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Player rankings as Rashford shines in FA Cup win

Manchester United progressed to the fourth spherical of the FA Cup with a 3-1 victory over Everton at Old Trafford, a seventh straight win in all competitions.

Antony put Erik ten Hag’s United forward, earlier than Conor Coady equalised for the guests after a David de Gea howler after which inadvertently reopened the deficit with an personal objective. Marcus Rashford wrapped issues up from the penalty spot in stoppage time.

Everton got here into this with Frank Lampard clinging to his job off the again of a dreadful hiding by the hands of Brighton and made the worst potential begin. It was too straightforward for United as Antony poked dwelling a third-minute breakthrough. James Tarkowski was weak within the sort out and Ben Godfrey did a poor job attempting to push Rashford broad as he fired towards Antony on the far submit.

Only moments later, Anthony Martial had the prospect to double the lead when he narrowly missed the goal. But whereas it appeared like Everton had been in for a pasting, it was 1-1 earlier than quarter-hour had been on the clock and a second objective of much more calamitous defending.

De Gea was the responsible social gathering, having solely simply survived a scare when a Demarai Gray shot cannoned off the submit and into his again however ricocheted out for a nook. For the equalising objective, he someway allowed the ball to squirm via his legs as Neal Maupay tried to hook it throughout objective on the second part following a nook and Coady couldn’t consider his luck from a yard out.

The tempo was excessive and Martial quickly had extra possibilities, one nicely saved by Jordan Pickford after being performed in at tempo by Rashford, the opposite missing conviction and blocked. Half an hour in, Pickford needed to be alert to parry away a nasty shot from Rashford that bounced in entrance of him.

With Everton failing to muster any extra efforts for the reason that objective earlier than the half-time whistle, United went near restoring their lead as soon as extra when Christian Eriksen curled one narrowly over.

The guests suffered a blow early within the second half when Alex Iwobi painfully rolled his ankle in a sort out and left the pitch on a stretcher, which was additional compounded when United went again forward via the personal objective quickly afterwards. Rashford in opposition to created it, turning Seamus Coleman inside out and driving the ball low into the field. Coady’s try and clear solely put it within the web.

De Gea denied Everton a would-be second equaliser with an hour gone, exhibiting why he’s usually so good at saving together with his legs by throwing out a foot to dam a shot from Coleman. Not to be outdone, Pickford spectacularly tipped a swerving Bruno Fernandes effort over on the different finish.

Without including to the lead, United had been nonetheless dwelling considerably dangerously, underlined when De Gea got here flying out of the penalty space and risked colliding with Diogo Dalot, in addition to moments later when VAR intervened to rule out a Dominic Calvert-Lewin objective for an offside within the build-up.

Pickford’s fingertips pushed a dipping Rashford free-kick over the bar within the closing levels. But after organising the primary two objectives for his group, the United star lastly bought considered one of his personal within the 97th minute, sending Pickford the improper method from 12 yards after substitute Alejandro Garnacho had been introduced down within the field by Godfrey.

David De Gea

A poor evening for David de Gea / Naomi Baker/GettyImages

GK: David de Gea – 3/10 – Only he’ll know what he was pondering when he left the ball undergo his legs on the close to submit. Truly weird lapse of judgement. Later risked one other howler when he got here flying out of his objective within the second half and virtually collided with Dalot.

RB: Diogo Dalot – 7/10 – Saw loads of the ball and bought ahead nicely.

CB: Raphael Varane – 6/10 – Got ahead in open play greater than as soon as to affix in assaults.

CB: Luke Shaw – 6/10 – Back within the centre of defence and did an honest sufficient job once more.

LB: Tyrell Malacia – 6/10 – Played with the form of tenacity followers have come to count on.

CM: Casemiro – 6/10 – Surprisingly outmuscled by Onana when Everton equalised. It was a uncommon lapse since he joined the membership, however nonetheless dominant in midfield in any other case.

CM: Christian Eriksen – 7/10 – Almost scored a spectacular curling effort. Kept it neat in midfield and appeared to typically discover himself queuing on the sting of the Everton field searching for a key move.

RW: Antony – 7/10 – Scored his first objective since dealing with Everton in October. It appeared to do his confidence some good and the tips had been out.

AM: Bruno Fernandes (c) – 6/10 – Forced Pickford into a superb save however in all probability not as incisive as he or his supervisor would have hoped.

LW: Marcus Rashford – 9/10 – Started brightly and appeared actually threatening exploiting the hole between Everton’s wing-back and right-sided centre-back. Effectively got here away with two assists by organising the primary for Antony after which forcing the personal objective. Got a objective of his personal late on.

ST: Anthony Martial – 6/10 – Took up good positions in harmful areas however missed a number of possibilities.

Substitutes

SUB: Fred (71′ for Casemiro) – 6/10

SUB: Alejandro Garnacho (71′ for Martial) – 7/10

SUB: Lisandro Martinez (77′ for Shaw) – 7/10

SUB: Harry Maguire (83′ for Eriksen) – N/A

SUB: Scott McTominay (84′ for Antony) – N/A

Manager

Erik ten Hag – 8/10 – Whatever he has carried out with Rashford has labored wonders. Went with a powerful lineup to start out with but in addition made full use of his bench in a while.

Conor Coady

Conor Coady scored for each groups / Naomi Baker/GettyImages

GK: Jordan Pickford – 7/10 – Made a lot of essential saves that saved Everton in with an opportunity.

CB: Ben Godfrey – 4/10 – Struggled in opposition to the direct tempo of Rashford from the earliest minutes and had his work reduce out simply to maintain his head above water. Gave away a penalty on the demise.

CB: Conor Coady – 5/10 – One objective and one personal objective, each in the identical web in both half.

CB: James Tarkowski – 4/10 – Culpable for the early objective with a poor try at a sort out in the midst of the pitch. Lumbered round appeared off the tempo.

RWB: Seamus Coleman – 5/10 – Run ragged by Rashford for the second objective however did get ahead on a number of events and made De Gea pull off a save.

CM: Alex Iwobi – 5/10 – Looked in a variety of ache when he left the pitch on a stretcher.

CM: Idrissa Gueye – 5/10 – His evening was form of summed when he roasted by Raphael Varane of all folks. Didn’t typically give the ball away however did not win it again sufficient.

CM: Amadou Onana – 7/10 – Played an enormous function within the Everton equaliser by physique rolling Casemiro. Put himself and was later booked for a late sort out on Martinez after solely simply serving a suspension.

LWB: Vitalii Mykolenko – 5/10 – Had a transparent view of Antony for United’s opener however did not monitor the run of the participant he was alleged to be marking.

ST: Neal Maupay – 6/10 – Made the equaliser potential by placing the ball throughout the field, even when there was an enormous stroke of luck about it. Didn’t provide an important deal else.

ST: Demarai Gray – 7/10 – Hit the submit with a pot shot within the first half. Looked like he may have been an actual hazard if he had been a bit extra in keeping with the ball. Marginally offside for a possible second equaliser from Calvert-Lewin.

Substitutes

SUB: Abdoulaye Doucoure (51′ for Iwobi) – 6/10

SUB: Dominic Calvert-Lewin (69′ for Maupay) – 6/10

SUB: Anthony Gordon (81′ for Coleman) – 6/10

SUB: Dwight McNeil (81′ for Mykolenko) – 6/10

Manager

Frank Lampard – 6/10 – Will have been dissatisfied to go behind so early and the character of it via avoidably poor defending. Fighting for his job so had no alternative however to actually go for it with attacking substitutions within the second half.

Player of the match – Marcus Rashford (Man Utd)

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