Man Utd 1-1 Liverpool: Solskjaer ends Reds’ winning start
Liverpool missed the opportunity to tie Manchester City’s English Premier League record 18 consecutive victories as they were held 1-1 at rivals Manchester United on Sunday.
United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had found himself under a lot of pressure heading into the game in 14th place with the Premier League giants and many expecting the league leaders to win on the road.
Sportsbooks actually had Liverpool as the odds on favorites but they failed to show up at Old Trafford in the ninth game of the season.
Jurgen Klopp’s side had won their opening eight games of the season to open up an eight point lead over second place Manchester City heading into the weekend.
However, Marcus Rashford opened the scoring in the first half when he volleyed home Daniel James’ cross.
Liverpool rarely threatened to equalise until the Manchester United defence fell asleep in the final five minutes to allow Andrew Robertson time and space on the left wing before putting a cross into the box that bounced all the way through to pick out Adam Lallana a couple of yards out to tap home at the back post.
The draw leaves Manchester United two points above the relegation zone whilst Liverpool’s lead is now six points following Manchester City’s 2-0 win at Crystal Palace on Saturday.