Full-time: Manchester United 2-0 Everton

Old Trafford

Manchester United moved 12 points clear in the title race with a 2-0 win against Everton. Review the match with our updates as they happened.

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90+3 - It's all over as the referee blows the final whistle. Manchester United move 12 points clear at the top of the table!

90 - Bit of a silly foul from Rafael who has had a very good game today. Baines launches in the free kick but Rooney outmuscles Heitinga to put it out for a corner. Three minutes added on.

87 - It's aerial bombardment time as Everton launch everything in the general direction of the United box, there will be a few fans starting to get sore necks.

85 - Fellaini just kicks through the back of Cleverley and gets himself a yellow card. Pretty much everyone knew that was coming! Everton are still really trying to get one back at the moment.

84 - Fellaini, you idiot! Needless foul in the middle of the pitch, shoving Van Persie to the ground trying to get to the ball. Everton were just building some solid pressure.

82 - Bad mistake from Smalling! Jelavic gets in, decent shot but De Gea sticks out a strong hand at full stretch. That looked like 2-1!

81 - How has Van Persie missed! Great counter attack from United as Giggs squares the ball to Van Persie who pulls his shot wide! Evans off for Smalling.

79 - Minute of applause for the Busby Babes as Everton continue to knock the ball around. It's Osman this time with a decent looking ball over the top but De Gea flies out of goal to see off the danger.

77 - It looks like United are trying to shut up shop. Brilliant turn from Osman to get in behind but he's not quite got enough space as De Gea easily catches his attempted cross.

75 - Not the best bit of play there from Carrick. He had an easy ball out wide but lobbed it over the top to, well.... no one.

73 - Cheeky from Rooney, failed to control a long ball first time but got possession back and tried a cheeky nutmeg in the box before the ball was cleared. United looking quite comfortable now.

72 - Another Van Persie corner but it's quite pathetic this time. That went up so high it's probbaly got some snow on it!

69 - Mirallas off and Naismith on as David Moyes seems to be going more direct now.

68 - Great break from Baines! Cuts the ball back but Osman can't get enough on it!! We've got a game on again everyone!

67 - Ball goes back into the Everton box, it's cleared and Cleverley hits a perfect volley towards the top corner. howard sticks out a hand to tip it over!! It's burst into life!

66 - Well what on earth has happened there? Evans made a great move to slip away from Jagielka, good corner in from Van Persie, brilliant header then it was like school boy football as Evans tried to scramble the rebound over the line.

65 - Wish I had more to tell you folks but there's not an awful lot going on at the moment. United look content to try and play for 2-0.

62 - Fellaini looks a little frustrated. Jones was all over him like a rash and any time the ball goes near him, he's got a United player right in his face.

60 - Lovely possession play for United at the moment, Rooney has dropped slightly wider out to the left and Giggs has more of a free licence with Carrick on the pitch.

58 - Ooooo!!! Giggs makes space for a shot, which ricohets into the path of Rooney who didn't need to give away the foul. Looked like Giggs' shot was going in but for the block.

56 - Subs for both sides as Michael Carrick comes on for Phil Jones and Nikica Jelavic is on for Anichebe who seems to have picked up a little knock.

53 - Phil Neville's had a go now with a massively over hit cross which flies out of play! United are looking a little more comfortable at the moment. Fergie probably got the hair dryer out at half-time.

51 - Wow! Watch out if you're sat in row Z because Phil Jones has sent the ball your way. Not sure if that was meant to be a cross??

49 - Rafael committed a subtle foul there to stop Pienaar from turning and basically leaving him for dead. Mark Halsey wasn't interested!

47 - Brilliant flat pass from Rafael into Van Persie but he can't quite get it under control as it goes out for a goal kick! United have come out with a lot of urgency.

46 - We're under way in the second half, can Everton get themselves back into this?

That's half-time and United have a comfortable lead. They were totally out of that first half for large patches but took their opportunities well.

45+1 - GOALLLL!!!! 2-0 to United!! Completely against the run of play! Van Persie times a perfect run onto a through ball, takes it round Howard and slots it in as Heitinga scrambles to get it clear.

