Manchester United vs West Ham LIVE: Premier League result and final score as Rashford snatches winner

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Marcus Rashford taps home Manchester United’s late winner (Getty Images)
Marcus Rashford taps home Manchester United’s late winner (Getty Images)

Manchester United are taking on West Ham United at Old Trafford this afternoon as they look to maintain their challenge for a top four place against a close rival. The Red Devils currently sit seventh in the Premier League table, two points behind the Hammers having player a game fewer. Ralf Rangnick’s arrival has not quite heralded the overhaul in performances and results the United hierarchy would have been hoping for — the German has overseen only two victories in five league matches since Christmas.

David Moyes Irons, meanwhile, are enjoying a fine season both domestically and in Europe, having progressed to the Europa League round-of-16 after winning their group. They lost their previous fixture at home to struggling Leeds United but had won the three preceding games, scoring nine goals in the process. The likes of Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal are also aiming to qualify for next season’s Champions League and both sides will be desperate for a win here to not only further their own challenge but also compromise the efforts of a competitor.

Follow all the latest updates from the Premier League game at Old Trafford below.

Manchester United vs West Ham

  • Man Utd: De Gea; Dalot, Maguire (C), Varane, Telles; Fred, McTominay, Fernandes; Greenwood, Cristiano Ronaldo, Elanga

  • West Ham: Areola; Coufal, Dawson, Zouma, Cresswell; Rice (C), Soucek; Bowen, Lanzini, Fornals; Antonio

  • GOAL! Marcus Rashford scores late winner to pinch victory (90+3)

Manchester United FC 1 - 0 West Ham United FC

Southampton vs Man City

17:05 , Michael Jones

Reaction to come from Marcus Rashford’s last minute winner at Old Trafford but looking forward to the last game of the day here’s a reminder of the line-ups for Southampton vs Manchester City:

Southampton XI: Forster, Walker-Peters, Bednarek, Salisu, Perraud, S. Armstrong, Romeu, Ward-Prowse, Redmond, Broja, Adams

Man City XI: Ederson, Walker, Dias, Laporte, Cancelo, Rodri, De Bruyne, Bernardo, Sterling, Foden, Grealish

Elsewhere in the Premier League

16:59 , Michael Jones

Newcastle United have also picked up a big three points against Leeds. Jonjo Shelvey scored the only goal of the game to lift Newcastle up to 18th. They are now just one point away from safety.

In the match at the Brentford Community Stadium, Wolves took the lead but Ivan Toney has equalised for the home team. There’s 20 minutes still to play in this match.

Man Utd 1 - 0 West Ham

16:57 , Michael Jones

Marcus Rashford wins it for Manchester United against West Ham.

Marcus Rashford taps home Manchester United’s late winner (Getty Images)
Marcus Rashford taps home Manchester United’s late winner (Getty Images)

Man Utd 1 - 0 West Ham

16:56 , Michael Jones

With the last kick of the game Manchester United win the match! Marcus Rashford comes on as a substitute and scores again. He’s got two goals in two games now and United are back in the top four. They leapfrog today’s opponents who drop into fifth ahead of tomorrow’s games.

Full-time: Man Utd 1 - 0 West Ham

16:54 , Michael Jones

90+4 mins: What a finish at Old Trafford! VAR took a look at the goal and by the slimmest of slim margins awards it to Manchester United! Marcus Rashford wins in at the death for the home side. A vital three points for Man Utd.

GOAL! Man Utd 1 - 0 West Ham (Rashford, 90+3)⚽️

16:50 , Michael Jones

90+3 mins: Marcus Rashford! Has he won it for Manchester United? It seems so! Alex Telles works the ball down the left wing and picks out Cristiano Ronaldo. The Red Devils sweep up the pitch with the ball coming to Anthony Martial. He feeds to to Edinson Cavani who squares the ball over to the back post and Rashford taps it home!

Man Utd 0 - 0 West Ham

16:48 , Michael Jones

90 mins: Three minutes of added time to play at Old Trafford. Cristiano Ronaldo has a snapshot save dby Alphonse Areola but he was offisde anyway.

Will we see a winning goal?

Man Utd 0 - 0 West Ham

16:46 , Michael Jones

86 mins: West Ham win a corner and Jarrod Bowen curls it into the box. Tomas Soucek attacks the ball and wins the header. He guides it over to the back post but Michail Antonio can’t reach it and the ball bounces pas the post. Godd chance for West Ham to win it there but it wasn’t to be.

Man Utd 0 - 0 West Ham

16:42 , Michael Jones

83 mins: Anthony Martial is on for Manchester United. His first involvement sees him knock the ball across to Scott McTominay who lays it off for Diogo Dalot to have a shot from range. He connects well but smashes the effort high and wide. Edinson Cavani is on as well.

Man Utd 0 - 0 West Ham

16:39 , Michael Jones

80 mins: Raphael Varane and Michail Antonio both challenge for an aerial ball. Varane beats Antonio in the air and then lands awkwardly needing a bit of treatment from the physios. He’s okay to continue though.

