Manchester United beat Everton in the Toffees’ first game
Manchester United beat Everton in the Toffees’ first game and Alejandro Garnachoa sensational goal-of-the-season contender.
A spectacular third-minute goal from Garnacho silenced Goodison Park’s fiery home fans, who demonstrated against the Premier League following their unprecedented punishment.
As Diogo Dalot dinked a cross into the box, Garnacho took a few steps back before leaping into the Merseyside sky and unleashing an unstoppable bicycle kick that sailed over Jordan Pickford and into the net.
Everton will wonder how they didn’t go in at least level after the first half after United created the only chance they had.
It was Dominic Calvert-Lewin who was the main culprit for the home side’s flurry of chances, drawing decent saves from Andre Onana and sending a gilt-edged header over the crossbar.
Kobbie Mainoo, an 18-year-old midfielder, made his United debut in the absence of manager Erik ten Hag, who was suspended. The midfielder saved the match for United when he made a superb clearance off the line to deny Dwight McNeil.
As Ashley Young was adjudged to have tripped Anthony Martial in the box, Marcus Rashford stepped up to confidently score the penalty for Everton.
Bruno Fernandes, who usually takes the spot-kicks, handed the ball to Rashford to give him a chance to score only his second Premier League goal.
It was important for him to score,” Fernandes said. The goal gave him a boost of confidence, which I am really happy about.”
In addition, Ten Hag said: “You see how great of a captain Bruno is. He understood that his teammates needed that goal. As a team, you need that leadership that backs each other up.”