Premier League: Manchester United beat Everton 3-1 as Cavani gets first goal

Manchester United beat Everton 3-1 as Cavani gets first goal

Manchester United returned to winning ways as they recorded an impressive 3-1 victory over Everton.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer came in for plenty of criticism this week after defeats to Arsenal and Istanbul Basaksehir, but he got the response he was looking for at Goodison Park to help ease the pressure on his shoulders.

Things got off to an inauspicious start, however, when the Toffees took the lead in the first 20 minutes. A simple long ball from the goalkeeper wasn’t defended properly and Brazilian Bernard found the corner of David de Gea’s goal.

Everton weren’t ahead for long though, as Bruno Fernandes dragged his side level with a glancing header from Luke Shaw’s cross just six minutes later.

The turnaround was complete when Fernandes got his second shortly after the half-hour mark as his cross for Marcus Rashford found the back of the net via the far post.

United held firm in a cagey second-half until Fernandes broke forward deep into added time and teed up Edinson Cavani to score his first goal for the club.

The win sees United avoid their worst start to a top-flight season after seven games since 1990-91, and gives Solskjaer breathing space as the Premier League heads into the International break.

Victory for Everton would hav taken them to the top of the table, but they struggled to break down United after their opener and were thankful to Pickford who returned to the side and made several saves.

A third successive defeat means they remain fifth in the table as United climb to 13th.