Man United 3-3 Everton as Calvert-Lewin goal seals late draw

By Xorkpe Sosu 4 Min Read
Man United 3-3 Everton as Calvert-Lewin goal seals late draw

Dominic Calvert-Lewin stunned Manchester United in stoppage time as the striker secured Everton a hard-fought 3-3 draw at Old Trafford.

Just days on from the 9-0 annihilation on nine-man Southampton, the Red Devils looked set to celebrate another Old Trafford victory.

Scott McTominay had set Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side on course for victory, having recovered from Abdoulaye Doucoure and James Rodriguez canceling out first-half efforts from Edinson Cavani and Bruno Fernandes.

But United’s soft underbelly from set-pieces was exposed in stoppage time, with Lucas Digne’s free-kick flicked on by Michael Keane and Calvert-Lewin directing home for Everton.


The hosts will be wondering how they conspired to throw away victory here, especially having gone into half-time two goals up thanks to Cavani’s fine header and Fernandes’ moment of magic.

Everton was level within seven minutes of the second half getting underway as Doucoure turned home before Rodriguez rifled home the leveler, only for McTominay to head home Luke Shaw’s free-kick.

Yet in stoppage time, Calvert-Lewin was there to pounce, sealing a memorable point at an empty Old Trafford.

Solskjaer frustrated by injury time and lack of ruthlessness
United manager Solskjaer complained about four minutes being added on at the end of the second half.


Solskjaer told Sky Sports: “Why it was four minutes, in the end, was beyond me when compared to the three we had the other day.

“But all we have to do is get the ball into the corner and see it out and we didn’t.

“The second half we played some good football but we conceded three goals.

“When you have players like Richarlison and Calvert-Lewis running at you, you’re never 100 percent comfortable. But we played it well after they scored two quick goals at the start of the second half.


“We reacted well, we created chances and dominated possession. We should have seen it off and scored the fourth.”

Calvert-Lewin said he “smelled” his late chance to equalize in a crowded goalmouth.

The England striker told Sky Sports: “It was frustrating to let them in from a set-piece after we came back from two goals down.

“But I just smelled the goal at the end and I was ready to put it in.

“I was just waiting for a little nick, I knew I wasn’t going to get the first contact.

“It was just about being ready for the second one, for it to drop, and once it hit me in the stomach I knew I could get there before the ‘keeper.”

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