The biggest Premier League game of the season took place on Sunday afternoon, as the two biggest teams in England collided at Anfield. However, neither side were able to break the deadlock and take control of the title race, as the match ended in a 0-0 draw.
Liverpool would have gone back to the top of the Premier League with a win, while United could have moved six points clear with a victory at their biggest rivals.
Soccer News: United Would Have Been Disappointed
In a game of very few chances, it was United that had the best opportunities and would have been disappointed that they weren’t able to claim the three points. The first of there two big opportunities in the final 20 minutes fell to Bruno Fernandes after excellent inter-change by Marcus Rashford and Luke Shaw down the left-hand side. However, for once, the Portuguese midfielder wasn’t able to take his chance and his effort was well-saved by Alisson Becker.
The biggest chance of the game came just five minutes later after Paul Pogba controlled an Aaron Wan-Bisakka cross excellently before firing straight at the goalkeeper. Pogba would have been aware that should he have hit it either side of Alisson, then United would have come away from Anfield with all three points.
Liverpool rarely threatened David De Gea in the United goal, with Thiago’s effort from long range being the only noteworthy save he had to make. The Reds are now without a win in four league games, and have failed to score in their last three. Meanwhile, United are now unbeaten in 12 league games ahead of back-to-back league fixtures against Fulham and Sheffield United.
Soccer News: Manchester City The Biggest Winners
Liverpool’s run of form has now seen them drop down to fourth in the league standings, and Jurgen Klopp admitted after the game that the Reds are in a battle for a Champions League place opposed to a title challenge. Liverpool went into the game against United in third, after Leicester City jumped ahead of them with a 2-0 win against Southampton on Saturday night.
However, the most pleased team from the weekend would have been Manchester City, who are now just two points behind their local rivals with a game in hand. City were involved in the late game on Sunday night, as they hammered Crystal Palace 4-0. England defender John Stones scored a brace in the win, while Ilkay Gundogen and Raheem Sterling also found the net.