10 minutes to go at Old Trafford.

GOAL! Leeds 0-1 Newcastle⚽️

16:37 , Michael Jones

What a huge goal this could turn out to be! Jonjo Shelvey finds the bottom corner with a fine strike and Newcastle take the lead at Elland Road with 15 minutes to play. It’ll be a massive three points for Newcastle if they can see this game out.

GOAL! Brentford 0-1 Wolves⚽️

16:36 , Michael Jones

The first goal of the 3pm kick offs has come at the Brentford Community Stadium. It’s come in the 48th minute after a lengthy delay and Joao Moutinho has blasted one in from the edge of the box. Wolves lead!

Man Utd 0 - 0 West Ham

16:34 , Michael Jones

75 mins: West Ham look the more likely team to score now. They’re working the ball into the wide areas but can’t pick out a good final pass. Bowen’s cross in from the right is headed clear by Dalot but the Hammers recover the ball in midfield.

Southampton vs Man City: Line-ups

16:32 , Michael Jones

Lets look ahead to the 5.30pm kick where Southampton take on Manchester City. Here are the two starting line-ups:

Southampton XI:

Man City XI:

Man Utd 0 - 0 West Ham

16:29 , Michael Jones

70 mins: Bowen and Rice stand over a free kick as David De Gea attempts to get his wall in the right position. Bowen swings it into the penalty area but Manchester United deal with it well.

20 minutes to go at Old Trafford but stil nothing to separate the teams. One goal would probably win this game.

Man Utd 0 - 0 West Ham

16:26 , Michael Jones

67 mins: Scott McTominay takes the ball into the West Ham box and has a shot deflected. Ronaldo is beaten to the ball and West Ham send it clear with a pass up to Bowen. He goes on a fantastic run driving to the box through midfield shaking off tackles on the way. There’s too many Manchester United men in front of him though and he’s eventually dispossessed by Mason Greenwood in the penalty area.

Man Utd 0 - 0 West Ham

16:22 , Michael Jones

64 mins: Rashford gets stuck in immediately but can’t find a way around Vladimir Coufal. Man Utd then win a free kick and Bruno Fernandes curls one into the box. Alphonse Areola comes off his line and plucks it out of the air.

Man Utd 0 - 0 West Ham

16:20 , Michael Jones

62 mins: Chance! the game seems to be heating up now. Diogo Dalot shifts the ball wide for Man Utd and flicks the ball across to the opposite side of the box. Anthony Elanga arrives late into the box and tries to hit a first time shot at goal. He shoots on the turn but pulls the effort wide of goal.

It’s his final effort of the game as Marcus Rashford comes on to replace him.

Man Utd 0 - 0 West Ham

16:17 , Michael Jones

59 mins: Ronaldo wins a corner for Man Utd who fly up the pitch after a long ball from Fernandes is won by Fred.

Chance! Alex Telles swings the ball in from the corner and picks out Raphael Varane. He wins the header close to the near post and knocks it over towards the far top corner but the effort is off target and goes over the goal.

Man Utd 0 - 0 West Ham

16:15 , Michael Jones

57 mins: West Ham have shown more fight so far in the second half. They’re seeing more of the ball in Manchester United’s half. Vladimir Coufal presses up the right wing and eaves a bit too much on Anthony Elanga.

Seemingly in response Harry Maguire clatters into Jarrod Bowen as the West Ham midfielder works the ball down the wing. West Ham win a free kick and Maguire is shown a yellow card.

Man Utd 0 - 0 West Ham

16:13 , Michael Jones

54 mins: Chance! West Ham have a good opportunity to take the lead after they win a corner. The ball is swung out to the edge of the box where Jarrod Bowen takes it under control. He chests it down and whacks a right-footed strike into the side-netting of David De Gea’s goal.

Man Utd 0 - 0 West Ham

16:09 , Michael Jones

51 mins: Save! Finally a shot on target. Fred comes up the pitch and drives towards the box down the inside left. He gets lucky as an attempted tackle brings the ball loose and bobbled it into the box. Fred stays on his feet runs at the ball and blasts a left-footed strike at goal and forces Alphonse Areola into a sharp save.

Man Utd 0 - 0 West Ham

16:08 , Michael Jones

48 mins: Scott McTominay switches the ball out to the left wing where Anthony Elanga brings the ball under control and drives into the box. He shoots and his effort is deflected towards the byline. Alex Telles keeps it in play and attempts to slot it into the six-yard box for Ronaldo. He’s beaten to the ball by Zouma who knocks the ball behind.

Second half: Man Utd 0 - 0 West Ham

16:04 , Michael Jones

Kick off: Manchester United get the second half underway. Neither team managed a shot on target in the first half as they lack composure in the final thirds. The first goal could be a crucial one, whichever way it goes it wll certainly open up the game and lead to more clear-cut efforts at goal.

