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  • Date:20 Aug 2012
  • Kick-off:20:00
  • Venue:Goodison Park
  • Attendance:38,415
  • Fellaini (56)
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92:54 +2.54

Inswinging corner taken by Ashley Young from the left by-line, Sylvain Distin manages to make a clearance.

92:30 +2.30

Shot from 25 yards by Darron Gibson. Blocked by Paul Scholes.

92:00 +2.00

Steven Pienaar fouled by Antonio Valencia, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Leighton Baines.

91:23 +1.23

Effort from 18 yards by Patrice Evra. Tony Hibbert gets a block in.

91:07 +1.07

Johnny Heitinga joins the action as a substitute, replacing Marouane Fellaini.

90:38 +0.38

Oliveira Anderson has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the left-hand upright.

90:11 +0.11

The ball is swung over by Antonio Valencia, clearance made by Sylvain Distin.

90:00

Booking for Darron Gibson for unsporting behaviour.

89:27

The free kick is swung in right-footed by Tony Hibbert, clearance made by Nemanja Vidic.

88:54

Free kick awarded for a foul by Nemanja Vidic on Seamus Coleman. Nikica Jelavic goes off and Steven Naismith comes on.

87:23

Ashley Young sends in a cross, save by Tim Howard.

85:27

Seamus Coleman sends in a cross, blocked by Michael Carrick.

84:36

Oliveira Anderson joins the action as a substitute, replacing Tom Cleverley.

83:38

Centre by Antonio Valencia, Steven Pienaar gets a block in.

82:42

Unfair challenge on Nemanja Vidic by Marouane Fellaini results in a free kick. Michael Carrick takes the free kick.

81:33

Phil Neville gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Patrice Evra. Direct free kick taken by Ashley Young.

80:48

Free kick awarded for a foul by Darron Gibson on Shinji Kagawa. Tom Cleverley takes the direct free kick.

79:28

Seamus Coleman is brought on as a substitute for Leon Osman.

78:23

Antonio Valencia delivers the ball, Leighton Baines gets a block in.

77:24

Wayne Rooney takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, Phil Jagielka manages to make a clearance.

77:09

(Man Utd) makes a substitution, with Ashley Young coming on for Luis Nani.

76:28

Robin van Persie delivers the ball, save by Tim Howard.

74:57

Luis Nani crosses the ball.

74:19

Luis Nani produces a cross, Phil Jagielka manages to make a clearance.

73:46

Marouane Fellaini concedes a free kick for a foul on Tom Cleverley. Tom Cleverley takes the direct free kick.

71:53

Luis Nani takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance by Nikica Jelavic.

71:14

Unfair challenge on Tom Cleverley by Steven Pienaar results in a free kick. Tom Cleverley takes the free kick.

71:03

Free kick awarded for a foul by Marouane Fellaini on Paul Scholes. Tom Cleverley takes the direct free kick.

70:48

The ball is sent over by Leighton Baines.

69:40

Patrice Evra crosses the ball, Nemanja Vidic has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.

68:59

Robin van Persie takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by Darron Gibson.

68:44

A cross is delivered by Wayne Rooney, clearance made by Sylvain Distin.

67:49

Corner taken left-footed by Robin van Persie to the near post, Nikica Jelavic makes a clearance.

67:32

Robin van Persie on for Danny Welbeck.

67:17

The ball is delivered by Wayne Rooney, clearance by Phil Jagielka.

66:43

Tom Cleverley takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Phil Jagielka gets a block in.

65:51

Marouane Fellaini challenges Paul Scholes unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Nemanja Vidic.

64:03

The ball is crossed by Tony Hibbert, clearance by Antonio Valencia.

63:13

Marouane Fellaini takes a shot. Save by David De Gea.

62:26

Antonio Valencia concedes a free kick for a foul on Steven Pienaar. Leighton Baines takes the direct free kick.

61:56

The ball is delivered by Patrice Evra, clearance by Sylvain Distin.

61:11

Luis Nani produces a cross, Phil Jagielka makes a clearance.

60:46

Luis Nani takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance by Phil Jagielka.

58:43

The ball is sent over by Luis Nani, save by Tim Howard.

