Five talking points from United’s draw at Everton


After a raft of substitutions midway through the second half, the match was seemingly meandering to a draw, but both sides had their goalkeepers to thank for good saves in a dramatic closing five minutes. First, Odion Ighalo was denied by Pickford, before De Gea stuck out a boot to divert Gylfi Sigurdsson’s shot away from goal. United couldn’t clear the danger though, and Calvert-Lewin’s effort was cruelly deflected into the back of the net by the hitherto imperious Maguire. However, for the third Premier League game in a row, the Reds were rescued by VAR, with Jonathan Moss at Stockley Park informing referee Chris Kavanagh that Sigurdsson had obscured De Gea’s view while grounded in an offside position. The Toffees – most notably manager Carlo Ancelotti, who was sent off after the final whistle – were aggrieved by the decision, but United fans breathed a sigh of relief.

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