Manchester United saved by Ibrahimovic’s late goal to draw with Everton 1-1

  • Libyan Express + Agencies |
  • Wednesday 5 April 2017

Manchester United’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic scores from the penalty spot in injury-time to deny Everton victory at Old Trafford. Photograph: Andrew Yates/Reuters

Zlatan Ibrahimovic rescued an injury-time draw for Manchester United against Everton as Jose Mourinho’s side once again failed to win in the league at Old Trafford, BBC reported.

BBC added that the Swede’s 94th-minute penalty was awarded after Luke Shaw’s goal-bound shot was handled on the line by visiting defender Ashley Williams, who was given a red card.

The point means United extend their unbeaten run to 20 games, but have now drawn nine times at home in the league and 12 overall, while opponents Everton missed the chance to leapfrog them in the table, BBC explained.

Everton’s opener came through Phil Jagielka’s clever, flicked finish from close range when he had his back to goal, BBC said.

In response to going behind, Ander Herrera struck the crossbar after Joel Robles parried Daley Blind’s free-kick and the United midfielder also forced Toffees goalkeeper Robles into a full-stretch save, BBC also added.

Paul Pogba came on for the second half and headed against the bar from Ashley Young’s free-kick, while Ibrahimovic had a goal disallowed for offside in a disjointed United performance, BBC indicated.


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