In an FA Cup match against Everton at Old Trafford, Rashford made an assist that gave United the lead. He then scored from the spot in injury time to win the match. In the FA Cup third round on Friday, England forward Marcus Rashford scored once more for Manchester United, who defeated Everton 3-1.
After Brazilian forward Antony slid the ball home at the far post four minutes into the game, United put together a strong starting XI and raced into an early lead. Prior to their trip to Old Trafford, Everton fans would have been worried about the worst.
However, ten minutes later, Connor Coady capitalized on an error by United goalkeeper David de Gea to level the game. Before Coady turned Rashford’s cross past Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford shortly after the break to give the hosts a 2-1 lead. United missed several chances to retake the lead.
With a near-post equalizer, Everton substitute Dominic Calvert-Lewin thought he had secured a dramatic late draw and a replay. But VAR disallowed the goal for offside. Rashford converted a penalty kick in stoppage time to seal United’s seventh consecutive victory in all competitions and make Everton’s woes even worse.
Rashford started to ITV, “In terms of performances. It’s probably the best that I’ve been so I feel good on the pitch.” To score goals, I’m getting into positions and areas. I believe I will continue to score if I keep creating opportunities. “We’re pleased to advance to the next round, but most importantly, we continue to build momentum and win games.”
The previous four victories United had at home had all been won without conceding. It appeared that Friday’s victory would be another one of ease. Everton defenders backed off after the quick move that led to the opener. Rashford drilled the ball across for Antony to score his fourth goal for the team.
Everton would have been forgiven for giving up after their recent struggles. But they responded well and got an equalizer from De Gea. Pickford made a great stop on Anthony Martial’s attempt to immediately restore United’s lead. Danish midfielder Christian Eriksen shot just wide near the end of the first half.
United had numerous chances, but they were unable to convert them all before Coady’s outstretched leg eventually secured victory for the hosts. After a lengthy injury layoff, Calvert-Lewin returned to the team and scored what he believed to be his first goal since October.
However, a VAR review determined that Gray was in the wrong spot. Rashford stole the ball from regular taker Bruno Fernandes and scored. After United had the opportunity to add a third goal from the spot after a foul on young United player Alejandro Garnacho.