Coming up

16:01 , Michael Jones

It’s still goalless in the game between Brentford and Wolves as we approach half-time in that delayed match. Coming up later this evening: Southampton host Manchester City. City have an 11 point lead over Liverpool at the top of the table and can extend that to 14 before the Reds next play. Southampton can move into the top 10 if they somehow defeat Pep Guardiola’s men.

Man Utd 0 - 0 West Ham

15:55 , Michael Jones

Will we see some goals in the second half?

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Elsewhere in the Premier League

15:51 , Michael Jones

Leeds vs Newcastle go into half-time with the game goalless as well but there’s been a strange development at the Brentford Community Stadium.

Brentford’s game against Wolves was suspended due to a rogue drone flying over the stadium. The teams were taken off the pitch for around 10-15 minutes and are now just coming back out.

Half-time: Man Utd 0 - 0 West Ham

15:49 , Michael Jones

45 mins: Scott McTominay takes the ball off Manuel Lanzini as he brings it into the box and looks to shoot. It’s a solid last ditch tackle from the covering midfielder who clears the lines and waits for the half-time whistle.

Nothing to separate the teams at the break.

Man Utd 0 - 0 West Ham

15:46 , Michael Jones

42 mins: Jarrod Bowen has been pretty quiet so far and that’s in part down to the solidness of Manchester United’s backline. He tries to weave past Alex Telles but the left-back gets enough of the ball to win possession. He plays it up to Fred who sends a pass out to Greenwood. It’s a poor one though and goes out of play.

Man Utd 0 - 0 West Ham

15:42 , Michael Jones

39 mins: Diogo Dalot tries to force his way into the box as he shoulders past Kurt Zouma. The ball comes loose and Declan Rice is back to mop up and work the ball away for West Ham.

Man Utd 0 - 0 West Ham

15:39 , Michael Jones

36 mins: Chance! Ronaldo thinks he should have a penalty as the ball comes in to hims from the left. He’s clipped by Kurt Zouma and goes down easily after turning the ball towards goal. Alphonse Areola grabs hold of the ball at the near post as VAR checks the incident. Ronaldo seems to go down too easily and there’s no penalty awarded.

Man Utd 0 - 0 West Ham

15:37 , Michael Jones

33 mins: Manchester United’s possession isn’t transferring into chances, neither are West Ham’s attempts to come forward on the counterattack.

Diogo Dalot swings a cross in from the right side but can’t pick out Elanga’s run from the left and the ball bounces out for a goal kick.

Man Utd 0 - 0 West Ham

15:33 , Michael Jones

30 mins: Aaron Cresswell drives into the space on the left wing and looks to swing a cross into the box. Bruno Fernandes tracks back to help out Diogo Dalot and shrugs Cresswell off the ball. Good tackle from the midfielder. He turns the ball back towards the West Ham area and drives into the middle of the pitch.

Man Utd 0 - 0 West Ham

15:30 , Michael Jones

27 mins: There hasn’t been any goals from the Premier League games so for and it’s been a slow start to the afternoon. Bruno Fernandes has the ball nicked off him on the edge of the West Ham box by Declan Rice who then clears his lines.

Man Utd 0 - 0 West Ham

15:27 , Michael Jones

24 mins: Dalot and Ronaldo both send half-chances off target as Man Utd continue to threaten the West Ham goal. The Hammers need a spell on the ball, they give it away in midfield and Bruno Fernandes brings the ball under control. He attempts to slot Mason Greenwood free down the right but underhits the pass and Aaron Cresswell intercepts.

Man Utd 0 - 0 West Ham

15:22 , Michael Jones

21 mins: Chance! Very close to the opening goal for Manchester United. Telles and Fred combine on the left wing but the left-back decides to play it inside to Fernandes instead of crossing the ball. Fernandes does send the ball into the box and curls an outswinging pass into the six-yard box. Ronaldo times his run perfectly to remain onside and leaps towards the ball. Any kind of touch will see him score but the ball just evades it and bounces wide of the back post!

Man Utd 0 - 0 West Ham

15:19 , Michael Jones

18 mins: A cross from Alex Telles on the left is cleared out of the box by Declan Rice. Manchester United are having the better of things as we approach the 20 minute mark. Ronaldo holds on to the ball too long and Rice nips in to win it off him.

West Ham work the ball over to Dawson on the right and his pass down the wing is claimed by Maguire. It’s been a good start from the Man Utd captain.

Man Utd 0 - 0 West Ham

15:16 , Michael Jones

15 mins: David De Gea boots the ball over to the left wing and Elanga does brilliantly to keep the ball in play. He cuts it back into Fernandes who whips the ball out to Dalot on the right. Dalot can’t find a way into the box and slots it back to Fernandes. He flicks the ball up to Ronaldo who spins towards goal and has a shot blocked by Dawson.

