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2015/03/22 | 15:30 |  English Premier League | Anfield  |  Full Time
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As it happened: Liverpool 1 - 2 Manchester United

2015-03-22 15:30
Last Updated at 12:44
22 Mar 17:26
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22 Mar 17:24


The game ends with De Gea and Skrtel having a full go at each other after the keeper saved at the feet of the big centreback.

United full value for their victory at Anfield. This game will be remember for Steven Gerrard lasting all of 45 seconds after coming on at half-time.

22 Mar 17:21
90' +4 - SAVED by Mingolet! Rooney goes left and the keeper goes the correct way and saves extremely well!
22 Mar 17:20
90' +3 - PENALTY to United. Blind goes down under a challenge from Can.
22 Mar 17:19
90' + 2 United controlling possession here, Liverpool desperately want the ball!
22 Mar 17:18
We are into stoppage time, there will be 4 added minutes. 
22 Mar 17:16
87' - Free kick to Liverpool as Rooney brings down Coutinho. He floats one in but dealt with by United.
22 Mar 17:14
85' - Free kick to United as Allen fouls Falcao He is not happy, but it was the correct decision. United can clear the danger.
22 Mar 17:13
84' - Liverpool have another corner after Sterling attacked down the left.  Nothing comes of it but Liverpool are pressing strongly for the equaliser. 
22 Mar 17:10
81' - Man United substitution. Falcao replaces Herrera.
22 Mar 17:09
80' - Corner to Liverpool but well defended by United.
22 Mar 17:07
78' - Smalling and Balotelli clash outside the field of play after a coming together.  Liverpool supporters actually end up holding the Italian back!
22 Mar 17:05
76' - Free kick to United after Sterling fouls Mata. Nothing come from it.
22 Mar 17:03
74' - Free kick to Liverpool in a dangerous position. Balotelli over the ball. The wall does its job however. 
22 Mar 16:59
71' - Free kick to United, Di Maria sends it in and Mingolet punches clear.  The ball comes back in and Rooney fouls Mingolet.
22 Mar 16:58
69' - Liverpool have pulled a goal back! Sturridge provides the finish from an acute angle on the right hand side of the big box after Coutinho found him with a great pass. De Gea in all honesty, should have done a little better than he did, beaten at his near post.
22 Mar 16:57
22 Mar 16:55
67' - Yellow card to Balotelli after a foul on Jones.
22 Mar 16:54
United supporters in fine voice and why wouldn't they be...
22 Mar 16:53
65' - Liverpool substitution. Moreno is replaced by Balotelli.
22 Mar 16:50
61' - United have an excellent chance to finish off Liverpool, but Di Maria can't pick out Rooney standing unmarked in the centre of the box.  Somehow he passes behind him.
22 Mar 16:49

59' - WHAT A STRIKE!  Unbelievable from Mata as he sends an acrobatic left footed volley into the left hand corner of Mingolet's goal after Di Maria found him with a cross on the right.   

Incredible technique from the Spaniard. 

22 Mar 16:46
22 Mar 16:44
57' - Nothing comes from the Liverpool free kick and United clear easily.
22 Mar 16:44
56' - Yellow card to Jones who is very later on Henderson.  We are going to see a few more cards here I think.
22 Mar 16:43
55' - Manchester United subsitution. Young is replaced by Di Maria.
22 Mar 16:42
54' - Coutinho tries a long range effort and De Gea watches it fly over the bar.
22 Mar 16:40
53' - Sterling tries to find Sturridge with a cross from the left, but it is too long.
22 Mar 16:37
48' - An excellent United attack is stopped by Skrtel. Young and Mata featured prominently in that.
22 Mar 16:35
Liverpool have a mountain to climb now...
22 Mar 16:35

46' - RED CARD! Gerrard is sent off! He seemed to stamp on Herrera after the two clashed in the centre of the pitch.

He was on the field for 45 seconds.

22 Mar 16:33


Liverpool will be attacking the Kop.

22 Mar 16:33
Liverpool substitution:  Gerrard replaces Lallana.
22 Mar 16:31


Liverpool                   Manchester United

40%        Possession            60%

4                Shots                   3

0           Shots on target       2

22 Mar 16:19


Manchester United lead Liverpool 1 - 0.

