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Manchester United vs Liverpool highlights and reaction after Fernandes, Rashford and Greenwood goals in 3-2 win

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Man Utd eliminated Liverpool from the FA Cup after an enthralling tie at Old Trafford.

Manchester United will host West Ham in the fifth round of the FA Cup after beating Liverpool 3-2 at Old Trafford.

The two sides’ league meeting a week ago disappointed many but this encounter was full of goals and the Premier League champions have now won just one of their seven games in all competitions since Christmas.

United made five changes from the team that came from behind to beat Fulham in midweek, with Dean Henderson, Victor Lindelof, Scott McTominay, Donny van de Beek and Marcus Rashford lining up, and David de Gea, Eric Bailly, Fred, Anthony Martial and Bruno Fernandes dropping out.

Mo Salah opened the scoring in the first half but Mason Greenwood ensured there was nothing between the two sides at the break as he converted coolly from Marcus Rashford’s pick-out.

Greenwood turned provider and Rashford turned scorer after the break, putting United in front before Salah equalised. United called for Bruno Fernandes off the bench and the Portuguese scored a sumptuous free-kick to book a fifth-round meeting with West Ham.

Follow our blog for reaction to the match.

KEY EVENTS

  • 3-2
    18:37
  • 2-2
    18:17
  • 2-1
    18:07
  • Half time
    17:47
  • 1-1
    17:27

19:02

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Ratings

Here’s how the United players rated in that breathtaking win over Liverpool.

Luke Shaw was again among the star men for Solskjaer’s side.

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FULL TIME – UNITED INTO THE NEXT ROUND

The final whistle goes!

United have won this 3-2. A great game and a great performance from Solskjaer’s side.

93 MINS, 3-2

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United survive

United survive the free-kick. Salah followed up and volleyed one goal-wards, but it was wide of Henderson’s net.

Will that be that?

92 MINS, 3-2

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Pogba foul

Pogba gets a yellow card, giving away a free-kick in a dangerous place.

This is Liverpool’s big chance, with two minutes left on the clock.

90 MINS, 3-2

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Added time

We’re headed for four minutes of added time at Old Trafford.

How are the nerves, United fans?

88 MINS, 3-2

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Cavani woodwork

Some Martial and Pogba miscommunication with each other there, after a good Fred pass.. United are going for the kill here.

Cavani heads it against the post! That would have sealed it. Not quite.

86 MINS, 3-2

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Martial on

Here indeed is one final change, perhaps. Anthony Martial on for Marus Rashford.

A potential worry for Rashford there, who may have an injury. He heads for the tunnel.

85 MINS, 3-2

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Maguire contribution

Maguire has made some key headers and blocks in the past minute or two. Liverpool are laying siege to the United penalty box.

Does Solskjaer make another sub to see this out?

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Fernandes returns

He is such a huge player for United.

81 MINS, 3-2

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United need to hold on

Liverpool bring on Origi and Shaqiri. They need something now.

United have to get the balance right between holding on, and retaining an attacking threat. Wan-Bissaka’s cross is headed away.

18:38

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Is that the winner?

A brilliant free-kick from Fernandes and United have the precious goal.

Beautifully aimed by the Portuguese.

KEY EVENT

3-2

Fernandes scores! 3-2 United.

76 MINS, 2-2

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Free-kick chance

Cavani is hauled down on the edge of the box. United with a big free-kick chance here… can they take it?

It was Fabinho with the foul, who has already been booked.

75 MINS, 2-2

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United leggy

Salah has yet another shot and Henderson makes the save again.

The United keeper let the goal through his legs but he’s also made some key stops. United have been poor for 10-15 minutes now.

74 MINS, 2-2

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More changes?

A loose McTominay pass encourages Milner but Wan-Bissaka’s tackle is well timed.

United can make five substitutes in this FA Cup game, remember. Solskjaer have plenty more to choose from. Pogba drills at goal but Alisson stops.

71 MINS, 2-2

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Calm before the storm

Fernandes starting to get in some decent positions for United. One over-hit cross had Alisson worried for a moment.

Feels like the game is in a lull at the moment. Both teams waiting to pounce.

69 MINS, 2-2

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Goals left in this

Liverpool look to be making the running in this game now. United have lost a bit of shape and rhythm.

There is surely at least one more goal in this. mane is booked for a heavy challenge on Fred.

67 MINS, 2-2

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Balance needed

It’s definitely harsh on Greenwood to take him off, but Solskajer clearly feels United need more balance in their play. Henderson saves well to deny Salah a hat-trick.

65 MINS, 2-2

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Tactical tweak

Liverpool have bossed the ball since United’s goal, and of course got their own goal to reflect that dominance.

Greenwood and Van de Beek are the men replaced. Pogba probably going to a wide role now.

62MINS, 2-2

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Changes

Liverpool introduce Mane on for Wijnaldum.

United are about to bring Fred and Fernandes.

61 MINS, 2-2

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Warning signs

This is really anyone’s game now. United looking like a threat going forward but they’ve allowed Liverpool to get level without having really played well since the break.

Henderson saves from Alexander-Arnold. Warning signs for United.

59 MINS, 2-2

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Salah at the double

United asleep there at the back and Salah swept home to draw level.

Costly mistakes at the back.

KEY EVENT

2-2

Salah levels for Liverpool.

United caught out at the back and it’s 2-2.

56 MINS, 2-1

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United need a third

Liverpool haven’t been short of possession all game, but United are holding them at arm’s length at the moment.

You’d say United probably need a third goal, though. McTominay doesn’t clear under pressure.

54 MINS, 2-1

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Silky stuff

Cavani with a lovely touch as United continue to offer a fair amount of threat going forward. Rashford’s ball was directed onto Greenwood but United had to check back.

United got a lot of praise from the BBC pundits at the break and why not. They’ve continued that level after the interval.

52 MINS, 2-1

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Rashford tangle

United are looking quite controlled now. It’s key that they keep Liverpool quiet, amid the inevitable response from the visitors.

Rashford tangles with Fabinho and falls down the slope at the side of the pitch.

50 MINS, 2-1

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United in dreamland

Rhys Williams with the error as Greenwood returns the favour and slots through Rashford – who had made the first goal.

Can United see this out? it would be a famous victory.

49 MINS, 2-1

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Rashford clinical

It began with Cavani picking up the pieces in midfield and Rashford was played clean through, side-footing beyond Alisson.

United have turned this game on its head.

KEY EVENT

2-1

Shaw sends in a United free-kick from the left, as both Bruno Fernandes and Sadio Mane go through some warm-ups on the sideline.

And United score! 2-1 and it’s Rashford.

46 MINS, 1-1

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Both teams believe

Liverpool get the second half under way. Both teams will believe they can find a winner in this next 45 minutes… or else we’re headed for extra time.

Lindelof with a good piece of defending early in the half.

46 MINS, 1-1

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Both teams believe

Liverpool get the second half under way. Both teams will believe they can find a winner in this next 45 minutes… or else we’re headed for extra time.

Lindelof with a good piece of defending early in the half.

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SECOND HALF

Right, here we go again.

Can the second half live up to the first in terms of quality?

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SECOND HALF

Right, here we go again.

Can the second half live up to the first in terms of quality?

17:56

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Shaw’s first half in numbers

He’s been superb, especially going forward.