Everton 0-2 Manchester United: 5 points while the Red Devils secure the semi-final berth

Two late goals from Edinson Cavani and Anthony Martial helped Manchester United secure a fierce 2-0 victory over Everton at Goodison Park.

Both sides entered the schedule in good shape. While the hosts have won three consecutive Premier League games, the Red Devils are undefeated in eight home games.

The League Cup has traditionally been a competition in which managers give minutes to players, but Carlo Ancelotti started with a relatively strong team and goalkeeper Robin Olsen was the only irregular player.

It was almost the same for Manchester United, although Dean Henderson, Axel Tuanzebe and Donny van de Beek had a chance to impress.

Given the form of both sides, as well as the exposed talent for attack, fireworks were expected in the schedule. However, the match failed to live up to expectations, disgusting fouls and more cynical interventions spread more than the goalkeeper’s action.

Manchester United got off to a great start, Seamus Coleman created a stunning sliding block to stop Van de Beek after Paul Pogba played in the 7th minute.

The Everton goalkeeper made several defenses to repel the guests in the sudden start of the Red Devils. Overcoming the storm, the Toffees grew into a game and became increasingly cynical in their approach.

The second half was wiser as both sides struggled to create moments of brilliance in what became a completely fragmented affair.

Just when it seemed it took a penalty shoot-out to take the winner, Cavani stepped up with a stunning shot, while Martial added a second goal deep into injury time to conclude a deal for Manchester United.

A win means the Red Devils advance to the final four in a cup competition. Meanwhile, Everton will hope to return their mojo when they travel to Sheffield United on a boxing day.

Here are five points to talk about from the game.

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