17 Jan Liverpool vs. Manchester United – Football Match Report – January 17, 2021
Goalkeepers Alisson and David De Gea had been the heroes as Manchester United and Liverpool performed out an entertaining 0-Zero draw at Anfield on Sunday.
The sport was billed as doubtlessly going an extended solution to deciding the Premier League title this yr as the primary and third positioned teams confronted off. Nonetheless, it was a scoreline that was maybe to be anticipated as three of the final 5 conferences of the edges at Anfield have led to scoreless attracts.
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Regardless of Liverpool having fun with the vast majority of the possession and pictures on objective, United had been managed in defence and threatened with counterattacks.
The end result fits Manchester Metropolis who play Crystal Palace later on Sunday. Whereas Metropolis are in fifth place, they’ve two video games in hand excessive 4 and two wins would take them to the highest of the desk.
Whereas neither aspect broke the impasse within the first half there have been possibilities aplenty and both team may have simply snagged the sport’s opening objective.
Liverpool rained 10 pictures on the United objective and appeared the higher aspect for the opening 30 minutes however Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team got here again into it within the ultimate 15 minutes earlier than half-time.
The second half continued at the same tempo. Roberto Firmino got here near scoring for Liverpool simply earlier than the hour mark when Andy Robertson blazed a ball throughout the United objective that he was inches from tapping house.
United’s finest likelihood of the sport got here on 74 minutes when Marcus Rashford handed the ball to Luke Shaw on the sting of the field who despatched a low ball dashing throughout the face of Alisson’s objective. Bruno Fernandes received a contact to it however directed proper on the Liverpool keeper.
On the different finish of the pitch, De Gea was additionally compelled right into a save as Thiago aimed a ball on the high left nook of his objective.
The end result extends Liverpool’s winless streak at house to 4 video games, the longest the aspect has gone with out one since February 2017, and likewise marks their third Premier League sport in a row with out scoring.
United, on the opposite hand, prolong their unbeaten streak to 12 Premier League video games which retains them on the high of the desk.
“They began higher than us however second half we got here into much more. We created the perfect possibilities and on one other day we win,” United captain Harry Maguire mentioned after the sport.
“It was cagey. Two good teams matching up. We created openings and had two nice possibilities, two nice saves.
“We needed to win. You might see our intent within the second half, we needed three factors. We’ll really feel a bit upset. It is a powerful place to return.”