43 - Silly play from Fellaini. He's already a million feet tall so why he jumped on Jones' shoulders is beyond me. Just had to bring the ball down and Everton were already in a great position.

42 - Bit of a suspect punch from De Gea after a good clearance. Floated ball in and he smacks it straight to Osman who tries to take it first time but fires the ball wide!

40 - Really well worked bit of play from Osman and Anichebe again. They exchange a quick one two but Osman can't quite get control of the ball as United clear.

38 - Mirallas goes into the book for a late challenge on Cleverley. Rooney whips in the free kick but it doesn't beat the first man.

36 - United are really hanging on at the moment. Fellaini whips the ball out to Mirallas, good ball into the box, Anichebe turns but Rafael does just enough to stop him sliding the ball in for 1-1.

34 - Not really sure what Everton were doing there? Free kick in a good position just outside the box which is floated in rather than letting Baines have a crack on goal.

32 - Ahhhh Anichebe! What are you doing? Held the ball up well in the box but tried a few too many twists and turns as the ball rolled pathetically out of play.

29 - Brilliant save from De Gea! Pienaar plays a little lob over the head of Vidic and Osman gets a shot away on the volley but De Gea tips it round the post at full stretch.

28 - Good spell of possession and pressure from Everton. David Moyes will be pleased with the way they've responded to going a goal down.

24 - Decent little header from Fellaini into the path of Osman but it's slightly awkward for the England international and De Gea saves easily.

22 - Good delivery from the corner from Baines, Vidic got up well to head clear before Mirallas sent a pathetic cross back into the box to release the pressure on United.

20 - There's a reason Phil Jones doesn't play attacking midfield... It's because he nearly hits the corner flag with his shots... Not a great effort.

18 - United's midfield went missing for a moment there. Osman received the ball in acres of space, turned with time to spare but couldn't find Anichebe with the through ball.

16 - Decent build up play from Everton and a good response. Mirallas works his way into the box from the right but his cut back was poor and gets hoofed away.

13 - GOAL!!!!! 1-0 to United! Van Persie beats Heitinga to the ball after a knock down, Ryan Giggs is there to cooly slot the ball in with the aid of the post! Have to say it's deserved!

10 - Van Persie! How did he miss!?? Great little ball in from Rooney, Van Persie nips the ball round Howard and then slams it against the post with his weaker right foot! The goal was gaping!

7 - Shout for a penalty from Everton! Looks like Anichebe just lost his balance and fell over however. Good response from Everton at the moment.

5 - Oooooo chance for United! Rafael is allowed to cut inside unchallenged, nice little pass to Rooney who shifts the ball quickly but cracks his shot wide!

3 - Free kick out on the left for United. Rooney whips it into the middle, good punch clear by Tim Howard. Cleverley sent the rebound back into the box but Everton clear. Taking some early pressure though!

1 - The referee has blown his whistle and we're off and under way in Manchester!

Sylvain Distin looks to have picked up an injury during the warm up, Heitinga comes in to start. Big blow for Everton but they can cover.

United Subs: Amos, Anderson, Smalling, Hernandez, Carrick, Nani, Welbeck.

Everton Subs: Mucha, Heitinga, Jelavic, Oviedo, Naismith, Hitzlsperger, Stones.

Manchester United: De Gea, Rafael, Evans, Vidic, Evra, Jones, Valencia, Giggs, Cleverley, Rooney, Van Persie.

Everton: Howard, Baines, Jagielka, Distin, Neville, Gibson, Osman, Pienaar, Fellaini, Mirallas, Anichebe.

Manchester United line up with Robin Van Persie and Wayne Rooney leading the attack. Everton are starting with Marouane Fellaini, which is a massive boost for the visitors as the Belgian missed mid-week international duty with injury.

Hello, I'm Lewis Doe and I'll be guiding you through the mouth watering clash between Manchester United and Everton at Old Trafford. United are going for a 12 point lead at the top of the table but a win would take Everton above Arsenal into fifth place. Kick off is at 16:00 GMT.

Everton came back from 4-2 down in this fixture last season to secure a 4-4 draw which went a long way to helping Manchester city secure the Premier League title. Will we get more of the same? Let us know your thoughts.

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