Late strikes by Edinson Cavani and Anthony Martial earned Manchester United a place in the Carabao Cup semi-finals at the expense of Everton.
Cavani’s stunning curling effort from 20 yards ended the hosts’ resistance in front of 2,000 fans, just as the game looked set to head to penalties.
After the Uruguayan’s touch of class broke the deadlock, Martial added a second in stoppage time as Everton chased the game, as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer attempts to earn his first trophy as United boss.
Everton were lacklustre in the second half, after Richarlison went off injured, having promised much in the first period, with Gylfi Sigurdsson’s free-kick testing Dean Henderson.
Defeat for Carlo Ancelotti’s team ends a run of three successive wins which has lifted them to fourth in the Premier League table.
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- 16DoucouréSubstituted forTosunat 89′minutes
- 21André GomesSubstituted forDaviesat 58′minutes
- 10G Sigurdsson
- 7RicharlisonSubstituted forBernardat 56′minutes
- 38TuanzebeBooked at 90mins
- 27TellesSubstituted forShawat 84′minutesBooked at 90mins
- 6PogbaBooked at 57mins
- 11GreenwoodSubstituted forRashfordat 67′minutes
- 18Bruno Fernandes
- 34van de BeekSubstituted forMartialat 67′minutesBooked at 90mins
- Andy Madley
Match ends, Everton 0, Manchester United 2.
Second Half ends, Everton 0, Manchester United 2.
Goal! Everton 0, Manchester United 2. Anthony Martial (Manchester United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Marcus Rashford with a through ball following a fast break.
Attempt saved. Marcus Rashford (Manchester United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Edinson Cavani.
Bruno Fernandes (Manchester United) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the centre of the box. Assisted by Nemanja Matic following a fast break.
Luke Shaw (Manchester United) is shown the yellow card.
Corner, Everton. Conceded by Axel Tuanzebe.
Attempt blocked. Ben Godfrey (Everton) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Alex Iwobi.
Corner, Manchester United. Conceded by Ben Godfrey.
Attempt blocked. Marcus Rashford (Manchester United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Anthony Martial.
Anthony Martial (Manchester United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Anthony Martial (Manchester United).
Séamus Coleman (Everton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt missed. Ben Godfrey (Everton) header from very close range is too high. Assisted by Gylfi Sigurdsson with a cross following a set piece situation.
Axel Tuanzebe (Manchester United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Axel Tuanzebe (Manchester United).
Bernard (Everton) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Substitution, Everton. Cenk Tosun replaces Abdoulaye Doucouré.
Goal! Everton 0, Manchester United 1. Edinson Cavani (Manchester United) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Anthony Martial.
Attempt missed. Gylfi Sigurdsson (Everton) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Alex Iwobi with a cross.