Manchester United sealed their spot in the fourth round of the FA Cup after defeating Everton 3-1 at Old Trafford on Friday night.
Result: Manchester United 3-1 Everton
Date: 06 January 2023
Venue: Old Trafford
Man United made four changes to the side that thrashed Bournemouth, as Antony was recalled to join to Bruno Fernandes, Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial upfront.
The other three changes for the Red Devils were in defence, as Raphael Varane partnered Luke Shaw in his new centre-back role and full-backs, Diogo Dalot and Tyrell Malacia were also brought in.
United had a perfect start after Antony gave them the lead inside the first four minutes with a tap-in unmarked at the back post after a square pass by Rashford, who did all the work.
The Toffees were fired up to respond as soon as possible and they sent a warning on 13 minutes after Demarai Gray had a shot that cracked the post and a minute later Conor Coady eventually levelled matters with the simplest of tap-ins after goalkeeper David de Gea let a cross get past his legs.
Erik ten Hag's charges carried the momentum from then on but it took them up to just five minutes before the interval to get close to restoring their lead after Christian Eriksen unleashed a blistering shot from the edge of the box that flashed over the crossbar by a whisker.
United had another perfect start from the break, as they eventually restored their lead within seven minutes after Coady deflected Rashford's cross into his own net.
The Red Devils increased their intensity as the game opened up and Fernandes came close to making it 3-1 on 66 minutes with a swerving strike from range that brought the best out of goalkeeper Jordan Pickford.
Frank Lampard refreshed his attack with 19 minutes to go, as Dominic Calvert Lewin replaced Neal Maupay and in the same moment, Ten Hag also brought on Alejandro Garnacho in place of Martial to freshen things up in attack.
Calvert-Lewin had an immediate impact for the Toffees, as he found the back of the net within three minutes on the pitch with a finish in the box from Gray's square pass but the goal was chalked off by the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) for offside.
Everton carried on with their spark going forward in the latter stages but United were more threatening on counter-attacks and Rashford eventually sealed the deal for the hosts deep in stoppage time from the penalty spot after Garnacho was fouled in the box by Ben Godfrey.
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