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The Liverpool captain scored two penalties to lead his team to a resounding 3-0 victory at Old Trafford, maintaining their surge for the Premier League title

Steven Gerrard scored two penalties as Liverpool thrashed Manchester United 3-0 at Old Trafford on Sunday, taking his tally to double figures for the season.

The Reds skipper converted his first penalty on 34 minutes after Rafael handled Luis Suarez's cross inside the box, before doubling his side's advantage after Phil Jones fouled Jon Flanagan a minute into the second half.

The 33-year-old then missed the opportunity to become the first ever Premier League player to score a hat-trick of penalty-kicks after hitting the post when Nemanja Vidic was sent off for bringing Daniel Sturridge down in the penalty box 12 minutes from time.

Still, his double capped a fine all-rounded performance as he is deservedly awarded Goal Singapore's EPL Player of the Week.

The result moves Brendan Rodgers' side up to second in the Premier League table, four points off league-leaders Chelsea