Posted by admin on January 24, 2021
Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer brought Bruno Fernandes in the second half to score a stunning free-kick to seal a place for the Red Devils in the fifth round of the FA Cup with a thrilling 3-2 victory over Liverpool.
The clash got off to an intense with Liverpool finding the breakthrough in the 18th minute when Mohamed Salah coolly lifted the ball over Henderson.
The hosts made it 1-1 in the 26th minute when Mason Greenwood fired a low right-footed strike past Alisson.
United continued in the ascendancy after the break and took a 48th-minute lead.
Rhys Williams failed to clear Greenwood’s first time ball, which allowed Rashford to race through and coolly turn past Alisson.
Liverpool reacted well to falling behind and James Milner was left holding his head in his hands after scooping over from close range.
But the veteran midfielder soon helped the Reds level as they capitalised on uncharacteristically sloppy Edinson Cavani play, with James Milner leaving Roberto Firmino’s cross for Salah to sweep home.
Fabinho gave United a chance with the clock winding down after fouling Cavani on the edge of the box and Fernandes, who had been brought on 12 minutes earlier, stood over the tantalisingly-positioned free-kick and duly buried it to seal the victory for the hosts.
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