Manchester United vs. Liverpool – Football Match Report – August 22, 2022 – ESPN



Manchester United picked up their first win of the Premier League season, beating Liverpool 2-1 at a raucous Old Trafford on Monday night time.

Goals from Jadon Sancho and Marcus Rashford both facet of half-time gave Man United and supervisor Erik ten Hag an enormous three factors regardless of it solely being the third recreation of the season for either side. Mohamed Salah scored late within the match for Liverpool, however the Red Devils held on for the win.

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As promised earlier than the sport, a big group of United followers offended on the course of the membership beneath American house owners the Glazers took half in a protest exterior Old Trafford.

The hosts got here into the match with no level from their first two matches, however went forward on 16 minutes when Sancho picked up a move within the centre of the world from Anthony Elanga, composed himself and calmly shot previous Alisson to provide United the lead.

United defended nicely all through the rest of the primary half, providing Liverpool few probabilities, and took a 1-0 lead into the break.

Rashford doubled the house facet’s benefit shortly after the restart with a stunning end previous Alisson from Anthony Martial’s by means of ball that left him with solely the keeper to beat.

The Old Trafford crowd roared on their group all through the remainder of the second half and Liverpool regarded uncharacteristically out of solutions as they sought to discover a means again into the sport.

Salah popped up and scored within the 81st minute to halve the deficit for Liverpool and arrange a nervy end to the sport for United, however Jurgen Klopp’s group could not discover the equaliser and stay with no win to date this season.

New Man United signing Casemiro was unveiled earlier than the sport and watched on from a field after finishing his transfer from Real Madrid on Monday.

The end result lifted Ten Hag’s facet off the foot of the desk into 14th place, whereas final yr’s second-place finishers Liverpool, whose Premier League streak of 21 video games with no loss, are in sixteenth on simply two factors from their first three video games.

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