Manchester United have suffered a staggering defeat from Everton as the relegation-at-risk team has won an invaluable victory in their battle to avoid relegation at Goodison Park.
It was Frank Lampard’s third win with Everton in the English Premier League since his return to the Premier League.
Frank Lampard’s side was plunged into an even deeper crisis when they lost at fellow strugglers Burnley in midweek to leave them facing the prospect of dropping into the bottom three this weekend if results went against them.
In a game low on quality but high in tension, Everton’s victory goal came In the 27 minutes of the game courtesy of Anthony Gordon’s shot which deflected off United captain Harry Maguire to leave keeper David de Gea wrong-footed.
Everton keeper Jordan Pickford made two important early saves from Marcus Rashford and a vital late block from Cristiano Ronaldo, but there was rarely any sense of siege as United lacked urgency, failing to break through in another blow to their hopes of making the Premier League’s top four.
Manchester United’s hopes of making next season’s Uefa Champions League keep going down as they have failed to win their last three games. They drew Leicester City at home last weekend before losing now to struggling Everton. Arsenal is currently above them and Tottenham is also above them and United has played more games than the two North London teams. The hope for Champions League qualification is now under threat as it appears they can’t make it again.