Liverpool Highlight: Erik ten Hag’s excellent half comes to an end. Not the greatest for Liverpool. Or, come to think of it, Harry Maguire and Cristiano Ronaldo.
Dalot, Fernandes, and Martinez surround the referee as they complain about something, perhaps Dalot’s yellow card. In order to administer his bollocking, Klopp dashes off.
Man Utd 2-1 Liverpool Highlight: FULL TIME
When the final whistle blows, United has earned their first victory of the year! Old Trafford gives their new-look heroes the applause they deserve as they surpass Liverpool in the standings!
GOAL! Manchester United 2-1 Liverpool (Salah 82)
United fail to clear the corner. Elliott has a speculative whack from the edge of the box. The ball’s again not cleared. Salah heads into the bottom right from close range, and out of nothing, Liverpool are back in it!
GOAL! Manchester United 2-0 Liverpool (Rashford 53)
A loose ball in the midfield. Van Dijk is easily beaten to the ball by Martial, who spins and slips Rashford clear down the middle. Rashford strides towards the Liverpool box draws Alisson, and slams confidently into the bottom left! Simple as that.
“Nine days is a long time in football. Huge credit to ETH. Man Utd looks outstanding. They’re fighting for every single ball. Every time L’pool attacks, there are two red shirts on him. Also, Martinez has been the best player on the pitch. He’s throwing himself at everything. Impressive stuff” – Steven Grundy.
“I think Mane’s departure makes all the difference to this Liverpool side. Without all that talent and pressure up forward, an already oft-exposed defense is exposed further” – Matthew Richman.
“I really do like all the new data analytics that have come to football, but I do feel a little behind. For instance, is there a stat for ‘Stand there like a statue while Sancho tees it up on the penalty spot’? – Kevin Simons.
“The cliche isn’t quite right, is it? This is a game of one half – Manchester United’s left and Liverpool’s right” – Gary Naylor.
Man Utd 1-0 Liverpool LIVE: Sancho’s goal
What a goal this is! Malacia plays a wall pass off Eriksen and enters the box. Malacia pulls back for Sancho, who shapes to shoot into the bottom right, but dummies, places Milner on his backside, and slots into the bottom left! No more than United deserves!