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Sunday 19 November 2017

Manchester United v Everton - story of the match

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Manchester United drew yet another league match at Old Trafford - but the overriding emotion at the final whistle was relief rather than frustration after Zlatan Ibrahimovic struck a stoppage-time penalty against Everton.

Home toil has become a familiar theme for Jose Mourinho during his first season in the hot-seat and Ronald Koeman's men looked set to compound matters in Tuesday's Premier League match.

Phil Jagielka's hooked first-half effort put Everton on course for a win that would have seen them usurp United in fifth place, only for second-half pressure to finally pay dividends in stoppage time as Ibrahimovic's penalty secured a dramatic 1-1 draw after Ashley Williams was sent off for handball.

TWEET OF THE MATCH

"Gutted but Proud of the team ! We did very well ,dont be down even after the late equaliser, we gonna finish the season strong Coyb" - Everton's ex-United midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin.

STAR MAN

Jagielka. The 34-year-old Everton captain was certainly unfortunate not to finish the game a winner having been excellent over the duration, defending superbly as well as popping up with a clever finish to register his first goal since May 2015.

MOMENT OF THE MATCH

After he was left out of United's squad over the weekend despite being fit and publicly criticised by Mourinho, it will have been particularly sweet for Luke Shaw to come off the bench and have a key role in his team's late salvage act. The left-back's shot was handled by Williams to prompt referee Neil Swarbrick to point to the spot. It was also a case of Ibrahimovic being back with a bang as he dispatched the penalty to mark his return from suspension in style.

DATA POINT

This result moved United back clear of Middlesbrough as the team who have drawn most times in the league this season - 12. Nine of those have been at home.

RATINGS

Manchester United

David de Gea 6 (out of 10)

Ashley Young 5

Eric Bailly 7

Marcos Rojo 5

Daley Blind 5

Michael Carrick 5

Marouane Fellaini 5

Ander Herrera 7

Jesse Lingard 6

Marcus Rashford 6

Zlatan Ibrahimovic 6

Substitutes

Paul Pogba (for Blind, 46 mins) 6

Luke Shaw (for Young, 65) 7

Henrikh Mkhitaryan (for Carrick, 65) 6

Everton

Joel Robles 7

Mason Holgate 7

Ashley Williams 6

Phil Jagielka 8

Leighton Baines 7

Idrissa Gueye 7

Gareth Barry 7

Tom Davies 7

Ross Barkley 7

Kevin Mirallas 7

Romelu Lukaku 7

Substitutes

Matthew Pennington (for Mirallas, 67) 6

Dominic Calvert-Lewin (for Barkley, 80) 5

WHO'S UP NEXT?

Sunderland v Manchester United (Premier League, April 9)

Everton v Leicester (Premier League, April 9)

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