Everton defeated by Manchester United despite Aaron Lennon return

Aaron Lennon made his return in the FA Cup semi-final game against Manchester United but could not prevent his team from being beaten.

The match ended 2-1 for the Red Devils despite Everton pushing later on in the game.

It has been a game of two halves where Manchester United dominated the first half and created numerous occasions. Anthony Martial was incredible during the first period as he tormented the Everton defence with his dribble and cross.

The first goal came through MarouaneFellaini in the 34th minute after good work from Anthony Martial. With Wayne Rooney playing his first game in the center of midfield, Manchester United controlled the first half and did not allow Everton any time on the ball.

However, the momentum changed after the break with Everton pushing for an equalizer. Aaron Lennon, who had a poor first half, was replaced by Gerard Deulofeu, and this change brought an injection of pace in the team.

Indeed, Barkley, Deulofeu, and Lukaku caused all kind of troubles to the Manchester United as they struggle to cope with the pace of the Everton’s forward. And it was Deulofeu who will play a role in the equalizing goal.

Chris Smalling will fail to clear a Gerard Deulofeu cross and instead turned it into his own net.

The goal was devastating for Manchester United, and it was Everton who were the better team afterwards. However, RomeluLukaku will miss several chances to win it for Everton, and they will ultimately pay for it.

Indeed in the dying seconds of the game, Anthony Martial will produce a magic moment. He will cut inside, get past a couple of Everton players and fired a shot that Robles could not save. The goal was enough to win the match for Manchester United and to send Aaron Lennon’s teammates in disbelief.