9 Greatest Liverpool Vs Manchester United Games Of The Premier League Era
Liverpool and Manchester United are two of the bitterest rivals in world football and they have endured some real ding-dong battles over the years. United may have had the better of the Premier League era, but that has not stopped the two sides competing fiercely and producing some classic contests. Here are the nine best matches between the Red Devils and the Reds since the Premier League began.
9. May 1999 – Liverpool 2-2 Man Utd
This was a thrilling game at the time as the last minute equaliser for Liverpool, from a United old boy, looked like it could potentially cost the Red Devils their title race with Arsenal. Dwight Yorke and Denis Irwin had put United 0-2 up at Anfield but Jamie Redknapp and then Paul Ince in the dying minutes brought it back to 2-2, which is how it finished. It seemed a massive result, but United managed to win the league by a single point that season.
8. Jan 1999 – Man Utd 2-1 Liverpool
An absolutely heart-breaking result for Liverpool who led for a whopping 85 minutes of this game, only for it to be snatched away from them. This was actually a FA Cup 4th round match and Liverpool had taken the lead after just three minutes through Michael Owen. They held onto that advantage all the way until the 88th minute when Dwight Yorke equalised and just two minutes later Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had won it for Fergie’s boys. A cruel way to go out of the competition for the Merseysiders.
7. Jan 2012 - Liverpool 2-1 Man Utd
Liverpool have not often enjoyed FA Cup success over Manchester United but they did in 2012 and in dramatic fashion. Goals from Daniel Agger and Park Ji-Sung left the score level at the break and it looked like the sides could be heading back to Old Trafford for a replay of the 4th round contest. However, the ever-reliable Dirk Kuyt had different ideas when he popped up with two minutes to go to send the Mancunians packing.
6. Dec 2000 – Man Utd 0-1 Liverpool
Not a spectacular result on paper but this represented the first victory for Liverpool over Man Utd in 10 attempts. They were coming off seven losses and three draws when they headed to Old Trafford. United were clear favourites to extend their unbeaten run over the Reds but Danny Murphy curled in a free-kick from the edge of the box just before half-time and that proved enough to be the difference. It turned out to be the breaking of a curse as United then lost four more straight games against the men from Anfield.