Monday Night Football

Welcome to the latest hatchet job…I mean Monday Night Football with CM9798. As ever, you cast your votes as to who you’d like to see given the makeover, here was the result:

It very possible that the current sides will be a lot closer than our back in time review…but let’s see. Last week you opted to look at Southampton vs. Aston Villa where we predicted a 4-2 victory to the Saints. The Saints did in fact win, and by two goals and Che Adams did come off the bench to successfully help secure the result…just not quite the right score line. But back to the point at hand.

Life at Everton hasn’t been too rough for Carlo Ancelotti, they’d been having a good run up until Arsenal. Meanwhile, United are unbeaten in 6. These two teams last ran out in December to a 1-1 draw.

Line-Ups:

It wouldn’t be unreasonable to expect Ole to stick to 4-2-3-1 that has been making some headway in the last 6 games and likely a similar setup for Everton.

For those interested, there was no Bruno Fernandes as he was still over at Sporting.

Kick-off:

We kick-off at Goodison Park and it’s a fast start from United. Pressure from United’s front 4 is constant and culminates in a bullet header from Martial putting them ahead. No more than 10 minutes later Delph handballs with Greenwood through and gets his marching orders. Closing in on half-time, United relax and Calvert-Lewin smashes on into De Gea who fumbles into the path of Gomes and he slots home into an empty net.

Delph’s card sucks the creativity out of Everton.

United creative but wasteful.

Second half:

Martial is the continued inspiration but, aside from a disallowed goal for Matic on 70 minutes, United just cannot break Everton down and in the end each team leaves with a point.

Nobody shines for Everton.

I’m not sure why, but the CM gods give Lindelof man of the match.

In the end United are wasteful, their end-product is poor and were prone to making errors which cost them the points. Sounds so familiar…I’m sure, nobody wants to see a game like this at the weekend!

Back in time:

Back in 1997 these two teams played out an early season tussle on the 27th August at Goodison. Man Utd came out on-top 2-0 winners with goals from Beckham and Sheringham. How would CM9798 have called it?

Line Ups:

The Result:

Due to playing with the patched version, the line-up was not quite the same for Everton. Sheringham and Beckham scored as real-life, however sandwiched between Giggs and Keane, United turned it on in the second half as 4-4-2 won the day.

And that’s another wrap on Monday Night Football I hope you’ve enjoyed our look both into the future and back in time. I don’t think these are two far-fetched results, but in one case only time will tell. Thank you for reading and keep an eye out for our next poll.

 

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