Manchester United 1 Liverpool 1 Match Report
By Josh Wee
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Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s late goal saved his team from a home defeat against the strong Liverpool side who had just lost against Southampton at the Saint Mary’s Stadium.
Liverpool responded after the defeat by playing their hearts out in a very entertaining match against Manchester United as both sides were quite evenly matched.
Even though it was arguably a big match for Liverpool, many big names were not on the team sheet as Coutinho, Sturridge and others were not in the starting 11. Teen Alexander Trent Arnold was given his full Premier League debut as he replaced Nathaniel Clyne who is currently out injured. Surprisingly, Karius was replaced by Mignolet after his impressive performance against Southampton. Mignolet made quite a number of good saves such as the save he made against Ibrahimovic’s free kick.
It was a bizarrely erratic performance from the home team. They were dominating for parts of the match while in other parts Liverpool were dominating. Paul Pogba chose one of the worst days to have a substandard performance, most notably for the incident in the first half when he gave away a penalty when he tried to clear away a corner. When Milner converted the penalty most of the blame was on Pogba.
Fellaini’s introduction to the game was detrimental to Liverpool as the late substitute’s flicked the ball from his head towards the post into the path of the waiting Ibrahimovic.
During the 90th minute, the two managers got into a tussle as they tried to make their point when an incident between Roberto Firmino and Ander Herrera took place.
Liverpool's stuttering 2017 continues however they will feel they were worthy of taking all 3 points away to their bitter rivals.
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