Alejandro Garnacho produced a spectacular overhead kick to help Manchester United secure a win against Everton at a contentious Goodison Park, preserving their status as the Premier League’s most in-form team. Before and during the game, Everton fans protested the club’s 10-point penalty, holding up signs that read “corrupt,” while Ashley Young fouled Anthony Martial in the box, resulting in a penalty that Marcus Rashford converted to secure a 2-0 lead. Martial then scored the third goal, leading to Manchester United’s first Premier League win by more than one goal this season.
Laurie Whitwell and Sebastian Stafford-Bloor analyzed the match in depth. Whitwell discussed whether Garnacho’s overhead kick was the best the Premier League has ever seen, comparing it to Wayne Rooney’s famous strike against Manchester City in 2011. Noting Garnacho’s powerful, clean hit with less time to react than Rooney, Whitwell inferred that the goal’s build-up also gave it extra edge. Stafford-Bloor delved into Kobbie Mainoo’s performance in his first Premier League start, highlighting his composure and abilities as a midfielder.
Everton’s response to the 10-point penalty was as expected, as the players showed passion on the pitch, creating several chances throughout the game that resulted in a display of heart and imagination. Despite losing the points, Everton’s performance drew praise, with Erik ten Hag commending the team’s proactive, initiative-taking approach after halftime.
Next, Everton is scheduled to play against Nottingham Forest in the Premier League, while Manchester United faces Galatasaray in the Champions League followed by Newcastle in the Premier League.