Fans of Manchester United have rightfully been calling for an end to David Moyes career with the club for the last few months. It is usually a top winning club, which others fear to face, but that has not been the case lately. United played Everton FC, Moyes former club, earlier today and lost 2-0. This is not the result you’d expect from a club who has international stars such as Wayne Rooney, Robin van Persie and Juan Mata. Yet, somehow the club has managed to fall to seventh place in EPL standings.
The match was very one-sided with Everton remaining in control even though United held the majority of possession. United’s errors are what lead Everton to victory, which the club banked on from the start. Phil Jones‘s handball led to a penalty kick, which Leighton Baines converted with ease. United only had two shots on goal the entire match, and both were blocked much to Everton’s satisfaction.
Moyes tried everything he could to get a result after Kevin Mirallas scored the second goal for Everton, but even Chicharito could not score. To add insult to injury, Moyes was welcomed back to Goodison Park with boos and even an appearance by the grim reaper. Fans do not like Moyes, and I think it’s time he sees his way out of the EPL. Moments like these continue to bring light to the fact that as United is failing under Moyes, and Everton is moving forward with Roberto Martinez.
The result of the match was significant to both clubs. For United, it is now mathematically impossible to qualify for Champions League, which is obviously a harsh blow. United is used to making it to the finals, but not this year. While its opponent is celebrating the fact that it is getting closer to the top of the table in the league, Everton is now in fifth place and has a good chance of making it into the top three. United’s sorrows are Everton’s joys.