Everton v Manchester United – Live Blog – 20 February 2010

See the video highlights for the Everton 3-1 Manchester United game here.

Everton v Manchester United
English Premier League
Goodison Park – Liverpool, England
20 February 2010 – 12:45 GMT

Everton hosts Manchester United on Saturday, February 20, 2010 in an important match for both sides in the Premier League. Heading into the match, Manchester United is one point back of leaders Chelsea and Everton is 9th place and 9 points behind 5th place Liverpool.

Everton v Manchester United Preview

Everton continues to be in good form since the start of the new year and desparately needs to continue winning if they want to keep any hopes of top 5 finish alive. Manchester United can put pressure on Chelsea and move to the top of the table (at least temporarily) with a win.

Wayne Rooney scored two goals in the UCL match during the week and will be the main focus of the Everton defense. Everton’s back four has not been as strong as last season and have conceded 36 goals (they conceded only 37 last season) but their defense has picked up in the last month. With Rooney drawing most of the defense’s attention, it will be key for other players to step up to provide the scoring.

Everton’s attack has improved and utilizes speed on the wings with Steven Pienaar on the left and Landon Donovan on the right. Both players will need to stretch the defense to open up space for Louis Saha and Tim Cahill.

Manchester United remain a tough team that can get results anywhere but Everton is playing with confidence. It should be a very competitive match that ultimately ends in a draw.

Everton v Manchester United Live Blog

You can watch Everton take on Manchester United live online as well as dozens of other Premier League and European football games. Read our live Premier League football page for more details.

Video Highlights

Video Highlights can be found here

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