Manchester United draws with Everton in yet another disappointment to fans

Marouane Fellaini gace away a penalty just minutes after coming on as an 85th minute sub (Getty)
Marouane Fellaini gace away a penalty just minutes after coming on as an 85th minute sub (Getty)

ESPN – It was an appropriate choice of music by the Goodison Park tannoy operator as Everton and Manchester United trudged off the pitch at the end of a forgettable 1-1 draw.

“I Guess That’s Why They Call It The Blues” by Elton John drifted throughout the stadium at full-time and the line suggesting that “things can only get better” perhaps summed up the current state of two teams who are seriously under-performing this season.

For Everton, who had gone into this game having won just one of their last nine games in all competitions, the point earned by Leighton Baines’s 88th minute penalty (courtesy of a moment of madness by substitute Marouane Fellaini) will be regarded as a positive by manager Ronald Koeman. It’s something his team can now build on even though their performance was fairly insipid and uninspiring. But for Jose Mourinho, this was Groundhog Day all over again. Another game that his players have dominated, another one that has resulted in them earning just one point.

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