The first game of the third round of the FA Cup was between Manchester United and Everton. Manchester United won 3-1.
Antony scored the first goal for the home team in less than four minutes. Ten minutes later, Conor Coady tied the game after David de Gea made a mistake.
Coady went from hero to villain when he scored an own goal while trying to stop a cross from Marcus Rashford early in the second half.
Everton played better than they have in their recent losses. With 15 minutes left, substitute Dominic Calvert-Lewin scored what looked like a goal to tie the game, but it was called back because of a slightly offside pass. Demarai Gray, who set up Calvert-missed Lewin’s goal, was a bright spot for the away team.
With almost the last kick of the game, Marcus Rashford scored United’s third goal from the penalty spot after Ben Godfrey brought down Alejandro Garnacho in the box.
It’s the seventh straight win for Erik ten Hag’s team in all competitions. On Sunday, they’ll find out who they’ll play in the fourth round.
Marcus Rashford told ITV about United’s win after the game: “It’s always nice to make it to the next round in a cup game, and the FA Cup is one of the best to play in. We’re glad to move on to the next round, but what’s more important is that we keep winning games.”
About Everton, “They are under some pressure, but I thought they did well. When they gave up so early, they didn’t panic, which I thought was good. They got back into the game twice, but one of those times was because they were offside, so they’re still fighting as a team. Things should get better for them, I hope.”
His application: “It’s probably the best I’ve done as a player, and I feel good on the field because I’m getting into good spots to score goals. I think I’ll keep scoring as long as I keep making chances.”
When you win a trophy: “This is the goal and the reason why we do what we do and work so hard. We want to play in the finals and the most important games. In the end, we want to win a trophy and some silverware. We hope to be able to do that this season.”