Wednesday September 25, 2013 3rd Round Finished Old Trafford

  1. League Cup - Suarez impresses on return but United claim narrow win over Liverpool

    League Cup - Suarez impresses on return but United claim narrow win over Liverpool

    Luis Suarez's return could not prevent Liverpool suffering a 1-0 loss to Manchester United in the League Cup third round. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Manchester United
    • Liverpool
    • 90+3' There goes the final whistle! A 1-0 win for Manchester United in the end. Harsh on Liverpool, but United progress.
    • 90+1' We are into three minutes of time added on.
    • 89' Off goes Nani and on comes Danny Welbeck for the home side.
    • 88' United support making immense noise. A change coming here for United to waste a few seconds.
    • 87' De Gea across his line to claw out a Henderson effort. Suarez sets up Kolo Toure, but he drives the ball wide from 12 yards. Another Liverpool chance eludes them.
    • 86' Evans with an illegal block on Sterling. Another free-kick chance for Liverpool, but this time Suarez's effort careers straight into the wall.
    • 85' Henderson and Giggs having a word or two about something. United fans sense their side are almost over the line here.
    • 84' Sterling with a cross for Liverpool. All too easy for De Gea to collect before Suarez fails to keep the ball in play out wide.
    • 83' United know one more goal here will make sure of victory here. Easier said than done.
    • 82' Raheem Sterling has been wheeled on for Liverpool with Victor Moses departing the scene.
    • 81' Giggs clearly fouled on the charge for United by Srtel. Referee waves play on before Rooney's shot is deflected into the arms of Mignolet.
    • 80' Carrick has replaced Hernandez for the home side with Januzaj taking over from Kagawa.
    • 79' Buttner goes between Kolo Toure and Skrtel. Appeals for a penalty, but never a spot-kick.
    • 78' Suarez racing into the United box, but he can't control the high ball over the top as De Gea is off his line to collect.
    • 77' Another powerful effort from Rooney, but Mignolet is equal to the task to repel that effort. Plenty of pace on that shot, but Liverpool survive.
    • 76' Mignolet plunges to his right to make a solid stop. Does really well to read that Rooney effort from the free-kick.
    • 75' Henderson the latest man into the book for tugging back Rafael as he burst through. 22 yards from the visiting goal. Rooney is studying this one.
    • 74' Stunning 25-yard free-kick from Suarez. Flicks Jones on the way through before flying off the top of the bar and over.
    • 73' Suarez taken out of the game late by Jones, who is booked for that one.
    • 72' Moses with a powerful header at goal, but straight at De Gea who makes a solid stop. Liverpool continue pressing. Lovely cross by Enrique from out wide.
    • 71' Ball breaks to Suarez in the United box. Earns himself some space with a neat turn, but he drives the ball into the side of the United net.
    • 70' Buttner complaining to a linesman as Liverpool are awarded a corner that Moses will take.
    • 69' Suarez sending Sturridge clear on the run, but just too far away from the United goal as the home side block the cross.
    • 68' On comes Martin Kelly for Liverpool, off goes Lucas who has been sitting on a booking for the evening.
    • 67' Suarez with a blatant late pull back on Buttner. Change coming here for Liverpool.
    • 66' Gerrard unhappy about that effort. Liverpool trying to restore parity as they continue to push and probe with some patience.
    • 65' Enrique meets the ball on the run after more smart play by Suarez, but he screws the shot wide of the goal. Well wide in the end.
    • 64' Lovely driving run by Kagawa. Unloaded the shot from distance, but the ball clips the bar before flying over. Excellent play there.
    • 63' United have not lost to Liverpool at Old Trafford since a 4-1 Premier League defeat in March 2009.
    • 62' Wonder when a change or two will be made. Has been quite a hectic cup tie this one.
    • 61' Rafael with an eager run down a flank, but some smart defensive play by Enrique cuts out that danger.
    • 60' Nani tries an optimistic volley from the edge of the Liverpool box, but he can't keep the effort down as the ball clears the bar by some margin.
    • 59' Javier Hernandez has scored in each of his last three starts for Manchester United.
    • 58' Kagawa sets up Nani after some inventive play by Hernandez, but Nani ends up firing the shot miles over. United continue to hold this 1-0 lead.
    • 57' Mistake to lose possession by Smalling ends up with Suarez seeing a deflected shot fly wide of the goal.
    • 56' Wayne Rooney has netted three times in his last three home games against Liverpool in all competitions.
    • 55' Suarez drives a shot at goal. Liverpool earn a corner, but Suarez is tackled by Buttner for another corner that Evans clears with his head.
    • 54' Some stunning forward play by Suarez and Sturridge to create that chance. This game still well in the melting pot.
