Last Updated: 30/10/11 12:10pm
Javier Hernandez's strike gives Man United some joy after last weekend's disaster at Old Trafford. A competitive game where Nemanja Vidic and Phil Jones shined saw Everton come close but not near enough to threaten the Premier League champions. Thanks for your company at Goodison Park!
Berbatov heads clear from the free-kick and Vellios picks it up on the left side and fires at the near post with De Gea saving.
Berbatov takes a spill trying to hold up play in the corner but Vellios battles with Vidic and Everton win a free-kick with only seconds remaining!
Barkley gives it away poorly and Berbatov and Nani blaze forward on the counter before Rooney goes down in a challenge with Heitinga and play is stopped.
Guaye's corner is cleared at the near post, before Coleman whips it in to the far post with Fellaini's header to Guaye resulting in the winger going down under Evra but no penalty is given!
Moyes' face on the touchline is priceless as he gazes in awe at the scenes on the touchline, where it looks like Phil Dowd will come on as linesman for the final few minutes.
We have an injury, and it's the linesman who appears to be struggling, with the medics treating to the official now.
Nani plays a short corner but again the opportunity goes to waste, with the referee awarding a goal kick after the winger couldn't keep the ball in play.
Evra makes a crafty run down the left but plays a blind pass and Hibbert steps in before Fellaini tracks back and clips Nani from behind.
Fellaini is offside after attempting to line up a header to Rodwell, with the Belgium literally camped out in United's penalty area.
Vellios and Coleman nearly create magic but Coleman's shot takes a touch from Vidic and slows the pace down for De Gea to collect.
Fellaini makes a nuisance of himself in the penalty area but fouls Vidic as United get another respite.
After confusion in the United box, where handballs claims were lodged against Vidic, Rodwell eventually fires over as another chance fades away for Everton.
Hibbert drifts a magnificent ball into the box which Vidic awkwardly clears past his own post for a corner.
Coleman nearly nutmegs Evra twice but eventually loses out to Evans as Everton look to be riding a wave of momentum as they start to break forward frequently now.
Toffees' fans are furious with Saha as he runs into the box and ignore Vellios before shooting wide, poorly. Bad decision from the striker.
Fellaini and Jones exchange strong tackles but it's in good sport and both players get on with the game.
After some patient passing, Jagielka decides to shoot and it really is a centre-back's shot as he flies high over the bar.
Everton continue to huff and puff as Barkley earns a throw deep into United's half with Jones again sliding in to relieve the threat.
Park is clattered into by Heitinga in a "good" foul by Everton as Welbeck was lurking in space waiting for a pass.
Nani launches a ball in from the right with Welbeck and Rooney poised but Howard catches easily and throws it out to Hibbert.
Coleman is teed up brilliantly by Saha but his shot is wild from 20 yards and ends up for a United throw-in.
A scramble in the United area is eventually cleared by Vidic as Everton continue to press with Rodwell's poor touch allowing Evans to play it away.
Park lays the ball off to Welbeck on the left but Hibbert pushes the winger back as now it's United that are forced to play it between the back four.
Everton work the ball nicely on the left with Baines and Barkley but Jones' strength forces it back down the line and Everton are back playing it amongst their backline.
Nani plays in short to Fletcher, who oddly plays it straight back to the winger whose cross in is then caught by Howard. A waste for United.
Park intercepts a poor ball from Baines and finds Welbeck with a delightful ball over the top of Jagielka, with the striker firing hard at Howard who tips the ball over the bar.
The tempo has slowed down somewhat now as Everton continue to try to find space in United;s half with the visitors doing a good job in blocking off space.
Coleman charges down the left but loses out to Evans as United regain possession and calmly spread it around their back line.
Both teams look capable of scoring as they exchange possession in a fashion similar to a volleyball game, with United eventually passing it back to De Gea.
Replays show it was Cleverley's ankle that gave way during a cross, which will no doubt concern Sir Alex Ferguson as we await news of the injury.
Cleverley is struggling as he limps off after a collision with Fellaini. Remains to be seen if the United man will continue.
The game has completely livened up as Rodwell brings out a good save from De Gea with a 20 yard shot before Welbeck's shot is cleared after a diving header from Heitinga.
