Liverpool v Manchester United, 16 December 2018

Score3-1 to Liverpool
RefereeMartin Atkinson
CompetitionPremier League
VenueAnfield
Attendance52,908
Kick-off: 4.00pm This was the 202nd meeting in all competitions (Liverpool won 66, Manchester United won 80). Liverpool avoided completing a run of nine league games without a win against Manchester United for the first time since 1987. Liverpool were now 19 points ahead of Manchester United; their biggest lead over them after 17 games of a top season season. Premier League Head to Head Played: 53 Liverpool won: 14 Drawn: 11 Manchester United won: 28 Liverpool scored: 60 Manchester United scored: 76

3 Liverpool

Manager: Jürgen Klopp

1 Manchester United

Manager: José Mourinho

Goals:

Sadio Mané 24 G
Xherdan Shaqiri 73 G
Xherdan Shaqiri 80 G

Goals:

Jesse Lingard 33 G

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Alisson Becker
Defender Nathaniel Clyne
Defender Dejan Lovren
Defender Andy Robertson
Defender Virgil Van Dijk
Defender/Midfielder Fabinho
Midfielder Naby Keïta
Midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum
Midfielder/Forward Roberto Firmino
Midfielder/Forward Sadio Mané
Midfielder/Forward Mohamed Salah

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper David De Gea
Defender Eric Bailly
Defender Matteo Darmian
Defender Diogo Dalot
Defender Victor Lindelöf
Defender/Midfielder Nemanja Matić
Defender/Midfielder/Forward Ashley Young
Midfielder Ander Herrera
Midfielder/Forward Jesse Lingard
Midfielder/Forward Marcus Rashford
Forward Romelu Lukaku

Substitutions:

Xherdan Shaqiri for Naby Keïta 70
Jordan Henderson for Sadio Mané 84

Substitutions:

Marouane Fellaini for Diogo Dalot 46
Anthony Martial for Ander Herrera 79
Juan Mata for Jesse Lingard 85

Cards:

Cards:

Diogo Dalot 26 Y
Romelu Lukaku 40 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Simon Mignolet
Defender Alberto Moreno
Defender/Midfielder Jordan Henderson
Midfielder Rafael Camacho
Midfielder/Forward Adam Lallana
Midfielder/Forward Xherdan Shaqiri

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Sergio Romero
Defender/Midfielder Phil Jones
Defender/Midfielder Antonio Valencia
Midfielder Marouane Fellaini
Midfielder Juan Mata
Midfielder Paul Pogba
Forward Anthony Martial

Comments:

League position: 1st Liverpool were now unbeaten in 18 consecutive games in the Premier League; their longest such run in the top division since a sequence of 23 games from March to November in 1990 in League Division One. The Reds now had 14 more points that at the same stage of the previous Premier League season (played 17). Xherdan Shaqiri became the second player to score two goals or more goals in their first Premier League game for Liverpool against Manchester United after Nigel Clough in January 1994. This was the Reds' 50th win in the Premier League by a 3-1 margin. In making his first appearance in the Premier League in this season, Nathaniel Clyne made his 100th appearance for Liverpool in all competitions in this game.

Comments:

League position: 6th Manager José Mourinho was sacked three days after this game. Manchester United had now conceded more goals in their 17 games so far in this Premier League season (29) than in all 38 games of the previous season (28). The Red Devils' 26 points tally was now their lowest total after 17 games of a league season since 1990-91 in League Division One (also 26 points but one point was deducted due to the brawl in the game against Arsenal at Old Trafford on 20 October 1990). United had now kept only two clean sheets in their 17 games so far in this Premier League season. They had now won one of their last six away games in the Premier League (lost three). Jesse Lingard ended a run of 14 away games in the Premier League without a goal since scoring at Everton on New Year’s Day 2018. Chris Smalling was originally named in the starting line-up before suffering an injury in the pre-match warm-up. Eric Bailly was promoted to the starting XI with Phil Jones taking his place on the bench.