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Everton   0

23 APRIL 2011, OLD TRAFFORD Attendance: 75,300

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1Van der Sar
20Fabio
6Evans
5Ferdinand
22O'Sheasub3
7Valencia
8Andersonyellow card
28Gibsonsub11
17Nanisub7
10Rooney
14Hernandezgoal
Subs:
29Kuszczak
2Rafael
3Evrasub22
6Brown
16Carrick
11Giggssub28
7Owensub17
Everton
24Howardyellow card
2Hibbert
6Jagielka
15Distin
3Baines
7Bilyaletdinovsub17
18Neville
26Rodwell
23Colemansub19
16Beckfordsub28
21Osman
Subs:
1Mucha
17Cahillsub7yellow card
19Gueyesub23
27Vellios
28Anichebesub16
30Mustafi
34Duffy

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Edwin van der Sar

– Might have spent the first half in a deckchair, but made an absolutely crucial save when he brilliantly turned Rodwell’s drive past the post.

Fabio – A tenacious, positive input from the young Brazilian. He grows in stature with every appearance and played with the air and decisiveness of an old stager.

Rio Ferdinand – On his 350th start for the Reds, the skipper enjoyed halves of differing difficulty against Beckford and then Cahill. Possibly fortunate to escape a penalty shout, but Anichebe appeared to play for contact before tumbling.

Jonny Evans – Back in the fold for a rare start, but did nothing wrong all afternoon and looked calm and composed in the face of Everton’s sporadic forays.

John O’Shea – Another solid outing in which he defended well and made countless decoy runs in support of Nani, before being withdrawn with an apparent injury.

Antonio Valencia – A powerhouse display from the flying winger after a couple of quiet recent outings, and he was central to the winning goal – first winning possession, then crossing for Chicharito.

Darron Gibson – A quietly effective withdrawn role in midfield, keeping the possession and tempo ticking over as Anderson bombed on.

Anderson – Excellent work from the Brazilian. Ambitious with his passing, and his dynamic movement with the ball invariably helped create gaps in

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