    • 53' Real chance for Henderson from 12 yards, but he side foots the shot wide. What a chance that is for the equaliser.
    • 52' United have taken real heart from that opening goal as Enrique gets back to make a timely tackle on Kagawa. Jones can't get a shot away seconds later.
    • 51' A booking then for Kolo Toure for a bit of a cynical late challenge on the rampaging run of Rooney. Can have few complaints about that.
    • 50' 39 seconds of the second half that goal came for United. Enrique the man failing to cover the run of Hernandez.
    • 49' Chance for Sturridge in space, but he hesitates when he looked set to pull the trigger. Solid defending by United to cut out the threat.
    • 48' That goal meant a lot to United manager David Moyes. United in the driving seat in this contest. Some fine play by Hernandez in the box.
    • 47' GOAL! Hernandez flicks the Rooney corner into the net from close range. Awful defending by Liverpool. United lead 1-0.
    • 46' United get the second half started as they chase this opening goal.
    • 45+1' There goes the whistle for the break! 0-0 in this one. Not too many chances at either end.
    • 44' We are into one minute of time added on in the first half.
    • 43' United regain the ball seconds later. Move it from side to side in defence with some relish.
    • 42' Henderson taking up a nice position out wide. Liverpool content to go backwards to retain possession. Very much in keeping with Brendan Rodgers' take on the game.
    • 41' Daniel Sturridge has scored for Liverpool in the last two games between the two sides.
    • 40' Giggs nudges the pass into the path of Kagawa, but Kolo Toure is well placed to make a strong challenge out wide.
    • 39' Sakho with a decent clearing header after Kagawa had teased over a cross from out wide.
    • 38' Giggs joins Lucas in the book after he cut Moses to the ground. Nothing much in that.
    • 37' Neither side in control of this contest. First goal could go a long way to deciding the winner.
    • 36' Lucas picks up a booking for a rash late challenge on Jones. Liverpool boss Rodgers far from happy about that decision.
    • 35' Giggs with a chip, but no real direction on the delivery as it ends up safely in the arms of Mignolet.
    • 34' Skrtel with a fairly wild tackle on Nani as he raced back. Free-kick to the home side now.
    • 33' Giggs penalised for a late one on Sturridge. United forced to defend another free-kick situation, but Gerrard's delivery is not up to the mark as United break.
    • 32' Suarez with the corner, but all too easy for De Gea to come off his line and collect the cross.
    • 31' Another ball fired into the heart of the United box, but Smalling is again the man in the right place to nudge the cross over his bar.
    • 30' Smalling does well again to cut out the Henderson ball with Sturridge just behind him. Corner to the visiting side.
    • 29' Decent spot of vision by Kagawa to find Hernandez on the run into the heart of the Liverpool box, but he eventually runs out of space before clipping the ball high and wide of goal.
    • 28' Liverpool are unbeaten in their last six away matches in all competitions, winning four and drawing two.
    • 27' Liverpool the dominant force over the past 15 minutes or so without creating too much of note.
    • 26' Jones with a late challenge on Suarez. Liverpool continue to look to build from deep.
    • 25' Suarez ends up driving the ball across the face of goal seconds later. Decent idea, but no chance of anybody connecting with that as it flies behind the United goal.
    • 24' Some more decent attacking play involving Sturridge to earn a corner. Smalling heads behind his goal for another corner that Gerrard can throw in.
    • 23' Gerrard slides the ball out wide to Enrique, but all too easy for De Gea to grasp that high cross out of the air.
    • 22' Manchester United and Liverpool have met four times before in the League Cup with Liverpool winning the 1983 and 2003 finals. As well as a fourth-round home tie in 1985. United won a third-round game at Old Trafford in 1991.
    • 21' Lucas with a lovely pass into the path of Sturrige on the run. His shot blocked by Smalling. Liverpool looking a lot better here on the ball.
    • 20' Enrique with a superb ball over the top of Evans. Suarez with the first touch, but the second enables De Gea to come off his line to gather the loose ball.
    • 19' Sturridge quickly to latch onto the pass from Suarez, but the finish is not there. Some nice link-up play by the Liverpool forward pairing.
    • 18' Game speeding from end to end as Nani drives the cross into the arms of Mignolet. Rafael nowhere to be seen as Enrique galloped into the visiting area.
    • 17' Moses opts for a cutback to Suarez in the United box, but his shot is blocked. Gerrard looked to be the better option to receive the pass.
    • 16' Sakho coming across to make sure Rafael can't inflict any damage from out wide. United with over 60 percent of possession in these opening exchanges.
