Everton vs Manchester United recap - final score, Lampard reaction and verdict (2023)

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Everton return to Premier League action this evening as they welcome Manchester United to Goodison Park.

The Blues will be aiming to make it three wins on the bounce after coming from behind to beat Southampton last time out.

While United make the trip to Merseyside looking to bounce back in the Premier League after last weekend’s 6-3 defeat to Manchester City at the Etihad. Erik Ten Hag’s side did, however, beat Omonia Nicosia in the Europa League on Thursday night.

Everton boss Frank Lampard revealed on Friday afternoon that Dominic Calvert-Lewin has recovered from injury and could feature this evening. Calvert-Lewin, who suffered a knee injury in the week leading into the opening game of the 2022/23 campaign, has been carefully managed on his rehabilitation back to full fitness.

Yerry Mina and Mason Holgate, meanwhile, have stepped up their recoveries from ankle and knee problems respectively, but this evening’s game has come too early for the pair. Nathan Patterson, Ben Godfrey and Andros Townsend also remain sidelined.

Kicking off at 7pm, and live on BT Sport, Joe Thomas, Chris Beesley and Connor O'Neill will all be at Goodison Park to provide live updates on the action, as well as bringing you team news, analysis and reaction.

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Tom Cavilla

What Everton fans sang at full time shows Lampard truth after Man Utd loss

As the realisation set in that this Blues side is not invincible, the Gwladys Street burst into a chorus of "Everton, Everton".

The players filled the box they had peppered with crosses in a desperate late attempt to avoid defeat and extend their unbeaten run to a seventh Premier League game and clapped the supporters. Then Frank Lampard gave his own applause before Dominic Calvert-Lewin, playing his first minutes under the Goodison Park lights since he scored one of the most important goals in the club's Premier League history, took his turn. All received applause back from the stands.

This was a night in which Everton lost to a side that was better than them over the course of 90 minutes. A late assault that saw Jordan Pickford leading the efforts to find a way to level was not enough to salvage a point from a Manchester United side that just about kept them at bay. David de Gea palmed away a late James Garner cross just before it reached the head of Amadou Onana, minutes after Onana had glanced a header wide.

Until that late flurry of crosses and corners and scrambled last ditch clearances an equaliser had looked unlikely. Yet such is the progress that is clear under Lampard this season, this is not a defeat that will spark panic. When Everton won this fixture in April it was a must-win game that came on the coattails of the terrible defeat at Burnley that doomed the side to a relegation battle. On Sunday night, a defeat was neither expected nor satisfactory, but it is one that provides Lampard more lessons on the process of change he is overseeing on Merseyside. Crucially, those are lessons that can be learned and applied not within chaos, such as that which engulfed his side last season, but amid the comfort of mid-table after a promising start to the campaign.

Read the rest of Joe Thomas' verdict, here.

Tom Cavilla

Lampard warning must be heeded after disjointed Everton lose to Man Utd

For all the encouraging displays Everton have produced in recent weeks, manager Frank Lampard warned before this game that “improvement doesn’t happen in a straight line” and after getting their noses in front early on against Manchester United, the Blues produced arguably their most-disjointed display of the season to fall to their first defeat in eight matches.

In truth, Lampard’s side peaked too early as Alex Iwobi’s spectacular strike from outside the area just five minutes in should have proven to be the springboard to what could have been a third consecutive win and a famous night under the lights at Goodison Park. However, that early zip quickly eroded as for the second straight match, Idrissa Gueye gifted Everton ’s opponents possession and within seconds, Antony had broken clear and stuck the ball into Jordan Pickford’s net.

You might be able to get away with such languid play when you strolling around for petrodollar-fuelled Paris Saint-Germain in Ligue 1 but back in the Premier League, the Senegalese international has learned the hard way that the team you face are far more ruthless.

Chris Beesley has more, here.

Everton vs Manchester United recap - final score, Lampard reaction and verdict (2)

Tom Cavilla

Lampard on Iwobi

He plays at a really high level. His performance was good. "

Tom Cavilla

Lampard on United goals

It's two mistakes from us that lead directly to their goals."

Tom Cavilla

Lampard on loss

The game was lost in the first half, with a performance short of where we've been. It was a great start and it maybe made us a bit passive. It was better in the second half, but it's disappointing as we've been moving in the right direction."

Tom Cavilla

Ten Hag on winning at Goodison Park

We had many more spaces we didn't use in the attacking transition, but we're happy with the result. Goodison Park, with the crowd behind, and Everton were seven games unbeaten. It's difficult to score against them and we scored three."

Tom Cavilla

Ten Hag on United win

The reaction of the team was good. One of our aims is to deal better with setbacks."

Tom Cavilla

FT Player Ratings

Jordan Pickford 6

Given the eyes by Cristiano Ronaldo for the legendary Portuguese star to score his 700 th goal in club football but while he could do little about Antony’s incisive equaliser, the England number one showed alertness to save from Anthony Martial as United pressed forward.

