Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has accepted the outcome of Manchester United’s trip to Everton as far, after the two sides drew 1-1.
Our hosts at Goodison Park took the lead in the third minute when David de Gea’s howler lead to a Dominic Calvert-Lewin goal. The Spaniard kicked the ball off the striker and it ended up in the back of the net.
De Gea made amends for his take soon after that, with a top save to prevent the same striker making it 2-0 to the Toffees.
Bruno Fernandes levelled things up with a stunning strike from distance. The new signing caught Jordon Pickford in a bad position and launched his effort from outside the box.
Everton had a lot of set-pieces in the second half but were unable to find a winner — and had a goal in stoppage time disallowed after VAR intervention.
“It was a game of two halves you’d say,” the manager told MUTV. “In the first half we were excellent after, well, a very strange start. You shouldn’t be one-nil down after that. But that happens and the reaction was great. I thought we played some fantastic football and when we got to half-time we should have been leading.
“In the second half, they there everything at us but still we could have won it with a chance just before they had their chance. We defended well in the second half, defending all they threw at us in the box so I’m pleased with a point.”
Everton away is never an easy fixture and under Carlo Ancelotti they are a side on the up.
If the teams around us keep dropping points — and we win the games we should — then this won’t be seen as a bad result come May.
“I think one [point] each is what both teams deserved,” Solskjaer added. “We had the first half, they had the second half. We can’t think about the Premier League table too much, we just have to think about one game at a time. Today gives us one more point on the board and in a difficult away game we know all about.”