    • 15' Another United corner sees Mignolet come to collect, but Jones is diligent in racing back to help cut out the danger. Liverpool looking to break at speed and with plenty of bodies.
    • 14' Moses and Sturridge try to play some cute little triangles, but the ball is just behind the feet of Suarez as the move breaks down.
    • 13' Nani fails to beat the first man with the corner which is a bit annoying for all concerned. Especially the United defenders who came up for the prospective header.
    • 12' Rafael with a decent ball into the heart of the Liverpool box, but Skrtel reads that cross superbly well to clear the danger.
    • 11' Kolo Toure can't quite land on the end of the corner as United clear the danger before heading to the visiting end of the pitch.
    • 10' Suarez to Enrique, but the chip to the back post is headed past his own post by Buttner with Sturridge lurking.
    • 9' Kagawa takes up a decent position out wide, but the cross flies out of play with Mignolet pedalling back in case the ball dropped under the bar.
    • 8' Kagawa showing some optimism with a run to around 22 yards of the visting goal, but the shot lacks any bite as Mignolet dives to his right to make a comfortable enough stop.
    • 7' Henderson just failing to pick out the run of Suarez as Smalling again reads the threat with some ease to make sure the through ball can't cause any damage.
    • 6' Kagawa with a late challenge on Moses as Liverpool are allowed some time to take the heat off their defence for a few moments.
    • 5' Enrique forced to clear the danger before Rooney sees a shot deflect over seconds later. United on the offensive here early on.
    • 4' Nani finds Hernandez whose shot is blocked before Liverpool do well again moments later to block the effort from Nani on the rebound. Decent stuff from United.
    • 3' Jones pounces on a loose ball, but Giggs can't find a team-mate with a little flick on as Skrtel tackles before clearing.
    • 2' Smalling having to look lively early on to nod the ball back to De Gea in the United goal under pressure from Suarez. Both teams flying into the challenges out there.
    • 1' Liverpool - eight times winners of this tournament - get the action off and running.
    • 19:40 Teams on their way out. A cracking atmosphere inside Old Trafford for this one. Could be a classic evening between two strong sides out there.
    • 19:35 Here is a quick rundown as we look at seven ways Luis Suarez could embarrass himself this evening. Again.
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    • 19:30 The draw for the fourth round of the League Cup will take place immediately after this match.
    • 19:25 Full teams and substitutes: Manchester United: De Gea; Rafael, Evans, Smalling, Büttner; Nani, Jones, Giggs, Kagawa; Rooney, Hernandez...subs: Anderson, Carrick, Welbeck, Fabio, Zaha, Amos, Januzaj////Liverpool: Mignolet; Toure, Sakho, Skrtel, Enrique; Henderson, Lucas, Gerrard, Moses; Suarez, Sturridge...subs: Jones, Alberto, Aspas, Sterling, Ibe, Kelly, Wisdom.
    • 19:25 Brendan Rodgers (Liverpool): "It has been a really difficult time for (Suarez) not playing games. How he has prepared himself over the last number of weeks has been fantastic. He's really champing at the bit to help the team. Everyone knows the depth of his quality and his attitude. Once he gets back on the field again he will show what he has shown since he's been here."
    • 19:20 David Moyes (Manchester United): "If ever there was a group of players I would expect (a reaction from after a defeat) it is the Manchester United players. They react and that is what they will do. Every manager has bad days and bad results. I am no different.”
    • 19:15 Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has no doubts striker Luis Suarez is ready for action after a lengthy spell on the sidelines. Centre-back Daniel Agger is not risked as he struggles with a side strain which forced him off in Saturday's defeat to Southampton. Jose Enrique comes in for Agger with Mamadou Sakho expected to fill in for Agger at the heart of the visiting defence. Sturridge and Suarez are set to combine up front for Liverpool.
    • 19:10 Robin van Persie misses out after he failed to recover from the groin injury that kept him out of Sunday's 4-1 Premier League defeat at Manchester City. Manager David Moyes makes eight changes with Javier Hernandez, Jonny Evans and Shinji Kagawa starting the match. Ryan Giggs is also in from the outset as United aim to rebuild morale after their thumping defeat by local rivals City. Patrice Evra, infamously racially abused by Suarez in 2011, is not in the United squad.
    • 19:05 Teams: Manchester United: De Gea; Rafael, Smalling, Evans, Buttner; Nani, Jones, Giggs, Kagawa; Rooney, Hernandez////Liverpool: Mignolet, Toure, Sakho, Skrtel, Enrique, Henderson, Lucas, Gerrard, Moses, Suarez, Sturridge
    • 19:00 Good evening and welcome to LIVE coverage of Manchester United against Liverpool from the third round of the League Cup at Old Trafford. The big news is the return of Luis Suarez for the visiting side after his 10-match ban for biting Branislav Ivanovic of Chelsea back in April.
  • Summary