Vidic is inspired as he holds off a persisitent Barkley on the right side before finding Cleverley who sets off United's play from midfield.
HIbbert's upfield ball to Saha results in the striker fouling Vidic when trying to latch on to the flight of the cross.
Jagielka blocks off Cleverley impressively, with Barkley finding space on the right before switching to Baines whose cross in is cleared by Vidic.
Fellaini is judged to have fouled Fletcher with Mark Halsey awarding a United free-kick, inciting fierce cries of disbelief from Everton fans.
Cleverley and Welbeck play some obscure passes off Jagielka but the ball ends up falling for the latter whose toe poke is straight at Howard.
Everton are playing much further up the field as the midfield pushes up but United have possession with Welbeck and they are forced into tracking back.
A long ball down from Jagielka to Hibbert is too long for the right-back and Evra calmly lets the ball run out after a strong start from Everton.
Joshua Battat writes: "Hi there, I really think United will go on to win this! After a devastating result last week, the lads have come out on top and Sir Alex will give them a valuable talking to at half time! Surprised by the choice of starting Jonny Evans after his sending off last week but that just proves the faith Sir Alex has in his players - let's just hope it pays off! Should be a thrilling second half with a 2-0 win for United!"
Harry Long writes: "So far Man U have played well, good passing of the ball and some decent chances .. Score is good I reckon a 4-0 win Two for Hernandez two for Rooney."
Peter Fearon in New York writes: "If Everton continue to take the game to Utd they can win. I would like to see Barkley and Vellios thrown into the fray on in the second half. I'm optimistic."
Ian Rees writes: "Everton have done really well considering cahill, drenthe, and distin are out. Keep up the good work in the second half and we will deserve a point come on COYB's"
A good half at Goodison Park with both teams looking capable of scoring but it's Man United who go in leading 1-0 at the break through Javier Hernandez's close range finish. Send your second half predictions to firstname.lastname@example.org
Some lovely play on the edge of the United box by Coleman leaves the ball sat up for Saha who again shoots but again it's straight at De Gea.
Straight up the other end and it's Saha who drives at goal in exactly the same fashion as Hernandez, with De Gea claiming comfortably.
Welbeck and Park end up playing in Hernandez superbly but the Mexican is caught rather quickly off guard and his shot is straight at Hibbert.
Free-kick to United on the left side, with Cleverley drifting it in but Hibbert clears on the edge of the area.
Bilyaletdinov plays a lazy pass into Baines and the crowd are hot on the winger who clearly aren't happy with his performance so far.
Baines hits the crossbar! A superb effort from the full-back as the United wall don't even jump and Vidic is lucky to clear.
Fellaini shows his class with a great run across the United area and is upended by Fletcher as Everton win another free-kick on the edge of the area.
Offside is given against Saha but replays show that Vidic may have been playing on the striker from Osman's ball.
Fellaini finds Baines breaking forward and it's up to Jones again to make the tackle to dispossess Bilayletdinov.
Everton are in the ascendancy after a poor pass from Evra is stolen by Rodwell and the midfielder fires but is inches away as De Gea was left relieved.
Saha's free-kick is blocked after a charge at the ball by Hernandez but Everton keep the pressure on and force Jones to hoof clear.
Osman is floored in a fantastic position by Vidic, the Toffees winning a free-kick on the edge of the area.
Saha has been quiet but he takes control of a loose pass from Rooney and plays in Osman before Cleverley tackles and wins back possession.
Osman drifts a long ball out to Bilyatetdinov but it sails over before Welbeck is fed in by Rooney on the left, with Jagielka sliding in brilliantly to clear.
United continue to boss the midfield and after a long period of possession but Jones' cross into the near post is caught by Howard.
Jones nearly produces inspiration as he slips the ball past Baines and looks to over-lap the full-back but Heitinga sprints in to boot away.
Evans does well to deny a corner for Everton after Hibbert's cross on the right was deflected off Evra.
Park is full of beans as he looks to nip past Osman but eventually loses out to Rodwell who is then booked for unfairly trying to win it back from Jones.
Everton are again forced into their own half to move the ball around as Unitec continue to deny space with Vidic marshalling the defence impressively.
Sir Alex is fuming after a challenge by Fellaini on Park is not deemed a free-kick. If looks could kill...
