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  • Bilyaletdinov (19), Gosling (76), Rodwell (90)
  • Berbatov (16)
  • Date:2010-02-20
  • Kick-off:12:45
  • Venue:Goodison Park
  • Attendance:39448
  • Referee:Webb, H

Live Commentary

94mins

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

92mins

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

90mins

Four minutes of added time has been signaled.

90mins

Jack Rodwell is booked for his celebration.

90mins

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

88mins

Jack Rodwell replaces Steven Pienaar for the Toffees.

88mins

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

86mins

Leon Osman is booked for a challenge on Wayne Rooney.

84mins

Everton are defending stoutly to keep United at bay.

82mins

Mikel Arteta holds off Michael Carrick and Everton clear.

80mins

Michael Owen replaces Luis Antonio Valencia for United.

79mins

Saha is shown yellow by the referee.

78mins

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

76mins

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

73mins

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

72mins

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

70mins

Dan Gosling comes on for goalscorer Diniyar Bilyaletdinov.

70mins

Mikel Arteta's cross floats behind the goal.

68mins

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

66mins

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

65mins

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

63mins

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

61mins

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

59mins

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

57mins

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

55mins

Dimitar Berbatov heads wide from Wayne Rooney's cross.

53mins

Leighton Baines' cross is headed away by Wes Brown.

51mins

Darren Fletcher blazes a shot inches wide of the target.

49mins

Everton have started the second half brightly.

47mins

Darren Fletcher is booked.

47mins

Leighton Baines free kick flies over the crossbar.

45mins

The second half is underway.

45mins

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

44mins

Everton are passing the ball around well.

42mins

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

39mins

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

37mins

Landon Donovan scuffs his kick from close range.

35mins

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

33mins

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

31mins

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

29mins

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

27mins

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

25mins

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

25mins

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

23mins

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

21mins

Gary Neville heads away from Landon Donovan's corner.

19mins

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

16mins

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

14mins

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

13mins

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

11mins

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

10mins

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

8mins

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

6mins

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

4mins

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

2mins

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

0mins

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

0mins

Nemanja Vidic is on the bench for United.

0mins

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

0mins

Nani and Rio Ferdinand are suspended for United.

0mins

Everton are without the injured Marouane Fellaini and Tim Cahill.

0mins

Diniyar Bilyaletdinov and Johnny Heitinga come in for the Blues.

Match Preview

Manchester United will travel to Goodison Park on Saturday full of confidence after a superb 3-2 victory against AC Milan in the Champions League in midweek.

Star of the show at the San Siro was Everton old-boy Wayne Rooney and the Merseysider will no doubt be looking to add to his impressive haul of 21 league goals against the Toffees.

That record is the most of any player playing in the top five European leagues this season, and the in-form hitman has now grabbed 14 goals in his last 13 Premier League games since failing to score against none other than Everton at Old Trafford in November.

After hitting his brace in midweek, Rooney revealed that hard work in training has been the main reason behind his biggest-ever goal haul in a season.

The striker said: "I've been working a lot on getting into the box a lot more, especially inside the six-yard box. That is helping me to score goals, which gives me more confidence."

While Sir Alex Ferguson's side have been in inspired form recently, David Moyes and his Everton team have also been impressing. Indeed, the Toffees have lost just one of their last 11 league games as they look to continue their ascent up the table.

However, considering the fact that Everton have lost 13 times at home to United in the Premier League era, more than any team against any opponent in the competition's history, Moyes and co will be approaching this high-profile fixture with caution.

Indeed, Everton have only won three of the 35 Premier League meetings against United and none of the last nine from which they have taken two points out 27.

If United do manage to get their heads in front, the task facing Everton will be monumental, as, so far this season, the Red Devils have yet to drop a point after going ahead in the Premier League.

Manchester United have no fresh injury concerns, but this match looks to have come too early for Ryan Giggs.


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.

Everton

Manchester United

Corners

412

Fouls

1211

Goal attempts

109

Shots off target

57

Offsides

30

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