Victor Lindelöf bizarre own goal gives Everton 1-0 lead vs Manchester United during their Premier League match at Old Trafford.
Wins against Tottenham and Manchester City have resurrected Manchester United’s top 4 dreams. A win against Everton would give bridge the gap between them to just 2 points. However, the Red Devils have flattered to deceive so far.
Despite enjoying the majority of possession, United have once again failed to outfox their opponents and create chances at the top. Their inability to pierce opponent defences when they play deep has hurt them all season along and the match vs Everton has been no different.
Victor Lindelöf bizarre own goal gives Everton 1-0 lead vs Manchester United
Like all their previous matches against teams outside of the big 6, once United failed to score early on, their shoulders dropped and the team failed yet again to adopt to the defensive tactics employed by their opponent.
Realising that Manchester United have lost their intensity, Everton then turned the screws on the hosts and launched an all-out attack with United struggling to keep up. The toffees eventually broke the deadlock in the 36th minute of the match.
“That’s back to de Gea’s early days at United – getting bullied.”
Lindelof can do nothing about it but his own-goal opens the scoring at Old Trafford!
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) December 15, 2019
Leighton Baines curling corner went past David De Gea and found Victor Lindelof who accidentally sent the ball into the empty net. The ball was sent to VAR but was allowed to stand despite replays showing that Calvert-Lewin’s arm impeded him.
— Nick (@19NickPowell) December 15, 2019
Agree that De Gea should be stronger dealing with the cross – but that has to be a foul on him.
— James Robson (@jamesrobsonES) December 15, 2019
I think many fans will struggle to see how Dominic Calvert-Lewin on David De Gea isn’t a foul, yet this challenge by Wesley on Mat Ryan saw Conor hourihane’s goal disallowed. #MUNEVE #AVFC pic.twitter.com/lJMjqrFNUe
— Dale Johnson (@DaleJohnsonESPN) December 15, 2019
David De Gea was seen shaking his head in disappointment at half-time, still convinced that he was denied a foul and robbed off a possible clean sheet. This will be the 12th match in a row where he has let a ball slide into the back of the net.
12 – David de Gea has conceded a goal in each of his last 12 Premier League appearances for Manchester United – his longest run without a clean sheet in his career in the competition. Leaking. #MUNEVE pic.twitter.com/rFZIL2cooF
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) December 15, 2019
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