Everton secured a crucial win in their fight against relegation thanks to a first half

Anthony Gordon deflected goal to give them three vital points against Manchester United.

Not a free-flowing game by any means, the Toffees outworked and out-hustled

a poor Manchester United team, which once again proved underwhelming

as their hopes of finishing in the top four took another blow.

A number of Everton players were in fine form, with goalkeeper Jordan Pickford and midfielder Fabian Delph two of the standouts.

Gordon also starred and scored the winning goal following a deflected strike from outside of the box

that hit Man United defender Harry Maguire leaving goalkeeper David de Gea stranded.

The win moves Everton four points clear of Burnley in 18th place, but the Clarets have a game in

hand and face a crunch match against bottom side Norwich City on Sunday.

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