Manchester United march on towards No. 20

United-Everton-2013

With 3 days left for the encounter with Real Madrid for the CL KO round, Manchester United gave a composed display in front of Jose Mourinho who came at OT to assess his opponents, as the Red Devils saw off Everton, yes, the same team which in a way denied them the title last season, with a 2-0 final score in favour of the men in red, and with Giggs adding to his legendary status by scoring yet another goal in a Premier League season to continue on an incredible run of form lately. Both goals came in the first half itself, as RvP first found an opportunity to score as he dribbled past Howard, only to hit the post with his right-footed shot. However he redeemed himself by turning into the passer for Giggs’ opener, as he slid the ball to the latter, and with the help of the post, this time the ball rolled in with Howard beaten. But Everton gave United a reminder of their potential when Osman forced De Gea into a flying save, then Anichebe was denied by Rafael as he managed to cause chaos in the box. United however got the precious second in added time, as Rafael fed RvP in, and once again the latter rounded the keeper coolly but this time kept his shot low, and despite Heitinga diving in to try keep the ball out, it instead went in with him, but RvP being awarded the goal as the shot was rolling in towards an empty goal in any case. United then kept Everton at bay for the second half, but lost Jones and Evans to injuries, the latter being unlucky to be denied three times in a single action, as RvP’s corner was flicked in by Giggs, and fell to Evans, who saw Howard twice save his attempts, then Jelavic denying him on the rebound. De Gea had to deny Jelavic afterwards, with Rooney joining in in the final minutes to clear another dangerous build up by the Toffees. But what really mattered was the 3 points claimed, and the 12-point gap opened up between the 2 Manchester rivals, as United look set to claim the title, unless a real mishap occurs on the way.

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