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Everton will be licking their wounds after a defeat against Crystal Palace left them chasing Arsenal in the hunt for Champions League football. Meanwhile David Moyes prepares his team for a trip to Goodison park where Manchester United have not won in their last five visits.

Everton's shock home defeat against Crystal Palace ended their run of seven straight victories in the Premier League. The defeat leaves Everton's Champions League hopes on the line and they will hope that Arsenal slip up in their run in to the end of the season. Martinez knows that any further slip-ups will cost his men Champions League football as they prepare for the visit of Manchester United at Goodison Park.

David Moyes will be looking to avoid another unwanted record when he faces his former employees. Everton's 1-0 victory at Old Trafford earlier this season, means that if they win on  Sunday they will do their first Premier League double over United since the 1969/70 season. Manchester United have had a poor season to their standards, although Moyes will look to their away form to secure the points. The Red Devils, boast the best away record this season, winning ten and drawing three on the road out of their seventeen outings this season.

Match Details:

Date: 20 April, 2014

Venue (Capacity): Goodison Park (40 000)

Referee: Mark Clattenburg

Kick-off: 15:00 GMT

Everton Manager: Roberto Martinez

Manchester United Manager: David Moyes

Injury Update:

Everton:

Brian Oviedo, Steven Pienaar and Darren Gibson remain long term Casualties. James McCarthy will be in contention for a starting birth after recovering fully from a muscular injury, while Phil Jagielka might be available for selection.

Manchester United:

Robin van persie (knee), Johnny Evans (calf), Rafael (thigh) are all sidelined, while Wayne Rooney is fit to play after suffering a toe injury against Munich in the first leg as well as Fellaini who has recovered from a calf injury.

Possible Line-ups:

Everton

GK: Howard

RB:Coleman

CB:Distin/Jagielka

CB:Stones

LB:Baines

CM: Barry

CM: McCarthy

AM:Osman

AM:Mirallas

AM:Naismith

ST:Lukaku

Manchester United

GK: De Gea

RB: Jones

CB:Vidic

CB:Smalling

LB:Evra

CM: Flecther

CM: Carrick

AM:Wellbeck

AM:Kagawa

AM:Mata

ST: Rooney

Key Stats:

Manchester United have only won one of their last five Barclays Premier League games at Goodison Park. drawing two and losing two.

Wayne Rooney has scored only four goals in his fifteen Premier League appearances against his former club Everton.

Prediction:

Everton 2-1 Manchester United

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