(1-0) Gerrard 46'
(1-1) Rafael 51'
(1-2) Van Persie (Pen) 81
Awful performance by the referee...Think Liverpool played pretty good with 10 men.
Yeah I agree. I feel sorry for Liverpool, they controlled the majority of the game even with 10 men. As much as I don't like Shelvey, it was a 50/50 tackle and both players were in the air. Not a red for me. Valencia went down easy too. Considering Suarez didn't get a penalty up the other end its harsh. I think he's cried wolf once too many times :) Liverpool need another striker big time.
Valencia dived, no way in hell that was a penalty, Glen Johnson just touched him, slightest contact.
3 points, lovely! It always feel best when we didn't deserve it. Valencia's penalty was a penalty just as Suarez should have been but his reputation went before him. Just happy to see a penalty go in. I don't understand why we are not playing Cleverly and Anderson they were fantastic this time last season.
lets play like this for at least 5 games and things will look lovely no point in blaming the referee if we sleepwalk in our next game, i will judge the team on the results of games vs the Wigans and West Hams, they will give 3 points same as this game And at least 3 hard fixtures are behind us now
Red card was out of proportion, and it was never a penalty. And IF it WAS a penalty, then I think it was Suarez who whould have got one at the other side as well, cause he was touched at least as much. The players showed up for nothing today. This was all about the ref. What a shame. And I'm not even a Liverpool fan. I just hate it when matches get decided by a poor referee, which is far too often.
It's funny because Mark Lawrenson ( biggest Liverpool fanboy and ex Liverpool player) said on Match of the Day that he thought the ref had a "10 out of 10" game. And Colin Murry (another Liverpool fanboy) agreed!
You cant put all the blame on the ref. It was a pen for united and they managed to convert it. Suarez should of had a pen but look at the replay and look at how ott he is with his head and because he is known for going down easy the ref thought he was diving again. As for the red card you could see the ref did not want to send the player off but he had no choice because he was off his feet and caught the player. If Evans had cought the player too he would of beem sent off but he got the ball. Liverpool fans should be blaming there players or manager as it was in front of goal they lost the game. United had 2 chances and finsihed both of them liverpool had 7 and only finished 1 this is the difference between united and liverpool up front at the moment. Liverpool should of won the game but out playing or passing another team is not what wins you the game scoring more goals than the other team is what wins you games so stop blaming the ref every time your team dose not win a game and blame the players (thats not aimed at Liverpool fans direct thats aimed at all football fans)
if it's not for all his acting antics earlier in the game and I think the ref got tired of it altogether! that's what you get for always diving and asking for penalty and foul every 3 minutes! Valencia is not a diving type and that was a minor touch but he went down convincingly and if not for the replay, it's very believable! still WTF is United doing? going down 0-1 while against 10 men and never really have the game in control! it was pretty much 1 way traffic and even against 10, United conceded! and RVP's PK almost made me had a heart attack seeing Reina got his hands on the ball! it's lucky that it went in! United seriously need to train to take penalties!
the team played as far as their quality could take them, if we had world class attackers and sharper fullbacks things would have been different. we must ply consistently like this now
Mark Lawrenson has been the bigges UTD fanboy for years now and has showed his true colour over the years and even said UTD was going to win the season all last season. And constantly ripped City and Balotelli. As for the Reg he had an AWFUL game Evans should have been sent off too for that tackle both were at fault and it was a clear dive by Valencia. Thats 2 dives in 2 weeks by UTD now and 2 penaltys for it!. They are turning into a cheating team to get points. Guess thats the only way they can beat City, Arsenal and Chelsea now. As if they couldn't why do it?
Liverpool played a better first half imo, but I knew somehow United would win especially after the red card. Not a very exciting game at all.
Liverpool played better all 90 minutes even with 10 men but uniteds cheating ways and a bent ref came out to play as usual.
Ref was real poor throughout the match. I'm glad we got the 3 points but liverpool really should feel hard done since they really should've earned at least a draw... probably more than that. We really were outplayed the entire first half and even an even portion of the second half with an extra man on the pitch.
Our players just didn't look at it today. Poor performance but happy we got the result.
Liverpool dominated the majority of the game, its not been a good start to the season for them, and they were very unlucky!
And they chose that ref because they thought he was good... Smh
Liverpool could have won that game despite being 10 men down. Referee's performance was a total joke.
I hate blaming games on the ref, but this was a total joke. Not a red card, not a penalty. LFC had total control of the game until the red card was given, and even with 10 men we could've won it. All the players must feel upset over the loss, and hopefully that'll motivate them even more for next week's game. Suso, Sterling were both excellent and teenagers. Sterling gave Evra a lot of problems. Joe Allen put in a double shift today and he's been a gem since he moved here. Criticism over the transfer fee but he was definitely 15m well spent. Concerned over Agger and Kelly I hope they recover very soon. Shelvey is a terrific footballer, I don't have any contempt over his red-card and I think he will be a big player for the coming years. Rough start, but seeing lots of improvement week in and week out. Man City, Man Utd, Arsenal are tough games and so hopefully we'll see results with our next few fixtures.
the ref was poor, the red may have been a tad harsh but i can see why he gave it, you cant really jump into tackles these days.. i feel this will be your problem throughout the season tho seeing as you only have suarez as your goal getter. with all this possession and no options your gonna struggle to convert chances regardless of whether you outplay the team or not. gerrard was class today and so was sterling, he shouldnt of been subbed. but its about time we got a win at anfield in the prem again.
They both jumped into the tackle, Evans had two feet out, studs showing. He just came out the worse of the two.
You can see why he gave it? Then Evans should have been sent off too then. He went in 2 footed aswell! He should have sent 1 player off or none. That match showed clearly for all to see refs favour utd over other teams.
Man, that first goal by United was pretty nice. And who did they have between the posts? He played very well...hopefully replaces De Gea.
thats anders lindegaard. they signed him when they werent sure if de gea was coming to old trafford or not.
as a united fan i feel much more at ease when his in goals than de gea. his played a few games for united now and looks really confident and solid between the sticks.
OT: united looked dry today. not a typical united performance but we got the result. the ref didnt have the best game but i think he did a good enough job considering the whole build up to the match and the match itself.
Liverpool unlucky as usual. That red card was harsh
hahahaa liverfool up for a relegation battle this season, brendon is ruining the club even more than queen kenny was. YNWA = YOU'LL NEVER WIN AGAIN!
I feel most sorry for gerrard. He would have won so much more at another club.
didnt deserve to win. poor performance, couldnt keep the ball for even a minute against 10 men. but i'll take the 3 points though. dont really know how we've managed to win 4 out of 5 games so far, havent been playing well at all.
but seeing how United plays nowadays and still sitting at the top end of the table just shows how low it is the quality of EPL teams! Chelsea was terrible against Stoke, United was under par against Liverpool and City can't even keep a clean sheet! players also dive easily nowadays and asking for penalty every 5 minutes instead of letting the game flow and get the goals in open play! I hope they will stop trying to make the EPL looks like a joke and only riding on the broadcasting money! in terms of the games itself, MEH...most of the time, they are not even worth watching!
Deserve. I`m sick of that word. We play really bad, but still got the winning mentality which gives a victory. I call that deserved to win.
Well I wouldn't get too down Liverpool fans, you've played 3 really good in the first five games.
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