They are full value for their lead, but Liverpool after struggling for the first 30 minutes did have a very strong period in which Lallana had an excellent chance and probably should have score, but sent his shot wide of the target.

22 Mar 16:17
45' +1 - Carrick lets fly from long range but Mingolet is up to the task and saves easily.
22 Mar 16:15
We will have two minutes of stoppage time in the first half. 
22 Mar 16:14
44' - United with most of the possession again after weathering an earlier Liverpool storm.
22 Mar 16:10
Liverpool appeared to have changed formation.  It is more of a diamond in midfield now, Henderson to the right and Lallana on the left.
22 Mar 16:08
38' - Excellent play by De Gea again as he rushes out to clear after Henderson almost plays a pinpoint pass behind the United defence for Sturridge to run onto.
22 Mar 16:07
37' - Liverpool coming into the game now, Allen has a shot blocked by the United defence.
22 Mar 16:07
36' - A few words from the referee to Fellaini as he starts to impose himself, but his tackle is ruled a foul.
22 Mar 16:06
35' - Finally something from Liverpool as Henderson plays an exquisite ball in behind the United defence which finds Sturridge on the far post. He cuts the ball back to Lallana who shoots but well wide.  He really should have hit the target!
22 Mar 16:01
31' - Lallana and Moreno combine down the left for Liverpool, Moreno gets a cross in, but it is too close to De Gea who collects easily.
  • 95'


  • 93'

    Blind is fouled by Can inside the Liverpool box and United have a penalty. Rooney takes the spot kick but Mignolet pulls off a fantastic save to deny him

  • 92'

    The crowd try to urge on Liverpool but United are managing the game way and playing an extended period of keep-ball

  • 90'

    There will be four minutes of added time

  • 89'

    Liverpool continue to try to increase the pressure but there are some tired legs out there now. A ball into the box is aimed towards Balotelli but grabbed by De Gea

  • 87'

    United are content to slow the game down and try to see things out until full-time

  • 85'

    Liverpool are mounting late pressure on United - can they find a second in the closing minutes?

  • 83'

    Herrera is replaced by Falcao for United

  • 80'

    Balotelli isn't happy with Smalling as he goes to ground near the advertising boards. He tries to grab Smalling's leg and the two get a telling off from the referee

  • 78'

    United are trying to control the game and slow down any Liverpool momentum with their own long periods of possession

  • 75'

    Liverpool have a free kick 25 yards out that Balotelli wastes by striking against the United defensive wall

  • 73'

    Sturridge runs into the box after winning the ball off Di Maria. He tries a side-pass to Balotelli in space, but the Italian just cannot taken the ball in his stride

  • 71'

    That could is a valuable lifeline to Liverpool. The Anfield crowd are well behind their side and urging them on now

  • 69'

    GOAL. Liverpool 1-2 Manchester United, Sturridge is played into the box but Coutinho and fires a low shot past De Gea at his near post

  • 67'

    Balotelli shown a yellow card

  • 65'

    Moreno is replaced by Balotelli for Liverpool

  • 63'

    Liverpool are struggling to really get anything going. They are facing the numbers game and there isn't a lot of space out there for them

  • 61'

    Di Maria gets forward down the left and has Rooney all alone in the box, but his low pass is poor and behind the striker

  • 59'

    GOAL. Liverpool 0-2 Manchester United, Mata gets his second of the game with an acrobatic volley after being set up by Di Maria

  • 58'

    Jones shown a yellow card

  • 56'

    Young is replaced by Di María for United

  • 54'

    Coutinho fires a good shot from 25 yards that flies narrowly over the United goal

  • 52'

    The hosts have done well since going behind. Henderson narrowly fails to find Sturridge with a cut back into the box

  • 50'

    Liverpool have calmed things down and things have finally settled. They have some decent possession in the United half but cannot make anything of it

  • 48'

    Herrera has also been shown a yellow card

  • 47'

    Gerrard is shown a red card within a minute of coming on. He lost the ball to Herrera and did appear to stamp on the United man - it is unbelievable scenes

  • 46'

    Liverpool get the second half underway. They have made a change and Lallana has been replaced by Gerrard

  • 45'


  • 45'

    There will be two minutes of added time

  • 43'

    United have done better for the last few minutes and halted the Liverpool charge

  • 41'

    Liverpool are finally playing with some urgency as we approach half-time. United will be happy to hold on until half-time with this advantage

