Friday 20 April 2018

Liverpool v Manchester United: six of the best

1988 Liverpool 3-3 Man Utd

Manchester United went 3-1 down to goals from Peter Beardsley, Steve McMahon and Gary Gillespie but Bryan Robson (with his second) and Gordon Strachan put United back on level terms. Liverpool went on to take the title, but United pushed them hard.

1994 Liverpool 3-3 Man Utd

United took a 3-0 lead with goals from Ryan Giggs, Steve Bruce and Denis Irwin. However, a double from Nigel Clough and a bullet header from Neil Ruddock temporarily saved Liverpool manager Graeme Souness from the sack.

1995 Man Utd 2-2 Liverpool

The match signified the triumphant return of Eric Cantona following his kung-fu kick suspension. The Frenchman earned United a point from the penalty spot and celebrated by swinging from a pole behind the goal.

2003 Liverpool 2-0 Man Utd

Liverpool upset the odds in the League Cup final at the Millennium Stadium and defeated a star-studded United side. Goals from Steven Gerrard and Michael Owen with were enough to claim the trophy for Gérard Houllier's side.

1996 Man Utd 1 Liverpool 0

FA Cup excitement was even more feverish than usual when the two giants and bitter rivals clashed at Wembley in the final. United had just secured their third league title in four years but the game was a let-down after such a big build-up. Eric Cantona's cool volley five minutes from time settled the issue as United became the first team to win the competition nine times.

2010 Man Utd 3-2 Liverpool

A Dimitar Berbatov hat-trick put paid to a spirited Liverpool fightback. Berbatov had put United 2-0 up before Steven Gerrard scored twice. The Bulgarian had the final say though, heading in with six minutes left but the match will be forever remembered for his spectacular overhead kick for United's second goal.

Irish Independent

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