New Delhi: In-form Jesse Lingard and injury-return Romelu Lukaka scored a goal each to lead in the third round of the FA Cup, while new acquisition Virgil van Dijk had the winning goal as Liverpool edged Everton 2-1.
United struggled more than expected against second-division Derby, who benefited from a solid performance by goalkeeper Scott Carson at Old Trafford.
The English Premier League (EPL) side didn’t open the scoring until the 83rd minute, when Jesse Lingard scored with a magnificent effort from distance.
Lukaku, who came on in the second half as a sub, sealed the triumph with a goal in the final minute of regulation.
Meanwhile, the Reds took a 1-0 lead in the first half when James Milner converted from the spot on Friday. However, Everton, who were more aggressive in the second period, equalised in the 67th minute with a goal by Gylfi Sigurdsson.
With six minutes left in regulation at Anfield, Van Dijk headed-in Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s corner to give Liverpool the victory.
To score the winning goal in the Merseyside derby was an auspicious debut for Van Dijk, who joined Liverpool from Southampton for £75 million ($100 million), a record transfer fee for a defender. (With IANS inputs)