Manchester U 0 Liverpool 3

David De Gea

Man­chester Uni­ted 0 Liver­pool 3, Old Traf­ford, Eng­lish Pre­mier Lea­gue, Mar­ch 16, 2014. Man­chester Uni­ted shot stop­per Da­vid de Gea let in three goals at ho­me to bit­ter ad­versar­ies Liver­pool, but the 23-year-old Span­iard could hardly be blamed for any of them.

Af­ter go­ing four Pre­mier Lea­gue mat­ches with­out de­feat, Man­chester Uni­ted lost 3-0 to Liver­pool at Old Traf­ford. The Man­chester Reds, who had suf­fered a 1-0 de­feat ag­ainst Liver­pool at An­field earli­er in the 2013-14 sea­son, fou­nd them­selves a goal down in the 24th min­ute of the clash when Ste­ven Ger­rard be­at Da­vid de Gea from the pen­alty spot af­ter Ra­fael da Silva had handled the ball in­side the 18-yard area. And the Liv­er­pudli­ans were giv­en their sec­ond pen­alty of the ga­me just a min­ute in­to the sec­ond pe­riod fol­low­ing a foul on Joe Al­len in the box by Phil Jones. Ger­rard once ag­ain stepped up to the pen­alty spot and the Eng­land mid­fielder made no mis­take as he put The An­field­ers up 2-0. The dra­ma con­tin­ued when Ne­manja Vid­ic was ordered off af­ter bring­ing down Dan­iel Stur­ridge in the area in the 78th min­ute of the tussle and Liver­pool were awar­ded a third pen­alty, but this time Ger­rard missed from the spot. Still there was more to come as Lu­is Suarez roun­ded off the scor­ing in the 84th min­ute wi­th a clev­er clo­se ran­ge fin­ish to make the fi­nal sco­reline 3-0 in Liverpool´s fa­vour. Man­chester Uni­ted Te­am: Da­vid de Gea, Ra­fael da Silva, Ne­manja Vid­ic, Phil Jones, Pat­rice Ev­ra, Mi­chael Car­rick, Mar­ou­ane Fel­laini, Ju­an Ma­ta, Way­ne Roo­ney, Robin van Per­sie, Ad­nan Janu­zaj. Sub­stitutes: Rio Fer­dinand, An­tonio Va­lencia, Ash­ley Young, Tom Clev­er­ley, Shinji Ka­gawa, Dan­ny Wel­beck, An­ders Linde­gaard. Liver­pool Te­am: Si­mon Migno­let, Jon Flanagan, Dan­iel Ag­ger, Mar­tin Skr­tel, Glen John­son, Joe Al­len, Ste­ven Ger­rard, Jor­dan Hen­derson, Lu­is Suarez, Ra­heem Ster­ling, Dan­iel Stur­ridge. Sub­stitutes: Aly Cis­sokho, Ma­madou Sakho, Lu­cas Leiva, Phil­ippe Cou­tinho, Vic Moses, Iago As­pas, Brad Jones.

 

Manchester United Quickfacts

Man­chester Uni­ted suf­fered a 3-0 Fir­st Di­vi­sion de­feat to Liver­pool at Old Traf­ford on Box­ing Day 1978. Ray Ken­nedy, Jim­my Case, and Da­vid Fair­clough sco­red the goals for the Merseysiders. 

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