Manchester United - Liverpool is the game the supporters love to win and hate to lose. It’s one of the biggest games on the Premier League schedule every year and Liverpool’s 3-0 win at Old Trafford last season was not accepted. David Moyes is no longer the manager of Man Utd, is he? Yesterday, United got even, flattering themselves with a 3-0 win. However, Liverpool created more than enough chances, but David De Gea was like a wizard between the posts. Nothing passed. A magnificent game by the Spaniard and up front United was utterly efficient. Valencia, who played perhaps his best game of the season, created the 1-0 goal which Rooney converted.
Mata’s 2-0 goal was clearly offside, but that’s the way the cookie crumbles when your on the winning path. On an opposite path, Sterling could not find a way pass De Gea, neither could Balotelli. Liverpool was not to get a goal at Old Trafford this afternoon; it was written in the stars. Or at the very least, in the palm of David De Gea’s hand. 6 consecutive wins has propelled United into third place, trailing city rivals Manchester City by 5 points.
The Guts bonus sports is now up and running. Go get'em! City and leaders Chelsea won their games as well on Saturday, securing the status quo going into the busy Christmas schedule. Southampton however, is on a downward spiral having lost 4 games in a row. Dusan Tadic missed a penalty in their 1-0 defeat at Turf Moor, taking Burnley clear of the relegation zone.
Tottenham stole a win at Swansea and Arsenal dismantled high-flying Newcastle at the Emirates. Olivier Giroud’s return might spell doom for a Liverpool in a state of crisis next weekend.
Everton and QPR will wrap up Matchweek 16 in the Premier League tonight and the Toffies are expected to win. Monday Night Football usually has an unpredictable atmosphere, so look for the unexpected to happen and Joey Barton to prove why he, not Lewis Hamilton, is the top dog in Britain.