• Date: Sat 20 February 2010
  • Venue: Goodison Park
  • Ref: Webb, H
  • Attendance: 39,448
Everton

Everton

Bilyaletdinov (19)

Gosling (76)

Rodwell (90)

3 - 1

Everton vs Manchester United

Team Lineups

Everton

Tim Howard
Leighton Baines
Johnny Heitinga
Sylvain Distin
Diniyar Bilyaletdinov (Dan Gosling, 70)
Mikel Arteta
Phil Neville
Steven Pienaar (Jack Rodwell, 88)
Leon Osman
Louis Saha
Landon Donovan

Manchester United

Edwin van der Sar
Gary Neville
Patrice Evra
Wes Brown
Jonny Evans, J
Ji-Sung Park (Gabriel Obertan, 66)
Michael Carrick
Darren Fletcher
Luis Antonio Valencia (Michael Owen, 81)
Dimitar Berbatov (Paul Scholes, 66)
Wayne Rooney

Match Report
Substitute Jack Rodwell scored with his first touch of the game to seal a stunning 3-1 win for Everton against Manchester United at Goodison Park. The 18-year-old, who has been linked with a move to the Premier League champions, had been on the pitch for barely a minute when he stroked home Everton's third goal in the closing seconds. Dimitar Berbatov opened the scoring for United but goals by Diniyar Bilyaletdinov and substitutes Dan Gosling and Rodwell gave them the points. Everton were appealing for a penalty as early as the 14th minute when ex-Toffee Wayne Rooney appeared to shove John Heitinga in the back. But referee Howard Webb waved play on and the reigning champions made the most of their break in clinical fashion less than two minutes later. Antonio Valencia's threaded cross made its way to Berbatov and the Bulgarian took one touch before hammering home the opener from ten yards. But Everton were only behind for three minutes when Bilyaletdinov rifled home a stunning effort from outside the box which left United keeper Edwin van der Sar rooted to the spot. The hosts then had more cause to complain when Wes Brown handled Leighton Baines' cross in the box but again their protests were again waved away. Everton started the second half the stronger but nearly found themselves a goal down when Rooney teed up Darren Fletcher who rifled wide of the mark. Rooney then crossed for Berbatov to head wide of the mark as United started to turn the screw. But Everton boss David Moyes shuffled his pack and the introduction of Gosling for goalscorer Bilyaletdinov breathed new life into the Toffees. And it paid immediate dividends as, after less than five minutes on the pitch, Steven Pienaar's pull-back found the young midfielder who turned the ball home. With 15 minutes remaining, United predictably through men forward but it left them exposed at the back and Rodwell capitalised in the dying stages with a brilliant run and finish.
Live Text Commentary
Full time
 

It's full time. Everton deservedly take maximum points.

92

The Everton fans are, not suprisingly, in good voice.

90

Four minutes of added time has been signaled.

90
Yellow Card
 

Jack Rodwell is booked for his celebration.

90
Goal
 

Jack Rodwell goes on a great run before cooly firing into the back of the net.

88
Substitution
 

Jack Rodwell replaces Steven Pienaar for the Toffees.

88

Wayne Rooney's curling free kick is deflected just wide.

86
Yellow Card
 

Leon Osman is booked for a challenge on Wayne Rooney.

84

Everton are defending stoutly to keep United at bay.

82

Mikel Arteta holds off Michael Carrick and Everton clear.

80
Substitution
 

Michael Owen replaces Luis Antonio Valencia for United.

79
Yellow Card
 

Saha is shown yellow by the referee.

78

Mikel Arteta is unable to make contact on a pass across the edge of the box.

76
Goal
 

Steven Pienaar's low cross is stuck home by Dan Gosling.

73
Yellow Card
 

Steven Pienaar is shown yellow for a challenge on Patrice Evra.

72

Dan Gosling's header from Landon Donovan's cross skews wide of the target.

70
Substitution
 

Dan Gosling comes on for goalscorer Diniyar Bilyaletdinov.

70

Mikel Arteta's cross floats behind the goal.

68

Wayne Rooney shoots from the right side of the box but the angle is too tight.

66
Substitution
 

United make a double change, Paul Scholes replacing Dimitar Berbatov, and Gabriel Obertan replacing Ji-Sung Park.

65
Yellow Card
 

Mikel Arteta is booked for a challenge on Ji-Sung Park.

63

Steven Pienaar looks to thread the ball through for Diniyar Bilyaletdinov but his pass is just ahead of the Russian.

61

Louis Saha cuts inside but scoops his shot over the bar.

59

Patrice Evra looks to cross but his effort is too deep.

57

Steven Pienaar looks to put Louis Saha away but his pass is too strong.

55

Dimitar Berbatov heads wide from Wayne Rooney's cross.

53

Leighton Baines' cross is headed away by Wes Brown.

51

Darren Fletcher blazes a shot inches wide of the target.

49

Everton have started the second half brightly.

47
Yellow Card
 

Darren Fletcher is booked.

47

Leighton Baines free kick flies over the crossbar.

Second half
 

The second half is underway.

Half time
 

It's half time. Everton arguably enjoyed the better of the first 45 minutes.

44

Everton are passing the ball around well.

42

Leighton Baines leaves a ball pumped forward for Tim Howard to collect.

39

Leighton Baines' cross is to deep as Everton press forward.

37

Landon Donovan scuffs his kick from close range.

35

Leighton Baines' free kick is straight into the hands of Edwin van der Sar.

33

Wayne Rooney looks to burst forward but for once is let down by his touch.

31

Dimitar Berbatov's cross is headed away by Johnny Heitinga.

29

Sylvain Distin is forced to to concede a corner with Dimitar Berbatov threatening.

27

Ji-Sung Park's low shot is traight at Tim Howard.

25

Phil Neville does well to usher out Wayne Rooney with the striker having gone past Tim Howard.

25

Diniyar Bilyaletdinov goes close again, shooting over from Leighton Baines centre.

23

Steven Pienaar's free kick is blocked by the United wall.

21

Gary Neville heads away from Landon Donovan's corner.

19
Goal
 

Diniyar Bilyaletdinov shoots home past an unsighted Edwin van der Sar to level terms.

16
Goal
 

Luis Antonio Valencia's low cross is slammed into the roof of the net by Dimitar Berbatov.

14

Louis Saha's low shot is parried by Edwin van der Sar.

13

Wes Brownis forced to head over his own bar with Louis Saha threatening.

11

Darren Fletcher fires high over the bar from the edge of the box.

10

Sylvain Distin makes a good tackle to dispossess Valencia in the area.

8

Landon Donovan's free kick is straight into the hands of Edwin van der Sar.

6

Johnny Heitinga comes across to take the ball off the foot of Darren Fletcher.

4

Leon Osman jinks his way into the box but his resulting shot rolls harmlessly wide.

2

Landon Donovan bursts down the left but his cross floats behind the goal.

Kickoff
 

Referee Howard Webb gets what should be a cracking clash underway.

Awaiting Kickoff
 

Nemanja Vidic is on the bench for United.

Awaiting Kickoff
 

Wes Brown and Dimitar Berbatov start for the visitors, while Gary Neville replaces Rafael.

Awaiting Kickoff
 

Nani and Rio Ferdinand are suspended for United.

Awaiting Kickoff
 

Everton are without the injured Marouane Fellaini and Tim Cahill.

Awaiting Kickoff
 

Diniyar Bilyaletdinov and Johnny Heitinga come in for the Blues.