Manchester United Ends Liverpool’s Win Streak with a 1–1 Draw

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The most anticipated match of week nine in the English Premier League took place on Sunday afternoon, as Manchester United hosted the league leaders Liverpool on Old Trafford.

Liverpool entered the match with a perfect record of eight wins and eight points clear of the second-placed Manchester City.

The game started well for the home squad, who were in control for most of the first half. It finally paid off in the 36th minute as Marcus Rashford placed the ball passed Alisson after a great cross from Daniel James.

Liverpool slowly started gaining control and pressuring United. They even scored a goal, but it was waved off by VAR. The home team went to a halftime break with a 1–0 lead.

The Reds were dominating much of the second half, but they couldn’t manage to score an equaliser until the 85th minute after Robertson’s pass found its way to Lallana, who didn’t have much trouble scoring from six metres away.

The game ended, and although Liverpool looked for three points, they were happy to go home without a defeat.

So…the result is now okay. It’s not what we wanted beforehand, obviously, but with the way the game developed, we have to be happy with a point, said Jurgen Klopp at the post-match press conference.

Liverpool is still at the top of the league’s table with 19 points, but now only six points above Manchester City who won 2–0 against Crystal Palace. United missed an opportunity to get their season back on track with a win against an old rival, and are now winless in the last four consecutive games in the EPL.

Liverpool expects another tough game next week against Tottenham, while Manchester United plays against Norwich on the road.