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EPL: Manchester United saved by David's goliath effort

London: Radamel Falcao's first goal for Manchester United secured a 2-1 victory over Everton in the EPL at Old Trafford yesterday. But the final result also owed much to several fine saves by United goalkeeper David de Gea.

De Gea saves a Leighton Baines penalty
De Gea saves a Leighton Baines penalty 

With the match all square at 1-1, Colombian striker Falcao — signed on loan for a reported 10 million euros on transfer deadline day —marked his fourth United appearance by scoring from six yards out after getting on the end of Angel di Maria's long-range shot in the 62nd minute.

Di Maria had given Louis van Gaal's side the lead (27 min) with a curled shot from inside the box.

David De Gea punches away a shot from Everton’s Bryan Oviedo (in blue)
David De Gea punches away a shot from Everton’s Bryan Oviedo (in blue) 

Everton could have equalised on the stroke of half-time but a Leighton Baines penalty was neatly saved by a diving de Gea.

Stoppage-time saw de Gea preserve United's lead with two impressive saves to deny Everton's Leon Osman and Bryan Oviedo.

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