Landmark: Twitter erupts as Man United assasin nets 1000th PL goal at Old Trafford

In an otherwise underwhelming fixture, Manchester United forward Anthony Martial has broken the deadlock to give his side a 1-0 lead over visitors Everton.

The two sides found themselves cautiously sparring for the first 50 minutes, with neither able to outmanoeuvre the opposing defence and consequentially failing to produce a single shot on target between them.

But some shrewd play from Juan Mata and youngster Timothy Fosu-Mensah on the right-hand side eventually amalgamated in a driven cross from the later, which Martial latched onto at the far post as Toffees defender Seamus Coleman failed to clear his lines.

The point-blank finish certainly wasn’t a Goal of the Season contender – or for that matter, even a Goal of the Weekend contender – but it has nonetheless given Manchester United a vital lead in their pursuit of a win that will move them just one point behind fourth-placed rivals Manchester City.

It was also the 1000th Premier League goal at Old Trafford, a rather incredible landmark that no other club in the division has reached before. Consequentially, Red Devils fans on Twitter are pretty chuffed. Here are some of their best reactions.


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