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Late Zlatan Goal Vs Everton Earns Man United Ninth Home Draw

Late Zlatan Goal Vs Everton Earns Man United Ninth Home Draw

By James Agberebi:

Manchester United’s poor home run continued following their 1-1 draw against 10-man Everton in the Premier League on Tuesday night.

Everton were on the verge of securing their second win in their last 24 EPL games at Old Trafford after Phil Jagielka gave them a first half lead.

But a late Zlatan Ibrahimovic penalty salvaged a point for United.

The draw was United’s ninth of their home Premier League games this season, more than any other side.

United are now fifth in the league table on 54 points, while Everton are seventh on 51 points.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic had the first big chance of the game in the fifth minute only to see his left foot shot superbly blocked by Ashley Williams.

United went close again on 12 minutes through Jesse Lingard but his 25-yard strike went just wide.

Against the run of play, Everton took the lead in the 22nd minute from a corner as Jagielka got the better of Marcos Rojo and slipped the ball in between David De Gea’s legs.

In the 29th minute, United won a free-kick close to the 18-yard box but Joel Robles saved Danny Blind’s strike, while Ander Herrera couldn’t turn the rebound home as he hit the bar.

Herrera went close again for United in the 39th minute as he let fly a left-footed shot which Robles palmed away for a corner.

United made the game’s first change as Paul Pogba replaced Blind.

Pogba almost drew United levelled in the 55th minute but his header from Ashley Young’s free-kick crashed against the cross bar.

Ibrahimovic thought he had equalised for United on 71 minutes with a header but he was flagged for offside.

United had another good chance in the 77th minute, this time through Rojo, whose close range header went just over the bar.

United committed players forward and were almost caught at the back as Romelu Lukaku broke but Eric Bailly made a brilliant block to deny the Belgian.

Ibrahimovic had a very good chance to make it 1-1 on 89 minutes only to see his header go over the bar.

And in the 94th minute Ibrahimovic equalised for United from the penalty spot after Williams handled Like Shaw’s goal-bound shot. The Everton defender was sent off.

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