Rooney takes control through the centre but Phil Jones is caught on his heels and Rooney's ball travels out, much to United's embarrassment.
Hernandez nearly slips Welbeck in past Jagielka but the defender just avoids getting nutmegged and clears.
United look far more confident now as Welbeck again torments Hibbert on the right, but Evra's ball travels too far for the striker.
It's great movement from United as Welbeck finds Evra on the left, whose cross into the corridor of uncertainty is not defended by the Toffees and Hernadez pounces from close range.
Phil Jones curls a cross into the far post which Heitinga clears after maintaining his balance but Rooney lines up the clearance with a toe poke which is fired wide.
A good chance is wasted on the break for Everton, with players pressing forward on the counter but Hibbert's cross is straight at De Gea.
United seem to have stepped up their urgency as Rooney and Cleverley nearly create space for Hernandez before Phil Jagielka clears.
Welbeck forces Hibbert into clearing, with the striker's role on the left looking quite a dangerous position for the England man.
Diniyar Bilyaletdinov is impressive early on as he creates some nice triangles of possession for Everton who are maintaining possession well.
Hernandez gets his first chance of the game from Cleverley's cross but the striker is offside as he looks to dash in at the near post.
A poor ball by Vidic is lucky to find Rooney who plays Welbeck in on the left, with the striker's cross cleared by Hibbert.
Everton spread the ball around the field nicely but fail to really create any space as United's midfield looks vigilant.
Evra is hacked down by Coleman and the fierce battle on the left side is temporarily won by the left-back.
Leon Osman dispossesed Evra on the left and looked to charge down the flank but between Nemanja Vidic and Jonny Evans, United are able to clear.
Fellaini collides with Park and concedes a foul on the United midfielder after a good run into Everton's half.
United clear and as Everton look to get the ball back into the box, Rodwell ends up crossing into the arms of De Gea.
Seamus Coleman brings the best out of Patrice Evra on the right as the Frenchman is forced to concede a corner.
Leighton Baines finds some space on the left before finding Jack Rodwell whose cross into Fellaini met with a header into the arms of David De Gea.
Man United move the ball patiently around the area with Danny Welbeck finding Ji-Sung Park who is denied at close range after a strong save from Tim Howard.
Pre-match: Referee Mark Halsey leads the teams out of the tight Goodison Park tunnel and onto the pitch to the tune of Z Cars. Almost ready to go!
Sky Bet have United at 5/6 to win today's game. Everton are 100/30 shots with the draw offered at 5/2. For those who like such stories, Rooney is 4/1 to net first against his former club, with Saha - who has scored in each of his last two games - 8/1 to do likewise.
Stat: Everton have not lost at home to United since 2007. Last year brought a thrilling 3-3 draw in this fixture, Everton scoring twice in injury time to salvage a point, the departed Mikel Arteta their hero. The year before they won 3-1. They will need heroics from someone today you would imagine, looking at the line-ups.
Team news: Everton have suffered another setback with Sylvain Distin the latest to be ruled out. Johnny Heitinga therefore starts alongside Phil Jagielka in central defence. Phil Neville and Tim Cahill are also out, but Louis Saha is fit to start against his old club. In contrast to United, Everton's bench looks weak, but one thing to cheer Bluenoses is James McFadden is named as a substitute for the game, so could make his first appearanced since rejoining the club earlier this month.
Team news: It looks like United are going for it after last week's derby mauling, naming Everton old boy Wayne Rooney in their XI alongside Javier Hernandez and Danny Welbeck. Tom Cleverley is also back in the side after returning to action in the Carling Cup in midweek. It's a strong bench too with Rio Ferdinand, Michael Owen, Nani and Antonio Valencia all there.
Man Utd: De Gea, Jones, Vidic, Evans, Evra, Welbeck, Cleverley, Fletcher, Park, Rooney, Hernandez. Subs: Lindegaard, Ferdinand, Owen, Berbatov, Nani, Fabio Da Silva, Valencia.
Everton: Howard, Hibbert, Heitinga, Jagielka, Baines, Coleman, Fellaini, Rodwell, Bilyaletdinov, Osman, Saha. Subs: Mucha, Stracqualursi, McFadden, Gueye, Barkley, Vellios, Mustafi.