mistake reasonably satisfying to Solskjaer. It was not simply that the outstanding Bruno Fernandes equalised with a strike from 20 yards, which Pickford ought to have saved. The enthusiasm came from United’s reaction in a demanding environment.

2020欧洲杯足球即时比分Where last year – or even earlier this season – they would have wilted, this time they retaliated with such quality that when the equaliser came after 31 minutes it was inevitable.

Nemanja Matic had struck the bar and forced Pickford to save in the moments following Everton’s opener, and Fernandes was finding space in which to work. It made United tick and Solskjaer’s concern was that his side failed to make their ­superiority tell before Ancelotti was able to provoke Everton’s second-half response.

There was more aggression and intent in the hosts after the break, with Sigurdsson striking a post.

2020欧洲杯足球即时比分Pickford will hope watching England manager Gareth Southgate was still inside Goodison to see his late, courageous, close-range save to deny Odion Ighalo.

2020欧洲杯足球即时比分Everton thought they had won it ­before VAR muscled in, although it was Ancelotti who had the last word. “If I am banned I will be disappointed,” he said. “But if I cannot be on the touchline at Stamford Bridge next week, you can still see the pitch from the stands.”

The appointment seems to have done the trick for Everton...

S2020欧洲杯足球即时比分ince Carlo Ancelotti’s first game with Everton on Boxing Day, only Liverpool (30) and Man City (19) have won more points in the Premier League than the Toffees (18).

Dominic Calvert-Lewin is unconvinced about the decision

T2020欧洲杯足球即时比分he striker acknowledges Sigurddson was offside but suggests de Gea has already gone the other way and would not have got there either way.

And here is the VAR incident at the end!

Here is the updated table after today's draw

Drama at the end

Carlo Ancelotti is absolutely furious. He is berating the referee and is shown a red card after the final whistle. That is unlike him.

FULL TIME! Everton 1 Manchester United 1

Everton have one last corner. This is their last chance. Baines takes it in and Richarlison heads it over the bar. And that is that.

VAR NO GOAL 

Calvert-Lewin shoots and the ball is deflected in off Maguire. It is heading towards Sigurdsson on the floor who moves out the way last minute and the ball is in. A goal is initially given before being overturned.

2020欧洲杯足球即时比分In the build-up de Gea made a superb save from Sigurdsson. Both keepers redeeming themselves from the first half.

90+2 min: Everton 1 Manchester United 1

The first corner is defended successfully. Everton may still have one more chance. Three minutes of added time.

90 min: Everton 1 Manchester United 1

W2020欧洲杯足球即时比分illiams is on for Martial for the final few minutes. Mata puts in a terrible corner which is easily cleared away.

Pickford then makes an outrageous double save. Pickford saves a close range volley from Fernandes and then gets up to block the rebound out for a corner. Superb.

89 min: Everton 1 Manchester United 1

Sidibe sends in an early cross and Maguire puts it our for ANOTHER CORNER. Everton must get one of these right! They have had so many.

2020欧洲杯足球即时比分Maguire heads it away again and United counter. Fernandes puts in a speculative cross and Sigurdsson puts it out for a corner.

87 min: Everton 1 Manchester United 1

Richarlison bursts into the box at the other end and wins another corner for his side.

2020欧洲杯足球即时比分De Gea goes down and it is deemed he was fouled by Davies. United escape again.

86 min: Everton 1 Manchester United 1

Maguire once agains win the corner - he is living up to his nickname today!

2020欧洲杯足球即时比分United finally have a chance to counter, but Wan-Bissaka runs the ball out of play before he can get his cross in.

84 min: Everton 1 Manchester United 1

E2020欧洲杯足球即时比分verton win a free kick just out side the box, close to the goal line. Baines is over it. Maguire heads another corner away.

2020欧洲杯足球即时比分Sidibe tries a speculative effort which is deflected out for another corner.

82 min: Everton 1 Manchester United 1

Gomes is coming off. Good return for him. Kean is on! Everton are going for it too! Kean, Calvert-Lewin, Bernard, Richarlison and Sigurdsson all on the pitch.

80 min: Everton 1 Manchester United 1

Sidibe went into the hoardings and has stayed down. That looked painful. He is back onto the pitch. Sidibe re-entered play without the referee's permission and is yellow carded for it! That is harsh!

78 min: Everton 1 Manchester United 1

Fernandes counters, beating Gomes. A dangerous cross comes in and Baines gets there just in time, putting it out for a corner before Ighalo strikes.

Everton clear and then win a corner at the other end. Surely a set-piece goal will happen in this game eventually?

