Liver­pool held to a draw by Man United, miss chance to go top

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Liver­pool were held to a goal­less draw by Man United yes­ter­day thus missing the chance to join lead­ers Manch­ester City and Arse­nal at the top.

The match fell far be­low ex­pec­ta­tions. The first half, es­pe­cially, was rather poor and lacked thrilling mo­ments.

The match was head­ing in the same di­rec­tion in the se­cond un­til the 55th minute when Ibrahi­movic failed to head home from eight me­tres af­ter a fine cross by Paul Pogba.

At the other end, it was goal­keeper De Gea who saved United’s fort with a mas­sive save fol­low­ing a close range ef­fort from Emre Can.

In the 82nd minute, Philippe Coutinho flicked the ball around the corner to send Roberto Firmino into the penalty area, but An­to­nio Va­len­cia made an ex­cel­lent slid­ing tackle, per­fectly timed and ex­e­cuted.

Lead­ing stand­ings

Man City Arse­nal Tot­ten­ham Liver­pool Chelsea Ever­ton Man United P 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 W D 6 1 6 1 5 3 5 2 5 1 4 3 4 2 L F A Pts 1 19 8 19 1 19 9 19 0 13 4 18 1 18 10 17 2 15 9 16 1 12 6 15 2 13 8 14

Other re­sults

Spain La Liga: Eibar-Osasuna 2-3 Italy Serie B: Tra­pani-Ter­nana 2-2 Italy Lega Pro B: Padova-Reg­giana 2-0

Liver­pool’s Roberto Firmino, right, com­petes for the ball with Manch­ester United’s Eric Bailly Photo: AP

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