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Clearance made by Jonny Evans.
The referee signals the end of the game.
The ball is swung over by Rafael Da Silva.
Wayne Rooney gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Sanchez Jose Enrique.
Luis Nani goes off and Danny Welbeck comes on.
Kolo Toure takes a shot and missed to the left of the goal.
Short corner taken by Raheem Sterling from the left by-line.
Phil Jones challenges Raheem Sterling unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Martin Skrtel takes the free kick.
Handball decision goes against Ryan Giggs.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Kolo Toure on Wayne Rooney.
Raheem Sterling on for Victor Moses.
Jonny Evans makes a clearance.
Chris Smalling makes a clearance.
Shot by Wayne Rooney. Mamadou Sakho gets a block in.
Free kick taken by Jordan Henderson.
Jonny Evans challenges Luis Suarez unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Wayne Rooney takes a fantastic shot. Simon Mignolet parries the ball away.
Short corner taken by Wayne Rooney.
Rafael Da Silva fouled by Jordan Henderson, the ref awards a free kick.
(Man Utd) makes a substitution, with Michael Carrick coming on for Javier Hernandez.
Adnan Januzaj comes on in place of Shinji Kagawa.
Shot by Jordan Henderson missed to the right of the net.
Luis Suarez has an effort direct from the free kick. Blocked by Phil Jones.
Foul by Phil Jones on Luis Suarez, free kick awarded.
Centre by Sanchez Jose Enrique.
A cross is delivered by Jordan Henderson.
Corner taken by Victor Moses from the right by-line.
The ball is swung over by Jordan Henderson.
David De Gea takes the free kick.
Martin Kelly is brought on as a substitute for Leiva Lucas.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Alexander Buttner by Luis Suarez.
Clearance made by Rafael Da Silva.
Free kick taken by Leiva Lucas.
Leiva Lucas fouled by Phil Jones, the ref awards a free kick.
Shinji Kagawa takes a shot and bounced off the bar.
Steven Gerrard restarts play with the free kick.
Luis Nani challenges Sanchez Jose Enrique unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Clearance by Alexander Buttner.
Alexander Buttner delivers the ball.
Shot by Luis Nani went over the crossbar.
Luis Suarez takes a shot. Rafael Da Silva gets a block in.
Martin Skrtel makes a clearance.
Corner taken by Steven Gerrard.
Clearance made by Alexander Buttner.
Jordan Henderson takes a shot and went wide of the left-hand post.
Steven Gerrard concedes a free kick for a foul on Rafael Da Silva.
Clearance by Simon Mignolet.
Foul by Kolo Toure on Wayne Rooney, free kick awarded.
Rafael Da Silva makes a clearance.
The ball is swung over by Kolo Toure.
Handball by Wayne Rooney.
Luis Nani restarts play with the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Alexander Buttner by Jordan Henderson results in a free kick.
Corner taken by Wayne Rooney from the left by-line. Javier Hernandez slots the ball right footed into the goal. Man Utd 1-0 Liverpool.Wayne Rooney provided the assist for the goal.
The ball is sent over by Luis Nani.
The match restarts for the second half.
It is the end of the first-half.
Luis Nani takes a shot. Leiva Lucas gets a block in.
Kolo Toure makes a clearance.
Alexander Buttner produces a cross.
Shinji Kagawa takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the right of the net.
Javier Hernandez takes a shot. Martin Skrtel gets a block in.
Booking for Ryan Giggs for unsporting behaviour.
Phil Jones takes the free kick.
Leiva Lucas gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Phil Jones.
Jonny Evans manages to make a clearance.
Ryan Giggs restarts play with the free kick.
Luis Nani fouled by Martin Skrtel, the ref awards a free kick.
Free kick crossed by Steven Gerrard.
Ryan Giggs gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Daniel Sturridge.
The ball is swung over by Wayne Rooney.
Steven Gerrard produces a cross.
Corner taken by Steven Gerrard from the right by-line.
Chris Smalling manages to make a clearance.
Phil Jones challenges Luis Suarez unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Luis Suarez has an effort at goal and missed to the right of the target.
Daniel Sturridge takes a shot. Blocked by Jonny Evans.
The ball is crossed by Sanchez Jose Enrique.
Daniel Sturridge takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Blocked by Chris Smalling.
Shot by Luis Suarez. David De Gea blocks the ball.
A cross is delivered by Sanchez Jose Enrique.
Daniel Sturridge takes a shot and missed to the right of the goal.
Luis Suarez has an effort at goal. Jonny Evans gets a block in.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Ryan Giggs.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Luis Nani.
Clearance by Phil Jones.
Sanchez Jose Enrique produces a cross.