The Hammers clear their lines and send the ball up to Michail Antonio. He turns away from Varane and drives at the Man Utd penalty area but Harry Maguire sweeps across and times his tackle well to dispossess the West Ham forward.

Man Utd 0 - 0 West Ham

15:13 , Michael Jones

12 mins: David Moyes is waving his arms wildly on the sidelines issuing instructions to his team as they defend the corner kick. Man Utd take over possession and knock is slowly around the midfield before playing it through the middle with a pass to Ronaldo. He gives it to Elanga but the youngster is forced back by the West Ham defenders.

Man Utd 0 - 0 West Ham

15:10 , Michael Jones

9 mins: Bruno Fernandes is brought down by Vladimir Coufal just outside the West Ham box after the midfielder nicks the ball off the West Ham defender.

Man Utd’s free kick is taken by Cristiano Ronaldo who blasts a shot straight into the wall. West Ham scrmable to clear their lines but can only send the ball behind for a corner.

Man Utd 0 - 0 West Ham

15:08 , Michael Jones

6 mins: Aaron Cresswell sends a throw in to Pablo Fornals who’s tackled quickly by Greenwood deep in Man Utd’s own half. Another throw in comes to Michail Antonio who gets tackled by Diogo Dalot. He feeds it up to Bruno Fernandes who drives down the right side before switching the play across the pitch. Jarrod Bowen spots the play early and intercepts the ball. He carries it into the box but gets stopped by a heavy tackle from Harry Maguire.

Man Utd 0 - 0 West Ham

15:06 , Michael Jones

3 mins: Declan Rice goes on a driving run into the box and has a shot blocked by Raphael Varane.

Chance! West Ham knock the ball back to Craig Dawson who sends a poor pass into the feet of Bruno Fernandes. Man Utd fly up the pitch with Fernandes slipping the ball across to Mason Greenwood. He brings it into the box and cuts onto his left foot. Kurt Zouma holds his ground and blocks the shot when it comes. Good defending.

Man Utd 0 - 0 West Ham

15:03 , Michael Jones

Kick off: West Ham take control of the ball early on. Alex Telles tracks Jarrod Bowen all the way into the middle of the pitch as West Ham attempt to work the ball into the box from the right side. Telles is too forceful in his tackle and gives away an early free kick.

Man Utd vs West Ham

14:58 , Michael Jones

Here come the teams. Manchester United will move into the top four if they can beat West Ham today. The Hammers meanwhile would close the gap on Chelsea to four points if they pick up all three points.

Man Utd vs West Ham

14:56 , Michael Jones

Only Trent Alexander-Arnold and Mohamed Salah have contributed more Premier League assists this season than Jarrod Bowen’s seven. However, Bowen has only scored three goals in his 43 top-flight away appearances.

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Man Utd vs West Ham

14:53 , Michael Jones

No side has scored more goals from corners since the start of 2020 in the Premier League than West Ham, with 24.

There have been 71 goals scored in West Ham’s Premier League matches this season, a tally beaten only by games involving Liverpool.

Man Utd vs West Ham

14:51 , Michael Jones

Manchester United have had 115 corners this season but are the only side yet to score from one in the top flight this season.

Cristiano Ronaldo has scored six goals in his last five Premier League appearances against West Ham.

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Man Utd vs West Ham

14:48 , Michael Jones

West Ham have lost all three of their Premier League away fixtures this season against other teams who begin the week in the top half of the table.

Failure to win would bring David Moyes level with Harry Redknapp on 15 Premier League away visits to Old Trafford as a manager without ever earning three points.

Moyes is winless in each of his last 44 Premier League away games as a manager against the established big six clubs since his Everton side won 2-1 at Manchester City in December 2010.

Man Utd vs West Ham

14:46 , Michael Jones

Manchester United beat Brentford in midweek but are yet to win consecutive fixtures under Ralf Rangnick. They are in danger of losing their first two home league matches in a year for the first time since 1985 under Ron Atkinson.

United could also suffer three consecutive Premier League defeats in Saturday 3pm kick-offs for the first time if they lose today.

Man Utd vs West Ham: Head-to-head

14:43 , Michael Jones

West Ham have won just seven of the 51 Premier League meetings between the teams.

Manchester United have triumphed in 20 of their 25 Premier League home games versus the Hammers and are unbeaten in 13 against them at Old Trafford since a 1-0 defeat in May 2007.

This is just the fifth time in the Premier League that West Ham face Manchester United while sitting above them in the table. However, the Hammers have failed to win any of the previous such games.

West Ham have failed to score multiple goals in each of their last 35 away games versus United in all competitions since a 3-2 top-flight victory in August 1986.

Man Utd vs West Ham

14:40 , Michael Jones

Aston Villa win the opening game of the day with a 1-0 victory over Everton at Goodison Park.

Kicking off a 3pm Manchester United take on West Ham in a clash with ramifications for the top four race. Man Utd need to win to leapfrog the Hammers but David Moyes’ men are in decent form despite a loss to Leeds last time out.

