Manchester U 3 Liverpool 1
Manchester United 3 Liverpool 1, Old Trafford, English Premier League, September 12, 2015. Following a disappointing 2-1 loss to Swansea City at Liberty Stadium, Manchester United redeemed themselves by beating North West rivals Liverpool 3-1 at Old Trafford.
Manchester United enjoyed plenty of chances during the first half, but they were denied by Liverpool and Belgium goalkeeper Simon Mignolet. The Old Trafford club began the second half just as positively and the breakthrough came after 49 minutes when Juan Mata sent a low free-kick to Daley Blind who hammed a powerful shot from inside the penalty area past Mignolet and into the top left corner of the net. Manchester United carried on attacking and were duly rewarded as Ander Herrera added a second goal for the hosts in the 70th minute of the derby game. Belgian international Christian Benteke gave the away supporters some renewed hope when the massive marksman found the target on 84 minutes, but new signing Anthony Martial took the match beyond reach for the visitors as the debutant beat Mignolet with a well placed effort four minutes from time. Manchester United Team: David de Gea, Chris Smalling, Daley Blind, Luke Shaw, Matteo Darmian, Juan Mata, Michael Carrick, Ander Herrera, Memphis Depay, Marouane Fellaini, Bastian Schweinsteiger. Substitutes: Ashley Young, Morgan Schneiderlin, Anthony Martial, Marcos Rojo, Antonio Valencia, Paddy McNair, Sergio Romero. Liverpool Team: Simon Mignolet, Nathaniel Clyne, Dejan Lovren, Joe Gomez, Martin Skrtel, James Milner, Lucas Leiva, Emre Can, Christian Benteke, Roberto Firmino, Danny Ings. Substitutes: Alberto Moreno, Divock Origi, Jordon Ibe, Kolo Toure, Mamadou Sakho, Jordan Rossiter, Adam Bogdan.
Anthony Martial Quickfacts
Anthony Martial signed with Manchester United from French League One side AS Monaco for a transfer fee estimated to be somewhere in the region of £36 million on the 1st of September 2015.