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  • April 23, 2011
  • • 7:45 AM
  • • Old Trafford, Manchester
  • Referee: P. Walton
  • • Attendance: 75300
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Live Commentary

  • 90' + 5'
    And that will do it. Everton never really got the chance to tie it up. That might be all she wrote for the EPL season as well. Hard to see United dropping enough points to lose its spot up top.
  • 90' + 2'
    Tim Cahill can put a header on frame from anywhere. Beating Van der Sar is another story all together.
  • 90'
    Finally Everton has the ball. Good move forward, but the service just isn't hitting the spots. 5 minutes of stoppage.
  • 89'
    Pass and move, pass and move. United playing a full field game of keep-away right now, killing this game off.
  • 87'
    Heartbreaking for Everton if this result holds. Even more heartbreaking for Chelsea and Arsenal. To be fair, this match hasn't been even and United probably deserves the win.
  • 84'
    Assist Antonio Valencia
  • 84'
    Goal Javier Hernández
  • 84'
    A long battle between Howard and Hernandez, and finally Hernandez gets the better of it. No fault of Howard's, but Hernandez has scored to give his side a lead.
  • 82'
    Yellow Card Tim Howard
  • 81'
    Chicharito is going to be having bad dreams about Tim Howard. The Mexican should have a couple of goals, but Howard just kept another one out with a wonderful save.
  • 80'
    Howard forced into a save from a Rooney freekick, made it comfortably. Things are swinging back in United's favor in the last few minutes.
  • 77'
    Impressively bad hit from Anderson.
  • 75'
    Substitution Seamus Coleman Magaye Gueye
  • 75'
    Substitution Darron Gibson Ryan Giggs
  • 74'
    OWEN.... no! A flick nice take by the forward from a corner, takes a deflection, could have gone in. Both teams making changes for the closing run and maybe it's telling that Sir Alex is bringing on some of his stars.
  • 69'
    First change of the game for Everton. Van der Sar had to get down and stretch to keep Rodwell's shot out.
  • 68'
    Different game right now than it was in the first half. More Everton, less United. Nice even balance right now.
  • 64'
    Owen on to join Rooney and Hernandez. Nani off for United.
  • 63'
    Substitution Nani Michael Owen
  • 59'
    Gibson with a hit from range. Another block from the Everton defense, another corner for United. To Everton's credit, the corners don't seem to be much of a problem.
  • 58'
    Substitution John O'Shea Patrice Evra
  • 56'
    Good no call by the ref there. Anichebe went down easily. But it was a moment of danger, the first one for United's defense.
  • 55'
    Yellow Card Tim Cahill
  • 55'
    Yellow Card Anderson
  • 55'
    Much better out of Everton to start the half. Couple of bad tackle leading to cards, one each way, but this is a competitive match now.
  • 53'
    Chicharito came close to putting Rooney in. The Mexican striker has looked dangerous today, as has the English star.
  • 48'
    Cahill in the match at the half. Everton will need his ability to hold the ball. It looks to be working as Everton has already worked out a couple of trips up t he pitch, which is more than can be said for the first half.
  • 46'
    Substitution Diniyar Bilyaletdinov Tim Cahill
  • 46'
    Substitution Jermaine Beckford Victor Anichebe
  • 46'
    Back underway. Everton certainly looking for better in the second frame.
  • Still 0-0 at the break but it certainly won't feel that way for Everton. United has been the best team on the field by far.
  • 44'
    Half is coming to a close with Everton's bus firmly parked in front of Tim Howard's goal.
  • 41'
    Lot of work for Everton to do. This has been United all the way, but until a goal comes the Toffees will be happy to sit back.
  • 38'
    Another moment of survival for Everton. Nani had a glorious chance but actually bounced it off Chicharito, who was on the deck in front of him.
  • 36'
    Beckford has been a non-issue to this point for United. Everton can't find his feet and when his feet are found, they are quickly closed down by multiple defenders.
  • 34'
    The corners are piling up here for United. Everton with no real grasp of the game and the home side is putting on plenty of pressure.
  • 31'
    Hernadez shot, Howard with a brilliant save. Tim is in great form, his best in a while, and despite Chicharito having another great chance set up by Rooney the score is still 0-0.
  • 29'
    Chicharito is living on the line and has been caught off a couple of times, but Everton is playing a dangerous game here.
  • 25'
    Howard forced into another save on Chicharito, but it results in another corner for United. The little Mexican is too fast for the Everton back line, yet Moyes has his boys playing high up the pitch.
  • 20'
    Everton finally grab a bit of possession and it's nearly costly. A bit of last minute defending helped Howard keep Chicharito out. We saw this a couple of weeks ago when Fulham had plenty of the ball and United's ability on the counter proved to be too much.
  • 17'
    Odd looking corner gave Everton some worry. Balls bouncing around in the box are not what you want at any point in time though.
  • 15'
    Another corner here for United. The pressure is mounting on Howard, and sadly there hasn't been much to show out of Everton to this point.
  • 13'
    First real chance of the game. Rooney to Nani, the winger cut in from the left and ended up putting a pretty tame shot in on Howard's goal.
  • 8'
    Strange moment there from Hernandez, letting a ball roll out of play. Turns out, replays show he was right and United should have had another corner.
  • 6'
    First corner of the match for United, claimed calmly by Howard.
  • 4'
    Early going here, not much to talk about so far. As one would suspect it's United on the ball. Despite having a rotated team, Nani and Rooney are both on the pitch, so there is more than enough talent out there for United.
  • 1'
    They're off. Manchester United taking on Everton in this early Saturday fixture. Fairly rotated side for Sir Alex but Chicharito is in the starting XI and will be going head to head with Tim Howard in Everton's goal. Should be a great match to keep and eye on.