Manchester United 1-1 Liverpool: Match Report, Statistics, and Analysis

    Manchester United 1-1 Liverpool: Match Report, Statistics, and Analysis
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    Substitute Adam Lallana scored a late equaliser to rescue a point for Liverpool at Old Trafford. The Reds’ 100% record may have come to an end, but Liverpool still remain unbeaten in the league this season.

    Marcus Rashford gave Manchester United the lead in the first half after VAR decided there was no foul by Victor Lindelof on Divock Origi in the build-up. The England forward converted a Daniel James cross on 36 minutes.

    VAR was again involved moments later, this time ruling out a Sadio Mane goal after replays showed the Senegal forward used his arm before putting the ball in the net.

    Manchester United started strongly and were arguably the better team in the first half. However, Liverpool gradually found some rhythm in the second half and made their pressure count on 84 minutes.

    Andy Robertson’s low cross evaded everybody on its way to an unmarked Lallana who arrived late at the far post to tuck the ball home.

    Due to Manchester City’s victory, this draw has seen Liverpool’s lead at the top of the Premier League table slashed to six points.

    Match Stats

    Manchester UnitedLiverpool

    Possession

    32%-68%

    Shots

    7-10

    Shots on Target

    2-4

    Corners

    3-1

    Fouls

    6-14

    Despite dominating possession, Liverpool weren’t at their best. The Reds failed to make their superiority count and couldn’t get their trademark free-flowing style of play into action.

    Man of the Match: Marcus Rashford (Manchester United)

    Marcus Rashford was a constant threat to Liverpool’s defence throughout the match. The 21-year-old has looked a little off the pace in recent weeks, but showed everyone what he is capable of with an outstanding display on Sunday.

    Not only did he score United’s only goal, his pace was often too much for the opposition to handle. His intelligent runs allowed him to pick the ball up in dangerous areas, while creating space for his teammates in the process.

    Key Facts

    • This was the first time Liverpool had failed to win in the league in 18 games. A goalless draw with Everton in March was the last top-flight match the Reds failed to take all three points from.

    • Five of the last seven Premier League games between these two teams have ended in a draw.

    • This was Adam Lallana’s first goal in 29 top-flight appearances. His last goal came against Middlesbrough in May 2017.

    • Since the start of the 2017/18 campaign, Andy Robertson has registered more assists (19) than any other Premier League defender.

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