  • 39'

    United look shaken by this change in the momentum of the game. This is by far Liverpool's best period of the match so far

  • 37'

    The noise levels are up around Anfield after that chance. Henderson almost spring Lallana free but De Gea is out to hoof the ball clear

  • 35'

    Lallana is set up by Sturridge just inside the box, but puts his effort only narrowly wide of the target

  • 33'

    Everything appears to be going for plan for United so far. They are dominant, looking comfortable and have got the only goal

  • 31'

    Moreno swings a ball in from the left flank that Henderson cannot meet in the middle and De Gea can grab it under zero pressure

  • 29'

    It is a better period for Liverpool as they enjoy a decent period of possession around the United box. Sterling tries to dribble into the area but is hounded out by three defenders

  • 27'

    Liverpool are struggling to really make much of an impact out there. United's dominance of the ball are forcing them really deep

  • 25'

    Sterling tries to send Sturridge clear but De Gea is quick to come out of his box and beat the Liverpool man to the ball

  • 23'

    Lallana is clattered by Jones and requires treatment - but it looks like he will be OK to continue

  • 21'

    Liverpool are still to really get anything going. Sturridge is almost in after Valencia slips, but Young does well to come back and dig his team-mate out of trouble

  • 19'

    Allen shown a yellow card

  • 17'

    Henderson lofts the ball forward towards Sturridge and he hits it first time on the volley from a tight angle. The effort flies well wide of the target

  • 15'

    It has been a fantastic start to the game by United as they have prevented Liverpool from really having a kick of the ball. The home side need to settle down and try to start building some momentum

  • 13'

    GOAL. Liverpool 0-1 Manchester United, Mata is sent clear by Herrara and he beats Mignolet with a well-struck angled shot from inside the box

  • 11'

    Fellaini heads down a ball forward for United into the path of Mata, who just cannot get on the end of it inside the Liverpool box

  • 9'

    United have a chance to get the ball into the Liverpool box from a free-kick, but Mata's cross is too short and the hosts can clear

  • 7'

    Carrick tries to find Mata with a diagonal ball, but it is too close to Mignolet and the keeper grabs it with ease

  • 5'

    The first bit of play from Liverpool sees Lallana play Sterling into the box down the left channel. Jones does well to make a block for United

  • 3'

    United have made a decent start, seeing most of the possession and having one early corner

  • 1'

    Manchester United get the game underway

  • 0'

    Manchester United starting line-up: De Gea, Valencia, Jones, Smalling, Blind, Carrick, Herrera, Mata, Fellaini, Young, Rooney

  • 0'

    Liverpool starting line-up: Mignolet, Can, Skrtel, Sakho, Henderson, Allen, Moreno, Sterling, Lallana, Coutinho, Sturridge

  • 0'

    The team news from Anfield is in

  • 0'

    This game could be pivotal in the race for the top four and sees two teams in great form go head-to-head. Liverpool are 13 without defeat and could leapfrog United if they win. The visitors have lost just one in eight and currently occupy the final Champions League spot

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    Welcome to live text coverage of the English Premier League game between Liverpool and Manchester United at Anfield

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    • 69' Sturridge
    • 14' Mata
    • 59' Mata
  • 2 Yellow Cards 2
    • 19' Allen
    • 67' Balotelli
    • 47' Herrera
    • 56' Jones
  • 1 Red Cards 0
    • 46' Gerrard
Team Line-ups
  • Philippe Coutinho
  • Jordan Henderson
  • Daniel Sturridge
  • Mamadou Sakho
  • Alberto Moreno
  • Adam Lallana
  • Simon Mignolet
  • Emre Can
  • Joe Allen
  • Raheem Sterling
  • Martin Skrtel
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  • David De Gea
  • Phil Jones
  • Juan Mata
  • Wayne Rooney
  • Chris Smalling
  • Michael Carrick
  • Daley Blind
  • Ashley Young
  • Ander Herrera
  • Antonio Valencia
  • Marouane Fellaini
  • Brad Jones
  • Glen Johnson
  • Kolo Toure
  • Steven Gerrard
  • Rickie Lambert
  • Lucas
  • Mario Balotelli
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  • Rafael
  • Marcos Rojo
  • Angel di Maria
  • Falcao
  • Adnan Januzaj
  • Victor Valdes
  • Andreas Pereira

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