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Manchester United 2-1 Liverpool: Statistical Post Match Analysis

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Manchester United defeated Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool 2-1 thanks to a brace from English youngster Marcus Rashford. Despite their attacking trio of Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Brazilian forward Roberto Firmino, United held form for a 2-1 win.

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Jose Mourinho and his side will be delighted with the win as regards to team confidence and positive euphoria among the United mix as they welcomes Spanish side Sevilla at Old Trafford on Tuesday.

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This victory secures the Red Devils position in 2nd place as Tottenham leapfrogged the Kops into 3rd place with a comfortable 1-4 victory over Eddie Howe’s AFC Bournemouth side at the Vitality Stadium.

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With the 2-1 home win with for United, we take a look at some features and match statistics as regards to the match at Old Trafford.

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Full statistics

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Shots on target

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Manchester United:2 ¦ Liverpool: 2

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Both sides had two shots on target but it was the Red Devils that made the most of their chances as Marcus Rashford fired (twice) United into a 2-0 lead before the half hour mark.

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Liverpool did their best but United’s attacking incision was evident as the youngster sealed the win for Jose Mourinho’s men at home.

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Shots off target

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Manchester United:1 ¦ Liverpool:8

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The clash recorded about 9 shots off target in the duel as United shot wide on one occasion during the game.

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The kops showed their attacking wares but needed to do more to hit the target in the match. This saw them shot wide on several (8) occasions in the match.

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Possession

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Manchester United:32 ¦ Liverpool:68

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The Reds had a superior possession ratio to United as they finished the match with 68% of the ball as compared to United’s 32% of the ball during the 90 minutes.

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Klopp’s men dominated the match thanks to Alex-Oxlade Chamberlain’s pace and agility in midfield but Mourinho and his wards did the needful to seal an important 2-1 home win.

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Corners

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Manchester United:1 ¦ Liverpool:13

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The Red Devils had limited chance at goal compared to Liverpool as they recorded a single corner in the tie. Liverpool had series of chances and accounted (cumulated) for about 13 corner-kicks in the match as United were kept under pressure in the game. At the end United prevailed due to their defensive discipline at the heart of the defence.

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Offsides

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Manchester United:3 ¦ Liverpool:0

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Here Liverpool showed more aerial awareness as they had no issue with offside during the 90 minutes.

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Untied were flagged Offsides as the likes of Marcus Rashford and Romelu Lukaku (in particular) attempted to find the breakthrough during the game with the aid of quick transition play.

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Fouls

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Manchester United:10 ¦ Liverpool:16

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The match cumulated about 10+16=26 fouls as physical duels ensued among both sides. Jurgen Klopp’s side committed 16 fouls in the entire match where as United committed 10 as both sides sought for the all important three points at stake.

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Yellow Cards

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Manchester United:2 ¦ Liverpool:1

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The match official (center referee) moderated the clash to an extent. Goal scorer Marcus Rashford and Antonio Valencia was booked in the 27th and 89th minute respectively. Former Arsenal star Alex-Oxlade Chamberlain got into the referee’s booking in the 35th minute for Liverpool.

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Goal-Kick

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Manchester United:10 ¦ Liverpool:5

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15 goals-kicks were cumulated during the 90 minute contest as both sides exerted pressure at both ends of the pitch. This got Untied conceding 10 goal-kicks in comparison to Liverpool’s 5 goal-kicks in the entire match.

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Obiweluozo Martins
A professional sportswriter who combs around the world for football matches. I follow the major leagues in Europe and of course the Champions League. I'm also a lover of International football as well as watching the beautiful game from all around the world with an eye on the youth game.

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