    • 87' De Gea across his line to claw out a Henderson effort. Suarez sets up Kolo Toure, but he drives the ball wide from 12 yards. Another Liverpool chance eludes them.
    • 77' Another powerful effort from Rooney, but Mignolet is equal to the task to repel that effort. Plenty of pace on that shot, but Liverpool survive.
    • 76' Mignolet plunges to his right to make a solid stop. Does really well to read that Rooney effort from the free-kick.
    • 75' Henderson the latest man into the book for tugging back Rafael as he burst through. 22 yards from the visiting goal. Rooney is studying this one.
    • 73' Suarez taken out of the game late by Jones, who is booked for that one.
    • 72' Moses with a powerful header at goal, but straight at De Gea who makes a solid stop. Liverpool continue pressing. Lovely cross by Enrique from out wide.
    • 71' Ball breaks to Suarez in the United box. Earns himself some space with a neat turn, but he drives the ball into the side of the United net.
    • 64' Lovely driving run by Kagawa. Unloaded the shot from distance, but the ball clips the bar before flying over. Excellent play there.
    • 53' Real chance for Henderson from 12 yards, but he side foots the shot wide. What a chance that is for the equaliser.
    • 51' A booking then for Kolo Toure for a bit of a cynical late challenge on the rampaging run of Rooney. Can have few complaints about that.
    • 47' GOAL! Hernandez flicks the Rooney corner into the net from close range. Awful defending by Liverpool. United lead 1-0.
    • 38' Giggs joins Lucas in the book after he cut Moses to the ground. Nothing much in that.
    • 36' Lucas picks up a booking for a rash late challenge on Jones. Liverpool boss Rodgers far from happy about that decision.
    • 21' Lucas with a lovely pass into the path of Sturrige on the run. His shot blocked by Smalling. Liverpool looking a lot better here on the ball.
    • 10' Suarez to Enrique, but the chip to the back post is headed past his own post by Buttner with Sturridge lurking.
    • 5' Enrique forced to clear the danger before Rooney sees a shot deflect over seconds later. United on the offensive here early on.
    • 4' Nani finds Hernandez whose shot is blocked before Liverpool do well again moments later to block the effort from Nani on the rebound. Decent stuff from United.
    • 19:25 Full teams and substitutes: Manchester United: De Gea; Rafael, Evans, Smalling, Büttner; Nani, Jones, Giggs, Kagawa; Rooney, Hernandez...subs: Anderson, Carrick, Welbeck, Fabio, Zaha, Amos, Januzaj////Liverpool: Mignolet; Toure, Sakho, Skrtel, Enrique; Henderson, Lucas, Gerrard, Moses; Suarez, Sturridge...subs: Jones, Alberto, Aspas, Sterling, Ibe, Kelly, Wisdom.
    • 19:05 Teams: Manchester United: De Gea; Rafael, Smalling, Evans, Buttner; Nani, Jones, Giggs, Kagawa; Rooney, Hernandez////Liverpool: Mignolet, Toure, Sakho, Skrtel, Enrique, Henderson, Lucas, Gerrard, Moses, Suarez, Sturridge