The ball is delivered by Shinji Kagawa.
Javier Hernandez is caught offside.
Shot by Shinji Kagawa. Simon Mignolet parries the ball away.
Unfair challenge on Victor Moses by Shinji Kagawa results in a free kick.
Wayne Rooney takes a shot. Blocked by Martin Skrtel.
Sanchez Jose Enrique gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jonny Evans.
Daniel Sturridge fouled by Ryan Giggs, the ref awards a free kick.
The ball is delivered by Rafael Da Silva.
Luis Nani has an effort at goal. Martin Skrtel gets a block in.
Martin Skrtel manages to make a clearance.
Kolo Toure manages to make a clearance.
Mamadou Sakho makes a clearance.
Clearance by Steven Gerrard.
Shot by Luis Nani missed to the left of goal.
Javier Hernandez takes a shot. Mamadou Sakho gets a block in.
Clearance made by Mamadou Sakho.
The match gets underway.
Moyes didn't expect smooth ride
David Moyes never thought replacing Sir Alex Ferguson as Manchester United manager was going to be easy and warned the transition may be a lengthy one.
Sunday's 4-1 defeat at Manchester City has brought an even sharper focus on Moyes than already existed following his appointment as Ferguson's successor in the summer.
Various reasons have been put forward for the scale of United's defeat at the Etihad Stadium, which is terms of its one-sided nature had more in common with the 5-1 drubbing Ferguson's team sustained at City's hands in 1989 rather than the hiding suffered at Old Trafford two years ago, when the visitors scored three in stoppage time.
But it did seem to be the day when long-held reservations about United's squad were exposed.
And Moyes knows the six-year contract he was handed when he left Everton in May took that reshaping into account.
"I don't think it was ever going to be the case this was going to be easy and smooth after Sir Alex," said Moyes.
"There was always going to be days like this and there might well be more days like this.
"I hope not, but there will be because that is football.
"It was always going to be tough following such a great manager with a great team and I think people with real football knowledge will know there are probably some changes to be made.
"It is not going to be made in one fell swoop. It is going to be done in time.
"That is why the Manchester United board realised the job that needed to be done was a long-term one."
It was said to Moyes at various stages of the summer that nothing could quite prepare him for life at United.
That has been brought into sharp focus by the reaction to Sunday's defeat, that has swung sharply between understanding and sympathetic to outright hostility.
"I thought I was (prepared) but obviously when you come here then I realise maybe it wasn't," said Moyes.
"It is a club on its own. It is a fantastic place to work with great players.
"But we have to do well enough to make sure people on the outside think the work we are doing is the right stuff."
Moyes insists he is still enjoying the club and, bizarrely, victory over Liverpool in the Capital One Cup third round at Old Trafford on Wednesday would mean he has enjoyed the best start to his tenure of any United manager since Sir Matt Busby.
Not that there was much consolation to be gained in such spurious facts in the immediate aftermath of the City debacle.
"Yeah, it did," said Moyes, when asked in the manner of defeat had shocked him.
"But when you're a football manager for the length of time I have been you are always going to have shocks."
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers accepts he may have made some unpopular decisions but he insists it is all for the good of the club.
Despite guiding the Reds to the top of the table with a 100 per cent record after three matches his judgement has continued to be questioned in some quarters.
Letting established goalkeeper Jose Reina go out on loan to Napoli this summer was greeted with incredulity by some, although his replacement Simon Mignolet's early performances have gone some way to assuaging doubts.
Only last weekend Rodgers' decision to field four centre-backs in defence in the 1-0 defeat to Southampton was roundly criticised.
But the Northern Irishman insists he is only concerned with the long-term future of the club and will continue to make calls he feels are necessary in order to restore the Reds back into Europe's elite.
"I know I can sleep at night knowing I will do the very best for the supporters and the club," he told talkSPORT.
"Sometimes, especially at the beginning of something which is delicate and difficult, you'll make decisions which maybe are unpopular.
"But I want to be the one who steers the club back in the direction it should be going in and that is not easy."
While some of his other decisions may have been questioned the stance Rodgers took over Luis Suarez this summer, with the player openly criticising his manager and the club for reneging on a deal to allow him to leave for a Champions League side, was praised.
Rodgers will be looking for some sort of payback from the 26-year-old on his return to the side in the Capital One Cup against Manchester United at Old Trafford.
"Now he comes back we are getting a B#50-60million striker back in the team and that is exciting for us," he added.
Liverpool missed the creativity of injured playmaker Philippe Coutinho at the weekend after the 21-year-old underwent surgery on a shoulder problem. He is unlikely to be fit again until the end of October.
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