Everton once again got the better of Manchester United at Goodison Park as they trumped them 3-0 for their Sunday teatime fixture. This was Everton’s third straight win over the Old Trafford side at home after winning against them in the last couple of seasons.Goals from James McCarthy, John Stones and Kevin Mirallas gave Louis van Gaal’s side the sucker-punch as they were left reeling by the end of 90 minutes.Here are the five talking points from this high profile fixture:
#1 The curse of Goodison Park continues
Manchester United has failed to win in three consecutive trips to the blue half of Merseyside. What’s worse is that they have failed to score in each of their three defeats. This speaks volumes about United’s recent record at Goodison Park.
What started out as a joke in Liverpool is now turning out to be a shady reality for the boys in red. Not only they have lost three games on the bounce but they have also been thoroughly outclassed in those defeats, barring the 1-0 defeat in Sir Alex Ferguson’s last season. Last season’s defeat led to the sacking of David Moyes while defeat this season has jeopardized United’s chances of a top 3 finish with Arsenal and City both enjoying a considerable advantage over them.
Toffees destroyed United with their steely pace on the break and with their prowess on the set pieces, which ironically has been their modus operandi against these opponents in recent past. Curse or not, Everton has got Manchester United’s number in these three seasons.