Post match: Man Utd v Liverpool (EPL 13/5/21 8.15pm)

Man of the match
  • Alisson BECKER
  • Nathaniel PHILLIPS
  • Andrew ROBERTSON
  • Thiago ALCANTARA
  • Mohamed SALAH
  • Roberto FIRMINO
  • Diogo JOTA
  • Sadio MANE
  • Curtis JONES

0 voters

Unused subs: Adrian, Kelleher, Tsimikas, Shaqiri, Origi, Woodburn, N. Williams.

:soccer: 34’ Diogo JOTA (Assist Nat PHILLIPS)
:soccer: 45+3’ Roberto FIRMINO (Assist Trent ALEXANDER-ARNOLD)
:soccer: 46’ Roberto FIRMINO (Assist Trent ALEXANDER-ARNOLD)
:soccer: 89’ Mo SALAH (Assist Thiago ALCANTARA)

:arrows_counterclockwise: 74’ Sadio MANE on, Diogo JOTA off
:arrows_counterclockwise: 74’ Curtis JONES on, Gini WIJNALDUM off
:arrows_counterclockwise: 90+2’ Neco WILLIAMS on, Mohamed SALAH off

FEEL ALIVE. It’s fucking on.


Never in doubt.

Just the one change for the Tricky Reds tonight, as Sadio was dropped and replaced by Bobby. That meant the inexperienced Nat-Rhys partnership continued at centre half with Fabinho shielding in front of them.

The home side started the brighter but it was the visitors who had the first real chance, with Bobby being released by Trent and the Brazilian’s shot being blocked and ricocheting off Bailly’s arm. No pen, unsurprisingly.

United deservedly, if fortunately, took the lead after ten minutes. Fernandes tried a curler into the far corner and Phillips’ attempted clearance deflected past Alisson. 1-0 to the bad guys.

Ali had already gifted the ball straight to Cavani in the fifth minute; fortunately, the Uruguayan hitman scuffed his shot wide. United were definitely the better side for the opening twenty minutes but the tide then turned and the visitors started to take control.

We had another solid penalty shout declined in the 26th minute. Taylor, the referee, miraculously pointed to the spot when Bailly clattered into Phillips in the box; VAR overruled the referee.

The visitors only had to wait five minutes for a thoroughly deserved equaliser, though, as Nat kept the ball alive after some pinball in the box and found Jota, who backheeled deliciously beyond Henderson. 1-1.

The Reds continued to dominate and took the lead in first half stoppage time. Trent’s free kick to the far post was headed home with aplomb by Bobby, who easily beat Pogba to the ball.

As the players trudged off for their halftime oranges, it had been a half of two halves with the home side dominant early but then pinned back by the visitors. The Tricky Reds could have had two penalties and, on the balance of play, probably deserved their lead at the interval.

The second stanza started as the first had ended, with the Reds in the ascendancy, and it was soon 3-1. Shaw was dispossessed and Trent shot; Henderson saved but spilled the ball at Bobby’s feet. The bright-toothed Brazilian finished with gusto.

Jota blazed against the post when it could easily have been four just before the hour mark; Trent was denied by a low Henderson save.

Of course, our profligacy was soon punished as Cavani fed Rashford and the striker slotted past Robertson and the onrushing Alisson. 2-3. And it was nearly three all shortly afterwards, as Nat had to clear Greenwood’s shot off the line.

The home side were back on the front foot but Salah had the next chance, blazing wide after being released by Thiago. Jones and Mané replaced Gini and Jota with eighteen minutes left to play; Trent found Sadio with a beautiful pass but Henderson thwarted the Senegalese forward.

At the other end, Rashford cut inside Nat but fired into the side netting. Fernandez then had a free kick from 20-odd yards but couldn’t get the ball to dip. McTominay was booked for a late challenge on Fabinho and then, seconds later, clearly brought down Mané. Second yellow? Of course not. Not even a foul, according to the referee.

Firmino was released by Salah with five minutes left but his cross/shot drifted harmlessly over; Cavani was then booked for a late challenge. And as the home side pushed for an equaliser, Curtis released Mo and he finished with ease. 4-2 as we entered stoppage time and job done.

Next up is a trip to the West Midlands to face West Brom on Sunday afternoon. The freshly-relegated Baggies stole a thoroughly undeserved point at Anfield in January and we desperately need the three points in our quest for a top four finish.

MOTM: Silvio Denz and his team at Chateau Lafaurie-Peyraguey. This Premier Grand Cru Classé is one of Sauternes’ hidden gems and terrific value given its outstanding quality. Well worth a try, even for those who don’t generally like sweet wines; this one may just change your mind.

PS: Thanks to the United fans who got the game postponed last week. We probably wouldn’t have got this result seven days ago. The beers are on me, lads.




@RER wrote that Rashford is massively overrated - he scored a minute after that. :face_with_raised_eyebrow:

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Celebrations, effective and deserved win. But all these for naught if we slipped up against WBA this weekend. And Big Sam would love to ruin our season because theirs are. Focus now. We go again!


Trent Alexander Arnold though. Fucking unbelievable footballer. Gareth Southgate is a muppet.


Take that you inbred manc FUCKS


I honestly though we’d finish this season on a whimper feeling sorry for ourselves…

Finally some fight, some desire, some passion… life in the old dogs yet.

What a performance once we got going.

Trent is just … drool, going to be one of our best ever.


I still believe he is he has 11 league goals.



Good win, enjoyable game to watch for once. We played nice stuff at times.

Ali needs to stop pissing about with it at the back. Phillips wasn’t great defensively, really poor for both goals. Williams played well. Robbo the best ‘defender’ on the pitch, outstanding.

Gini the best of the midfielders for the first time in ages, Fabinho could have played better.

Front 3 were excellent.

And Trent was playing a different game to everybody else. MOTM by a mile.


Great display against the odds and the ref. Let’s not waste it against West Brom etc.


RER is anti @Neukölln then


What a game. All odds against us with Philips and Rhys at CB and United’s pretty much rested first team. Shout out to Rhys, what a game. Repaid the trust Klopp put in him. And Nat was really good after the initial blunder. Both did what was the least expected of them, could be really proud of themselves.

Jota is fcking boss, Salah can’t stop scoring and Bobby’s kryptonite seems to be moving away from him as he realizes fans are coming back. Trent MotM and fitting end with the armband!
Win the next two and the Kop will take us through the line. I BELIEVE!!


I still blame you for some nervy minutes.


Fuck England squads…but how is he not first choice RB is pure bias


Great result. Nice to see us finishing chances, although it still should have been more. Fernandes is a shit divey cunt. Antony Taylor is a coward. I am happy. What a fucking result!

Welcome back Bobby; love seeing the kung fu celebrations :smiley: