Everton drew 1-1 with Manchester United yesterday with a late Leighton Baines penalty drawing the Blues even. The visitors had taken the lead after Zlatan Ibrahimovic had easily chipped over an onrushing Maarten Stekelenburg.
Referee Martin Oliver was in the thick of the action for most of the game. He showed Gareth Barry some surprising leniency, failing to book him until the half hour mark despite a pretty obvious foul and handball previously. Oliver was also considered to have been lenient on Marcos Rojo for a two-footed lunge on Idrissa Gueye.
The Blues weren’t as poor in the first half as they have been in previous games, but still left United too much room in the middle of Goodison Park to control play. Despite that, they still went behind in the first half for the fourth game in a row.
The Toffees always look a different side in the second half when behind. Substitutes Gerard Deulofeu and Enner Valencia energized the attack while defender Mason Holgate looked very composed.