Everton   1

Fellaini (57)

Man United   0

Monday 20 August Goodison Park | Attendance: 38,415

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Everton
24Howard
2Hibbert
6Jagielka
15Distin
3Baines
21Osmansub23
18Neville
4Gibson
22Pienaar
25Fellainigoalsub5
7Jelavicsub14
Subs:
1Mucha
5Heitingasub25
14Naismithsub7
19Gueye
20Barkley
23Colemansub21
28Anichebe
Man United
1De Gea
7Valencia
15Vidic
16Carrick
3Evra
17Naniyellow cardsub18
23Cleverleysub8
22Scholesyellow card
26Kagawa
10Rooney
19Welbecksub20
Subs:
13Lindegaard
2Rafael
8Andersonsub23
9Berbatov
18Youngsub17
20van Persiesub19
31Wootton

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20/08/2012 21:50, Report by Nick Coppack
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Everton 1 United 0

was a fabulous finish and just reward for Fellaini's performance; the only surprise was that the goal didn't come sooner.

United almost equalised when a spot of pinball in the Everton penalty area ended with Tom Cleverley’s shot being cleared off the line by Phil Jagielka. The England defender was solid all evening and made a number of timely interceptions and blocks, much to the chagrin of United's travelling support.

Van Persie’s introduction midway through the second period boosted spirits among those supporters and almost led to a goal on 79 minutes when he crossed low for Kagawa at the near post. Tim Howard shot bravely off his line, however, and his clearance cannoned off the Japanese for a goal kick.

There was to be no dream debut for either summer signing. Instead, this was a chastening experience for Sir Alex’s men and a reminder that life in the Barclays Premier League – even at Manchester United and especially when Everton are the opposition – is never easy.

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