Team Line-up & Ratings

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    • Player Y! Users Expert My Rating
      Goalkeeper
      6.3 7
      Defenders
      6 7
      5.4 8
      5.5 8
      5.6 7
      Midfielders
      Substitution Out73′ 6.5 6
      Substitution Out90′ 5.6 7
      Yellow Card 5.4 7
      Yellow Card 5.6 7
      6.8 7
      Strikers
      Goal Substitution Out74′ 7.2 7
      Subs
      Substitution In74′ 4.2 6
      Substitution In90′ 4.2 6
      Substitution In73′ 5.1 6
    • Player Y! Users Expert My Rating
      Goalkeeper
      6.3 7
      Defenders
      5.5 7
      Yellow Card 5.9 7
      5.6 7
      5.8 6
      Midfielders
      6 7
      Yellow Card 5.5 6
      6.2 8
      Substitution Out82′ 5.7 7
      Yellow Card Substitution Out68′ 5.7 5
      Strikers
      6.4 7
      Subs
      Substitution In68′ 6.3 7
      Substitution In82′ 4.2 6

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  1. I would have preferred 3 points

    From Politician Stole My Money, on Thu 26 Sep 18:37
  2. I would have preferred 3 points

    From Politician Stole My Money, on Thu 26 Sep 18:36
  3. I would have preferred 3 points

    From Politician Stole My Money, on Thu 26 Sep 18:36
  4. Manchester United were far too open for my liking, with­ better finishing the Scousers could have scored several­ goals, which is all very worrying as a Man U supporter.

    From Politician Stole My Money, on Thu 26 Sep 18:35
  5. I thought this was the "Micky Mouse" cup????­ Oh now its important lol

    From What ya mean fool, on Thu 26 Sep 15:12
  6. Man utd playing at home and thay had to play on the­ break that is how bad thay are now thay will win­ nothing at all under him

    From philip s, on Thu 26 Sep 13:07
  7. the "expert" gave gerrard 7? did gerrard even­ play

    From Stan Mac, on Thu 26 Sep 9:49
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    Can't see Liverpool finishing ahead of United,­ City, Spurs, Arsenal and Chelsea or Everton in the­ league this season so it looks like the F.A. Cup is­ their only route to Europe next season, it's only­ September and already Liverpool's season hangs by a­ thread. LOVE IT! Yak! yak! yak!

    From Sid, on Thu 26 Sep 7:57
  9. bad result last night.

    From , on Thu 26 Sep 7:42
  10. I am delighted that he decides to use smalling and­ Evans! Vidic and rio are too slow now! Sure Evans and­ smalling will make mistakes now and then, but all of­ that will slowly disappear little by little with more­ games! United's midfield looked more stronger with­ jones instead of Carrick! And more quicker and ideas­ with kagawa rather then young. Carrick, young can be­ backups not first teams. Kagawa, junazaj, jones should­ have some say in midfield

    From Clement L, on Thu 26 Sep 2:18
  11. It was nice to see Rafael back although Nani's game­ is not quick enough for the team to benefit from­ Raphaels speed up the wing, Jones was strong, Evans­ looked quicker than Rio and Vid in his first game,­ superb, Kagawa, Henandez, Rooney all very good,­ thought Zaha should have got a sniff under his belt.­ Much better but a lot to do, John.

    From , on Thu 26 Sep 1:34
  12. wel its a good recovery for united and may be a simple­ revenge

    From Zylem ronnie, on Thu 26 Sep 0:00
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    2 #$%$ teams who can't score a goal played

    From Sophia, on Wed 25 Sep 22:46
  14. NOBODY CAN FIT MAN U

    From WESLEY, on Wed 25 Sep 22:44
  15. Impressed by Liverpool performance despite the unlucky­ break that led to the goal. If they had played like­ this on Saturday, they would be still be unbeaten in­ the league. Great ball possession, numerous chances­ etc. What can we say on "bad boy" Suarez,­ despite being real sharp, he was still a thorn on the­ entire Man u defense. Focus on the league and the wins­ will keep coming. You will never walk alone.

    From Gidy, on Wed 25 Sep 22:38
  16. No comment except to say that we could not beat a­ second string United team even with our full strength.­ Are we really going forward? Two loses in a matter of 4­ days is hardly any sign of progress. If we could not­ beat United, could we not at least draw them and bring­ them back to Anfield to have the job finished. That to­ me is the measure of a team that is making real and­ genuine progress.

    From O.S., on Wed 25 Sep 22:27
  17. B. Miller's favorite team won't win the Premier­ League, but they snagged a cute little win at Old­ Trafford today! Congratulations, B. Miller!

    From Justin, on Wed 25 Sep 22:09
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    Kelly man of the match? What game were these people­ watching? Enrique should've been motm for LFC

    From F, on Wed 25 Sep 21:58
  19. y O Y do I still watch football at 51 ..... so over­ rated over pay'ed losers

    From mark, on Wed 25 Sep 21:54
  20. nice match GGMU

    From Oleg, on Wed 25 Sep 21:53
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