Manchester United Stun Liverpool with Late Fightback at Old Trafford

At Old Trafford on Sunday, Liverpool and Manchester United struggled to a 2-2 tie. As a result of this, Manchester united is one point behind Liverpool and Arsenal at the top of the Premier League standings, with both teams tied on points.

Liverpool Take the Lead

Liverpool took the lead in the 23rd minute through Luis Diaz. The Colombian winger scored from close range after a corner was flicked on by Darwin Nunez.

United Equalize

Bruno Fernandes gave Manchester United a 50th-minute equalizer. Following a mishandled ball by Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk, the Portuguese midfielder scored from long range.

United Take the Lead

United took the lead in the 67th minute through Kobbie Mainoo. The 18-year-old midfielder scored with a stunning strike from 20 yards out.

Liverpool Equalize

Mohamed Salah gave Liverpool the equalizer in the 84th minute. The Egyptian striker scored from the penalty spot following a box foul on Harvey Elliott.


Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said: “We should have won the game, that’s clear. We should have scored the second goal already in the first half. As far as I’m concerned, we have one point more than before. They put an extra shift in, that’s how it is.

“We don’t have many home games left. The team that wins the league in the end has to deserve it. We are in the race and I’m completely fine with that.”

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag said: “Very mixed emotions. On the one hand I’m disappointed that after being in a winning position we dropped seven points in a week, but we have to blame ourselves for the stupid mistakes.

“However, I feel a great sense of pride. You can see our progress and the incredible potential of this team.”

Key Moments

  • Luis Diaz scores to give Liverpool the lead (23′)
  • Bruno Fernandes equalizes for Manchester United (50′)
  • Kobbie Mainoo gives Manchester United the lead (67′)
  • Mohamed Salah equalizes for Liverpool from the penalty spot (84′)


Liverpool were the better team on the day and created more chances. However, they were punished for their mistakes by a clinical Manchester United side.The outcome creates a void in the Premier League title competition.

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