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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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Liverpool manager defends Man United player ahead of big EPL clash

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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Man Utd 0 - 3 Liverpool

44 mins: Ronaldo’s lost his head. Greenwood slips the ball into the box and he has a shot stopped by Alisson. The rebound comes out to Curtis Jones who is pressed by Ronaldo. Ronaldo knocks him down and the ball gets stuck under the Liverpool midfielder. Ronaldo kicks it into Jones who’s sprawled on the floor and draws the ire of the Liverpool players. There’s a bit of argy bargy and Ronaldo gets booked.

Michael Jones24 October 2021 17:19
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Man Utd 0 - 3 Liverpool

41 mins: Liverpool aren’t even playing their best football. Manchester United’s defence is such a shambles though that they’ve scored three very easy goals.

Salah has scored for the tenth game in a row now as well.

Michael Jones24 October 2021 17:13
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GOAL! Man Utd 0 - 3 Liverpool (Salah, 38’)⚽️

38 mins: There’s so much space around Man Utd’s box. It’s simple for Liverpool. That man Mo Salah has done it again! Jota sets him up on the edge of the box but his first shot is blocked by Harry Maguire. All four of United’s defenders cluster in front of goal leaving Keita to drift into the right side of the box. The rebound comes out to him and he slots it into the six-yard area where Salah runs past the defence and guides it into the back of the net!

Michael Jones24 October 2021 17:09
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Man Utd 0 - 2 Liverpool

36 mins: Bruno Fernandes looks to pick out Cristiano Ronaldo in the Liverpool penalty area and flicks over a cross. Andy Robertson leaps in front of the striker though and heads it clear.

Michael Jones24 October 2021 17:06
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Man Utd 0 -2 Liverpool

33 mins: Chance! Rashford tries to send the ball back to his own defenders but manages to play Salah in behind on the right. The winger carries the ball into the box from the right and shoots from a very narrow angle drawing a sharp save out of David De Gea!

Michael Jones24 October 2021 17:04
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Man Utd 0 - 2 Liverpool

30 mins: Liverpool deal with United’s corner and sweep up the pitch. Alexander-Arnold sends a cross into the box and McTominay heads it out to Keita. He lays the ball off to Henderson who shoots from range and wins a corner after a deflection takes the ball behind.

Michael Jones24 October 2021 17:01
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Man Utd 0 - 2 Liverpool

27 mins: Chance! Rashford brings the ball down the left wing being switching the play. Fernandes feeds the ball into Greenwood who turns in the box and hits a swerving effort with his left-foot. It’s a tricky one for Alisson, moving away from him at the last moment but he manages to push the ball wide of the far post!

Michael Jones24 October 2021 17:00
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Man Utd 0 - 2 Liverpool

24 mins: James Milner goes down with what looks like a pulled muscle and he can’t continue. He signals to the bench and Jurgen Klopp makes a change. On comes Curtis Jones.

Michael Jones24 October 2021 16:57
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Man Utd 0 - 2 Liverpool

21 mins: Chance! Manchester United do well to pass the ball around the front edge of the Liverpool box. Liverpool drop deeper to cut off any gaps into the box and McTominay sends a pass out to Shaw on the left side. He carries it just inside the area and lets fly with a decent attempt across goal. Alisson dives for it but the shot is already past him and goes inches wide of the back post.

Michael Jones24 October 2021 16:54
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Man Utd 0 - 2 Liverpool

18 mins: Naby Keita’s opener. Liverpool have scored two goals unchallenged in the Manchester United box. The home side’s defence is all at sea presently.

Bruno Fernandes collets a clearance from Konate and dinks it into the box for Ronaldo. He shoots on the turn from the left side and belts the ball over the crossbar.

Michael Jones24 October 2021 16:50

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