In pictures: Everton shock title hopefuls Manchester United

An Evertonian tucks into a pre-match pie before Monday's feast of football.
An Evertonian tucks into a pre-match pie before Monday's feast of football. Credit: PA

Everton began their Premier League season with a demanding encounter against last season's runners-up Manchester United.

But thanks to a brilliant high-tempo display and a towering header from Marouane Fellaini, they ran out 1-0 winners at Goodison Park.

Here are some of the best pictures from a dramatic night in the Premier League ...

Calm down, calm down! Toffees fans pose for the cameras before kick-off.
Calm down, calm down! Toffees fans pose for the cameras before kick-off. Credit: PA
Calm down? Everton boss David Moyes issues instructions from the touchline.
Calm down? Everton boss David Moyes issues instructions from the touchline. Credit: PA
United's Wayne Rooney (right) unleashes a shot as Sylvain Distin dives in.
United's Wayne Rooney (right) unleashes a shot as Sylvain Distin dives in. Credit: PA
The sky's the limit: Fellaini celebrates after heading what proved to be the winner.
The sky's the limit: Fellaini celebrates after heading what proved to be the winner. Credit: PA
Group hug: Everton join forces to celebrate Fellaini's towering header.
Group hug: Everton join forces to celebrate Fellaini's towering header. Credit: PA
New Man United striker Robin van Persie comes on as a second-half substitute.
New Man United striker Robin van Persie comes on as a second-half substitute. Credit: PA
Debut disappointment: Van Persie's first game for United ended in a 1-0 defeat.
Debut disappointment: Van Persie's first game for United ended in a 1-0 defeat. Credit: PA