76 min: Everton 1 Manchester United 1

E2020欧洲杯足球即时比分verton are on the attack. Gomes fires in a cross and Matic deflects it out for a corner.

The ball is whipped in and Maguire deflects it over the bar. Another corner. United clear successfully this time around.

72 min: Everton 1 Manchester United 1

Sigurdsson hits the wall from a great position. Shame. Ighalo is on for Greenwood and Mata on for McTominay.

2020欧洲杯足球即时比分United are going for it!

70 min: Everton 1 Manchester United 1

B2020欧洲杯足球即时比分ig chance for Calvert-Lewin. He bursts into the left hand side of the box and fires a low shot in. De Gea gets down well and turns it around the post for a corner.

The corner comes out and hits Fred on the hand. Everton have a free kick in a great position. Fred is furious and gets booked for his protestations - in fairness, it did hit his thigh! 

68 min: Everton 1 Manchester United 1

Martial sends in an early cross with his left foot but Holgate volleys it away. Matic picks up the ball and carries it forward before being tackled by Gomes.

2020欧洲杯足球即时比分Calvert-Lewin throws himself to ground with no contact from Shaw. Maguire appeals for a yellow card for diving, the striker having already been booked. No action from the referee.

66 min: Everton 1 Manchester United 1

Calvert-Lewin controls the ball nicely before laying it off to Richarlison. His shot is deflected out for a corner.

Maguire once again meets the corner, but this time Everton will get another go at it. Lindelof clears this time.

64 min: Everton 1 Manchester United 1

Walcott is off after a rather quiet showing. On comes Bernard. Gomes finds Baines down the left but his cross in is blocked out for a corner.

2020欧洲杯足球即时比分Sigurdsson bends it in but Maguire greets it, heading the ball away.

62 min: Everton 1 Manchester United 1

Fernandes collects the ball from a short corner and steps past two defenders with ease before his shot is blocked. The Portuguese midfielder is playing so well! Pure class.

61 min: Everton 1 Manchester United 1

United have worked their way into Everton territory but once again lose possession. They hack it upfield and Calvert-Lewin reacts quickest. He runs at Lindelof again but the defender does well to dispossess him this time.

United break and Greenwood is through on goal. He plays it left to Martial and his cross is blocked out for a corner.

59 min: Everton 1 Manchester United 1

Everton are on the charge again and Sidibe wins a corner. A poor corner in is easily cleared away.

57 min: Everton 1 Manchester United 1

S2020欧洲杯足球即时比分igurdsson hits the post! He curls it round the wall and straight into the post. De Gea was nowhere near it! So unlucky.

55 min: Everton 1 Manchester United 1

Wan-Bissaka disposses Sigurdsson and clears. Everton are starting to get more of a foothold, before Keane sends a pass straight out for a throw-in.

2020欧洲杯足球即时比分Calvert-Lewin drives at Lindelof who trips him up on the edge of the box. Yellow card. Great chance here.

53 min: Everton 1 Manchester United 1

U2020欧洲杯足球即时比分nited attack down the left and win a corner. Can Fernandes find Maguire? No. And the ball is cleared away.

2020欧洲杯足球即时比分The quality has really gone down in this half. It has become rather scrappy.

51 min: Everton 1 Manchester United 1

United head it clear but their counter comes to nothing. Both sides have been sloppy since the restart.

49 min: Everton 1 Manchester United 1

The ball comes out to Fernandes who fires his shot well over the bar. Everton attack down the left. Calvert-Lewin wins a corner off Lindelof.

47 min: Everton 1 Manchester United 1

United have started the half brighter, winning a free kick in dangerous territory. Fernandes dinks it but it is headed away.

The second half is underway!

M2020欧洲杯足球即时比分anchester United will get us restarted. 

Tim Howard is in the house

He has been on the pitch at half-time. I'm sure some Everton fans would want him on the pitch if Pickford keeps making errors!

A table that Manchester United CAN top

That was a quality half of football

The two goals came from errors but both sides have been aggressive, played with tempo and worked hard. Add in some feistyness and it has been an entertaining watch.

HALF TIME! Everton 1 Manchester United 1

The home side are ending the half strong but they cannot get a second.

45+2 min: Everton 1 Manchester United 1

Baines whips it a dangerous cross and Richarlison, from a diving header, puts it just wide. Big chance!

45+1 min: Everton 1 Manchester United 1

There will be three minutes of added time. 

Bruno Fernandes makes things happen.

44 min: Everton 1 Manchester United 1

Two more fouls follow. This game has some egde now! It has been a cracking watch so far.

2020欧洲杯足球即时比分Maguire then chops down Calvert-Lewin, a booking follows.

