LIVERPOOL, England – Everton have won a landslide victory in their fight for survival and further damaged Manchester United’s slim top-four hopes with a 1-0 win in the Premier League on Saturday.
In the 28th minute, Anthony Gordon’s shot from the edge of the penalty area was caught by United defender Harry Maguire’s extended leg in Goodison Park.
It was another poor performance from United, which brought in two great saves from Jordan Pickford – both from Marcus Rashford’s efforts – at the start of the match and in the second half Everton were frustrated by some restless and occasional desperate defense.
Interim manager Ralph Rangnik, who has been appointed as a full-time replacement – and Ajax’s Eric Ten Hagg seems to be a favorite for the job – is ready to move to Old Trafford with United from the Champions League and probably not in any European competition. .
United are three points behind fourth- and fifth-placed teams – Tottenham and Arsenal – respectively, and have two London clubs at play.
Asked if speculation about the next manager was creating unrest, Rangnik said: “I don’t think that should be an excuse for anyone. We are Manchester United, we have a lot of international players.
“It simply came to our notice then. If the next manager is announced in 10, 14, 21 days, it will not affect the game like today. “
Things look much more positive, though, for Everton, who bounced back from a disappointing rate to exiled rivals Burnley on Wednesday and moved three to four points away as the team looks to avoid a top flight for the first time. 1954.
Everton’s home form has raised hopes that it could be maintained. Frank Lampard’s side have won five of their last seven matches at Goodison Park.
“It’s a stressful time with the reality of the situation, but at Goodison we were fine,” Lampard said. “It’s a different side away from home but when we get together, the players here, the fans, it’s hard to beat us.
“It all started with a physical output, a fighting spirit. That’s what fans demand, and that’s exactly what it is. When you give them that you give yourself a chance. “
“Beautiful football can come later,” Lampard said, considering Everton’s position.
“I have the ambition to stay at the club and make some changes,” he said. “It simply came to our notice then.
“We have a lot to do. It’s a victory. “