Liverpool 1-1 Manchester United: Home Side Blow Chance To Close Gap On Rivals (Photos)

Alan Duffy

15th, October 2011


By Alan Duffy

Liverpool 1-1 Manchester United – Premier League – 15 October 2011

Stevie Gerrard returned to action and Wayne Rooney, apparently depressed after receiving his Euro 2012 ban, was left on the bench as ‘the biggest game in the world’ kicked off at lunchtime on Saturday.

The first half was a rather rubbish affair, with United limited by Fergie’s belt and braces holding midfield duo of Darren Fletcher and Phil Jones.

Midway through the second-half, Charlie Adam, somewhat surprisingly man-marked by Jones throughout the game (the scot is hardly Messi, now is he?), managed to evade his marker and dive magnificently to earn the Merseysiders a free-kick on the edge of the United box. Up stepped Stevie G to resume dead-ball duties from Adam and promptly strike the ball past a hapless United wall (Ryan Giggs, the main culprit here) and into the back of the United net.

Fergie sent on Rooney and Nani to get his side back in the game, but only for some superb David De Gea goalkeeping, the home side could have gone further ahead. However, just when it looked as though the Red Devils would make it four losses in a row at Anfield, enter the Little Pea himself, Javier Hernandez, to poach a vital equaliser on 76 minutes.

Mega-bucks signing Andy Carroll didn’t make it off the bench while Jordan Henderson, another expensive Liverpool purchase, missed a couple of fabulous chances late on in the game.

United remain unbeaten while King Kenny Dalglish will no doubt be ruing a missed opportunity for another victory.


A benched Rooney chats with Nani

Basketball superstar and Liverpool shareholder Lebron James would make a decent centre-half

Luis Suarez gives us one of his trademark Dying Swan routines after Ji-Sung Park tackles him

Gerrard shoots as Giggs prepares to pathetically jump out of the way

Stevie G celebrates his goal

Subs Rooney and Henderson gallop after the ball

Chicharito does it again

The Mexican celebrates

Photos: PA

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  1. Dont worry says:

    Scum, liverpool up to their dirty tricks as always at one point i’m not sure who but running up the wing evra went to make a tackle and completley missed and the wanker just dropped like a sack of spuds.
    De Gea though was great =D

  2. Mr. Angry says:

    @ alan duffy

    charlie adam dived?

    you fucing scumbag! he was fouled you prick!

  3. DeathCabfrWoody says:

    I believe that Liverpool wont catch up MUFC on the quantity or quality of dives from the “Cristiano Ronaldo” era within the next 4-5 years, which will probably be even more difficult with Nani on the squad. #ronaldokarma

  4. C says:

    So now that the master of diving, Ronaldo, is out of Man Utd and the premiere league, Suarez becomes the new person to pick on every time he touches a ball? Good old fashoined hypocrisy, gotta love it!

  5. Papi says:

    @ Mr. Angry

    U mad, bro?

  6. Anonymous says:

    Liverpool deserved a goal, made more chances than united.

    However Adams went down very easily.

  7. Jay says:

    Adam dived!
    Giggs moved his dick outa the way!
    Rooney had to play!
    Hernandez, does what he does!
    Liverpool missed their chance, SCOUSE BASTARDS!!!

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