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.
Manchester United again came from behind to salvage a draw at West Ham in the 3rd Round of the FA Cup thanks to some injury time magic.
United will be in the hat for next round draw but will need to see off West Ham at the second attempt in the replay next week.
The Reds rested some key players and started with the diamond formation seen a few times this season. It helped United start really well, with Scholes, Cleverley, Kagawa, and the pushed forward Rafael played some neat passing football.
Disappointingly for United, once ahead they allowed West Ham to get back into the game and the home side pushed on. There were not many chances for United to draw level into a few moments of pure genius rescued the game.
Manchester United will go into the new year 7 points clear at the top of the table as they beat West Bromich Albion 2-0 at Old Trafford to end 2012 in a positive mood.
United rested Robin van Persie and with Wayne Rooney out injured gave Danny Welbeck the chance to start as well as the return of Japanese playmaker, Shinji Kagawa.
The Reds dominated the first half but only had one goal to show it for it. This gave WBA encouragement as they started to press for an equaliser. United’s leaky defence held strong, with the returning Nemanja Vidic, alongside Jonny Evans looking like his former self.
United capped the game, and the year in stunning fashion with a late second goal.
Manchester United kept their 6 point lead at the top of the table intact with a comfortable 3-1 over Sunderland at Old Trafford.
It was vital that United built on the great work of their win over City and with the nearest rivals winning earlier in the day, the Reds knew what they needed to do.
They started brilliantly, with the central midfield duo of Michael Carrick and Tom Cleverley playing neat passing football and all the attackers looking dangerous with every attack.
United took the opportunity at 3-0 to give Nemanja Vidic a run out on his return from injury which was great to see, and ensured he was fully tested by bringing on Giggs and Scholes to protect from the middle (!).
There were some lovely goals and plenty of great play. Here are my Top 5 GIF Moments…
Manchester United kept their 100% record in this seasons Champions Leauge intact with a 2-1 win away in Romania.
United made it hard for themselves when yet more poor defending allowed Cluj to take the lead early on. United recovered with a goal in each half to take home the 3 vital points.
United played a very safe game, one built on keeping possession, more so once they had taken the lead. This kept real high quality attacks to a minimum as they looked to keep it processional and come away with the win.
There were however, so nice moments to enjoy. Here are my picks…