Premier League: Garnacho’s overhead kick fires Manchester United to 6th place


Manchester United moved up to sixth in the Premier League table with a 3-0 win over Everton at Goodison Park that was lit up by Alejandro Garnacho’s acrobatic goal.

His stunning overhead kick put United ahead inside three minutes and though Everton had chances to level it, Marcus Rashford’s penalty and Anthony Martial’s neat finish put it beyond Sean Dyche’s side in their first game since being deducted 10 points.

The defeat means Everton remain 19th while Erik ten Hag’s fifth win in six Premier League games, one achieved while he was watching on from the stands serving a touchline suspension, means United are now only six points off the top of the table.

As a result of that 10-point deduction for a breach of profit and sustainability rules, handed down by an independent commission and imposed with immediate effect, Everton began the day five points from safety following Luton’s win on Saturday.

Supporters made their feelings known just as the players and staff had. “All we can affect is what’s in front of us,” Dominic Calvert-Lewin said beforehand. In their programme notes, Sean Dyche, Seamus Coleman and Kevin Thelwell shared similar sentiments.

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