Martial, Lingard on target as Manchester United destroy stubborn Everton to go second on the log
6 months ago, 1 Jan 23:00
Manchester United secured a 2-0 comfortable victory over Everton. The win saw United go second on the Premier League table with 47 points. Star forward Anthony Martial and Jesse Lingard were on target for the visitors Two strikes from Frenchman Anthony Martial and star midfielder Jesse Lingard sealed a 2-0 comfortable victory for EPL giants Manchester United against a stubborn Everton side on Monday, January 1. The win saw United go second on the Premier League table with 47 points, two ahead of reigning champions Chelsea who still have a game to play. The Blues are set to face Arsenal on Wednesday, January 3 in a mouthwatering tie at the Emirates. Martial opened the scoring for the visitors in the 57th minute, after Pogba picked the ball up in the left channel, before drawing a defender towards him as he played a square ball to the Frenchman who slotted home from the edge of the box. Lingard extended the Red Devils lead in the 81st minute, who curled a fizzing effort into the top corner of the net to make it 2-0 for Jose Mourinho's side. It was a much-needed victory for United, after drawing three of their most recent fixtures against Leicester, Burnley and Southampton. United are now 12 points behind pacesetters Manchester City, who will be looking to extend their lead to 15 points when they host Watford on Tuesday, January 2.
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