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Everton condemn United to losing start

Published: Monday 20 August 2012, 23.06CET
Marouane Fellaini capped a superb all-round performance with the winning goal as Everton FC defeated Premier League runners-up Manchester United FC 1-0 at Goodison Park.
Everton condemn United to losing start
Goalscorer Marouane Fellaini (left) celebrates with Phil Jagielka ©Getty Images
Published: Monday 20 August 2012, 23.06CET

Everton condemn United to losing start

Marouane Fellaini capped a superb all-round performance with the winning goal as Everton FC defeated Premier League runners-up Manchester United FC 1-0 at Goodison Park.

Everton FC handed Premier League runners-up Manchester United FC a losing start to their 2012/13 campaign as Marouane Fellaini scored the only goal at Goodison Park.

After conceding the title on the final day of last term, when Manchester City FC won with virtually the last kick of the season, United started with a disappointing result against a superb Everton side.

The hosts began impressively, pinning United back and creating some promising openings in front of David de Gea. The visiting goalkeeper was called into action on numerous occasions in the first half, clawing away a Leighton Baines free-kick and reacting well to beat out a Leon Osman effort.

At the other end, Wayne Rooney shot straight at Tim Howard, but, with Fellaini offering a superb focal point to their play, Everton looked more dangerous.

Osman hit the bar at the beginning of the second half, yet it was not long before David Moyes's team were ahead, Fellaini, who caused United problems with his aerial prowess all night, heading in a 57th-minute corner. Sir Alex Ferguson responded by bringing on Robin van Persie, but he could not turn the tide and Everton held on to claim the three points.

Last updated: 20/08/12 23.16CET

Results

English Premier League 2012/13

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 16/01/2013 14:12 CET

20/08/2012

EvertonEverton1-0Man. UnitedMan. United

Fellaini 57

Venue: Liverpool

19/08/2012

Man. CityMan. City3-2SouthamptonSouthampton

Tévez 40, Džeko 72, Nasri 80

Lambert 59, Davis 68

Venue: Manchester

19/08/2012

WiganWigan0-2ChelseaChelsea

Ivanović 2, Lampard 7 (P)

Venue: Wigan

18/08/2012

NewcastleNewcastle2-1TottenhamTottenham

Ba 54, Ben Arfa 80 (P)

Defoe 76

Venue: Newcastle

18/08/2012

QPRQPR0-5SwanseaSwansea

Michu 8, 53, Dyer 63, 71, Sinclair 81

Venue: London

18/08/2012

ReadingReading1-1StokeStoke

Le Fondre 90 (P)

Kightly 34

Venue: Reading

18/08/2012

West BromWest Brom3-0LiverpoolLiverpool

Gera 43, Odemwingie 64 (P), Lukaku 77

Venue: West Bromwich

18/08/2012

ArsenalArsenal0-0SunderlandSunderland

Venue: London

18/08/2012

West HamWest Ham1-0Aston VillaAston Villa

Nolan 40

Venue: London

18/08/2012

FulhamFulham5-0NorwichNorwich

Duff 26, Petrić 41, 54, Kacaniklic 66, Sidwell 87 (P)

Venue: London

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