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Premier League

  • October 15, 2011
  • • 7:45 AM
  • • Anfield, Liverpool
  • Referee: A. Marriner
  • • Attendance: 45065

Live Commentary

  • That's it! A lively second half sees a Gerrard goal and a Chicharito equalizer ten minutes from time. United still unbeaten and will be happy with a point at Anfield
  • 90' + 2'
    Another chance for Henderson! He wins a header inside the area and it hits the top of the net. Liverpool has to be ruing its luck here late on
  • 90'
    Great save De Gea! Henderson with an excellent half-volleyed effort, and De Gea again pulls off an outstanding stop
  • 86'
    Downing with a decent long-range effort, but it flies high and wide of the far corner
  • 83'
    Liverpool almost strikes back immediately! Kuyt gets on the end of a Downing cross, but De Gea saves really well at the back post
  • 81'
    Assist Danny Welbeck
  • 81'
    Goal Javier Hernández
  • 81'
    GOAL UNITED! IT'S CHICHARITO! Corner is whipped in and Welbeck's flick found Hernandez's head and he nods home well from close range
  • 77'
    Now United has a bit of a penalty shout as the ball strikes Enrique's arm, but again, it would have been a soft penalty
  • 76'
    SubstitutionPhil Jones Javier Hernández
  • 71'
    Meanwhile, Rooney and Nani have been introduced, as United has to go for it now
  • 69'
    SubstitutionJi-Sung Park Wayne Rooney
  • 69'
    Giggs, for some reason, moved out of the way in the wall at the last minute, which created a hole for Gerrard to fire his shot through
  • 68'
    SubstitutionAshley Young Nani
  • 68'
    Goal Steven Gerrard
  • 68'
    GOAL LIVERPOOL! IT'S STEVEN GERRARD! The Liverpool captain curls the free kick right through the wall and De Gea had no shot
  • 67'
    Great run by Adam earns a free kick in a dangerous spot right at the top of the box
  • 65'
    Yellow Card Patrice Evra
  • 63'
    Liverpool has been the better side so far this half, but still hasn't been able to trouble De Gea much. United's defensive effort has clearly frustrated them
  • 59'
    Suarez fouls Evra, who goes down awkwardly. He limps off, but should be ok to continue
  • 57'
    SubstitutionLucas Leiva Jordan Henderson
  • 55'
    Suarez gets a shot off from the top of the box, but doesn't get enough behind it and it's an easy save for De Gea
  • 54'
    Yellow Card Rio Ferdinand
  • 52'
    To be fair, Liverpool didn't really protest too much
  • 51'
    Corner comes in and Kuyt's header appears to strike Evans' arm in the box. Would have been a soft penalty, but the referee could have called it
  • 48'
    Ashley Young curls in a free-kick, but that's comfortable for Reina
  • 46'
    Second half is underway
  • That's halftime. Not many chances and Sir Alex will be pleased to get to halftime scoreless with this starting XI. Look for Rooney and Nani to be introduced in the second half.
  • 43'
    Yellow Card Ashley Young
  • 43'
    You just wonder when the likes of Rooney and Nani will be introduced in the second half. United has been lacking attacking ideas here in the first half
  • 40'
    Great tackle by Park to rob Enrique, but he cuts in and fires his shot well wide
  • 34'
    Big chance for Suarez! Adam's shot falls kindly to him, but his shot is right at De Gea from close range
  • 32'
    Just as I say that, Gerrard makes a hash of a cross at the edge of the box
  • 31'
    A very enthusiastic match being played, but still lacking any clear chances for either side
  • 28'
    Yellow Card Lucas Leiva
  • 28'
    Lucas earns the match's first card for a late tackle on Park
  • 25'
    Really frenetic pace to this match thus far, but lacking in quality attacking moves
  • 21'
    Gerrard puts a really dangerous cross in the box off a corner, but no Liverpool player can get a touch.
  • 20'
    Downing looks for Suarez in the box, but cleared out. We haven't seen much from the Uruguayan yet.
  • 16'
    Good overlapping run and cross by Evra but Phil Jones couldn't get his header on frame. That was a chance
  • 13'
    Downing takes a bit of a ridiculous flop down the right flank. He could have seen a yellow for that
  • 13'
    Downing takes a bit of a ridiculous flop down the right flank. He could have seen a yellow for that
  • 12'
    Free-kick opportunity for Liverpool, as Rio Ferdinand concedes a foul. Evra clears Gerrard's service well
  • 11'
    United with some possession in Liverpool's box, but Welbeck can't take advantage
  • 7'
    Jose Enrique flies past Smalling on the left flank, but his cross is right at De Gea
  • 5'
    The two sides feeling each other out here in the first five minutes, no real threats to speak of
  • 1'
    We are underway!
  • The big news is Wayne Rooney is dropped for Manchester United, as Sir Alex feels his head isn't right after his three match European ban. Interesting to say the least
  • And for Manchester United: De Gea; Evra, Ferdinand, Evans, Smalling; Jones, Fletcher, Giggs; Park, Welbeck, Young
  • Here's today's Liverpool XI: Reina; Enrique, Skrtel, Carragher, Kelly; Lucas, Adam; Downing, Gerrard, Kuyt; Suarez
  • Morning all, Seth Vertelney with you here for today's huge Manchester United/Liverpool derby