Liverpool   1

Gerrard (46)

Man United   2

Rafael (51), van Persie (81)

23 September 2012 Anfield | Attendance: 44,263

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25Reinayellow card
2Johnson
37Skrtel
5Aggersub23
34Kelly
24Allen
8Gerrardgoal
33Shelveyred card
31Sterlingsub14
29Borinisub30
7Suarez
Subs:
11Assaidi
1Jones
3Enrique
4Sahin
14Hendersonsub31
23Carraghersub5
30Susosub29
Man United
13Lindegaard
2Rafaelgoalsub19
6Evans
5Ferdinand
3Evra
16Carrick
26Kagawasub14
11Giggs
17Nanisub22
20van Persiegoalyellow card
7Valencia
Subs:
1De Gea
8Anderson
14Hernandezsub26
19Welbecksub2
22Scholessub17yellow card
23Cleverley
28Buttner

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23/09/2012 14:16, Report by Steve Bartram
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hard-fought and finely poised. Suarez – fresh from having a viable penalty appeal turned down – drew a fine stop from Lindegaard with an arrowed left-footed effort. The Dane then tipped over Suso’s side-footed effort as Liverpool continued to threaten.

Though the game meandered as a stalemate, United benefited from a penalty award with fifteen minutes remaining - only the Reds' second at Anfield in Sir Alex's Old Trafford reign. Valencia showed tremendous speed to nip between Johnson and Daniel Agger and reach a loose ball, and as the Ecuadorian bore down on Pepe Reina and weighed up his options, Johnson’s attempts to recover only culminated in Valencia being bundled to the ground.

Van Persie was among three players to have missed spot-kicks for the Reds already this term, and the pressure was further heaped on the Dutchman as he faced a four-minute wait to take his kick as Agger received treatment and was subsequently stretchered from the field.

When play restarted, however, van Persie beat Reina’s valiant effort and smashed his kick high into the Spaniard’s goal. Chicharito was introduced in place of Kagawa to retain United’s counter-attacking menace, but once again the hosts might have scored as Martin Kelly got between Evra and Evans to head Johnson’s cross narrowly wide of Lindegaard’s goal.

That was as close as Liverpool came to levelling matters, despite eight minutes of added time, and instead United could bask in the unfamiliar glory of winning at Anfield for the first time in half a decade.

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