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Everton beat Man United to boost survival hopes

Everton earned a potentially crucial victory in their fight to avoid relegation after Manchester United were defeated at Goodison Park.

When Frank Lampard’s team lost against Burnley in midweek, they were thrown into even deeper turmoil, with the possibility of sliding into the bottom three this weekend if results went against them.

Everton won a game that was low in quality but high on suspense thanks to Anthony Gordon’s 27th-minute strike, which took a severe deflection off United captain Harry Maguire and caught goalie David de Gea off guard.

Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford made two crucial early stops from Marcus Rashford and a crucial late block from Cristiano Ronaldo, but United lacked urgency and failed to break through, dealing another blow to their ambitions of finishing in the Premier League’s top four.

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