FULL-TIME Liverpool 2-1 Manchester United
Liverpool: Reina, Skrtel, Carragher, Agger, Kelly, Henderson, Gerrard, Jose Enrique, Downing, Carroll, Maxi. Subs: Doni, Johnson, Coates, Kuyt, Adam, Shelvey, Bellamy.
Man Utd: De Gea, Rafael Da Silva, Smalling, Evans, Evra, Scholes, Carrick, Giggs, Valencia, Welbeck, Park. Subs: Lindegaard, Ferdinand, Berbatov, Hernandez, Fabio Da Silva, Michael Keane, Pogba.
Referee: Mark Halsey (Lancashire)
GOAL Liverpool 1-0 Manchester United (Agger)
Liverpool goal: Remember Peter Crouch’s headed winner when these sides met in the Cup a few years back? Daniel Agger’s opener isn’t that disimilar. The Dane gets the nod in a crowded penalty box as David de Gea, with Andy Carroll making a nuisance of himself, gets nowhere near it.
GOAL Liverpool 1-1 Manchester United (Park)
Man Utd goal: Liverpool had looked content to sit on their early goal, but they will have to come out and play a bit now. Jose Enrique is a little lax as he covers across on the left and Rafael hustles him off the ball. Ji-Sung Park still has plenty to do from the Brazilian’s cut-back, but he makes the finish look easy as he belts the skidding ball low past Jose Reina.
Liverpool 2-1 Manchester United (Kuyt)
Liverpool goal: Old-school route one football unlocks the United rearguard as Jose Reina boots long, Andy Carroll flicks on and Dirk Kuyt finds himself in plenty of space to control and beat David de Gea at his near post.