Everton v Manchester United - Story of the match
Leighton Baines' late penalty caught Manchester United cold as Everton secured a morale-boosting draw in a match punctuated by controversy.
The summer appointments of Ronald Koeman and Jose Mourinho brought an injection of excitement to the two clubs, yet both approached Sunday's clash needing to kick-start their Premier League campaign.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic's first-half lobbed effort looked set to have given United the victory, only for Marouane Fellaini's calamitous challenge to gift his former club Everton a penalty that Baines slotted home to secure a 1-1 draw.
TWEET OF THE MATCH
"Congratulations to @Fellaini on reaching 100 appearances for #MUFC! #EVEMUN" - Manchester United's (@M anUtd) tweet following Fellaini's 85th-minute introduction was as badly timed as the challenge from the man himself.
David de Gea.
The Spanish goalkeeper did not even lift a finger until the 52nd minute, when United were already one up.
But when called upon he made a wonderful, defiant one-handed save from Kevin Mirallas and proceeded to answer his team's call on at least five more occasions.
On an evening where most of the important figures - from Manchester United's goalscorer to the referee - were flawed in some key way, his was the only performance without a black mark against it.
The only surprise was that he could not find a way to stop the equalising penalty.
STATS OF THE DAY Everton's Premier League record is a classic for the glass half-full v glass half-empty debate.
On the one hand they are unbeaten at home this season - a nice feather in the cap for Ronald Koeman.
On the other they have managed just one win in the last nine games - a worrying suggestion that their league position is being kept afloat by early-season form.
MOMENT OF THE MATCH Zlatan Ibrahimovic never misses a chance to remind anybody he is box office material.
He had endured a slow start to the game when his moment arrived and he duly conjured a finish that showcased his athleticism, sense of timing and finesse to lob the goalkeeper with one touch of his raised boot.
He even managed a cliffhanger ending, watching on as the ball touched the woodwork twice before spinning over the line.
Maarten Stekelenburg 5
Seamus Coleman 6
Ramiro Funes Mori 6
Ashley Williams 7
Leighton Baines 7
Gareth Barry 6
Idrissa Gueye 7
Tom Cleverley 5
Kevin Mirallas 7
Yannick Bolasie 5
Romelu Lukaku 5
Gerard Deolofeu (for Cleverley) 6
Mason Holgate (for Coleman) 7
Enner Valencia (for Bolasie) 7
Manchester United David de Gea 8
Antonio Valencia 6
Phil Jones 7
Marcos Rojo 5
Matteo Darmian 5
Ander Herrera 7
Michael Carrick 7
Paul Pogba 6
Henrikh Mkhitaryan 6
Anthony Martial 7
Zlatan Ibrahimovic 7
Marcus Rashford (for Martial) 5
Marouane Fellaini (for Mkhitaryan) 3
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