Rashford’s assist gave United the lead in their FA Cup match against Everton at Old Trafford. He converted a penalty kick to win the game in extra time.
On Friday, Manchester United defeated Everton 3-1 in the third round of the FA Cup thanks to another goal from England forward Marcus Rashford.
United, who had a strong starting lineup, quickly took the lead after Brazilian forward Antony slid the ball home at the far post four minutes into the game.
Everton supporters would have been worried about the worst-case scenario prior to their trip to Old Trafford. Nevertheless, ten minutes later, United goalkeeper David de Gea’s mistake was exploited by Connor Coady to level the match. United missed several chances to retake the lead before Coady turned a Rashford cross past Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford shortly after the break to give the hosts a 2-1 lead.
Dominic Calvert-Lewin, an Everton substitute, thought he had secured a dramatic late draw and a replay with a near-post equalizer, but VAR disallowed the goal for offside. When Rashford converted a last-minute penalty kick to give Manchester United their seventh victory in a row across all competitions, Everton’s problems got worse.
“In terms of performances, it’s probably the best that I’ve been so I feel good on the pitch,” Rashford stated to ITV. I’m getting into positions and areas to score goals. If I keep creating opportunities, I believe I will continue to score. “The most important thing is that we continue to build momentum and win games,” the team stated. “We’re happy to be in the next round.”
After not allowing a goal in any of its previous four home victories, United appeared to have won easily again on Friday. After the quick move that scored the opener, Everton defenders backed off, and Rashford drilled the ball across for Antony to score his fourth goal for the team.
After their recent struggles, Everton may have given up, but they came back strong and scored goals from Coady and an equalizer from De Gea, who couldn’t stop a low cross with his legs. Everton, however, persevered. They should have.
Danish midfielder Christian Eriksen missed a shot near the end of the first half. Anthony Martial’s attempt to immediately restore United’s lead was well stopped by Pickford. Before the hosts won thanks to Coady’s outstretched leg, United had numerous chances. However, they could not be altered in any way.
Calvert-Lewin scored what he believed to be his first goal since October after returning to the team after a lengthy absence due to injury. Gray, on the other hand, was in the wrong place, according to a VAR review.
Rashford scored after United missed a penalty kick chance to add a third goal because a young United player, Alejandro Garnacho, was fouled. Rashford gave the ball to Bruno Fernandes, who typically takes the lead.