Here’s a reminder of the two teams:

Man Utd XI: De Gea; Dalot, Maguire, Varane, Telles; Fred, McTominay, Fernandes; Greenwood, Cristiano Ronaldo, Elanga

West Ham XI: Areola; Coufal, Dawson, Zouma, Cresswell; Rice, Soucek; Bowen, Lanzini, Fornals; Antonio

Emi Buendia’s first-half header earns Aston Villa scrappy win over Everton

14:37 , Michael Jones

Rafa Benitez is gone from Goodison Park, but reminders of him remain. Everton began life after their most controversial managerial appointment with defeat to a side managed by his greatest captain, with a goal made by a player he sold and conceded in a manner that felt all too familiar on the blue half of Merseyside.

Steven Gerrard had an excellent record against Everton as a player. A first visit in management brought Aston Villa victory, aided by an assist from Lucas Digne, the left-back Benitez dropped, criticised and sold, and from a corner: Everton’s habit of being breached at set-pieces did not depart with the Spaniard and the diminutive Emi Buendia headed in.

It ensured that Duncan Ferguson could not repeat his galvanising impact from his first spell in temporary charge. That began with a stirring win over Frank Lampard’s Chelsea. A sequel featuring Gerrard was an anti-climax for Everton, who failed to even muster a shot before the break.

Emi Buendia’s first-half header earns Aston Villa scrappy win over Everton

Everton 0-1 Aston Villa: Five things we learned as Emi Buendia silences Duncan Ferguson’s return

14:34 , Michael Jones

Emi Buendia’s first-half header earned Aston Villa a narrow win at Goodison Park as Duncan Ferguson’s second spell as caretaker manager ended in defeat in the Premier League on Saturday.

The Villa forward rose to meet a corner from former Everton defender Lucas Digne on the stroke of half-time, before the returning Digne and Matty Cash were hit by a plastic bottle thrown by a home fan from the stands.

Five things we learned as Emi Buendia silences Duncan Ferguson’s return

Everton 0 - 1 Aston Villa

14:29 , Michael Jones

Duncan Ferguson heads onto the pitch to applaud the fans who’ve stuck around. Steven Gerrard has a cheeky grin on his face, he seemed to enjoy that one.

Aston Villa are up to 10th in the Premier League table with Everton languishing in 16th.

Full-time: Everton 0 - 1 Aston Villa

14:27 , Michael Jones

90+5 mins: There goes the final whistle! Aston Villa hold on to their lead and win the game. Steven Gerrard’s return to Goodison Park is a successful one. Everton lose again but it was a better performance from the Toffees. They threw everything at Villa in the second half but it’s a 10th defeat in 13 games for them.

Everton 0 - 1 Aston Villa

14:22 , Michael Jones

90+2 mins: Kortney Hause is brought on by Steven Gerrard switching Villa’s formation to a back three. The visitors just want to see this game out now. Emiliano Buendia is the man replaced.

John McGinn takes the ball into the corner and with a bit of help from Danny Ings runs down a few vital seconds. Three minutes to play at Goodison Park.

Everton 0 - 1 Aston Villa

14:21 , Michael Jones

90 mins: Time is running out for Everton to secure this equaliser. Aston Villa seem to have halted the home team’s momentum but there’s going to be five minutes of added time to play!

Everton 0 - 1 Aston Villa

14:17 , Michael Jones

86 mins: Tyrone Mings is the latest player to see yellow for a tackle on Richarlison. That’s eight cards during the game now. Everton’s free kick is over on the inside left and Anthony Gordon goes for goal! There’s a deflection but Emi Martinez leaps across and smothers the ball at the near post.

Everton 0 - 1 Aston Villa

14:14 , Michael Jones

83 mins: Ben Godfrey goes in the book for a sliding tackle on Douglas Luiz. Aston Villa are managing the game well, trying to take the sting out of the Everton attack. They’re having probably their best period on the ball since the first half.

Everton 0 - 1 Aston Villa

14:10 , Michael Jones

80 mins: Another change for Aston Villa as Danny Ings comes on to replace Ollie Watkins for the final 10 minutes or so. John McGinn tackles Richarlison in the middle of the pitch but he’s got no options in front of him. He drives the ball out wide before eventually running out of room and kicking it out for an Everton throw in.

Everton 0 - 1 Aston Villa

14:08 , Michael Jones

78 mins: Anthony Gordon’s corner kick is headed out of the box by Lucas Digne but it bobbles up nicely for Demarai Gray to run onto a shot. He connects with the ball first time but leans back on the effort and hoofs the ball well over the goal.

Everton 0 - 1 Aston Villa

14:07 , Michael Jones

75 mins: Villa clear the free kick out of the box but Everton recover the ball and attack down the left again. Cash is called into the action and knocks the ball out for a throw in. The Toffees chuck it straight into the box and it’s Cash once again who heads the ball behind for a corner this time.

