Rooneyless Man Utd let two goal lead slip at Everton

Manchester United conceded two goals in added time at Goodison Park as Everton fought back for a share of the spoils in a dramatic 3-3 draw.

With just 24 minutes remaining Manchester United had taken a 3-1 lead and seemed destined for the three points even without England striker Wayne Rooney.

Then as the game entered stoppage time United allowed Everton, who had earlier taken the lead, to score twice and earn a draw in what was a thrilling encounter.

Steven Pienaar had side-footed Everton ahead in the first half, but almost immediately the visitor’s hit back and Darren Fletcher levelled from a Nani cross.

Nani again centred for Nemanja Vidic to head home just after the break and when Dimitar Berbatov added a third it all looked over for the Toffees.

As the game enters extra time Tim Cahill got between two United defenders and headed past Edwin Van der Sar.

Incredibly a minute later the scores are level. Leighton Baines centres and Mikel Arteta shoots home via a deflection off Paul Scholes and earns Everton a stunning point.

Everton scorers: Pienaar 39, Cahill 90+1, Arteta 90+2
Man Utd scorers: Fletcher 43, Vidic 47, Berbatov 66

Referee: Martin Atkinson

Venue: Goodison Park, Everton
Attendance: 36,556

EVERTON
24. Tim Howard
2. Tony Hibbert (69)
6. Phil Jagielka
15. Sylvain Distin
3. Leighton Baines
21. Leon Osman
5. Johnny Heitinga (69) Yellow
10. Mikel Arteta
20. Steven Pienaar
25. Marouane Fellaini
17. Tim Cahill

Substitutes
1. Jan Mucha (GK)
7. Diniyar Bilyaletdinov
16. Jermaine Beckford
18. Phil Neville
19. Magaye Gueye
22. Ayegbeni Yakubu (69)
23. Seamus Coleman (69)

MAN UTD
1. Edwin Van der Sar
2. Gary Neville
15. Nemanja Vidic
23. Jonathan Evans
3. Patrice Evra (81)
18. Paul Scholes
22. John O'Shea
24. Darren Fletcher
17. Luis Nani
9. Dimitar Berbatov
11. Ryan Giggs (Yellow)

Substitutes
29. Tomasz Kuszczak (GK)
7. Michael Owen
12. Chris Smalling
13. Ji-Sung Park (81)
21. Rafael Da Silva
27. Federico Macheda
28. Darron Gibson

 
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