By Alan Duffy
Everton 0-1 Manchester United – Premier League – 29th October 2011
A 3-0 mid-week Carling Cup win at Aldershot was never really going to erase the trauma of last week’s derby disaster for United, but a hard-fought 1-0 win at Goodison at least keeps the pressure on the Red Devils’ noisy neighbours.
With Wayne Rooney consigned to a deeper midfield role, the visitors had to work hard against an impressive Everton side. Ultimately Javier Hernandez’ first-half poacher’s goal would win the game for United, but the Toffees were extremely unlucky not to get something out of the game, with impish defender Leighton Baines firing one attempt against the crossbar.
David Moyes will take heart from his side’s performance, while Sir Alex will be happy to get back to winning ways in the league.
A pre-match prayer from the Little Pea
Valencia hurdles Heitinga
Hernandez scores from Evra’s cross
The Mexican celebrates
The managers manage
Saha and Osman kick-off after the goal
Rooney getting treatment
Park challenged by Heitinga and Baines