Football

Lallana earns Liverpool a draw at Old Trafford

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(Marcus Rashford 36) (Adam Lallana 85)

Manchester United ended Liverpool’s 100 per cent start to the English Premier League season – and their 17-match winning streak – with a 1-1 draw at Old Trafford on Sunday (Oct 20).

But there was disappointment for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side who were five minutes away from a win before Liverpool substitute Adam Lallana grabbed an equaliser for the league leaders to cancel out Marcus Rashford’s 36th-minute opener.

United are now unbeaten in their last seven home games against Liverpool, whose lead over second-placed Manchester City is cut to six points.

Rashford scored after turning home a superb low cross from Daniel James after the speedy Welshman had broken down the right flank.

The goal was subject to a video review and allowed to stand despite Liverpool's claims that Victor Lindelof had fouled Divock Origi at the start of the move.

Liverpool thought they had got level, two minutes before the interval, when Sadio Mane outfought Lindelof and poked home but the VAR review ruled the goal out, adjudging that the Senegalese forward had handled the ball.

But Juergen Klopp’s side, who had struggled to find openings, finally broke through in the 85th minute when Lallana slotted home Andy Robertson’s low cross for his first EPL goal since May 2017. – REUTERS

 

 

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