Liverpool 1-2 Man Utd – Lucky (Red) Devils! Below-Par United Snatch Anfield Win (Photos & Highlights)

Alan Duffy

23rd, September 2012

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By Alan Duffy

Liverpool 1-2 Manchester United – Premier League – 23rd September 2012

The afternoon opened with a moving tribute to the victims of the Hillsborough victims followed by a handshake between Patrice Evra and Luis Suarez. And with Anfield full of good feeling, the home side came out of the traps quickly. Indeed, for large parts of the game, the Reds looked the more likely to win, but ultimately failed to make their dominance count.

The sending-off of Jonjo Shelvey for a studs-high challenge on Jonny Evans was no doubt a massive moment in the game. However, arguably the United man, who also went in two-footed, should have received his marching orders too. Still, despite going a man down, it was the home side who struck first, courtesy of a Steven Gerrard strike on 46 minutes.

After the break, United eventually clawed their way back into the game, first via a fine strike from Rafael and then, in the last 10 minutes, when Robin Van Persie converted a spot-kick after Antonio Valencia has been fouled.

It was harsh on Brendan Rodgers’ side to come out of the game with no points, but with Fabio Borini yet to make an impact, a lack of a cutting edge up front remains a serious issue, particularly with only two points gained from five games. Fergie’s men, on the other hand, will be thanking their lucky stars after a poor performance.

Oh, and while the travelling support were superbly behaved before and during the majority of the game, reports of the old ‘always victims’ chant towards the end won’t have impressed either club’s officials.

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  1. Jonjo Shelvey says:

    lol another game in witch the ref is for united how surprising

  2. Some guy says:

    Typical. I rarely watch EPL but when I am working in England I watch or for big games I watch at home as well. It really isn’t just a joke Man U really do get very ‘lucky’ with the referee. Even irregular watchers can pick up on it.

  3. Jarren says:

    Whatever, Rob. Whatever.

  4. johnny says:

    After this match, I am now a Liverpool supporter.

    And VanPersie…what a dork. A rich, bad-mouthing dork.

  5. Sameer says:

    wow im surprised that this article doesnt say anywhere that Valencia ‘dived’ and the ref got it horribly wrong, and utd won only because of the referee as they always do.

    Well.. what u expect when everyone is sucking up to UTD.

    Jonjo Shelvey is a Legend.

  6. Phiwe says:

    @Sameer

    Most news articles conveniently leave out the part where Valencia dived and the ref c*cked up. It was a great game until that penalty decision. Just ruined my day.

  7. Mr. T says:

    I wonder what Shelvey was saying to rednose. Anyone know?

  8. KingB3113 says:

    “That was your fault”- Jonjo Shelvey. The irony levels are too damn high lol!!

    Since when does the most successful side in English history beating a team in the relegation zone constitute “unfairness”?

  9. Bruno says:

    If Liverpool can’t win a match at home againt a very poor United side like yesterday… they have only themselves to blame

  10. Karan says:

    United’s shoddy defending made Liverpool’s attack look good,imo.
    Interesting to note that most ppl think United are generally shit without the ref.
    I guess for some ppl, they are always the victim and its never their fault.

  11. Charlie Ronson says:

    what about the liverpool fans making plane gestures left that bit out didnt you? disgraceful typical scouse scum letting down their city

  12. Pete says:

    Dearest Karan what an extraordinarily classy human being you are.

  13. Moxey says:

    United are the most successful side in English History?
    19 Leagues, 11 FA Cups, 4 League Cups, 3 European Cups, 1 Cup-Winners Cup. 38 Trophies.
    Liverpool : 18 Leagues, 7 FA Cups, 8 League Cups, 5 European Cups, 3 UEFA Cups : 41 Trophies.
    Even if you throw in Charity Shields, Super Cups and World Club Championships, it’s Liverpool 59 United 59.

  14. Rob says:

    Karan
    “they are always the victim and its never their fault.”
    Very classy way of sneaking in your Hillsborough song, I hope you’re proud of yourself.

  15. Anonymous says:

    Thanks for the Karan, really adding to the dialogue. Typical scum.

  16. Murdoch says:

    @ Rob

    The song refers to Heysel, Michael Shields & Luis Suarez.

  17. Travis Amy says:

    Joe allen seems quite barry ferguson esk to me of late. he was nonexistent against united and rarely passes forward. kids gotta step the fuck up!

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