Manchester United 0-3 Liverpool: Fourth-place dreams shattered by Reds

Manchester United 0 - 3 Liverpool

  • 34" Steven Gerrard (pen)
  • 46" Steven Gerrard (pen)
  • 84" Luis Suárez

Ref: Mark Clattenburg
Attendance: 75,225

Manchester United Old Trafford 2

Liverpool beat Manchester United 3-0 at Old Trafford this afternoon.

Manchester United were soundly beaten by Liverpool on Sunday afternoon, with the visitors ending the slim hopes David Moyes' side had of finishing in the top-four this season.

Two Steven Gerrard penalties and a late Luis Suarez goal gave the Reds all three points, and there was even time for Gerrard to miss a third penalty that resulted in Nemanja Vidic being shown a red card for a foul on Daniel Sturridge.

Replays suggested the Serbian defender made little contact with the England striker, but by then the damage had been done, with Brendan Rodgers' side the better team throughout.

United were simply not in the match, with Liverpool first to the majority of balls and dictating the pace throughout.

A Rafael hand-ball saw Liverpool awarded the first penalty before Phil Jones felled Joe Allen to see Gerrard convert again just after the interval. Suarez was later played through and deftly finished over David de Gea.

The result sent Liverpool back to second in the table while United remain seventh and could now struggle to finish any higher.

Statistics

Manchester United

Liverpool

Possession

48.5%
51.5%

Shots on target

Total shots

Team Lineups

Manchester United

  • David de Gea
  • Patrice Evra
  • Nemanja Vidic
  • Rafael
  • Phil Jones
  • Wayne Rooney
  • Marouane Fellaini
  • Juan Mata
  • Michael Carrick
  • Adnan Januzaj
  • Robin van Persie

Substitutes

  • Ashley Young
  • Antonio Valencia
  • Anders Lindegaard
  • Tom Cleverley
  • Danny Welbeck
  • Rio Ferdinand
  • Shinji Kagawa

Liverpool

  • Simon Mignolet
  • Daniel Agger
  • Martin Skrtel
  • Jon Flanagan
  • Glen Johnson
  • Joe Allen
  • Jordan Henderson
  • Steven Gerrard
  • Raheem Sterling
  • Luis Suárez
  • Daniel Sturridge

Substitutes

  • Bradley Jones
  • Iago Aspas
  • Mamadou Sakho
  • Lucas Leiva
  • Aly Cissokho
  • Victor Moses
  • Philippe Coutinho

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