56:32

Darron Gibson takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, Marouane Fellaini scores a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Everton 1-0 Man Utd.Darron Gibson provided the assist for the goal.

55:46

Shot from just outside the area by Wayne Rooney misses to the left of the target.

52:31

Nikica Jelavic gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nemanja Vidic. Nemanja Vidic takes the direct free kick.

48:38

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nemanja Vidic by Marouane Fellaini. David De Gea restarts play with the free kick.

48:06

Effort on goal by Leon Osman from 12 yards.

47:00

Effort from just outside the area by Darron Gibson goes over the target.

45:39

The ball is crossed by Wayne Rooney.

Match Preview

Mirallas targets sweet success with Toffees New signing Kevin Mirallas is looking forward to helping Everton enjoy a successful season after joining from Olympiacos. The Toffees confirmed the capture of the Belgium international on a four-year contract after agreeing an undisclosed fee with the Greek side. And the versatile forward, who has been handed the number 11 shirt, told evertontv: "I am very happy because Everton is a big club and for me it's a very good opportunity. "I've known Everton have been following me for a while and after talking with the manager I decided coming to Everton was the best opportunity for me. "I know this is a great club with great supporters and a club that has the ability win a lot of games in the Premier League. That's why I came." The 24-year-old scored 20 goals in Greece last season, having previously played in France for St Etienne and Lille, and has netted five times in 28 appearances for his country. His signing was completed too late to feature in Monday's clash with Manchester United, when the Toffees will be looking to buck the trend of recent seasons by getting their campaign off to a strong start. David Moyes' side finished seventh in the Barclays Premier League table last season but their European hopes were all but scuppered by their familiar poor early form. And striker Victor Anichebe told Press Association Sport: "We always finish the season really strong so if we can start well this year then you never know where that will take us. We're certainly looking to start better than we have done. "I don't think we should expect anything, just play and then we'll see where we are. But Everton's a big club and should be finishing in the top half of the table, and I'm sure we will." The Toffees have taken points off Sir Alex Ferguson's side in each of the past four years, including in last season's remarkable 4-4 draw at Old Trafford. Anichebe said: "It's always a tough game against them but we're at our home ground, our fans really get behind us so it's going to be a great opening fixture for the club and the players. Hopefully we can get a great result." As well as Mirallas, Everton have secured the permanent return of midfielder Steven Pienaar from Tottenham along with Steven Naismith's arrival from Rangers and both should be involved. Meanwhile, Wayne Rooney is aiming to have as much fun in his second decade as a Premier League player as he did in his first. It is amazing to think 10 years have passed since Rooney made his top-flight bow as a raw 16-year-old for Everton against Tottenham. That Rooney should be heading back to Goodison Park to mark the occasion seems somehow fitting, even if the reception he gets from the supporters he has always considered himself one of tends to be less than friendly these days. With four Premier League titles and a Champions League winners' medal to show for his time at Manchester United, Rooney has no need to justify why he left the Toffees just two years after that momentous debut. But he realises there is much more to achieve. "I'm still fairly young," he said. "I feel young anyway. "It's great to have played in the Premier League for 10 years. "It's an exciting league and I still feel exactly the same about my football as I did when I made my debut. "It does feel like a long time ago, though. "I just hope I can play for another 10 years and have as much enjoyment as I did in my first 10." Rooney should get more pleasure now he can count last season's Golden Boot winner Robin van Persie amongst his team-mates. Van Persie's arrival has livened up the atmosphere around Old Trafford after three years of seeing all the marquee players land at Manchester City. Not that everything is rosy for Sir Alex Ferguson amid reports that Rio Ferdinand is set for an extended period on the sidelines after picking up a training ground injury. With Jonny Evans, Phil Jones and Chris Smalling also sidelined, Michael Carrick seems certain to partner skipper Nemanja Vidic in central defence. And Vidic's fitness cannot be taken for granted as he only made his comeback from major knee surgery a fortnight ago. Rafael is set to be handed the right-back berth even though he did not feature at all during pre-season as he was part of the Brazil squad that failed to land that elusive Olympic gold medal.

Match Report

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