Seamus Coleman 6

Had his work cut out trying to shackle Marcus Rashford and found himself going backwards rather than forwards much more than at St Mary’s but this was still a determined Goodison Park return for the captain on a tough night.

Vitalii Mykolenko 6

Was left in Antony’s slip stream for United’s equaliser and will hopefully learn from his difficult outing up against one of world football’s most-expensive wingers as he kept plugging away, making some crucial interceptions.

James Tarkowski 6

On a night when Everton were often lacking in attacking ideas, his searching balls upfield at least offered some kind of outlet, but he’ll be mightily relieved that his mistimed challenge that allowed Rashford through for what looked like a third United goal, wasn’t punished with the effort being disallowed for a handball in the build-up.

Conor Coady 6

While he’s far from the first and certainly won’t be the last opposition centre-back to be left in Ronaldo’s wake, he’ll be disappointed with how the United substitute escaped his attentions for the second goal.

To read the rest of Chris Beesley's ratings, click here.

Tom Cavilla

FT reaction

Frank Lampard applauds the Gwladys Street support at FT. pic.twitter.com/3125PGvGmY

— Tony Scott (@Tony_Scott11) October 9, 2022

KEY EVENT

FT: Everton 1-2 Manchester United

Everton almost snatch an equaliser at the death but Iwobi’s effort is blocked by Rashford following a series of corners. United secure all three points thanks to goals from Antony and Cristiano Ronaldo.

Everton 1-2 Man UtdConnor O'Neill

Pickford in the mix!

Pickford comes forward for an Everton corner and almost connects with Gray’s inswinger!

Everton 1-2 Man UtdTom Cavilla

United change

Varane replaces Fernandes for the visitors.

Everton 1-2 Man UtdConnor O'Neill

Knocking on the door

Two chances in the space of a minute for Everton. First De Gea denies Garner before Calvert-Lewin heads the resulting corner wide.

Tom Cavilla

+4

Four additional minutes will be played.

Everton 1-2 Man UtdConnor O'Neill

Chance goes begging

Onana heads wide from a Gray cross. That could have been the chance for Everton to rescue something.

Everton 1-2 Man UtdConnor O'Neill

Everton still searching for second goal

Everton huffing and puffing but are yet to test David de Gea in the United goal.

Everton 1-2 Man UtdTom Cavilla

McTominay booked

Scott McTominay is booked for a late challenge on Gray and, like Gordon, has now been booked five times this season and will miss his side's next Premier League game as a result.

Everton 1-2 Man UtdConnor O'Neill

Rondon sent on

Rondon coming on for Everton now as Maupay makes way. Frank Lampard throwing everything at it in a bid to get a point. You get the feeling Everton will be going very direct in the closing stages of this one.

Everton 1-2 Man UtdKEY EVENT

VAR check.... GOAL RULED OUT!

Scrap that, it is game on at Goodison as Marcus Rashford's goal is ruled out for handball following a VAR review. Another let off for the Blues.

KEY EVENT

GOAL - Everton 1-3 Man Utd

Goal. 3-1 United grab a third as Rashford pounces on another mistake at the back from Everton. Game over at Goodison.

Everton 1-2 Man UtdTom Cavilla

Clock ticking

Ten minutes to find a goal for Everton. Frank Lampard will hope James Garner, who is on against his former side, and Dominic Calvert-Lewin can make a difference from the bench.

Everton vs Manchester United recap - final score, Lampard reaction and verdict (3)

Everton 1-2 Man UtdConnor O'Neill

Double change

Coleman and Gueye make way for Garner and Calvert-Lewin. Iwobi to right-back. Everton have now used three of their five permitted subs.

Everton 1-2 Man UtdConnor O'Neill

DCL emerges

Here he is! Looks as though Calvert-Lewin has been called back from the bench and is set to come on.

Everton 1-2 Man UtdConnor O'Neill

Garner debut?

James Garner is set to come on for his Everton debut. Still no sign of Dominic Calvert-Lewin.

Everton 1-2 Man UtdConnor O'Neill

Everton on the attack

Onana wins a corner then does his best to lift the Everton crowd. But, not for the first time tonight, Gray’s delivery isn’t great and the midfielder can only head over.

Everton 1-2 Man UtdConnor O'Neill

First Blues change of the evening

McNeil is on for Gordon with just over 20 minutes left to play.

Everton 1-2 Man UtdConnor O'Neill

Coleman to the rescue

Some last-ditch defending from Seamus Coleman prevents a third for United, while at the other end, Gordon almost levelled things up at the back post.

Everton 1-2 Man UtdConnor O'Neill

Changes on the way

McNeil is set to come on for Everton while Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Tom Davies are currently warming-up.

Everton 1-2 Man UtdTom Cavilla

Gordon one-match ban

That is Anthony Gordon's fifth yellow card of the season... as a result, he misses Everton's next Premier League match against Tottenham Hotspur.

Everton 1-2 Man UtdConnor O'Neill

Gordon booked

Gordon is booked for a challenge on Fernandes. The Everton man won the ball but followed through on the midfielder. A spot of handbags between Coady and Luke Shaw then follows.

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