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