2018/19
Matchweek 17
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Sun 16 Dec 2018
Kick Off:
Anfield, Liverpool
Att: 52,908
Ref: Martin Atkinson

WHO'S GOING TO BE YOUR

MAN OF THE MATCH?

Match summary

Liverpool returned to the top of the Premier League as a late double from substitute Xherdan Shaqiri sealed a 3-1 triumph over Manchester United.

Jurgen Klopp's side took the lead on 24 minutes when Fabinho chipped the ball over the visiting defence and Sadio Mane showed wonderful control to chest and volley past David De Gea.

Man Utd levelled against the run of play in the 33rd minute after Alisson was unable to hold Romelu Lukaku’s cross and Jesse Lingard pounced on the rebound.

Liverpool dominated with a total of 36 attempts on goal compared to United's six but the match turned following the introduction of Shaqiri with 20 minutes left.

He had been on pitch for only three minutes when Mane’s cross was parried into his path by De Gea and he rifled a deflected shot in off the bar.

With 10 minutes remaining he was again on hand to score from 18 yards out, via another deflection.

Liverpool remain unbeaten after 17 matches and their first PL win against Man Utd in nine attempts restores their status as league leaders with 45 points.

United lie sixth on 26 points.

See: Liverpool report | Man Utd report

Next fixtures

Liverpool: 21 Dec v Wolves (A)
Manchester United: 22 Dec v Cardiff City (A)

 

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Match officials

Referee: Martin Atkinson

Assistants: Stephen Child, Lee Betts

Fourth Official: Anthony Taylor

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      Season So Far

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      Man Utd

      Top Player Stats

        Match Stats

        Liverpool
         
        Man Utd

        Head-to-Head

        Liverpool
        Total Wins
        19
        Home
        12
        Away
        7
        Man Utd
        Total Wins
        29
        Home
        17
        Away
        12

        Played

        63

        Draws 15

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