A valiant effort by Tim Howard
, playing his first game against Manchester United since being transferred to Everton, was spoiled Sunday by a needless foul
that led to a penalty kick and a 2-1 Manchester United victory.
Howard made big stops on Brazilian Anderson
and Wayne Rooney
late in the game before South African Steven Pienaar
fouled Ryan Giggs
in the penalty area and Cristiano Ronaldo
scored the winning goal in the 88th minute.
The win was
United's ninth in a row in EPL play this season.
The loss snapped the Toffees' 13-game unbeaten streak.