Manchester United finally avenge their loss at Old Trafford Stadium last season by goal from Wayne Rooney, Juan Mata and Robin Van Persie. The Red Devils already lead by two goal in the first half by goal from Wayne Rooney on 12′ and Juan Mata on 40′. Van Persie finally extend the gap between two team by put his name on the scoreboard on 71.
United successfully get another three points after an outstanding performance of their Spanish goalkeeper, David De Gea, who successfully block the chance from Mario Balotelli and Raheem Sterling. This victory ensure United on third place of the league table after collecting 31 points from 16 matches, while Liverpool stay at the ninth place with 21 points. This result extend The Reds record who never win on their last three matches.
Liverpool get their first chance after their handed a corner in the beginning of the game, but the ball still can be cleared from the goal line. Liverpool get their second chance from a counterattack. Raheem Sterling finds himself one by one against De Gea, but he fails to finish it as the Spaniard parry the ball away. On 12′, United get their first chance after Antonio Valencia successfully dribble past Joe Allen and send the ball to Wayne Rooney, who successfully run from Phillippe Coutinho and he put it to the back of the net. United 1 Liverpool 0.
Liverpool almost score an equalizer when Steven Gerrard release a shot to right side of the goal, but the ball fails to find the target. The Reds get their second chance to equalize after Sterling receive a past from Adam Lallana on the right side of the net, but De Gea still can parry it away. Another chance for Liverpool after Albert Moreno receive a cross in the side of United’s box, but he fails to control the ball and Valencia clear it away on 33′. United finally double their lead five minutes before the break. Ashley Young who run on the left side successfully deliver a cross to the penalty box which meet the head of Juan Mata. United lead two goals to nil on the break.
In the beginning of second half, Jordan Henderson get his chance after receive a pass from the left side of the field, but his header can’t find the net. On 50′, Liverpool get another great chance after Raheem Sterling successfully intercept the pass from Evans and he almost get pass De Gea, but the ball still hit the right foot of the goalkeeper which resulting a counterattack for United, but Brad Jones do great to stop the chance. United almost get their third goal after a quick freekick from the right side of the field receive by Valencia and he send a cross which meet Van Persie foot, but the Dutch man failed to score.
Liverpool response quickly, a ball comes off Sterling after being stopped by Phil Jones, but the ball fall into Mario Balotelli’s foot. The Italian release a shot which still can be parried by De Gea, score remains unchanged. United finally score their third goal after a great play from Juan Mata who receive a rebound from a blocked pass from Wayne Rooney. The Spaniard then send a through ball to Robin Van Persie before the Dutch man send the ball into the back of the net. United 3 Liverpool 0.
De Gea continue his outstanding performance after he makes a diving save to block a shot from Balotelli which pass United’s defender. Balotelli get another chance from outside of United’s box but his shot is still wide. The Italian get another chance after he chase a through pass, but De Gea still parried it away. Four minutes before the final whistle, United get a chance after Van Persie control the ball and leave Kolo Toure before release a shot, but Brad Jones can parry it away from the goal.