Everton breaking 21-year record at Old Trafford shows rapid progression

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Everton’s 1-0 victory over Manchester United at Old Trafford on Wednesday evening was their first away win against the Red Devils since 1992.

Ironically, perhaps they recorded 20-match run without at win away at Old Trafford against a United side under reigns of their former custodian David Moyes.

The Scot has had a start to life at with the reigning Premier League champions somewhere between disappointing and disastrous as the Red Devils now sit 9th in the table, 12 points off leaders Arsenal and five points off the Toffees in 5th place.

The tables have certainly turned for the two clubs in the past few months with Moyes exiting his post at Goodison Park and former Wigan boss Roberto Martinez coming in to replace him.

The Spaniard has done a remarkable job so far and the midweek victory is not the only mark of a relationship between the club and the coach that looks to be perfectly balances at present.

Moyes had never won a game at Old Trafford prior to his arrival there as the man to replace Sir Alex Ferguson after 26 years in charge. His record since isn’t great either having won just three of his seven home games with United.

The Blues, meanwhile, have now ended a record that had stood for over two decades, 21 years to be precise – the Toffees had never beaten the Red Devils on their home soil since the first season following the formation of the Premier League.

Bryan Oviedo’s winner in the 86th minute ended all those years of hurt, which, so far this term, look to be long gone under Roberto Martinez.

For all the anti-Moyes hysteria in the papers this morning, Roberto Martinez and Everton's achievements, not only in this game but all season long, should not fly under the radar.

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