After the dominating football in the first half of the Reds, in the 2nd half, the guest team Manchester United fought hard. In the end, they made several attacks that were just one-sided. But could not find the net. In the opposite way, after the first goal of Virgil Van Dijk, in the end, they conceded one more goal. Getting the amazing victory at the Anfield, the team of Jurgen Klopp has moved one step closer to the Premier League title. Yes, Liverpool has beaten Man United this time.
Earlier today, in the English Premier League, the match between Liverpool and Manchester United ended with a 2 – 0 goal. Now, the Reds have moved 16 points ahead of the 2nd ranked team Man City. In the additional minutes, the 2nd goal was scored by Mohamed Salah. It seems that Liverpool has almost secured the top position and going to win the Premier League title this time. In the last October 2019, the first meeting between these two teams in the league took place but it finished with a 1 – 1 goal draw. In the season, that was the very one match for the Reds when they lost points.
FT: Liverpool 2-0 Manchester United
Virgil van Dijk’s first-half header and a late Mo Salah goal sends Liverpool 16 points clear at the top of the table.
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In the first half, the local team dominated the ground and in the 14th minute of the game, they went ahead. The corner shot was taken by Alexander-Arnold and the Dutch defender Van Dijk heads the ball to the net. In the 26th minute, Firmino found the net but the difference did not be increased. Before the goal, Man United goalkeeper De Gea was fouled by Van Dijk and so, the goal was canceled. In the 4th minute of the game, Man United was saved only for a little. The head of Henderson was stopped by the post.
In the 58th minute, the Red Devils created a good chance but the shot of Martial was missed for a little. In the last ten minutes, Manchester United made several attacks and the Reds defense was busy to secure their fort. But they could not find the mark. In the last additional minutes of the game, Mohamed Salah closed all the speculations. The goalkeeper Alisson made the long pass and by escaping the defenders, the Egyptian forward found the net. In the season, it is his 11th goal so far.
After the 22nd round in the EPL, the Reds managed 21 victories and a draw. They have collected the highest 64 points and holding the top position.