MANCHESTER UNITED 2 vs EVERTON 0
VETERAN midfielder Ryan Giggs continued his sensational record of scoring in his last 23 league seasons for Manchester United, after notching in yesterday’s win.
The evergreen winger opened the scoring at Old Trafford, moving Giggs closer to adding a 13th Premier League winners medal to his trophy cabinet as United moved 12 points clear at the top of the table.
The goal settled any nerves among the 75,000-plus crowd after Robin van Persie had missed a gilt-edged opportunity to give United ahead.
The Dutchman beat the Everton offside trap on 10 minutes and raced past goalkeeper Tim Howard, but saw his shot cannon back off the post.
Just three minutes later though 39 year-old Giggs turned in Van Persie’s pass for his first league goal of the campaign.
Leon Osman went close to levelling with a well-struck volley amid a good spell for Everton midway through the half.
But the home side struck again as the game moved into first-half stoppage time when Van Persie rounded Howard, but this time made no mistake with his finish.
A tame second-half was lit up only by a sensational effort from Tom Cleverley, which produced an equally spectacular save from United old boy Howard.