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Fernandes double as Man Utd beat Everton

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Bruno Fernandes scores with a header past Jordan Pickford
Bruno Fernandes scored his 13th goal for Manchester United in the Premier League – 10 of these came in away matches

Bruno Fernandes’ double eased the pressure on boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as Manchester United got back to winning ways at Everton.

Following their calamitous defeat against Istanbul Basaksehir in midweek and a loss to Arsenal last Sunday, it looked like the visitors were heading for more negative headlines when Everton took the lead after 19 minutes.

Jordan Pickford’s punt forward was flicked on by Dominic Calvert-Lewin before Bernard found the bottom corner with a crisp strike.

But within the space of 13 minutes, Solskjaer’s team completed a turnaround.

They equalised five minutes after going behind when Fernandes ghosted into the box and headed past Pickford from Luke Shaw’s cross for his fifth goal of the season.

Then after Lucas Digne had hit David de Gea’s right post with a rising shot, United went ahead as Fernandes’s lofted cross towards Marcus Rashford dropped into the bottom corner.

There were further chances for a much-improved United before Edinson Cavani scored his first goal for the club on the counter-attack in the final minute of added time.

The win see United avoid their worst start to a top-flight season after seven games since 1990-91, and gives Solskjaer breathing space as the Premier League heads into the International break.

Victory for Everton would have taken them to the top of the table, but they struggled to break down United after their opener and were thankful to Pickford who returned to the side and made several saves.

A third successive defeat means they remain fifth in the table as United climb to 13th.

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Everton

  1. Squad number1Player namePickford

  2. Squad number23Player nameColeman

  3. Squad number5Player nameKeane

  4. Squad number4Player nameHolgate

  5. Squad number12Player nameDigne

  6. Squad number16Player nameDoucouré

  7. Squad number6Player nameAllan

  8. Squad number10Player nameG Sigurdsson

  9. Squad number19Player nameRodríguez

  10. Squad number9Player nameCalvert-Lewin

  11. Squad number20Player nameBernard

  1. Squad number14Player nameTosun

  2. Squad number17Player nameIwobi

Manchester United

  1. Squad number6Player namePogba
  2. Squad number7Player nameCavani
  3. Squad number38Player nameTuanzebe

Line-ups

Everton

  • 1Pickford
  • 23Coleman
  • 5Keane
  • 4HolgateBooked at 34mins
  • 12Digne
  • 16DoucouréBooked at 88mins
  • 6AllanBooked at 45mins
  • 10G SigurdssonSubstituted forIwobiat 66′minutes
  • 19RodríguezSubstituted forTosunat 80′minutesBooked at 86mins
  • 9Calvert-Lewin
  • 20Bernard

Substitutes

  • 13Mina
  • 14Tosun
  • 17Iwobi
  • 21André Gomes
  • 22Godfrey
  • 26Davies
  • 33Olsen

Man Utd

  • 1de Gea
  • 29Wan-Bissaka
  • 2Lindelöf
  • 5Maguire
  • 23ShawSubstituted forTuanzebeat 67′minutes
  • 39McTominay
  • 17FredBooked at 83mins
  • 8MataSubstituted forPogbaat 82′minutes
  • 18Bruno FernandesBooked at 50mins
  • 10Rashford
  • 9MartialSubstituted forCavaniat 82′minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Pogba
  • 7Cavani
  • 21James
  • 26Henderson
  • 31Matic
  • 34van de Beek
  • 38Tuanzebe

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