07/01/2011 11:24, Report by James Shaw
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History favours the Reds

United and Liverpool renew the most intense rivalry in English football on Sunday when the sides run out at Old Trafford in the FA Cup third round.

The two clubs have met 15 times in the competition, with United winning eight, drawing four and losing three. We take a look at the victories…

07/02/1903 (2-1)
First round, Bank Street

The teams’ first FA Cup meeting of the 20th century was played in front of a crowd of 15,000 at United’s old Bank Street ground. Glaswegian centre-forward Jack Peddie scored both United's goals, with Sam Raybould finding the net for the visitors.

24/01/1948 (3-0)
Fourth round, Goodison Park

Bizarrely, this was a “home” game (at the time, the Reds played at Maine Road but City were also drawn at home in the cup). The strange venue didn’t hamper the Reds, as goals from Johnny Morris, Charlie Mitten and Jack Rowley helped the Reds to a comprehensive win. United went on to lift the FA Cup, beating Blackpool 4-2 in the final.

30/01/1960 (3-1)
Fourth round, Anfield
Matt Busby was still rebuilding his team following the Munich air disaster when United travelled to Anfield to play the then Second Division side Liverpool. Warren Bradley, a signing from amateur side Bishop Auckland, opened the scoring and Bobby Charlton went on to add two more before Johnny Wheeler grabbed a consolation for the home side.

21/05/1977 (2-1)
Final, Wembley

All the goals came in a frantic five-minute spell during the second half to enthrall a packed Wembley Stadium. Stuart Pearson put United ahead after 50 minutes but two minutes later the Merseysiders levelled with a wonder strike from Jimmy Case. Jimmy Greenhoff then deflected home the winner from Lou Macari's shot on 55 minutes. The victory prevented Liverpool from achieving a then unprecedented Treble. Phew.

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