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90' + 2'
A. Martial
Penalty Goal
4 - 0
R. Lukaku
J. Lingard
3 - 0
H. Mkhitaryan
R. Lukaku
2 - 0
E. Bailly
Yellow Card
A. Valencia
N. Matić
1 - 0

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Shots On Target 7 3
Total Passes 476 510
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Manchester United win emphatically at home for the fourth game on the bounce, joining Manchester City back at the top of the Premier League. Antonio Valencia's stunner got them going in the fourth minute. Jose Mourinho's men were forced to dig in against Everton's resistance and David de Gea was called into action more than once to keep the scores level. However, the Red Devils upped the ante towards the end of the contest and goals from Henrik Mkhitaryan, Romelu Lukaku - against his former club - and Anthony Martial secured the three points. Ronaldo Koeman's side lose again by a comfortable margin, with the club now dropping into the bottom three. The pressure is now on the Dutchman to turn things around quickly.
90' + 4' The referee ends the contest.
A. Martial
Penalty Goal
90' + 2' GOALLLLLLL!!!! MARTIAL SCORES FROM THE SPOT! The Frenchman seizes the ball immediately and holds his composure from the spot, sliding his strike into the bottom corner.
90' + 1' PENALTY TO MANCHESTER UNITED! Schneiderlin handles in the box as Martial tries to surge past him. An easy decision for the referee.
90' SAVE! Sandro lines up an effort from distance and he gets power and accuracy on his strike, only to be denied by a fine save from De Gea.
90' There will be three minutes of added time.
J. Lingard
89' Lingard flicks the ball to the back post and Lukaku converts with a low strike.
R. Lukaku
89' GOALLLLLL!!! LUKAKU RUBS SALT INTO THE WOUND! Lukaku sees his effort blocked from the free-kick. However, United keep the attack alive and Lingard flicks a cross to the back post. Lukaku coasts in unmarked and hammers his effort past Pickford into the bottom corner. He celebrates with cupped ear to the Everton fans.
89' Baines brings down Martial on the edge of the box and the referee awards a free-kick. Lukaku has seized the ball and is lining up a strike here.
A. Martial
H. Mkhitaryan
88' Mkhitaryan makes way for Martial.
85' United go for the third by flooding men forward into the box, but Young's cross is cleared away by Jagielka.
R. Lukaku
83' Lukaku helps end the game for his side as he plays in Mkhitaryan, who finds the net with ease.
H. Mkhitaryan
83' GOALLLLL!!!!!! UNITED NOTCH THEIR SECOND! Mkhitaryan puts the game to bed as he collects Lukaku's pass and slots his effort past Pickford. Williams' mistake at the back allowed United to break in the final third as he played his pass straight to Fellaini. Lukaku pounced on the loose ball to tee up his team-mate to find the net.
E. Bailly
Yellow Card
82' Bailly brings down Calvert-Lewin and goes into the book.
K. Mirallas
W. Rooney
82' Rooney makes way to a standing ovation as he is replaced by Mirallas.
80' Herrera is put under pressure by Rooney in his own half, but the Everton forward is too overzealous in his challenge and concedes a free-kick.
78' Lingard turns Williams in the box and goes down under pressure. His effort trickles into the hands of Pickford, but the winger continues his appeals for a penalty. However, the referee turns down his claim.
Ander Herrera
77' Herrera replaces Mata for the home side.
D. Calvert-Lewin
I. Gueye
76' Calvert-Lewin comes on for the closing stages to replace Gueye.
76' WIDE! The Everton defence sit deep on the edge of the box and it allows Matic to strike from distance, sending his effort just narrowly wide of the post.
74' OVER! Lingard has space to raid into down the flank and he cuts back on to his right foot to shoot. His effort takes a deflection off Keane and loops over the bar.
74' BLOCK! Everton clear the danger from the set-piece and bring the ball away down the left. Sandro collects on the edge, but sees his effort blocked by Bailly.
72' Lingard battles with Keane and Martina down the left flank. He gets the better of Keane, but then the full-back sends him tumbling to the ground.
70' OVER! Young raids down the left towards the byline and he cuts the ball back into the middle. Lingard latches on to the ball and strikes with his left foot, but sends his effort over the bar. That was a great opportunity to kill off the game.
68' Everton build well down the left with Gueye, Rooney, Baines and Sigurdsson all involved in the move. However, Sigurdsson delivers a poor final ball into the box, sending it straight out for a goal-kick.
Sandro Ramírez
T. Davies
66' Sandro replaces Davies for the visitors.
64' OFF THE POST! Mata curls his effort at goal from the free-kick, but is denied by the post. Pickford had the corner covered anyway, while Jagielka cleared the rebound behind.
A. Williams
Yellow Card
63' Williams is booked for his foul on Mata.
