A not so impressive display by Manchester United, but with a fired-up De Gea in goal for this particular match, and the Red Devils eventually managed to win for a second consecutive time to claim the 3 points and see off Everton at Old Trafford. United started well, with Falcao proving to be a menace, but it was Di Maria who opened the scoring on the 27th minute, as Mata fed him a pass on the edge of the box, and the former curled his shot past Howard to score his 3rd goal with the Red Devils. However, United slowed down the pace, and were caught in added time, when Shaw caused a penalty. Baines stepped up to take it, but De Gea dived in the right way to keep the shot out, and allow United to retain their lead at half time.
However United slipped up on the 55th minute, as Baines’ cross found Naismith in the box, and the latter powered home the equalizer with a header which left De Gea helpless. United were under pressure as Everton looked to go one up, and Falcao had to be on alert as he cleared Hibbert’s header off the line following a corner kick. But Falcao was decisive at the other end as well, as on the 62nd minute he opened his account with the Red Devils, as he poked home Di Maria’s effort which turned out to be a pass instead, and De Gea was then called into action twice as the Red Devils held on, first saving from a powerful shot by Osman, then denying Oviedo to keep United in the lead till the final whistle.