Paul McGrath (left) and John Gidman contest the ball with Liverpool's Paul Walsh in the 1985 FA Cup semi-final replay.

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26/01/2012 09:00, Report by Sean Mullan
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Liverpool cup classics

United 2-2 Liverpool, Semi-final, 13/04/1985  
United 2-1 Liverpool, Semi-final replay, 17/04/1985
Another semi-final and another replay required after a 2-2 draw at Goodison. Bryan Robson fired United in front after Liverpool failed to clear a corner, but Ronnie Whelan levelled things up just three minutes from time. The Reds again went ahead when Frank Stapleton scored from the edge of the area in extra-time, but another last-gasp equaliser, this time from Paul Walsh, ensured the need for a second game. At Maine Road, Liverpool took the lead through a Paul McGrath own goal, but Robson and Mark Hughes responded to put United through. Ron Atkinson’s side went on to defeat Everton in the final.

United 2-1 Liverpool, Fourth Round, 24/01/1999
Current United striker Michael Owen headed the visitors in front after only three minutes at Old Trafford, and for a long time it seemed as if Liverpool would finally end their dreadful FA Cup record against the Reds, having lost the final to an Eric Cantona strike three seasons earlier. But United’s famous never-say-die attitude came to the fore and Dwight Yorke equalised from close range on 88 minutes, before Ole Gunnar Solskjaer slotted home on the stroke of full-time. Sir Alex Ferguson’s men went on to lift the trophy with victory over Newcastle at Wembley, and it wouldn’t be the last late comeback in that famous Treble-winning season...

United 1-0 Liverpool, Third Round, 09/01/2011
Kenny Dalglish brought his Liverpool side to Old Trafford for his first game back in charge of the club, but United were in no mood to be charitable. The hosts were awarded a penalty in the very first minute when Daniel Agger brought down Dimitar Berbatov, and Ryan Giggs stepped up to convert from the spot. Steven Gerrard was sent off just after the half-hour for a two-footed lunge on Michael Carrick and United saw out the game on top, unlucky not to add more goals.

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