Everton 0 - 1 Aston Villa

14:05 , Michael Jones

73 mins: Carney Chukwuemeka is Steven Gerrard’s first Aston Villa change as Philippe Coutinho is replaced. The visitors have done nothing in Everton’s final third since the second half kicked off and are just hanging in here.

Richarlison is played in behind down the left and Matty Cash drags him back to give Everton a free kick. He picks up a yellow card for the effort too.

Man Utd vs West Ham: Line-ups

14:01 , Michael Jones

Kicking off at 3pm, Manchester United take on West Ham United at Old Trafford. Here’s a look at the starting line-ups.

Man Utd XI: De Gea, Dalot, Varane, Maguire, Telles, Fred, McTominay, Elange, Fernandes, Greenwood, Ronaldo

West Ham XI: Areola, Coufal, Dawson, Zouma, Cresswell, Rice, Soucek, Lanzini, Fornals, Bowen, Antonio

Everton 0 - 1 Aston Villa

14:00 , Michael Jones

70 mins: How many chances to Everton need?! Yerry Mina has a good opportunity from a corner. He rises above everyone in the box and directs a headed chance over to the top left corner but the ball sneaks wide of the post!

Emi Martinez is then booked for taking too long to restart the game with his goal kick.

Everton 0 - 1 Aston Villa

13:58 , Michael Jones

68 mins: Chance! It’s been all Everton. Anthony Gordon flies down the right side and plays a one-two with Richarlison to get the ball over to the side of the box. He swings a great ball into the middle and Ezri Konsa misses it as he throws himself at the pass. The ball comes to Dominic Calvert-Lewin but he has to lunge to reach it and he can’t control his shot. It hits his leg and bounces over the goal!

Everton 0 - 1 Aston Villa

13:56 , Michael Jones

66 mins: From zero shots in the first half, Everton have had seven already since the restart. They’ve pushed Villa back over the last 20 minutes or so and are unlucky to still be behind.

Abdoulaye Doucoure seems to have picked up a knock as has gone off with teenager Tyler Onyango the man to replace him.

Everton 0 - 1 Aston Villa

13:53 , Michael Jones

63 mins: Chance! Everton are getting closer! They win a corner and whip the ball into the box. Anthony Gordon flicks the ball across to Dominic Calvert-Lewin who keeps it in play on the byline with a header back into the middle. Ben Godfrey is there to fire a header at goal but Martinez gets a hand to it and Tyrone Mings heads it off the line!

Everton 0 - 1 Aston Villa

13:50 , Michael Jones

60 mins: Villa relieve the pressure with a strong run from Ramsey. He drives up through midfield and brings the ball to the edge of the box before getting squeezed by Yerry Mina and Allan. Mina is booked for the tackle and Villa have a free kick.

Philippe Coutinho is the one to take it but he’s too close to goal to get the ball over the wall and down in time to score. His effort goes over the goal.

Everton 0 - 1 Aston Villa

13:48 , Michael Jones

58 mins: Chance! Everton’s pressure almost pays off was Demarai Gray drives at the Aston Villa defence. He pulls a couple of defenders out of position and has his effort blocked by Tyrone Mings. The ball comes out to Gordon who flicks it quickly back into the box. Richarlison wins the header and loops it over towards the far corner but it narrowly goes over the crossbar!

Everton 0 - 1 Aston Villa

13:46 , Michael Jones

56 mins: Anthony Gordon is the next Everton substitute to make an appearance as Duncan Ferguson tries to spark some momentum in the final third for the Toffees. Andros Townsend is the man replaced.

Doucoure receives the ball on the edge of the box and has a snapshot blocked by Buendia.

Everton 0 - 1 Aston Villa

13:43 , Michael Jones

53 mins: Aston Villa players Matty Cash and Lucas Digne appeared to be hit as Everton fans threw plastic drinks bottles in their direction as they celebrated a goal at Goodison Park on Saturday.

After Emi Buendia glanced in Digne’s cross to give Aston Villa the lead shortly before half-time, the visiting players celebrated in the corner in front of the Everton fans.

Several plastic drinks bottles were thrown at the Aston Villa players from the stands as they celebrated the goal. The majority of those bottles missed the Villa players, but Cash and Digne went down after being struck by a plastic drinks bottle which appeared to be full.

Villa’s Matty Cash and Lucas Digne hit by bottle from Everton crowd while celebrating

Everton 0 - 1 Aston Villa

13:42 , Michael Jones

52 mins: Duncan Ferguson is the first manager to look to the bench as he brings on Allan for Andre Gomes.

Everton 0 - 1 Aston Villa

13:40 , Michael Jones

50 mins: It’s been a decent start to the second half for Everton. They win a free kick just on the tip of the Aston Villa ‘D’ and Demarai Gray has the chance to shoot. He takes the set piece and whacks it straight at Emi Buendia who heads the ball behind for a corner.