63' Pickford gives the ball away to Mata and it forces Williams to act on the edge of the box to bring the midfielder down. A rare mistake from the Everton keeper.
J. Lingard
M. Rashford
61' Rashford makes way for Lingard.
61' CHANCE! Sigurdsson pounces on a mistake at the back from Jones and raids into the box, but he scuffs his effort straight at De Gea. The Toffees have had chances in the second half. Will they rue these missed opportunities?
60' Martina has space down the right flank and he cuts the ball back to the edge of the box for Rooney, but it goes over the forward's head and Valencia brings it to safety.
58' Sigurdsson has space on the break as he capitalises on a poor header from Jones. However, Rooney fails to get back onside, preventing a potential counter from the visitors.
55' Both sides are struggling for a rhythm in the contest. Neither have been able to get going in the final third since the restart with any consistency.
53' Lukaku collects a cross from Mata on the left and is just about to pull the trigger, but Jagielka comes in with the last second to take the ball away. Great defending from the veteran.
51' WIDE! Fellaini wins the ball in the middle of the park and feeds Rashford on the left flank. He cuts back on his right foot to open up space for a strike, but he fires well wide of the target.
49' A high press from Davies wins the ball for the Toffees in the final third, but as Rooney gathers and turns Bailly, Jones comes across to clear the ball away from the forward.
46' CHANCE! Everton come at firing in the second half and Davies releases Rooney in the box. He loses out to Bailly but then robs the defender and shoots at goal, but De Gea makes a good save with his body. Rooney should be scoring from that distance.
46' We're back underway at Old Trafford.
The players are back out for the second half, so we should be underway again shortly.
Antonio Valencia's stunning strike has handed Manchester United the lead at the break against Everton. The full-back drilled his half-volley into the top corner in the fourth minute to get his side off to the perfect start. However, the Red Devils have been unable to press home their advantage as Romelu Lukaku missed a simple chance. At the other end Everton have had brief moments, but nowhere close enough to get back into the game.
45' + 1' Sigurdsson has an opportunity to send a cross into the box from a free-kick, but De Gea gathers with ease to end the half.
45' There will be one minute of added time.
44' CLOSE! Mata lifts the ball over the top of the defence for Lukaku's run. Jagielka goes with the forward, but then opts not to head away from danger. Pickford is right behind him and makes the claim, but almost spills the ball at Lukaku's feet due to the confusion.
42' The final ball has not been there for United in their bid to notch their second goal. Rashford first overhits his cross to the back post, while Lukaku and Mkhitaryan are unable to combine on the edge of the box.
40' Mkhitaryan sends a dangerous delivery in from the left flank and Fellaini rises to head at goal, but the Toffees manage to scramble it clear from the six-yard box.
38' BLOCK! Rashford sends Lukaku into the left inside channel. Jagielka and Pickford scramble and between them they manage to block off the strike, but concede a corner a corner in the process.
36' Mkhitaryan raids towards the edge of the box and he has Lukaku in space in front of him, but Schneiderlin cuts out his lofted pass. United are just lacking a cutting edge in their play to take complete command this afternoon.
35' A ball over the top of the Everton backline has Rashford and Pickford in a foot race. The Everton keeper slides to take the ball away from the forward and he is able to get to his feet after nudging the ball out of the box then clearing the danger.
35' Rashford runs into the channel before cutting back on to his right foot. He tries to go for goal, but Keane and Martina do enough between them to stop the strike.
33' United have lost their attacking rhythm that they enjoyed in the early stages of the game. Everton have managed to stymie the threat of Mata and Mkhitaryan in the middle, forcing the home side to play down the flanks.
31' The battle between Young and Martina down the flank is becoming interesting. This time Young wins the decision from the referee, but the Everton wing-back almost got the better of him again.
29' OFFSIDE! Martian finds space on the right flank and he whips a cross into the box. Davies meets the ball with a diving header, but De Gea makes the save. The midfielder was offside anyway, but Everton are probing at the United defence.
26' MISS! Keane plays a poor cross-field pass straight through to Mata and the Spaniard releases Lukaku on goal. The Belgian only has Pickford to beat, but scuffs his strike wide of the post. Lukaku shows his former club mercy, but will they make him pay for that?
24' Mata wastes the free-kick as his cross is cleared with ease by Keane. United have lost their way since the early stages of the game.
23' Williams catches Lukaku late and the referee awards a free-kick in a decent position for the Red Devils. Mkhitaryan stands over the ball.
21' CHANCE! Martina latches on to Rooney's pass down the right and the forward gallops forward to support his team-mate. Martina returns the ball to the 31-year-old, but he curls his effort just past the post. Everton's best moment of the match thus far.
20' Lukaku bursts down the left into space and he sends the ball across the face of goal, but it goes behind Rashford's run to the back post.
