Man Utd Title Charge Falters As Everton Snatch Late Equaliser

February 7, 2021
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Manchester United missed out on a share of top spot in the Premier League after twice throwing away a lead in a 3-3 draw with Everton, while Arsenal’s top-four chances are fading fast following a 1-0 defeat at Aston Villa on Saturday.

United looked set to move level on points with leaders Manchester City until Dominic Calvert-Lewin snatched a point for Everton in the 95th minute at Old Trafford.

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men continued on their goalscoring form from a 9-0 thrashing of Southampton in midweek as Edinson Cavani’s header and a sumptuous lobbed strike from Bruno Fernandes gave them a 2-0 half-time lead.

But the defensive problems that have blighted United’s chances of a first league title in eight years were exploited by Carlo Ancelotti’s men after half-time.

Two goals in seven minutes from Abdoulaye Doucoure and James Rodriguez brought Everton level.

Scott McTominay’s header restored the Red Devils’ lead 20 minutes from time, but they could not hold on as Calvert-Lewin slotted home a hopeful free-kick into the box with virtually the last kick of the game.

A point aids Everton’s bid for Champions League qualification as they close to within three points of fourth-placed Liverpool, who host City on Sunday.

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