MANCHESTER UNITED vs LIVERPOOL :DOWN THE YEARS
Manchester United vs Liverpool is one of the greatest rivalry in the world of football.We have seen some epic encounter played between these two.Below, we will have a look at 5 best matches played between these two.
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5.LIVERPOOL 3-3 MAN UTD(1988)
Manchester United trailed league leaders Liverpool by eleven points going into this match, with a win crucial to maintain any slim chance of the title. Captain Bryan Robson put them in front but goals from Peter Beardsley, Gary Gillespie and Steve McMahon before half-time seemed to have killed off any hopes of a Red Devils title challenge.
Colin Gibson’s dismissal looked like it was to compound United’s misery, but a late rally produced strikes from Captain Marvel and Gordon Strachan to level the scores.
Strachan furiated the Anfield crowd by pretending to smoke a cigar in the celebration.
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4.LIVERPOOL 3-3 MAN UTD(1994)
Anfield, 1994. A season where not much was going for Liverpool, when they ended up finishing eighth in the league.
United stormed into a three-goal lead in the opening 25 minutes and it seemed a case of how many goals the champions would score. However Liverpool, who were languishing in ninth place in the table, woke up and a brace before half-time from Nigel Clough sparked an unlikely comeback.United looked like clinging onto their lead and extending the gap between the clubs to 24 points, before Neil Ruddock’s bullet header eleven minutes from time rocked Anfield and claimed Liverpool an improbable point.
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3. MAN UTD 3-2 LIVERPOOL(2010)
In one of the most thrilling games of that season,Dimitor Berbatov notched an incredible hat-trick, including an unbelievable overhead kick from the edge of the area that crashed off Pepe Renia’s crossbar and in.
Skipper Gerrard had hauled the Reds back into the match with a brace but Berbatov completed his Hattrick heading home John O’Shea’s floated cross to send Old Trafford into raptures once more.
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2.MAN UTD 2-1 LIVERPOOL(1999)
An FA Cup classic, this match epitomised United’s never-say-die attitude during their Treble-winning season.Michael Owen headed Liverpool ahead early in the 1999 FA Cup match, and the Reds were just minutes away from the fifth round before Dwight Yorke and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer struck in the 88th and 90th minutes. Sir Alex Ferguson felt this comeback gave his side the belief they needed to go on and claim their historic Treble.
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1.LIVERPOOL 4-1 MAN UTD(2009)
Arguably Fernando Torres’ greatest performance in England, the Spaniard spent the whole match tying Nemanja Vidic, near the height of his defensive powers, completely up in knots.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s early penalty put United in front but Fernando Torres’ equaliser shortly afterwards hinted at what was to come. The Spanish striker capitalised on a Nemanja Vidic mistake for the leveler and went on to torment his opponent all afternoon, before the Serbian defender was eventually sent off.
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Steven Gerrard’s converted penalty put the visitors in front just before half-time and Fabio Aurelio’s brilliant free-kick capitalised on Vidic’s red card. United’s humiliation was complete when Andrea Dossena finished neatly in stoppage time to claim a rare goal.