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Manchester United are through to the Carabao Cup semi-final as they beat Everton 2-0 at Goodison Park.

After a promising start, United couldn’t get the breakthrough in the first half with Edinson Cavani having a few chances.

However, he turned up when it mattered to give United the lead, with Anthony Martial making it two in the final seconds as Everton bombed forward for an equaliser.


Robin Olsen: Nearly gifted Cavani a goal early on, but couldn’t get near the two goals. 5

Seamus Coleman: Got forward at every opportunity but his final ball let him down. 6

Yerry Mina: Made a fantastic clearance in the first half from a Bruno Fernandes cross. Defended Cavani well in the first half and had a competent game overall despite conceding two goals. 6

Michael Keane: Similar to Mina, had a competent game. 6

Ben Godfrey: Had a shaky start but he improved as the whole team did. Lack of cutting edge going forward starved the team of any chances. 6

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Abdoulaye Doucoure (Off 89′): Was tenacious throughout but ultimately lacked the quality against Pogba and Matic. 5

Andre Gomes (Off 58′): Was dominated by United’s midfield in the first half as Carlo Ancelotti sacrificed him for Davies for more tenacity. 5

Alex Iwobi: Was non-existent in the first half as he was pulled back by Telles’ attacking runs. As the game went on, he put a few crosses in from the right but these never threatened Maguire and Bailly. 4

Gylfi Sigurdsson: Like Iwobi, didn’t get into the game at all in the first half. Had a free-kick fired straight at Dean Henderson and his set-pieces rarely alarmed the United defence. 3

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Richarlison (Off 56′): Went off due to a head injury but never got into the game at all. 5

Dominic Calvert-Lewin: Was starved of any clear cut chances from the midfield. Won a few duels in the air but never threatened Henderson. 5


Bernard (On 56′): Came on for an injured Richarlison but failed to make any impact. 5

Tom Davies (On 58′): Added grit to the Everton midfield, but again the quality of the United midfield prevailed. 6

Cenk Tosun (On 89′): Thrown on in hope. Had no time to make any impact. N/A

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Manchester United:

Dean Henderson: Saved a Sigurdsson free kick in the first half. Had nothing to do apart from that. 6

Axel Tuanzebe: Was positive early on and continued in a solid manner throughout. Conceded a sloppy free-kick after the Cavani goal showed his naivety. 6

Eric Bailly: An all-round brilliant performance by Bailly. So refreshing to see a quick centre back as he recovered to deny Calvert-Lewin after a Maguire mistake. Was good in the air to nullify Calvert-Lewin. 8

Harry Maguire: Was good in the air and brought the ball out from the back well. Outshone by his centre back partner. 7

Alex Telles (Off 84′): Was positive down the left, whipping many decent balls into the box. Improved defensively allowing Everton no real opportunities.

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Nemanja Matic: A composed performance, taking the ball off the back four well. Complimented the back four defensively, limiting any chances Everton had to run at them. 7

Paul Pogba: Along with Matic, dominated the midfield from deep, spraying balls up for Greenwood and Cavani. A professional performance showing he can play alongside Fernandes. 8

Mason Greenwood (Off 67′): Missed an early header from a nice cross from Telles. Was busy for the time he was on but did not threaten Olsen’s goal. 6

Donny van de Beek (Off 67′): Had a few nice touches but never really got into the game. Perhaps played out of position on the left. 6

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Bruno Fernandes: Was lively as usual but tried a lot of flicks which didn’t come off. Should’ve found Cavani early on but scuffed the pass. 6

Edinson Cavani: Scored the pivotal opening goal but was a passenger for most of the game. Looked rusty after being out for three weeks prior. Delivered when it mattered though. 7


Marcus Rashford (On 67′): Came on and looked off it, a couple of heavy passes and an extremely wayward cross. Did set up Martial’s goal. 6

Anthony Martial (On 67′): Scored and set up Cavani’s goal. Made the impact Solskjaer would’ve hoped for to seal the win. 8

Luke Shaw (On 84′): Didn’t make much of an impact.

Man of the Match: Eric Bailly.

Was head and shoulders the best defender as the whole team benefited from his pace and presence. The partnership of Maguire and Lindelof has had its problems due to their lack of pace, now Bailly has shown that he can really pressure them two and overtaking them in the pecking order.

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