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  • Date:09 Jan 2011
  • Kick-off:13:30
  • Venue:Old Trafford
  • Attendance:74,727
  • Giggs - pen (1)
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The referee brings the game to a close.

90:36 +0.36

Foul by Chris Smalling on David Ngog, free kick awarded. Jose Reina takes the direct free kick.

87:49

Oliveira Anderson takes a shot. Martin Kelly gets a block in. Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Ryan Giggs, Patrice Evra produces a overhead kick left-footed shot from deep inside the area which goes wide of the left-hand post.

86:17

Michael Owen has a shot on goal from outside the box which misses right.

83:51

Corner taken by Fabio Aurelio from the left by-line, Chris Smalling fouled by Daniel Agger, the ref awards a free kick. Tomasz Kuszczak takes the direct free kick.

83:14

Chris Smalling joins the action as a substitute, replacing Jonathan Evans. Centre by Patrice Evra, Dimitar Berbatov has a headed effort from close range and clears the bar.

80:22

Free kick awarded for a foul by Michael Owen on Leiva Lucas. Jonjo Shelvey has an effort direct from the free kick.

79:00

Corner taken left-footed by Ryan Giggs from the left by-line, clearance by David Ngog.

77:27

Martin Kelly crosses the ball, Headed effort from close range by David Ngog goes wide left of the target.

76:57

Dimitar Berbatov has an effort at goal from 25 yards. Save made by Jose Reina.

76:21

David Ngog on for Fernando Torres.

74:14

Javier Hernandez leaves the field to be replaced by Michael Owen.

71:38

Patrice Evra produces a cross, blocked by Martin Skrtel.

68:43

Rafael Da Silva takes a shot. Jose Reina makes a save. Dimitar Berbatov takes a shot. Save made by Jose Reina. Rafael Da Silva takes a shot. Save by Jose Reina. Ryan Giggs has a lobbed shot. Jose Reina makes a save. Corner taken left-footed by Ryan Giggs, Dimitar Berbatov takes a shot. Save by Jose Reina.

67:34

Dimitar Berbatov takes a shot. Jose Reina makes a save. Corner taken left-footed by Ryan Giggs to the near post, clearance by Leiva Lucas.

65:09

Javier Hernandez is ruled offside. Jose Reina takes the indirect free kick.

63:32

Oliveira Anderson shown a yellow card. Free kick awarded for a foul by Oliveira Anderson on Fernando Torres. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Fabio Aurelio, Tomasz Kuszczak makes a save. Corner from the right by-line taken by Fabio Aurelio, Jonathan Evans makes a clearance.

61:59

Oliveira Anderson joins the action as a substitute, replacing Darren Fletcher.

60:48

Ryan Babel takes a shot from 25 yards. Tomasz Kuszczak makes a save.

59:38

Raul Meireles goes off and Jonjo Shelvey comes on.

59:26

Ryan Babel comes on in place of Rodriguez Maxi.

57:55

Fernando Torres takes a shot. Blocked by Rio Ferdinand.

56:11

Centre by Rafael Da Silva.

55:08

Dimitar Berbatov produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that clears the bar.

54:23

The official flags Dimitar Berbatov offside. Martin Skrtel restarts play with the free kick.

53:55

Martin Kelly fouled by Dimitar Berbatov, the ref awards a free kick. Jose Reina takes the direct free kick.

50:19

Shot from 35 yards by Raul Meireles went harmlessly over the target.

49:15

Javier Hernandez sends in a cross, save by Jose Reina.

47:36 +2.36

Corner taken left-footed by Ryan Giggs to the near post, Jonathan Evans produces a header from deep inside the area and strikes the post.

47:21

Darren Fletcher delivers the ball, Close range header by Javier Hernandez goes wide of the left-hand post.

46:49

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Rafael Da Silva by Leiva Lucas. Direct free kick taken by Darren Fletcher.

46:45 +1.45

Martin Skrtel concedes a free kick for a foul on Dimitar Berbatov. Patrice Evra takes the free kick.

46:31

Michael Carrick takes a shot. Blocked by Martin Skrtel.

46:03

Corner taken right-footed by Luis Nani, Daniel Agger manages to make a clearance.

45:44 +0.44

Unfair challenge on Luis Nani by Leiva Lucas results in a free kick. Michael Carrick takes the direct free kick.

