Garnacho's Outrageous Goal Inspires Manchester United's 3-0 Triumph Against Everton Amid Protests

Garnacho’s Outrageous Goal Inspires Manchester United’s 3-0 Triumph Against Everton Amid Protests

Alejandro Garnacho delivered a sensational overhead kick, setting the stage for Manchester United’s 3-0 triumph over Everton in the Premier League amidst protests both inside and outside Goodison Park on Sunday.

In the third minute, the Argentine winger executed a bicycle kick from 15 yards, connecting with a right-sided cross from Diogo Dalot, sending the ball soaring into the top corner—an echo of former United striker Wayne Rooney’s memorable strike in the 2011 Manchester derby at Old Trafford.

Garnacho expressed his disbelief, stating, “I can’t believe it. One of the best goals I’ve scored, and I’m very happy.”

Marcus Rashford extended United’s lead in the 56th minute with a converted penalty following a trip on Anthony Martial. Martial, orchestrated by Bruno Fernandes, delicately chipped the ball over Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford for the third goal in the 75th minute.

The match unfolded against a backdrop of protests by Everton supporters, irate at what they perceived as an excessive punishment—a record 10-point deduction for financial mismanagement issued by a disciplinary commission the previous week. This game marked the first since that penalty, with Everton fans staging a march to the stadium, displaying pink cards with the word “corrupt” and the Premier League logo, while chanting “We shall not be moved.”

The protests persisted within the stadium but were momentarily hushed by Garnacho’s spectacular goal. “A goal like this has to silence the crowd—even this Everton crowd,” remarked United captain Fernandes.

The victory marked United’s fifth win in their last six league games, positioning Erik ten Hag’s team six points behind league leaders Arsenal after 13 matches.

Although Everton created ample chances, they struggled to breach United goalkeeper Andre Onana, whose notable saves included stops against Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Idrissa Gana Gueye.

Everton remains in second-to-last place, narrowly above Burnley on goal difference, and now faces a five-point gap from safety.