Late Ibrahimovic penalty salvages United 1-1 draw vs Everton

Cape Town - Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho said his side would have beaten Everton on Tuesday had video technology been in use for the game.

"The spirit in the second half was phenomenal, with some players really in trouble".

"It was deja vu in many things, but I have to admit we played better football than in some other matches". We had a few chances. We hit the post as always. "The opponent goalkeeper played very well as always". Ibrahimovic also had an equaliser disallowed, deemed offside when he converted Herrera's cross.

"But it's a hard one for the linesman".

The Toffees took the lead midway through the first half through Jagielka, who hooked home Ashley Williams' flick-on from a Kevin Mirallas corner.

The resulting penalty was then tucked away by Ibrahimovic in the 94th minute to secure a point for United.

"We need his fantastic physical and technical qualities but he can not play with my brain", added the Old Trafford manager, who sent on Shaw only after Ashley Young's injury.

"We don't score enough goals, it is as simple as that".

"The thinking is because I am not happy with Mkhi's performance in the last match and Pogba was not ready to play last Saturday, is because after 48 hours he is not to the best of his game so good to have him on the bench to give one more option", he said. On the other hand, Everton, much improved from their Merseyside derby defeat, remain seventh and sit level with Arsenal on 51 points, although Arsene Wenger's side have three games in hand.

Koeman said: "I'm pleased".

"I came here with no Champions League and I came here with the team as it was".

"And with the VAR we win this game 2-1 because it's not offside".

'I think we deserved a little bit more [from the game], we conceded a goal by a mistake, first we do a mistake by missing Williams header, then the goal came out of nothing, so we need to keep focused, we can not afford these mistakes, ' Ibrahimovic.

Substitute Islam Slimani opened the scoring with a 69th-minute header before Jamie Vardy smashed in his sixth goal in seven games from Marc Albrighton's pass.

Mourinho noted a particular lack of confidence in Marcus Rashford, who last found the net in the Premier League during September's 4-1 win over Leicester City, but he praised the teenage England international's application.

Deeney set up M'Baye Niang in the 13th minute for the opening goal.

Watford had defender Miguel Britos sent off in the 65th minute for two yellow cards but held on to move up to ninth place.

"We nearly lost the game against West Brom because of a bad mistake. Because for them it is not good when they mistakes even little ones like this one".

George Boyd's first-time finish in the 58th minute proved enough for the Clarets, but Marko Arnautovic spurned a series of fine chances for the visitors.

  • Salvatore Jensen