Search icon

Sport

07th Apr 2024

United throw away lead to draw 2-2 with Liverpool at Old Trafford

Luke Davies

Spoils were shared as Manchester United and Liverpool went toe-to-toe in a thrilling 2-2 draw at Old Trafford despite United having zero shots in the first-half.

Spoils were shared as Manchester United and Liverpool went toe-to-toe in a thrilling 2-2 draw at Old Trafford despite United having zero shots in the first-half.

United thought they led after a couple of minutes when Alejandro Garnacho rounded Caoimhin Kelleher but the goal was ruled out for offside.

Liverpool began to grow into the game with a plethora of early chances. They had the opener through Luis Diaz on 23 minutes. The South American duo of Darwin Nunez and Diaz combined as Diaz acrobatically finished from inside the penalty area.

The rest of the half saw an onslaught from Liverpool who wasted several chances to go two ahead. United failed to have a single shot or shot-on-target in the first half of proceedings. Shortly after the break, United had an undeserved equaliser as Jarell Quansah misplaced a pass, which found Bruno Fernandes. The United captain unleashed a long-range effort catching the Liverpool goalkeeper by surprise to send Old Trafford into chaos.

United began to grow in confidence and took the lead through 18-year-old Kobbie Mainoo on 67 minutes, he swivelled to find space on the edge of the area before releasing a curling shot past Kelleher.

However, Liverpool did not give up with wave after wave of attack. They had their reward seven minutes from time when Aaron Wan-Bissaka brought Harvey Elliott down in the penalty area. Mohammed Salah sent Andre Onana the wrong way to level the scores.

The away side pushed for a winner with just seconds to go when Diaz went inches from knicking a winner with a half-volley.

The point sees Liverpool stay in second place behind Arsenal on goal difference and one point ahead of Manchester City. United remain in sixth position just one point ahead of West Ham United.

After the game, Jamie Redknapp explained his thoughts on the result, he told Sky Sports: “At the end, they tried to muster something and it would have been a massive three points if they could have got it. But you can see in the faces of the players, they are dejected right now. it’s a game they should have won.”

Fans also had their say on social media.

Read More:

Erik ten Hag ā€˜doesnā€™t have any doubtsā€™ that he will still be Man United boss next season

Erik Ten Hag tells Man Utd players to take out their anger on Liverpool following Chelsea collapse

Everyone is making the same complaint while watching the Arsenal vs Luton game

Chelsea condemn Conor Gallagher abuse after mascot ā€˜snubā€™ video