Here is the equaliser, not Pickford's best work...

42 min: Everton 1 Manchester United 1

M2020欧洲杯足球即时比分cTominay rides the challenge of Sigurdsson before Holgate fouls Greenwood. Manchester United take it quickly and move up the pitch. Fernandes tries to thread a through ball but Pickford comes out to claim it.

VAR CHECK

No red card for violent conduct given.

39 min: Everton 1 Manchester United 1

R2020欧洲杯足球即时比分icharlison is back on the pitch now. The game has become rather feisty now and a scuffle breaks out after a tough challenge by Calvert-Lewin. He gets booked, as does Shaw who reacted badly to it.

36 min: Everton 1 Manchester United 1

Fred puts in a robust challenge on Richarlison who stays down again. He is hobbling around now but on his feet at least.

2020欧洲杯足球即时比分United attack down the left but Shaw's cross is intercepted. Richarlison is back down again now!

34 min: Everton 1 Manchester United 1

Everton get on the front foot right away, but are forced back into their half. Manchester United win back possession but Baines gets it back for his side.

GOOOOOOAAAAAL! (Fernandes) Everton 1 Manchester United 1

F2020欧洲杯足球即时比分ernandes hammers a strike from long range and it dips in under Pickford! It was a good strike, but the England keeper should have done better. Fernandes' excellent start continues.

31 min: Everton 1 Manchester United 0

T2020欧洲杯足球即时比分he cormer is headed straight up in the air and Pickford is fouled by Maguire.

30 min: Everton 1 Manchester United 0

Martial cuts onto his right foot and shoots from long range. His shot is deflected away for a corner. Fernandes whips it in but Holgate rises highest to head it away.

2020欧洲杯足球即时比分United attack again and some nice interplay wins them another corner.

28 min: Everton 1 Manchester United 0

C2020欧洲杯足球即时比分oleman is going off injured. Sidibe, who has his socks on, comes on. He is immediately involved, clearing the ball away.

United send a long ball back into the box but Pickford comes out to claim it. Good keeping.

25 min: Everton 1 Manchester United 0

Calvert-Lewin spins past a defender and draws a foul just in the opposition half. A dangerous cross is sent in from the free-kick but Manchester United eventually clear.

2020欧洲杯足球即时比分Everton come again through Coleman who finds Richarlison. It looks like a chance will fall to Sigurdsson but the ball runs away from him. United survive.

23 min: Everton 1 Manchester United 0

Greenwood plays McTominay down the right hand side but his crossed is blocked out for a throw-in. Fernandes is found, he nutmegs the defender but his cross goes straight out for a goal-kick.

20 min: Everton 1 Manchester United 0

Gomes charges forward and works the ball onto his right foot. His shot is blocked out for a throw-in. 

2020欧洲杯足球即时比分The away side are growing into the game and look dangerous. Everton just need to control possession, taking some of United's tempo away.

Now this is a good stat!

18 min: Everton 1 Manchester United 0

Greenwood pinches the ball off Baines before finding Wan-Bissaka who puts in a dangerous cross. There is no one to meet it and Everton clear.

United come again and Greenwood has a big chance! Fred puts in a perfect ball but Greenwood nods it over the bar. He should have worked the target there!

15 min: Everton 1 Manchester United 0

T2020欧洲杯足球即时比分he tempo of the match has settled down a touch now. Davies releases Baines as Everton work their way up the field. Possession is lost and United counter but Fernandes' pass rolls all the way through to Pickford.

Here is the de Gea blunder! 

12 min: Everton 1 Manchester United 0

W2020欧洲杯足球即时比分an-Bissaka attacks down the right and his cross is deflected into the path of Matic who forces a good save from Pickford. They are looking dangerous now.

2020欧洲杯足球即时比分Corner. It falls to Fred but is shot is blocked. United come again but give away a free kick in the process.

10 min: Everton 1 Manchester United 0

M2020欧洲杯足球即时比分artial turns on the edge of the box and hammers a shot wide of the post. Better from the away side who have started to establish some possession.

9 min: Everton 1 Manchester United 0

I2020欧洲杯足球即时比分t has been a frantic start to this match. Everton have created a number of chances and Manchester United look very vulnerable. 

6 min: Everton 1 Manchester United 0

Manchester United get their first chance to attack. Fred forces his way into the box and lays it back to Matic who hits the bar from long range. What a strike! And what a start to this game!

4 min: Everton 1 Manchester United 0

A2020欧洲杯足球即时比分nd Everton nearly score again! A ball over the top releases Calvert-Lewin who almost pokes it in. De Gea forces it for a corner and the United clear.

