Everton went into the match against Man Utd when they were relegated and only had a chance to fragment the Europa League. However, with Man Utd down, the home team has outstanding performances in class, fighting and overwhelming in every aspect that four goals have partly shown.
This is the sixth defeat in Man Utd’s last eight games. The crisis came at the right time, contrary to the dreamy time when Solskjaer took over temporary positions. After being eliminated in the Champions League, Man Utd faced another defeat if not in the top four this season.
Man Utd is in sixth place, two points behind fourth-placed Arsenal and plays more than one game. In the last four rounds, they had to meet Man City and Chelsea in turn, before facing smaller teams Huddersfield and Cardiff. If you want to go to the top 4, Man Utd may have to win all four matches, which is very difficult to look at in the current form.
Before the match, Solskjaer was under pressure and his eyes were skeptical by Man Utd’s weak series since he signed the official contract. The Norwegian rulers did not have the proper response when his students performed a show on Goodison Park. Everton is not Barca, but Man Utd has helped them partially create a bold victory.
Everton is showing high performance at the end, especially before the big guys. They in turn beat Chelsea, Arsenal and Man Utd in the recent rounds, creating big fluctuations in the top 4 race despite the recent victory to bring Everton to seventh place. In the lucky case, Everton kept seventh place and at the same time the fifth place, six Champions League and Europa League winners, they will have a chance to go to Europe next season.
It seems that the defeat against Barca is still lingering in Man Utd’s mind. The home side warned them with a finish that De Gea had to score at the beginning of the match but the lack of concentration forced Man Utd to bid. In a throw-in situation, Calvert-Lewin headed the ball for Richarlison to open the score.
Everton took the initiative and controlled the entire match against Man Utd’s weak resistance. The home side doubled their lead in the first half with Gylfi Sigurdsson’s 25-yard shot. Entering the second half, Everton did not stop and Man Utd still performed a feeble face that made them receive two more goals. Lucas Digne scored a long shot before Theo Walcott scored a goal against De Gea. Walcott’s finishing goal will be a great help for former Arsenal team in the top 4 race this season.
This is the first time since 1981, Man Utd suffered five consecutive defeats away. This bad performance makes them face the risk of attending the Europa League next season and making Solskjaer’s revival more difficult. The Norwegian army itself is also under pressure at this time. In the next match, Solskjaer needed Man Utd to regain his spirit before City if he did not want the chance to finish the top 4 early.