United cruise past relegation-threatened Everton
Sports Desk, Apr 8 (EFE).- Manchester United dented Everton’s survival hopes and cemented their own claim to a top four spot with a comfortable 2-0 win at Old Trafford on Saturday.
United missed a host of presentable chances during the first half before Scott McTominay opened the scoring on 36 minutes after being played in by Jadon Sancho.
The Red Devils’ superiority was such that the game should have been settled by half time, but wayward finishing meant Everton, who started the game just above the relegation zone, were still in with a chance of taking something from the match.
But United eventually got the second, decisive goal they deserved on 71 minutes after Marcus Rashford laid it on a plate for substitute Antony Martial to convert.
The only real negative for the home side, who welcomed back Christian Eriksen after three months out, was the sight of Rashford limping off after picking up a thigh injury.
The win opens up a six-point cushion from fifth placed Tottenham Hotspur, while Everton drop into the bottom three. EFE