Manchester United 2 Liverpool 1. Beautiful result to seal a double over Liverpool this season and keep their 7 point lead at the top of the Premier League intact.
United recalled Danny Welbeck to the starting line up, a decision that paid off as he was named MOTM by Sky’s Gary Neville.
The Reds domianted the first half with the very promising midfield trio of Carrick, Cleverley and Kagawa playing some neat football, liking well with Welbeck and Van Persie to create enough chances to have the home crowd wondering how it was only 1-0 at HT.
A second did come, and despite Liverpool having the better of the 2nd half, United’s defence, leaky this season, held firm to see the Reds home.
My top GIF moments from the game were…
1. Patrice Evra play and pass
Patrice Evra plays a 1-2 with Shinji Kagawa before skipping past Steven Gerrard and then playing a stunning outside of the boot pass down the left wing to the advanced Kagawa.
2. Shinji Kagawa touch
Kagawa is slowly starting to settle with his new teamates, especailly the likes of Carrick and Cleverley who are able to use his quick feet and passing ability to get United ticking. This moment show off his brilliant touch as he takes a dropping ball into his possession.
3. Michael Carrick pass, Rafael touch, Robin van Persie effort
We have seen a lot more long passes by Carrick this season, something he has the ability to do. This time he spots the run of Rafael who gets in behind with a lovely first touch and crosses for Van Persie whose gorgeous flick effort is stopped by Skrtl.
4. Patrice Evra chip pass
Perhaps not the best area to be seeing this type of pass but he gets away with this first time dink pass thanks to some nice strength and control by Kagawa.
5. Robin van Persie skill flick attempt
Like we saw a little earlier, Robin van Persie again tries the flicked finished between his legs, this time on the half volley with some elevation. Beautiful effort from a stunning player.
The Man Utd GIF Goals
Bonus Red GIFs