This is what the English Premier League (EPL) Super Sundays are all about. Stay at home relax and be entertained by some amazing football action in England. And that’s exactly what happened in today’s game between Liverpool and Manchester United at Old Trafford, with the former winning 3-1 thanks mainly to second-half substitute player, Xherdan Shaqiri.
At one point in the first half, it looked like Liverpool were a class apart, threatening to take the game away early and scoring 7-8 goals today. However, they only managed one goal and due to a small goal-keeping mistake, they allowed a goal back, with the teams going into half-time, 1-1, but Liverpool still strong favourites.
The first 15-20 minutes of the 2nd half saw a little bit of resistance from Manchester United as well as a couple of wasted chances. However, Jurgen Klopp brought on Switzerland’s Xherdan Shaqiri and this little man was on the ball right away, ending the night as the hero, scoring not one, but two match-winning goals during his limited time on the pitch.
Two shots, both deflections, but both going past David de Gea made Shaqiri the hero as he scored in the 73rd minute and then in the 80th minutes. When you look at the statistics of the game, it was all Liverpool from the start, with a total of 36-6 shots during the game, while they also led the corners count, 13-2. Let’s not forget they also held over 60% of the ball possession.
Liverpool beat Manchester United 3-1 when the final whistle blew and they continued an unbelievable run of 18 unbeaten games in the English Premier League. With 17 games in the bag they have leap-frogged over Manchester City to top the table with 45 points at the moment, which is a massive 19 points over Manchester United at the moment.
- Sadio Mane – 24th ⚽
- Jesse Lingard – 33rd ⚽
- Xherdan Shaqiri – 73rd ⚽
- Xherdan Shaqiri – 80th ⚽
A little bit of luck for Liverpool as both goals at the end were deflections, but let’s not forget that they were a class apart tonight, dominating since the start. Earlier in the day, Arsenal lost 2-3 to Southampton and Chelsea beat Brighton 2-1. For more updates on the 2018-19 English Premier League, keep following ReadScoops.com.
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