- Everton vs Man Utd

Sunday 20 April 2014 | Goodison Park | Kick-off 16:10

Everton
Everton
0 - 0
Man Utd
Man Utd

Fixture change notice

This fixture was arranged to be played at Goodison Park on Saturday 19 April 2014 at 15:00. Due to live broadcasting on Sky Sports. it has been moved to a new scheduled date Sunday 20 April 2014 at 16:10.

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Match preview

Roberto Martinez is refusing to let David Moyes's return to Everton with Manchester United distract his side from the race for the top four.

Moyes spent 11 years as Everton manager until last year, in which time he led the club to the UEFA Champions League qualifying rounds and an FA Cup final appearance, and returns to Goodison Park for the first time on Sunday. But with Everton aiming to qualify for Europe's premier club competition for the first time since 2005, Martinez is calling on his side to concentrate on the job in hand.

"David Moyes had an incredible past with our football club and that's always going to be in everyone's mind, but the game is so important," he said. "The three points are very significant for both clubs. Once the whistle goes, that is going to be the main focus."

Moyes has endured a frustrating first campaign as Sir Alex Ferguson's successor at Old Trafford, with United on course for their worst Barclays Premier League placing, having previously never finished outside the top three.

United come into the game in seventh, nine points behind their fifth-placed opponents, with Everton fans enjoying a fine season under Martinez. Everton have enjoyed a resurgence under Martinez during which they picked up home wins over Chelsea and Arsenal, while a 1-0 triumph at Old Trafford earlier in the season highlighted the advances they have made with the Spaniard.

Wednesday's surprise 3-2 home defeat to Crystal Palace left them one point behind Arsene Wenger's men with four matches to go, and they will continue to be without Steven Pienaar (knee) on Sunday, while Phil Jagielka (hamstring) could be fit enough for a place on the bench. James McCarthy will be fit to start after a muscular problem confined him to the bench for the defeat by Palace.

Robin van Persie will once again be missing for United due to a knee injury, while Rafael Da Silva is missing and Jonny Evans is a doubt, but the former Everton pair of Wayne Rooney (toe) and Marouane Fellaini (knock) are available.

Everton from: Howard, Robles, Springthorpe, Alcaraz, Baines, Coleman, Distin, Hibbert, Jagielka, Stones, Barkley, Barry, McCarthy, McGeady, Osman, Deulofeu, Gueye, Lukaku, Mirallas, Naismith.

Manchester United from: Amos, De Gea, Lindegaard, Buttner, Evans, Evra, Ferdinand, Jones, Smalling, Varela, Vidic, Carrick, Cleverley, Fellaini, Fletcher, Giggs, Januzaj, Kagawa, Mata, Nani, Valencia, Young, Hernandez, Rooney, Welbeck.

Match Appointments
Referee: Mark Clattenburg. Assistants: G Beswick, S Beck. Fourth Official: C Pawson.

Current form

Last six matches

lost

2 - 3 v Crystal Palace (H) 16 Apr 2014

won

0 - 1 v Sunderland (A) 12 Apr 2014

won

3 - 0 v Arsenal (H) 06 Apr 2014

won

1 - 3 v Fulham (A) 30 Mar 2014

won

0 - 3 v Newcastle (A) 25 Mar 2014

won

3 - 2 v Swansea (H) 22 Mar 2014
Last win/defeat

won

0 - 1 v Sunderland (A) 12 Apr 2014

lost

2 - 3 v Crystal Palace (H) 16 Apr 2014

Current form

Last six matches

won

0 - 4 v Newcastle (A) 05 Apr 2014

won

4 - 1 v Aston Villa (H) 29 Mar 2014

lost

0 - 3 v Man City (H) 25 Mar 2014

won

0 - 2 v West Ham (A) 22 Mar 2014

lost

0 - 3 v Liverpool (H) 16 Mar 2014

won

0 - 3 v West Brom (A) 08 Mar 2014
Last win/defeat

won

0 - 4 v Newcastle (A) 05 Apr 2014

lost

0 - 3 v Man City (H) 25 Mar 2014

Last corresponding meeting

Everton Man Utd

Mon 20 Aug 2012 | Goodison Park | Attendance: 38,415

Everton 1 - 0 Man Utd
  • Marouane Fellaini (57)
  Possession
Everton 30%
Man Utd 70%
Shots on Goal On Target Off Target
Everton 7 9
Man Utd 4 6
  Fouls Yellow Cards Red Cards
Everton 13 1 0
Man Utd 11 2 0
Total 24 3 0
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Fixture change history

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Sat 19 Apr 2014 15:00 Sun 20 Apr 2014 16:10 Live broadcasting on Sky Sports.

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