45:17

Ryan Giggs takes a outswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, clearance made by Daniel Agger.

44:17

Foul by Luis Nani on Raul Meireles, free kick awarded. Jose Reina takes the direct free kick.

43:38

Ryan Giggs takes a inswinging corner.

40:43

Effort on goal by Rodriguez Maxi from outside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.

40:43

Shot from just outside the box by Rodriguez Maxi goes over the target.

38:27

Rafael Da Silva concedes a free kick for a foul on Rodriguez Maxi. Daniel Agger takes the direct free kick.

37:35

Dirk Kuyt produces a right-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses left.

37:18

Luis Nani takes a shot. Save by Jose Reina.

36:07

Free kick awarded for a foul by Rafael Da Silva on Fernando Torres. Direct free kick taken by Daniel Agger.

34:44

Luis Nani decides to take a short corner.

31:50

Steven Gerrard sent off. Michael Carrick fouled by Steven Gerrard, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Rio Ferdinand.

29:03

The offside flag is raised against Fernando Torres. Rio Ferdinand takes the free kick.

28:46

Steven Gerrard takes a shot. Tomasz Kuszczak makes a save.

28:06

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Fernando Torres by Rio Ferdinand. Free kick taken by Fabio Aurelio.

22:20

Fernando Torres is ruled offside. Rio Ferdinand takes the free kick.

20:27

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Ryan Giggs from the left by-line to the near post, Steven Gerrard manages to make a clearance.

19:18

Steven Gerrard takes a shot from deep inside the box clearing the bar.

19:00

A cross is delivered by Martin Kelly, Jonathan Evans makes a clearance.

18:35

Rodriguez Maxi takes a shot. Tomasz Kuszczak makes a save.

17:10

Steven Gerrard takes a outswinging corner to the near post, Dimitar Berbatov manages to make a clearance.

14:20

Inswinging corner taken by Luis Nani from the left by-line played to the near post, Steven Gerrard makes a clearance.

13:56

Headed effort from inside the penalty area by Fernando Torres misses to the right of the target.

12:52

Javier Hernandez is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Jose Reina.

8:40

Darren Fletcher is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour. Free kick awarded for a foul by Darren Fletcher on Dirk Kuyt. Steven Gerrard takes the free kick.

7:21

Unfair challenge on Fernando Torres by Jonathan Evans results in a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Steven Gerrard, clearance by Darren Fletcher.

6:10

Free kick awarded for a foul by Michael Carrick on Steven Gerrard. Direct free kick taken by Leiva Lucas.

3:11

Fernando Torres has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the left of the goal.

2:42

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Dimitar Berbatov by Dirk Kuyt. Patrice Evra takes the direct free kick.

1:33

Penalty scored by Ryan Giggs. Man Utd 1-0 Liverpool.Foul by Daniel Agger on Dimitar Berbatov, Penalty awarded. Assist by Dimitar Berbatov.

The referee gets the game started.

The players leave the pitch at half time.

The referee gets the second half underway.

Match Preview

Rooney strains at leash Wayne Rooney could return to the Manchester United starting line-up for Sunday's FA Cup third-round tie with Liverpool at Old Trafford. It appeared Rooney would be condemned to spend a spell on the sidelines when he limped off with an ankle injury at West Brom on New Year's Day. However, the England forward startled many observers when he made his way back onto the field as United had already been reduced to 10 men. That decision cost Rooney a chance to figure in Tuesday's win over Stoke. But the 25-year-old has returned to training and could be in contention to face the Merseyside giants. "If it had been serious Wayne would not have come back on last week," said Ferguson. "Maybe it was not the right thing to do in terms of getting him ready for Tuesday's game. But he started work [on Thursday] and we just hope he will be all right for Sunday." Liverpool have confirmed that manager Roy Hodgson has left the club by mutual consent. Hodgson had been under huge pressure following poor results this season and the decision came as no surprise with the club 12th in the Barclays Premier League, just four points above the relegation zone. Kenny Dalglish will take control of team matters at Old Trafford and for the rest of the season. In a statement on the club's website, principal owner John Henry said: "We are grateful for Roy's efforts over the past six months, but both parties thought it in the best interests of the club that he stand down from his position as team manager. "We wish him all the best for the future."

