Everton 1 Manchester United 0 – Fellaini produces a master class performance
The season has just started although Everton will do well to better this performance all campaign, with the Toffees deservedly beating Manchester United 1-0 at Goodison Park on Monday night.
August 20th, 2012
Marouane Fellaini was head and shoulders above everyone else on the pitch and it was literally the case in the 57th minute when the Belgian rose highest to nod home from an Everton corner which turned out to be the winning goal.
Sir Alex Ferguson opted to keep Robin van Persie on the bench for the Premier League opener, with Danny Welbeck playing as the front man, although it was Shinji Kagawa that caught the eye in an attacking midfield position.
Even so, the Red Devils failed to create many chances of note and Everton should have been ahead by the interval, with David de Gea stopping Leon Osman’s clever shot on the turn before tipping a Leighton Baines free-kick for a corner.
Osman hit the crossbar in the second half before that Fellaini goal and we were quick to see the introduction of Van Persie, although the Dutchman scarcely had the ball as the United midfield struggled to penetrate the Toffees defence.
Everton will now look to build on this excellent performance and avoid that customary slow start which has hindered them in the past few seasons. United can have few complaints with the result and will look to bounce back at home to Fulham.