Ole Gunnar Solskjaer obtained the response he demanded from his Manchester United gamers as Bruno Fernandes scored twice and Edinson Cavani netted late in a come-from-behind 3-1 win at Everton within the Premier League on Saturday.
The United supervisor acknowledged forward of the sport at Goodison Park that he was beneath stress after tame losses to Arsenal within the league and Istanbul Basaksehir within the Champions League over the past week, and Solskjaer noticed Everton take the lead within the nineteenth minute by way of Bernard.
Nevertheless, United’s obvious tactic of overloading Everton’s proper facet paid off with each of Fernandes’ first-half objectives coming from that flank.
The Twenty fifth-minute equalizer arrived when left again Luke Shaw had time and house to ship over a cross that was met with a header from Fernandes from 12 yards (meters), the Portugal playmaker’s ordinary scoring vary given he’s a frequent converter of penalties for United.
Fernandes then gave United the lead in barely fortuitous circumstances within the thirty second when he aimed a curling cross to Marcus Rashford within the heart of the penalty space, solely to see the ball evade his teammate’s head and drift into the web off the far submit.
Cavani, on as an 82nd-minute substitute, scored his first purpose for United within the fifth minute of stoppage time following a counterattack led by Fernandes.
Whereas United has but to win at dwelling within the league — the principle cause it got here into the sport in fifteenth place — the group has now received all three of its away video games. Fernandes has scored in every of them.
Everton, in the meantime, has misplaced three straight video games after having began the marketing campaign with 4 wins in a row. All the defeats have come whereas the group’s massive attacking menace down the left — Brazil ahead Richarlison — has been suspended due to a crimson card in opposition to Liverpool.
A significant factor behind the loss to United was Everton’s issues down its proper, with full again Seamus Coleman typically left on their own to deal with the raids down that wing by Rashford and Shaw, whereas Fernandes additionally popped up there on events.
The back-tracking of James Rodriguez, Everton’s right-sided attacker, left lots to be desired and it was solely when the Colombian got here right into a central space halfway by way of the second half that he actually had an influence.
United had a great shout for a penalty turned down within the second half when Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford dropped the ball from a free kick after which hacked on the knee of Harry Maguire as the middle again tried to show the unfastened ball into the web.
The incident revived reminiscences of Pickford’s problem on Virgil van Dijk final month which left the Liverpool defender with a critical knee harm that would preserve him out for the remainder of the season. Maguire wasn’t harm, although, and no foul was given by the match officers.