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Manchester United vs Liverpool LIVE: Premier League result, final score and reaction from fixture today

Follow all the latest updates from Old Trafford as rivals clash in a huge game

Michael Jones
Sunday 24 October 2021 18:36
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Mohamed Salah hit a hat-trick as Liverpool humiliated Manchester United, romping to a stunning 5-0 victory at Old Trafford in the Premier League on Sunday.

Naby Keita got the visitors off to the ideal start in the fifth minute and then a dreadful mix-up between Luke Shaw and Harry Maguire led to Diogo Jota turning in a low cross from Trent Alexander-Arnold to make it 2-0 after 13 minutes.

United were in disarray at the back and Salah made it 3-0 - scoring for the tenth straight game in all competitions - converting a low ball from Naby Keita and then added the fourth after being set up by Jota.

It was the first time United had been 4-0 behind at the interval in the Premier League era and they were loudly booed off the field.

It took just five minutes after the break for Salah to complete his hat-trick with a trademark clinical finish after a superb through ball from Jordan Henderson.

United’s day got worse as they had a Cristiano Ronaldo goal over-ruled for offside by VAR and then halftime substitute Paul Pogba was sent off for a two-footed tackle on Keita, 15 minutes after coming on.

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81 mins: Robertson’s cross into the box comes to Salah who pokes at the ball. It hits a defender loops into the air and De Gea comes out and claims it.

Wan-Bissaka brings the ball down the right wing and wins a corner for Man Utd. Can they get a consolation goal?

Michael Jones24 October 2021 18:13
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78 mins: All the pace and tempo has gone out of the game. Liverpool are running the clock down. Alexander-Arnold slots the ball into Jota who lets the ball run into the box but can’t find a way around Lindelof before De Gea scoops up the loose ball.

Michael Jones24 October 2021 18:10
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75 mins: There’s a totally dejected atmosphere around the ground apart from the areas where the Liverpool fans are. They’ve not stopped singing and chanting since the first goal went in.

Sadio Mane comes on for the final 15 minutes for Liverpool, he replaces Roberto Firmino.

Michael Jones24 October 2021 18:07
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72 mins: Cavani intercepts the ball just outside his own box and pokes it up to Ronaldo. He quickly fires the ball out to Dalot on the left side looking to spark a counter-attack from United. Dalot knocks the ball forward but Konate comes across to beat him to the loose ball and end United’s break.

Michael Jones24 October 2021 18:04
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69 mins: Liverpool are enjoying themselves. Knocking the ball around under no pressure at all. Manchester United are sitting deep but eventually the ball comes to Alexander-Arnold. He cuts inside away from Dalot and Shaw before drilling one at goal and forcing De Gea into a fingertip save.

Michael Jones24 October 2021 18:02
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66 mins: Paul Pogba last 15 minutes for Manchester United. He dove in, out of control with his studs showing. Had to be a red card.

Man Utd have set themselves up with a back five now. Dalot is playing as the left wingback. He sends the ball up to Ronaldo who swings a cross into the area but the cross goes over Cavani, the only United man in the box.

Michael Jones24 October 2021 17:57
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63 mins: Naby Keita is taken off the pitch on a stretcher after that tackle from Pogba. He’s swapped out by Jurgen Klopp with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain coming on.

Bruno Fernandes and Marcus Rashford are both hooked by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer who brings on Edinson Cavani and Diogo Dalot.

Michael Jones24 October 2021 17:54
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RED CARD! Pogba is off!

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60 mins: It’s a horror show for Solskjaer. Anthony Taylor watches the replays. Pogba comes over the ball and clatters into Keita’s ankle. The Liverpool man is still getting treatment out on the pitch.

The referee makes his decision he waves away the initial yellow card and pulls out the red one. Pogba is off!

Michael Jones24 October 2021 17:52
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59 mins: Pogba is in the book now. He jumps into a tackle on the edge of the Liverpool box and sends two feet into the challenge on Keita. This is a bad one.

VAR calls Anthony Taylor over to the screen for a potential red card.

Michael Jones24 October 2021 17:50
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56 mins: Maguire is booked for a late tackle on Jota a yard outside his own box. Alexander-Arnold rolls the set piece to Salah who shoots but hits the United wall, winning a corner for Liverpool that Ronaldo heads out of the box.

Michael Jones24 October 2021 17:47

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