Manchester U 1 Liverpool 1
Manchester United 1 Liverpool 1, Old Trafford, English Football League First Division, February 26, 1983. Second placed Manchester United were held to a 1-1 draw by table-topping Liverpool in a match they should have won. Netherlands international Arnold Muhren put United ahead five minutes past the half-hour mark before Kenny Dalglish levelled the score for The Anfielders in the 39th minute.
Manchester United, who were missing Bryan Robson because of an ankle ligament injury, almost took the lead early in the game when Arnold Muhren put Bruce Grobbelaar to the test with a free-kick that led to a magnificent save by the Liverpool goalkeeper. The Manchester Reds finally got themselves ahead in the 35th minute of the encounter as Muhren hammered home from inside the eighteen-yard area after Grobbelaar had failed to collect the ball, only for Liverpool to equalise four minutes later through a close range goal from the always dangerous Kenny Dalglish, and with no goals in the second half the score remained one-all. Manchester United Team: Gary Bailey, Kevin Moran, Michael Duxbury, Gordon McQueen, Arthur Albiston, Remi Moses, Steve Coppell, Arnold Muhren, Frank Stapleton, Ray Wilkins, Norman Whiteside. Substitute: Lou Macari. Liverpool Team: Bruce Grobbelaar, Phil Neal, Alan Kennedy, Mark Lawrenson, Phil Thompson, Sammy Lee, Kenny Dalglish, Graeme Souness, Ian Rush, Ronnie Whelan, Craig Johnston. Substitutes: None.
Arnold Muhren Quickfacts
Arnold Muhren notched up 21 goals in 161 First Division apearances for Ipswich Town before he was brought to Manchester United by Ron Atkinson at the beginning of the 1982-83 season.
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Manager: Ron Atkinson