Good Win For United Over Liverpool Rivals
It didn`t take long before the goals started coming. Dirk Kuyt delivered a cross to an unmarked Fernando Torres which was headed home after just 4 minutes.
Seven minutes later Mascherano persisted in fouling Antonio Valencia until both men had crossed the 18-yard line. Referee Howard Webb, having initially played the advantage, awarded a penalty. Wayne Rooney's spot-kick was initially saved by Liverpool goalkeeper Reina, but couldn`t keep Rooney`s second shot out.
In his 100th start for United Park scored the winner from a Fletcher pass in the second half on 59 minutes.