Liverpool beat Manchester United 4 – 1 to keep there title hopes alive

As a Manchester United fan, i am completely distraught by the result and more so by the margin. It was a must win game for Liverpool and to be honest, the played very well and Torres was absolutely top class today. Gerrard and Torres, who have been vital for Liverpool were on top form while for Manchester United, there top defender Vidic has a poor game. I thought it might turn out to be a poor afternoon for Liverpool as Manchester United opened the scoring with Ronaldo converting the penalty after Reina has fouled Park in the box. But instead of holding onto that lead, United allowed Liverpool to come into the game after that costly mistake from Vidic and United never looked comfortable afterwards.

Vidic failed to clear a long ball and dallied on it for too long and this allowed Torres to race past him and slot the equalizer past Van Der Sar. Torres then gave Vidic a very hard time after fooling him twice and could have won a penalty after a collision with Vidic. It was Torres who was resposible for Liverpool’s second goal as his clever pass found Gerrard who was tripped by Evra and a Alan Wiley pointed to the spot and the resulting penalty was easily converted by Gerrard and Liverpool took a 2 – 1 lead going into the interval.

United were a bit better after the break and they nearly scored in the 62nd minute when a Rooney’s header of Ronaldo’s cross flew across the goal mouth and Tevez failed to apply the finishing touches. United made three changes with 20 minutes left but that had no impact as things got worse for United. Vidic, who was having a poor day got a red card for bringing down Gerrard after some poor defending by him has allowed Gerrard to race through on goal. Fabio Aureilo then piled more misery on United after hitting a stunning free kick with Van Der Sar almost rooted to the spot. And Liverpool completed the misery when Dossena lifted a stylish finish past Van Der Sar.

United have only themselves to blame for the poor performance and especially Vidic. The mistakes committed by him allowed Liverpool to get back in the game. United are still 4 points ahead of Liverpool with a game in hand and they still have an upper hand. I just hope they get back up from this poor performance and continue there assault. Liverpool have kept alive there chances for winning the Premiership and they must be feeling pretty confident after smashing 4 goals past Real Madrid and now Manchester United. But i expect United to get back up like true champions.

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