LIVERPOOL – Do not underestimate Liverpool.The Reds have not finished. This sentence implied from Manchester United midfielder mouth Nemanja Vidic and Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger. Sure enough, the Reds extend unbeaten record from The Red Devils in the last three games.
Liverpool that hit by the crisis, finally crushed United 2-0 in Premier League match at Anfield Stadium, Sunday (25/10/2009). Steven Gerrard squad are also stopped United unbeaten record in the last 11 games in all competitions. This is expected to be the resurrection of Liverpool.
In contrast, United failed to extend the record of Liverpool suffered defeat in five matches. Liverpool victory is certain to save the fate of coach Rafael Benitez of the discourse that began rolling reshuffle since the defeat by Olympique Lyon 1-2 in Champions League qualification.
Compete in front of tens of thousands of Liverpudlians, Liverpool shows high spirited. However, Liverpool had surprised by a quick goal of United striker Wayne Rooney when the game entered the third minute. Unfortunately, Rooney is in the off-side position.
Both clubs went back to attacking tradition. Until the first 15 minutes, neither created opportunities. Both United and Liverpool looked very cautious in reading strategies.
In the 16th minute, Liverpool’s turn to create a chance after the offense. Liverpool defender Fabio Aurelio who is appointed as executor almost creating goal. But his kick can be dismissed by United Van Der Sar. Van der Sar again dismissed wild ball shoot by Liverpool striker Dirk Kuyt.
United re-acquire a golden opportunity on 21 minutes. Begun with a neat mutual work between Rooney and Dimitar Berbatov and kicked to Antonio Valencia who ran in the right sector. This United newest player then kick high. Rooney made a header but, it was not a problem for Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina. Until the first half ended, the same strong position with no goals.
Entering the second half, the game played in fast tempo, but getting harder. Two red cards received by United defender Nemanja Vidic and Liverpool midfielder Javier Mascherano. Both doing a hard offense.
Anfield Stadium finally gets rumble after the Liverpool striker Fernando Torres record the first goal. This Spanish player was broke Liverpool deadlock using a great bait utilizing by midfielder Yossi Benayoun. Torres managed to deceive United defender Rio Ferdinand before break van der Sar. Host lead 1-0.
Disadvantaged of 1-0 put United uses various ways to score. That pattern seems to be a blunder. Not scoring goals, in converse liverpool can add their advantage using fast attack scheme.
To maximize their chances, Ferguson ordered his entire army to attack, leaving defender John O’Shea to stay there for van der Sar. Liverpool defender clean sweep every ball that circulated in the last line. Sweep of the Reds players received by French David N’Gog. David calmly passing O’Shea and cheating van der Sar. 2-0 for Liverpool.
Robin van Persie slotted in the opener for Arsenal in the 16th minute and William Gallas made it 2-0 eight minutes before the break as he headed in from a corner. But the hosting West Ham unexpectedly restored equality with one header and one penalty late in the second half.
Man City also took a 2-0 lead quickly when facing Fulham at home, but the visitors recovered even faster as they scored twice within six minutes. All of the four goals were produced in 15 minutes in the second half.
Bolton edged Everton 3-2.