Man Utd rocked by last-gasp equaliser, Newcastle win with nine men

Soccer Football – Premier League – Manchester United v Everton – Old Trafford, Manchester, Britain – February 6, 2021 Everton’s Joshua King in action with Manchester United’s Edinson Cavani Pool via REUTERS/Michael Regan

(Reuters) – Manchester United took their goal tally for the week to 12 but their hopes of joining Manchester City at the top of the Premier League were dashed as Everton’s Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s last-gasp goal secured a 3-3 draw on Saturday.

After a record-equalling 9-0 hammering of Southampton in midweek, United’s attack was again on song with Edinson Cavani and Bruno Fernandes scoring before halftime.

Scott McTominay then headed what should have been the winner after Everton had stormed back to level but there was a final twist as Calvert-Lewin poked home with the last kick.

While United maintained their scoring form Southampton continued leaking goals as they went down 3-2 at Newcastle United who ended the match with nine men.

West Ham United missed the chance to above Liverpool into the top four as they drew 0-0 at third-from-bottom Fulham — the game’s biggest talking point being a harsh stoppage-time sending off for West Ham’s Tomas Soucek.

Arsenal suffered their second defeat of the week as Ollie Watkins’ goal after 74 seconds was enough to earn Aston Villa a 1-0 win that lifted them to eighth.

Burnley drew 1-1 at home to Brighton & Hove Albion.

United were literally seconds away from joining City at the top on 47 points but Calvert-Lewin’s effort meant they are two points behind having played two games more.

Everton remained in sixth place.

City can take a stranglehold on the table as they travel to Liverpool on Sunday seeking a 10th successive league win.

For United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer it was a sickener, especially given some of the football his side played.

“Results create the mood, the last kick of the ball makes us go home really disappointed, we have lost two points on a long thump upfield which we should have defended,” he said.