Match Summary: Everton 0-2 Manchester United

Match Stats

Everton   Manchester United
0 Goals 2
12 Shots 21
0 Shots On Target 6
6 Shots Blocked 7
13 Successful Dribbles 9
12 Successful Tackles 12
11 Interceptions 6
32 Clearances 27
11 Fouls 10
1 Offsides 1
45% Aerial Duels Won % 55%
76% Pass Accuracy 85%
40% Possession 60%


  • Everton have started 2018 the same way they ended 2017 – with a defeat.
  • The return of back-to-back defeats was not what the club nor the fans wanted ahead of the Merseyside Derby in the FA Cup on Friday.
  • The first half wasn’t the most exciting half we have ever seen, however Everton did play well in an even half:
    • Shots: Everton 7-10 Manchester United
    • Shots on target: Everton 0-1 Manchester United
    • Successful dribbles: Everton 10-3 Manchester United
    • Touches in opposition area: Everton 17-4 Manchester United
  • Everton also had a great chance with Oumar Niasse coming so close to breaking the deadlock, but Marcos Rojo stopped an almost certain goal.
  • The second half, however, it was mostly Manchester United:
    • Goals: Everton 0-2 Manchester United
    • Shots: Everton 5-11 Manchester United
    • Shots on target: Everton 0-5 Manchester United
    • Successful dribbles: Everton 3-6 Manchester United
    • Touches in opposition: Everton 19-14 Manchester United
  • Unstoppable goals from Anthony Martial and Jesse Lingard hurt those in blue.
  • James McCarthy was brought on somewhat questionably when Everton were a goal down but made a tackle that started a temporary resurgence.
  • From the 71st to the 80th minute, Everton had more chances, more possession and most of the action occurred in their attacking third.
  • But it was all fruitless as, for the second consecutive home game, no-one could hit a shot on target.
  • As you can see, Everton had twice as many touches in Manchester United’s area as Manchester United had in Everton’s.
  • The lack of quality and clinical finishing up front cost Everton dearly once again.

Player Stats

  • Michael Keane won 5 aerial duels – no other player won more (Marcos Rojo also 5).
  • Michael Keane also made 9 clearances and 4 interceptions – more than any other player.
  • Michael Keane also won the joint-most amount of tackles in the game (3 with Ander Herrera).
  • Oumar Niasse and Yannick Bolasie each made 4 successful dribbles – more than any other player.

Heat Maps

Everton Manchester United

Average Player Positions

Everton Manchester United

Key Stats

  • Everton have lost 8 of their last 12 games on New Year’s Day.
  • Everton have failed to score in back-to-back home games for the first time since May 2015.
  • Everton have had just 4 shots on target in their last 4 games (0, 3, 1, 0).

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