Man United 1 – 1 Liverpool
Adam Lallana’s late equaliser rescued a point for Liverpool at Old Trafford as Manchester United ended their flawless start to the Premier League season.
Liverpool were in search of their 18th successive league win to equal Manchester City’s top-flight record set between August and December 2017 but had to settle for a point after a scrappy encounter.
Marcus Rashford’s hotly contested first-half goal, allowed after a video assistant referee check for a foul by Victor Lindelof on Divock Origi, looked to be condemning Liverpool to their first league loss since they went down at Manchester City in January.
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United defended doggedly to hang on to their slender advantage, yet their hard work was undone when they allowed substitute Lallana to tap home Andy Robertson’s low cross in the 85th minute.
Looking to equal Manchester City’s record of 18 successive top-flight wins, Liverpool opened United up for the game’s first clear chance in the 34th minute when Mane squared to Roberto Firmino, whose side-footed effort was comfortably held by David de Gea.
United’s breakthrough caused acrimony among the away fans following a Victor Lindelof challenge on Origi, with referee Martin Atkinson allowing play to continue. Scott McTominay released Daniel James down the right and the Wales winger’s cross set up Rashford from close range.
Mane had the ball in the net eight minutes later but VAR did confirm he had used his arm when controlling Trent Alexander-Arnold’s high ball.
Klopp sent on Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain for Origi after an hour and the England international dragged a shot narrowly wide of De Gea’s goal, while Rashford went even closer at the other end with a rasping shot from just outside the box.
Fred flashed a spectacular shot just wide as it looked like United might extend their lead before Klopp’s substitutions took effect.
Naby Keita, on for Jordan Henderson, fed Robertson on Liverpool’s left to send in a cross that went through a crowed penalty area, allowing Lallana to convert at the back post.