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Calvert-Lewin breaks Manchester United hearts, ends their EPL title bid

Scores 95th minute equaliser to earn Everton point at Old Trafford

Manchester United welcomed Everton to Old Trafford in their EPL Matchday 23 encounter. The Red Devils came into the game on the back of a 9-0 mauling of Southampton, and were looking to close the gap on leaders Manchester City.

Manchester United started the game brightly, popping the ball about brilliantly until a brilliant cross from Marcus Rashford was headed in by Edinson Cavani to give them a 1-0 lead in the 24th minute of the game. Portuguese midfielder, Bruno Fernandes added a sublime second in the 45th minute with a fine strike from outside the area to make it 2-0. Everton came roaring back in the second half and scored twice in three minutes, first through Abdoulaye Doucoure in the 49th minute, before a James Rodriguez shot from inside the box tied the game at 2-2 in the 52nd minute. Manchester United retook the lead in the 70th minute when Scott McTominay’s header found a way past Everton keeper, Robin Olsen. Manchester United thought they had gotten the win, until Dominic Calvert-Lewin poked home with the last kick of the game from a 95th minute freekick to make it 3-3 and score his 13th league goal of the season.

Second-placed Manchester United now have 45 points, two less than leaders Manchester City have, although they have played 2 more matches than City. In the aftermath of the match, United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said his team were not in the title race, throwing in the towel with 15 games still to play.  Everton move up to 37 points, and are in 6th place as the race for European football heats up in the English Premier League.

Salahudeen Sulayman

Sulayman is a sports enthusiast and budding Sports writer. You can reach him on Twitter @Sulayman_Salah

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