The corner ball is whipped across to Dominic Calvert-Lewin but his headed effort goes wide.

Everton 0 - 1 Aston Villa

13:38 , Michael Jones

48 mins: Chance! Ollie Watkins makes a fine run down the right wing and drives the ball into the box. He dribbles past Abdoulaye Doucoure and works his way into the penalty area. Philippe Coutinho makes a run into the middle of the box but Watkins’ cutback is behind him and Everton work the ball away.

Second half: Everton 0 - 1 Aston Villa

13:36 , Michael Jones

Kick off: Everton get the match restarted with a long ball down the left wing. Richarlison heads it into the box but Ezri Konsa is covering and clears the Aston Villa lines.

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13:34 , Michael Jones

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Everton 0 - 1 Aston Villa

13:30 , Michael Jones

Everton didn’t have a shot in the first half although they worked the ball into some decent areas. It’s been a fairly even contest in the middle of the pitch but when Aston Villa have gotten the ball in and around Everton’s penalty area they’ve been a class above the home side.

Everton 0 - 1 Aston Villa

13:27 , Michael Jones

Aston Villa picked up momentum towards the end of the half and earned their rewards. Ollie Watkins and Philippe Coutinho both had decent attempts but Emiliano Buendia is the one to open the scoring.

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Half-time: Everton 0 - 1 Aston Villa

13:23 , Michael Jones

45+3 mins: Aston Villa deal a blow to Everton right on the stroke of half-time to take a lead into the break. It’s been a close encounter between the teams but the visitors have squeezed in front.

Everton have been more disciplined and focussed over that 45 minutes but they need to find another gear in front of goal if they’re to get back into this game.

GOAL! Everton 0 - 1 Aston Villa (Buendia, 45+2’)⚽️

13:19 , Michael Jones

45+2 mins: On the stroke of half-time! Pickford tips a shot from Philippe Coutinho over the bar and Villa win a corner in the last minute of added time. Lucas Digne swings the ball into the box and picks out Emiliano Buendia. He loops a header over towards the far side of the goal, Pickford gets a hand to it but can’t force the ball wide and it drops into the back of the net!

Everton 0 - 0 Aston Villa

13:18 , Michael Jones

45 mins: What a save! World class stuff from Jordan Pickford to deny Ollie Watkins. A simple forward pass into the box plays Emiliano Buendia into the Everton box and he chips the ball over to Watkins. He’s found some space in the six-yard box and heads the ball down towards goal. Pickford reacts sharply and sticks out a right leg to stop the ball from crossing the line!

The crowd erupts in applause for the Everton goalkeeper but their excitement is tempered when the offside flag goes up against Watkins. It wouldn’t have counted even if he’d scored.

Everton 0 - 0 Aston Villa

13:14 , Michael Jones

42 mins: Holgate attempts to switch the play but sends the ball out for an Aston Villa throw in. They don’t keep it for long as Everton win back the ball. It’s sent up the pitch and Tyrone Mings chases it down. Townsend sprints up to press up and Mings’ pass back to Martinez is sent out for a corner.

He breathes a sigh of relief though as Villa manage to defend the set piece without too much trouble.

Everton 0 - 0 Aston Villa

13:10 , Michael Jones

39 mins: Chance! This is a big chance for Ollie Watkins! Tyrone Mings flicks a long ball into the box and Watkins makes another fine run in behind Yerry Mina. His first touch is perfect and it allows him to guide the ball around Pickford as the Everton goalkeeper charges at him. Watkins’ effort beats the goalkeeper but goes wide of the far post!

Everton 0 - 0 Aston Villa

13:08 , Michael Jones

36 mins: After the quick tempo start to the match the game has developed into a rhythmic midfield battle with the occasional half-chance at either end. Villa manage to get a cross into the box from the left and Buendia gets a head to the bouncing ball but Holgate manages to get a block in.

Everton 0 - 0 Aston Villa

13:04 , Michael Jones

33 mins: Ollie Watkins gets back to perform some defensive duties and blocks a cross into the box from Andros Townsend. Everton’s throw in comes to Lucas Digne and he boots the ball away but only as far as Abdoulaye Doucoure.

Everton 0 - 0 Aston Villa

13:02 , Michael Jones

30 mins: Everton defend the set piece but the ball comes out to Digne. He’s pressed by Richarlison who wins the ball and pokes it up to Doucoure. Everton fly up the pitch and have a two-on-one advantage as Doucoure and Richarlison only have a back-tracking Ramsey to deal with. Ramsey parks himself right in between the two players and stops Doucoure from playing the ball into the Everton striker. When the pass does come Martinez is out quickly to intercept.

Everton 0 - 0 Aston Villa

12:59 , Michael Jones

27 mins: Godfrey comes to the rescue for Everton after a brilliant run from Villa right-back Matty Cash. He carries the ball down the right wing before cutting inside and laying the ball off to Buendia who’s sprinting into the box. Buendia’s first touch is a poor one and the ball gets too far away from him allowing Godfrey to nip in front and drag the ball behind for a corner.

