Victor Lindelof scores own goal to give Everton the lead vs Man Utd

Manchester United v Everton FC - Premier League

Everton took the lead against Manchester United in bizarre circumstances.

David de Gea flapped at a Leighton Baines corner, leaving Victor Lindelof helpless as the ball hit him at the back post and rolled into the empty net.

It was calamitous, to say the least.

VAR looked at whether there was a foul on De Gea as Dominic Calvert-Lewin challenged him but they decided there wasn’t enough contact to warrant a foul.

Calvert-Lewin put his arm across De Gea's face as they challenged for the ball but they both missed it, leaving Lindelof unsighted.

Duncan Ferguson - wearing just a shirt in the pouring rain - celebrated on the touchline towards the jubilant away fans.

It was similar to the scenes we saw last week with Ferguson celebrating with the ballboys at Goodison Park as the Toffees beat Chelsea 3-1.

Manchester United v Everton FC - Premier League

United went into the game high of confidence after wins Spurs and Manchester City. Another win would put United into fifth, just two points off Chelsea.

Everton, however, appear to have turned the corner somewhat since Marco Silva's sacking.

Silva had lost his final three matches in charge (2-0 vs Norwich, 2-1 vs Leicester and 5-2 vs Liverpool).

However, under caretaker boss Ferguson, they beat Chelsea 3-1 and led United 1-0 at half-time.

Manchester United v Everton FC - Premier League

Despite victory in his first game, the Scot is finding it difficult for people to see past his 'hardman' persona as a player.

"I think it's very difficult to get away from the past," he told Sky Sports. "I've moved on as a person and life has moved on - I think as you get older, you mature and you become a better person.

"I feel that's what I've done, I've studied my badges, I've taken coaching roles, I've worked my way through the academy so I'm an experienced coach, but I just don't think people see it unfortunately."

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