Liverpool 1 - 2 Manchester United

Match info: Premier League at Anfield

Date: 23/09/2012 KO: 13:30 Ref: M Halsey Att: 44,263

Home team/scorers Scores Away team/scorers


Steven Gerrard 46


Man Utd

Rafael 51
Robin van Persie 81 (pen)

FT (ht: 0-0)

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  • That's it. Manchester United beat 10-man Liverpool 2-1.

  • Suarez goes down in these late minutes but no free-kick is given by the ref.

  • Welbeck goes down in the middle of the park for a quick United free-kick. It looks just about over at Anfield.

  • Hernandez tries his luck with a shot from distance but doesn't trouble Reina. A Liverpool comeback looks unlikely now.

  • The defender gets back to his feet and walks gingerly to the side and down the tunnel. All the subs have been used so Liverpool are at a two-man disadvantage for this final minute.

  • Now Kelly is down and reaching for his knee after turning awkwardly and landing on it. More bad news for Brendan Rodgers.

  • The Red Devils have a free-kick in midfield after Henderson's challenge on Evans is punished by the ref.

  • United are in possession, happy to trade passes and keep Liverpool at bay in these dying stages.

  • Van Persie wins a corner on the left for United as the minutes trickle down. Giggs' short corner is knocked out for a throw. Five extra minutes are added.

  • Welbeck comes on for Rafael, with Ferguson obviously wanting to take no risks over his fitness.

  • The Reds are building from the back, trying to mount an attack but lose the ball to Carrick. Evra tries a run but is caught by Kelly for a United free-kick.

  • Johnson and Rafael tussle in midfield and the throw-in goes to United, but is put straight out for a Reds throw.

  • Suso's corner is a disappointing one and it's cut out by Van Persie. The ball goes back to Lindegaard for a free-kick.

  • Rafael is receiving treatment now after colliding with Allen, but is helped back to his feet and limps to the side. He's absent for Liverpool's corner.

  • Van Persie slides in with a challenge on Suso to fire up the Liverpool crowd, and earns himself a booking.

  • Liverpool come close to grabbing an equaliser as Johnson's tidy ball into the box is greeted by Kelly but he can't get enough on his header.

  • Hernandez has come on for Kagawa in another United swap.

  • Reina makes a really good effort at stopping it, diving the right way and getting a touch, but Van Persie's powerful shot to the right finds the back of the net.



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