Formation:442Manager: Alex Ferguson

Man Utd

Formation: 4411Manager: Kenny Dalglish

Liverpool

  • Tomasz Kuszczak
  • Rafael Da Silva
  • Rio Ferdinand
  • Jonathan Evans
  • Patrice Evra
  • Luis Nani
  • Michael Carrick
  • Darren Fletcher
  • Ryan Giggs
  • Dimitar Berbatov
  • Javier Hernandez
  • SUBS
  • Anders Lindegaard
  • Michael Owen
  • Oliveira Anderson
  • Chris Smalling
  • Fabio Da Silva
  • Gabriel Obertan
  • Darron Gibson

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Match Report

Dalglish era starts with loss Kenny Dalglish failed to get the dream start he was looking for as Manchester United ensured his second stint as the new Liverpool boss began with a 1-0 FA Cup defeat at Old Trafford. Dalglish arrived from Dubai on Saturday night after accepting the challenge of reviving the Merseysiders' fortunes, which have plummeted dramatically in recent times, culminating in Roy Hodgson's dismissal. And he certainly brought more conviction to his players and Liverpool's supporters. It will take rather more to create a winning team though, and while Dalglish can take heart from the way his side battled back following Ryan Giggs' controversial second-minute penalty and the dismissal of captain Steven Gerrard for a nasty first-half challenge on Michael Carrick, the Scot knows there is so much work to do. Still, his name brings hope, even if time has moved on since February 22, 1991, when Dalglish resigned in the wake of an epic 4-4 draw with Everton. Indeed, just eight days after Dalglish's dramatic decision to quit the club he will forever be linked with, came another significant day in English football - Giggs' United debut. That Giggs boasts a record 11 Premier League winners' medals, 855 appearances and 157 goals for the Old Trafford outfit just emphasises the time that has elapsed since Dalglish bestrode an Anfield outfit that were still worthy of their status as a football giant. There was a symmetry therefore about Giggs confidently striding up to dispatch a second-minute penalty that punctured so much of the optimism within the Dalglish bubble. Not that the Scot would have been entirely convinced by Howard Webb's penalty award. Few who saw the replay were, although Daniel Agger's unwise decision to stick out a leg did offer Dimitar Berbatov something to fall over. Unfortunately for Dalglish, it was not the last time he had reason to curse Webb, who steered the game towards its eventual outcome with two crucial decisions around the half hour. The first was a non-decision when Rafael thudded into Raul Meireles with a tackle that won the ball, but was also two-footed. Had Webb taken action for that, Gerrard might have thought twice about his own ill-fated lunge. But the World Cup final referee kept his cards in his pocket and waved play on. The same did not apply when Gerrard launched himself into England team-mate Carrick, going over the top of the United man, which Webb deemed reckless enough to merit instant dismissal. Having taken all this into account, and the remainder of an otherwise positive opening 45 minutes for his team, Dalglish loitered for just long enough after the half-time whistle to suggest he might take issue with Webb. In the end, he opted not to bother. The Scot's interval team talk could at least have reflected on decent opportunities for Fernando Torres, denied the chance to exert his superiority over Nemanja Vidic by the United skipper's absence, Gerrard and Maxi Rodriguez. He must also have known that United would dominate possession in the way his own side had done before Gerrard's departure. And if Javier Hernandez had been able to glance Darren Fletcher's right-wing cross into the bottom corner a couple of minutes after the restart, Liverpool would have had nothing worth fighting for anyway. As it turned out, the Mexican was off target. And though Liverpool did spend long periods chasing possession, roused by their supporters, who were gaining their own voice through Dalglish, they refused to give up. Ryan Babel brought a low save out of Tomasz Kuszczak before Fabio Aurelio sent a free-kick curling towards the top corner, forcing the Pole to claw the ball away. It took United some time to re-establish dominance, although when they did, two blocked shots, for Berbatov and Rafael, rejected penalty appeals for Jonny Evans and Giggs, both far more plausible than the one Webb gave, plus an excellent save from Reina to deny Patrice Evra, were scant reward for a thrilling melee. The sight of Michael Owen being introduced for United 16 minutes from time just added another surreal dimension to an amazing day. There was no goal for Owen against his old club, as Anderson and Evra went closest to increasing United's advantage before the final whistle.

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