Manchester United needed to do something extraordinary to placate the home crowd seething with anger and resentment at Goodison Park.
Leaping high into the air with his back to goal, the Argentine winger produced a spectacular bicycle kick from 15 yards (metres) that fired the ball into the top corner and – if only briefly – into the thousands. calmed people down Everton fans protest,
A third-minute goal put United on course for a 3–0 win over Everton, but the score won't be what people remember from this fiery, volatile occasion.
The match was played against the backdrop of protests from Everton supporters who were angry that this was a record. 10-point deduction - Issued by a disciplinary commission last week for financial mismanagement.
It was the first game after that punishment and Everton fans marched to the stadium in their thousands pink card It included the word "corrupt" and the Premier League logo, and chanted "We will not budge".
The message on a huge banner read: "Where there is power, greed and money...there is corruption."
Protests inside the stadium continued and United's players walked into the same cauldron, before what was to be a real test of character for Eric ten Hag's side.
Garnacho's goal was important in defusing the atmosphere somewhat, even though those pink cards lasted for most of the game and a huge chant in the 10th minute – marking 10 points – accused the league of corruption.
Marcus Rashford - from the penalty spot - and Anthony Martial added more goals in the second half for United, who have won five of their last six Premier League games and are six points behind leaders Arsenal after 13 games.
Everton, hit by a points deduction, are next-to-last and only above Burnley on goal difference. The team are now five points away from safety and look set to potentially fight off relegation another season after only preserving their 69-year-old top-flight status on the final day of the 2022-23 campaign.
Not long ago, Tottenham were top of the league and playing such good football under Anze Postecoglou that there was talk of a possible challenge for the title.
After three consecutive defeats and struggling with injuries, Spurs' campaign is in danger of ending.
A 2-1 defeat at home to Aston Villa On Sunday, Tottenham squandered another 1-0 lead, suffered another injury to a key player and raised concerns about the squad's depth and ability to maintain a bid for Champions League qualification this season.
Ollie Watkins' seventh goal of the season in the 61st minute won the game for Villa, who moved up to fourth place and just two points behind leaders Arsenal at the top of the standings after 13 games.
Giovani Lo Celso hit a deflected shot from the edge of the area for the opening goal for Tottenham in the 22nd, only for Pau Torres to equalize from Douglas Luiz's free kick.
Rodrigo Bentancur, making his first start for Tottenham after being sidelined for eight months with an anterior cruciate ligament injury, was forced off midway through the first half following a foul on Matty Cash. He has already returned to the same injury list as Micky van de Veen, James Maddison and Richarlison, while suspended centre-back Christian Romero will also be missing when Tottenham travel to Man City next weekend.
The win lifted Villa above Tottenham, who dropped to fifth after losing their previous matches to Wolverhampton and Chelsea.
There was a minute's applause before the Tottenham-Villa game and both sets of players wore black armbands in tribute. terry veneablesThe former England and Tottenham coach whose death was announced on Sunday. He was 80 years old.
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