On this day in 2010, Manchester United beat Liverpool 3-2 at Old Trafford thanks to a brilliant hat trick from Dimitar Berbatov. He became the first United player since Stan Pearson in 1946 to score a hat trick versus Liverpool.
After already putting United in the lead during the first half, it was on the hour that the real moment of beauty happened.
The move started with a lovely cross field pass from Darren Fletcher to find Nani. His cross, which just evaded the head of Wayne Rooney, found Berbatov who caressed the ball on his thigh. The ball sat up perfectly for the Bulgarian striker to use all the instinct and technique in the world to volley the ball back over his head, crashing the underside of the crossbar and into the back of the net. Class.
And its glorious replays…
Liverpool hit back with 2 quick fire Gerrard set pieces before Berbatov completed his folklore legend of a day, guiding home a brilliant header into the far corner to win it for Manchester United with 7 minutes to play.