Liverpool defeat Manchester United 2-0 to tighten their grasp around the Premier League title

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Premier League 2019 20 Liverpool vs Manchester United Highlights – “We are going to win the League”. This echoed across the Anfield football stadium on Sunday night when Liverpool thrashed Manchester United 2-0 to create a 16-point margin at the top of the Premier League points table. This victory has given hope to the Liverpool fans who are now sure of a title success for the first time since 1990, even though it has been pretty obvious to the rest of the world for a while now.

premier league 2019 20 liverpool vs manchester united highlights

Jurgen Klopp’s team was far superior to the Red Devils throughout the first half of the game and the first few minutes of the second half. Van Dijk initiated the scoring for the home team with his 14th-minute goal. Brandon Williams conceded a corner for United which was taken by Trent Alexander-Arnold. He crossed the ball perfectly onto the center of the box when Virgil van Dijk headed the ball into the top right corner of United’s net.

Premier League 2019 20 Liverpool vs Manchester United Highlights

Roberto Firmino’s goal was ruled out by the VAR review in the 25th minute owing to Virgil van Dijk’s foul. The only front on which United was ahead was perhaps luck. Georginio Wijnaldum’s goal was also discarded as he was caught marginally offside when Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain tried to split the defense with his smart through-ball.

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Andreas Pereira missed the opportunity to open the scoring for the visitors as his right-footed shot missed the goal from a close range.

Liverpool looked dominant enough even after the commencement of the second half. Salah missed out on an opportunity to seal the win for his team on the 47th minute after Jordan Henderson’s attempt was also blocked.

Premier League 2019 20 Liverpool vs Manchester United Highlights – United managed to survive despite so much going on the field. They even came close to equalizing the scoreline but Anthony Martial’s shot went high above the post in the 59th minute.

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United’s all or nothing approach in the final moments of the game cost them as Liverpool managed to counterattack. With all the United players out on the attack, Liverpool keeper Alisson Becker set in motion a long ball for Salah who sprinted ahead and scored three minutes into the regulation time to seal the win for his team.

With this emphatic win, Liverpool moves even closer to the title cup. Manchester United, which is currently placed fifth in the Premier League with 34 points, has a lot of work to do to get back in the race.

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