What a start for the home side!

GOOOOOOAAAAAL! (Calvert-Lewin) Everton 1 Manchester United 0

T2020欧洲杯足球即时比分he ball is passed back to de Gea who takes an age to clear it. He finally kicks it into Calvert-Lewin and the ball deflects into the back of the net. Dreadful from de Gea. What a blunder!

2 min: Everton 0 Manchester United 0

Everton have started brightly, attacking from the off. Lindelof put in a strong challenge on Richarlison who has stayed down. He is up now. Tough but fair challenge.

Kick-off!

Here we go!

We are just minutes away from kick-off!

It is wonderful to see Andre Gomes back out there after that horrific injury he suffered.

The sun is shining today!

Manchester United will be favourites today

Despite Everton being at home, and having an excellent record against Manchester United at Goodison Park, United's form gives them the edge. They have won their last three in the Premier League as well as producing a dominant performance mid-week.

The return of Anthony Martial gives them an extra boost today too.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin the only player on show today in this list with Marcus Rashford unavailable

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Bruno Fernandes has already made a big impact for Manchester United

Since his debut for the club, Bruno Fernandes has had more shots (10), provided more assists (2) and created more chances (7) than any other Manchester United player in the Premier League.

Bruno Fernandes was outstanding against Club Brugge on Thursday night Credit: Getty Images

Can he perform again today? 

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's pre-match thoughts

T2020欧洲杯足球即时比分he Manchester United manager confirms that Daniel James picked up a knock so misses out today. But he should be back for Thursday or next week.

"The atmosphere can get to you if you don't get a good start. So for us, we need to get a good start and get on the front foot."

Everton enjoy playing against Manchester United at home!

Manchester United have a chance to close the gap behind Chelsea to just one point today

And the big news is that Andre Gomes returns to the starting line-up for the first time since his injury!

A2020欧洲杯足球即时比分ndre Gomes: 'I had flashbacks after my injury – I didn't want to know what the future would be'

Read his full interview with Chris Bascombe here

Anthony Martial is fit to play

Martial will start meaning that Odion Ighalo, goal-scorer from mid-week, reverts to the bench.

2020欧洲杯足球即时比分Theo Walcott is back for Everton.

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Match preview

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is convinced his side will not capitulate at Everton today like they did in last season's 4-0 thrashing.

2020欧洲杯足球即时比分Solskjaer described the defeat at Goodison Park in April last year as his "lowest point" as United manger and revealed it was the moment he decided to rebuild the squad.

"That was the lowest I have been. It was a capitulation. We had nothing about us," Solskjaer told reporters ahead of Sunday's trip to Goodison Park.

2020欧洲杯足球即时比分"That was when one or two had their last chance more or less. But we had to get to the summer first.

"As I've said a few times, Rome wasn't built in a day. But the culture, the attitude, the fitness, the camaraderie, the spirit and maybe even the understanding between players have improved.

"I'm 100% sure we will put in a better performance this time."

2020欧洲杯足球即时比分United are fifth in the Premeir League table, three points adrift of Chelsea in fourth and five ahead of 11th-placed Everton.

Solskjaer's side extended their unbeaten run to seven matches in all competitions with Thursday's 5-0 win over Club Brugge to secure a place in the Europa League's last 16.

2020欧洲杯足球即时比分January signing Bruno Fernandes was again the standout performer in midfield, scoring the opener from the penalty spot before creating goals for Odion Ighalo and Scott McTominay.

Bruno Fernandes starred in Manchester United's Europe League victory Credit: Getty Images

2020欧洲杯足球即时比分"He loves football, he wants to be out there and wants to be better," Solskjaer added.

2020欧洲杯足球即时比分"I tried to send him inside (after being substituted against Brugge) because it was cold but he said 'no, I want to watch'.

"We have missed that box-opener that Bruno is proving to be now. He is a big, big boost for us."

I2020欧洲杯足球即时比分ghalo found the net for the first time since completing a deadline-day move from Shanghai Shenhua, and he could be asked to step in again at Everton if Anthony Martial misses out through a thigh injury.

2020欧洲杯足球即时比分"Odion has definitely shown what type of striker he is," Solskjaer added.

2020欧洲杯足球即时比分"He's ready for that game on Sunday. I don't know about Anthony, to be honest. I've not asked. He tried (to play against Brugge) so he wasn't that bad but we'll have to do a scan probably." 

Everton winger Theo Walcott has recovered from a knee injury and could return to the starting line-up today.

Left-back Lucas Digne, who also missed last weekend's defeat at Arsenal with a calf problem, faces a late fitness test as he has been training on his own this week.

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