Everton Vs Man Utd: Five Key Observations As High-flying Devils Cruise To Carabao Semis

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Man Utd reached the semi-finals of the Carabao Cup last night after a stunning performance at Goodison Park to oust the Merseysiders 0-2 courtesy of Edinson Cavani and Anthony Martial goals.

The Red Devils were made to dig deep before finally finding the back of the net in the late periods of the game.

Supporters of the Manchester outfit will quite be impressed by their beloved team’s outing last night at Merseyside after a last weekend 6-2 mauling of Leeds United at Old Trafford.

We bring you five Key highlights that proved undeniably pivotal to United’s victory last night against Everton.

A Dominant United side

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Not everyday do United fans watch their side in such a dominant fashion.

The Devils controlled the game from start to finish and were perhaps unlucky not to have the back of the net earlier on.

from free-flowing of passes to finding spaces in between the Everton defense line, United were clearly impeccable through the game and were later rewarded for their dogged pressing in the dying minutes of the game.

Henderson was outstanding

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Man Utd second-choice Dean Henderson put up an impressive performance last night at Goodison Park after being culpable for United’s conceded goal against Sheffield United last week.

The English goalie proved solid on the night with not just putting up one or two impressive saves, but in the manner which he coordinated his defense line on the night, barking out orders to his center-backs especially.

A solid United midfield

There’s no gainsaying United boasts of one of the best midfields in the premier league especially on a clearly overwhelming night like that.

The midfield trio of Paul Pogba, Nemanja Matic and sensational Bruno Fernandes proved too solid and unmatchable for Everton as the hosts enjoyed quite limited time with the ball and definitely struggled to create chances.

Bruno Fernandes on the other half continued to cause problems for the Merseysiders with quite a number of buildup plays.

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Anthony Martial repays his wastefulness

The 25-year-old Frenchman was on top of his game last night, scoring the second and laying off the ball for Cavani’s opener thereby repaying his losses in Sunday win over Leeds United.

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The forward could have bagged a hatrick last Sunday had he been more clinical in front of goal, but failed to register at least a goal on the score sheet.

Martial was quite instrumental to the Devils cruise to the league cup semis last night, showing the manager prospects of what a combination with Cavani could blossom into.

Cavani on fire

The 33-year-old once again proved he’s far from over in his illustrious footballing career.

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It took just two touches from the far corner for the Uruguayan to break the deadlock for United having come close on a number of occasions on the night.

Returning from injury last Sunday, the in-form striker couldn’t find the back of the net against Leeds, failing to convert from near post.

He however seemed back in shape last night, hitting a stunner with his left foot to give United the lead in the 88th minute.

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Man Utd will travel to Leicester City on Saturday for a crunchy tie against the second-placed team on the log and on the bounce of two consecutive impressive wins.

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