19' Lukaku releases the run of Rashford into the right inside channel, but Williams comes across to make an inch-perfect challenge to win the ball.
16' Rashford has space down the right, but blue shirts quickly converge to narrow his options. He tries to send the ball into the box, but a deflection takes the ball into the hands of Pickford.
16' The Toffees win a free-kick and Sigurdsson launches the ball into the box, but a foul by Rooney on De Gea eases the pressure on United.
15' Everton have space down the right flank, but Davies misplaces his pass for Martina's run, much to the frustration of the wing-back.
13' Better from the visitors as they are stemming the tide of United attacks with a period of possession in the home side's half.
11' Mata scoops the ball over to the left flank where Young has acres of space, but the full-back overhits his ball across the face of goal.
9' There's nowhere for Everton to go with the ball as the pressure from United has been intense in the opening stages of the contest. The Toffees need an outball from somewhere.
7' Young and Mata combine down the left flank, but the latter's cross is cut out by Gueye. The Toffees struggle to clear the ball in their own box before Pickford puts his foot through it.
6' United have started on the front foot and have Everton penned back on their edge of their own box.
A. Valencia
4' WHAT A GOALLLLLL!!!!!!! VALENCIA SCORES A STUNNER! United take the lead as Valencia latches on to Matic's cross-field pass from the left and launches a first-time effort on the half-volley. He connects with the ball beautifully and it powers past Pickford into the top corner, giving the keeper no chance. That's a contender for goal of the season.
N. Matić
4' Matic sweeps the ball to the edge of the box and Valencia does the rest with his stunning hit.
3' Mkhitaryan makes a run behind the Everton backline and Keane has to react to turn the ball out for a throw-in.
2' Martina does well down the flank for the Toffees as he wins possession off Rashford with a well-timed challenge.
1' We're underway at Old Trafford.
The players are out on the pitch, so we should be underway shortly.
STAT ATTACK! Mourinho has faced Koeman more times without winning (5) than any other manager in the Premier League.
STAT ATTACK! United have lost just one of their last 24 Premier League matches at home against Everton, winning 18 of the contests.
FLASHBACK! United needed a Zlatan Ibrahimovic stoppage-time penalty to salvage a point in this fixture last season. Jagielka had put the Toffees ahead, but Williams' handball late in the game presented the opening for the Swede to score from the spot and he did just that to secure the draw for Mourinho's men.
After missing the defeat to Atalanta Jordan Pickford comes back between the sticks, retaining his place in Koeman's Premier League starting line-up. There are two changes from the team that was beaten by Spurs as Phil Jagielka and Tom Davies come into the fold as the Dutchman operates with a back three.
United have made three changes from their draw against Stoke last time out in the Premier League. Paul Pogba's injury sees Marouane Fellaini come into the midfield, while Juan Mata comes into the midfield. Ashley Young starts at left-back this afternoon.
Everton subs: Sandro, Mirallas, Klaassen, Besic, Stekelenburg, Calvert-Lewin, Holgate.
EVERTON (3-4-3): Pickford; Keane, Williams, Jagielka; Martina, Schneiderlin, Gueye, Baines; Davies, Sigurdsson, Rooney.
United subs: Romero, Darmian, Smalling, Herrera, Carrick, Lingard, Martial.
MANCHESTER UNITED (4-2-3-1): De Gea; Valencia, Bailly, Jones, Young; Matic, Fellaini; Mata, Mkhitaryan, Rashford; Lukaku.
The team news has been announced and we'll start with the home side.
The Toffees enjoyed a bright start to the season by beating Everton, but since drawing with Manchester City on the road it has been all downhill. Ronald Koeman's side lost 20 against Chelsea before being soundly beaten by Tottenham at Goodison Park in their last Premier League outing. They were hammered by Atalanta in their Europa League opener on the road, putting pressure on the Dutchman for a result this afternoon.
United have enjoyed an excellent start to the season and are unbeaten in all competitions. Their 2-2 draw against Stoke City last time out in the Premier League is their only blemish thus far. Jose Mourinho's men kicked off their Champions League campaign during the week with an easy win over Basel on home soil.
He returns to Old Trafford for the first time since moving back to his boyhood club in the summer. Lukaku did not quite have the same impact as Rooney during his days with Everton. However, he was the club's top scorer in all four of his seasons at Goodison Park. The Belgian will be looking to continue his strong start to life with the Red Devils against his former team.
It's a clash of old players as Romelu Lukaku and Wayne Rooney face off against their former clubs. Rooney became United's all-time leading goal-scorer last season when he broke Sir Bobby Charlton's feat of 249 strikes. 
Good afternoon and welcome to the live commentary of the Premier League clash between Manchester United and Everton at Old Trafford.