Everton 0 - 0 Aston Villa

12:55 , Michael Jones

24 mins: Andre Gomes takes the set piece and delivers the cross onto the head of Yerry Mina. The big centre-back flicks the ball further into the box but the ball drops to a Villa player who clears the danger.

Chance! McGinn takes the ball up the pitch and slots a fine pass over to Watkins on the inside right. He weaves inside of Mason Holgate and slips a pass into the left side of the box. Coutinho takes control of the ball and tries to dribble past Mina to open up a shot but the centre-back wins the ball with a good tackle.

Everton 0 - 0 Aston Villa

12:53 , Michael Jones

21 mins: Lucas Digne has space to run into on the left wing but Jacob Ramsey’s pass over to him is off target and rolls straight out of play. The game is being played at a quick pace but neither side has been able to pile on the pressure in the final third.

Ben Godfrey drives down the Everton left wing but Matty Cash is onto him quickly. He slides into a tackle and sends the ball out for a corner.

Everton 0 - 0 Aston Villa

12:48 , Michael Jones

18 mins: Close! Demarai Gray’s crossfield pass comes out to Jonjoe Kenny who threads a lovely pass into Abdoulaye Doucoure. He backheels the ball into the feet of Dominic Calvert-Lewin and the striker tries to drag the ball into the Aston Villa box but runs into Tyrone Mings who comes away with the ball. Calvert-Lewin was almost in on goal there.

Everton 0 - 0 Aston Villa

12:45 , Michael Jones

15 mins: Save! Villa work the ball down the left side and play it up to Emi Buendia. He spins inside and drives towards the box. Yerry Mina and Mason Holgate just drop off a touch which allows Buendia to shoot from outside the box and his low effort is blocked by a leaping Jordan Pickford. The Everton goalkeeper does well to keep the ball out and palm it away from Philippe Coutinho who was hovering for a rebound.

Everton 0 - 0 Aston Villa

12:43 , Michael Jones

12 mins: Jacob Ramsey’s shirt gets torn in a midfield tussle and he has to jog off the pitch to change it. Richarlison tries to bring an aerial ball down in the Villa box but he’s hounded by the Villa defenders who do well to avoid giving away a penalty.

Everton 0 - 0 Aston Villa

12:39 , Michael Jones

9 mins: There’s a great atmosphere around Goodison Park right now. John McGinn is throwing himself into tackles and Everton’s players are responding in kind. Richarlison sprints back to shrug Emiliano Buendia off the ball but Villa are awarded a free kick in a dangerous area.

The set piece is about 25-yards out maybe a touch further but Douglas Luiz fancies it. He strikes one at goal and gets the ball to dip on its approach. Jordan Pickford is worried for a moment and leaps up the palm it away but he withdraws his hand at the last minute and the ball lands on top of the goal.

Everton 0 - 0 Aston Villa

12:36 , Michael Jones

6 mins: Lucas Digne’s first foray into the Everton half comes with a run down the left wing. He plays a one-two with Philippe Coutinho to squeeze into the final third but Yerry Mina is quickly across to stop his run. He wins the ball and Digne fouls the Everton captain trying to win it back.

Everton 0 - 0 Aston Villa

12:34 , Michael Jones

3 mins: Richarlison presses into the Villa box but the ball is given to Tyrone Mings who boots it long up the pitch. The Everton centre-backs are caught on their heels as the ball bounces over the top of them and Ollie Watkins breaks through the lines. Luckily Jordan Pickford is aware of the danger and comes sprinting out to grab the ball before Watkins can reach it.

Everton 0 - 0 Aston Villa

12:32 , Michael Jones

Kick off: Aston Villa get the game started with a long ball over to the right side. It’s won in the air and headed up to Richarlison for Everton. He drives the ball down the left wing and is fouled by John McGinn.

Everton’s free kick is swung up to the penalty area by Andre Gomes but Emi Martinez comes off his line to claim the ball in the air.

Everton vs Aston Villa

12:28 , Michael Jones

Here come the teams. Lucas Digne walks out onto the pitch with his new club to face his old one. Yerry Mina leads out Everton to a big cheer. There’s a feeling of rejuvenation around Goodison Park today, can that transfer onto the pitch for the Toffees?

Kick off is next...

Everton vs Aston Villa

12:25 , Michael Jones

Despite Everton’s poor form this should be a close game. The Toffees have the advantage of playing at Goodison Park and will probably see a new manager boost. Duncan Ferguson has named an experienced line-up and with Richarlison and Dominic Calvert-Lewin once again partnering up top they’ve got firepower to challenge the Aston Villa defence.

For their part Villa have been playing some entertaining football under Steven Gerrard. John McGinn is back to control their midfield and with Philippe Coutinho in the forward line there’s star quality for them in the final third.

This should be a good one.

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