Man Utd 1-1 Everton: player ratings, man of the match, heroes and villains

The Toffees thoroughly deserved their point against the Red Devils.

Andros Townsend celebrates scoring for Everton against Manchester United. Picture: Clive Mason/Getty Images

Depleted Everton showed superb resolve to battle from behind and earn a 1-1 draw against Manchester United at Old Trafford.

Anthony Martial gave United the lead in the 43rd minute via a deflection.

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But the Toffees would fight back in the second half through Andros Townsend’s 65-minute effort.

Then Rafa Benitez’s side thought they’d stolen all three points when Yerry Mina netted with five minutes remaining but a VAR check deemed him offside.

The heroes

Andros Townsend: the winger cannot stop scoring for Everton. He displayed brilliant composure to get his head over the ball and finish for the Blues’ equaliser for his fifth goal in nine games.

Anthony Gordon: with Alex Iwobi injured, the 20-year-old came in for his first league start of the season. Gordon was excellent throughout, both attacking-wise and defensively, and stepped up to the plate. Man of the match.

Michael Keane: the centre-back was an absolute rock against the team he came through the ranks at. Put his body on the line and defended doggedly to earn Everton a point.

The villains

Yerry Mina: the Colombia international doesn’t find himself lurking in the six-yard box much. But given his subdued celebration, he must have been suspicious he was offside. Should have timed his run better.

Tom Davies: when Ben Godfrey found the substitute in all sorts of space, he had just David de Gea to beat. However, instead of shooting, Davies squared to Mina - who was offside.

Fred: got beaten to the ball far too easily by Demarai Gray, which led to Everton’s equaliser.

Player ratings

Man Utd (4-2-3-1): De Gea 6, Wan-Bissaka 6, Varane 6, Lindelof 6, Shaw 7, Fred 6 (Pogba 70; 6), McTominay 6, Fernandes 6, Greenwood 7, Martial 7 (Sanchez 57), Cavani 6 (Ronaldo 57) .

Everton (4-4-1-1): Pickford 7, Godfrey 7, Mina 7, Keane 8, Digne 7, Townsend 8, Doucouré 8, Allan 7, Gordon 8 (Davies 72; 6), Gray 8 (Dobbin (90+2) Rondon 6.

What’s next for Everton

The Toffees have a 15-day absence until they are back in action because of the international break.

David Moyes will return to Goodison Park with his West Ham United side on Sunday, 17 October (14.00 BST).