Liverpool edged out Manchester United in a thrilling game as Trent Alexander-Arnold’s brilliance was enough to hand the Reds a huge top-four boost.
In the week in which they were dethroned as Premier League champions, Liverpool responded with a performance akin to last season as Jurgen Klopp recorded his first win at Old Trafford to go within one point of fourth-placed Chelsea.
Man Utd vs Liverpool highlight
68min: Rashford pulls one back after latching on to Cavani’s through ball!
All set for an intriguing final 20 minutes.
47min: Another for Firmino after Henderson cannot hold Alexander-Arnold’s shot!
34min: That one counts! Jota’s smart flick beats Henderson from the following corner!
After a lengthy review, the decision is overturned.
Looks like the correct decision, too.
Fernandes’ toe-poked effort towards the far corner is inadvertently smashed home by Phillips into his own net!
English football’s two greatest teams tonight meet 11 days later than originally planned after remarkable scenes of fan protest forced the initially scheduled match to be postponed.
Violent clashes between fans and police, in which over 100 supporters forced their way into the stadium and onto the Old Trafford pitch, were a demonstration against the club’s owners the Glazer family.
United’s home game against Leicester City on Tuesday went ahead without incident after a heavy police and security presence along with a ‘ring of steel’ set of barriers around the Old Trafford venue ensured no access to fans.
Ahead of Thursday’s second go around, protests have again started against the Glazers, and a Liverpool team bus was briefly stopped en route to Old Trafford.
Manchester United XI: Henderson, Wan Bissaka, Bailly, Lindelof, Shaw, McTominay, Fred, Rashford, Bruno Fernandes, Pogba, Cavani
Subs: De Gea, Mata, Greenwood, Diallo, Alex Telles, Matic, Williams, van de Beek, Tuanzebe
Liverpool XI: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Phillips, Rhys Williams, Robertson, Wijnaldum, Fabinho, Thiago, Salah, Firmino, Jota
Subs: Mane, Adrian, Jones, Tsimikas, Shaqiri, Origi, Woodburn, Kelleher, Neco Williams