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Everton beats Man U 3-0

Posted: Apr 26, 2015 at 3:55 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

In the Premier League in England, Everton’s late season revival continued on Sunday with a coruscating win over Manchester United.

Roberto Martinez’s side recorded their fifth win in six league games as they won this fixture for the third consecutive year.

James McCarthy’s counter-attacking goal and John Stones’ header had them 2-0 ahead just after the half hour. Kevin Mirallas beat the offside trap to score with 16 minutes remaining.

United missed the chance to go second.

But they remain ensconced in the Champions League spots, seven points clear of fifth-placed Liverpool, who have a game in hand.

On United’s last visit to Goodison, a spectator dressed as the ‘Grim Reaper’ was ejected for loitering behind David Moyes during the 2-0 defeat that marked the end of his tenure as the club’s manager.

Despite Sunday’s reverse, Van Gaal has no such fears but the Dutchman may have concerns over the manner of this loss.

All three Everton goals – while well executed – were entirely avoidable. McCarthy burst between Daley Blind and Paddy McNair who could only make timid challenges before converting coolly, Stones beat Antonio Valencia too easily in the air to fire in the second, and both Valencia and McNair switched off to allow Mirallas a free run at the exposed David De Gea for the third.