Mo Salah salvages very important level for title-chasing Liverpool at Manchester United

Mo Salah salvages very important level for title-chasing Liverpool at Manchester United

Liverpool are the primary to falter within the three-way title joust with Arsenal and Manchester Metropolis, and Manchester United might be delighted at inflicting this.

When Jürgen Klopp appears to be like on the Premier League desk he’ll now see his group second, stage on factors with Arsenal however behind on objective distinction, and one level forward of Metropolis, all three sides having seven video games left. United, for the spirit proven within the second half, deserved a draw however Klopp and his aspect might come to rue permitting Erik ten Hag’s erratic group to take two treasured factors from them.

From 67 minutes on this riveting contest took off. First, Kobbie Mainoo gave United an unlikely lead by way of a strike that may stay lengthy within the story of this rivalry for the ages.

Accumulating the ball on the best of Liverpool’s space the teen’s pirouette bamboozled two visiting gamers earlier than, unsighted, he curled dwelling, the sweetest curling effort permitting the flailing Caoimhin Kelleher no likelihood, the ball kissing the left of his netting.

Then, as Liverpool’s title hopes buckled, Aaron Wan-Bissaka foolishly scythed down Harvey Elliott and Anthony Taylor awarded an apparent penalty. Mohamed Salah, profligate all afternoon, beat André Onana to the United goalkeeper’s proper and Klopp’s males have been stage.

Earlier than this the primary half was a digital coaching train for Liverpool who ended with 15 pictures to United’s none and a 1-0 lead, Luis Díaz’s far-post strike after Andy Robertson’s nook from the best occurring with the Colombian winger unmarked.

Kobbie Mainoo’s nice 67th-minute end had appeared like finishing a comeback victory for Manchester United. {Photograph}: Ash Donelon/Manchester United/Getty Photos

On the interval Ten Hag retained religion with the identical XI and was rewarded. United’s equaliser featured catastrophe for Jarell Quansah and ecstasy for Bruno Fernandes. Near the midway line the 21-year-old turned and handed to the lurking United captain whose prompt end had sufficient dip to avert the dive of Kelleher, stranded halfway in Liverpool territory, and to slide inside his left submit.

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Subsequent got here the objectives of Mainoo and Salah. Diaz, from point-blank vary, missed an added-time likelihood to seize all three factors. Antony, too, ran in and shot, the ball gathered gratefully by Kelleher to finish what had been pell-mell, 100mph leisure.

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