Wednesday, September 25, 2013

League Cup - Suarez impresses on return but United claim narrow win over Liverpool

League Cup third round, Old Trafford - Manchester United 1 (Hernandez 46) Liverpool 0.

Eurosport - Luis Suarez as Liverpool lose to Man United
Luis Suarez returned for Liverpool but could not prevent his side suffering a 1-0 loss to old foes Manchester United in the League Cup third round at Old Trafford.
The Uruguay striker - banned for 10 matches for a bite on Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic in April - seemed to do everything but score as he and Daniel Sturridge produced some lovely moments up front for the visiting side with Suarez seeing a free-kick clip off the United bar and fly over in the second half.
In the end, it counted for nothing for Brendan Rodgers's side with Javier Hernandez's opportunist finish 39 seconds into the second half enough to secure United a home tie with Norwich in the fourth round despite Liverpool's attacking play probably worthy of forcing matters to extra-time.
Hernandez's winning goal was a thing of real potency as the Mexican forward nudged Wayne Rooney's corner into the net with Jose Enrique failing to mark the forward in a crowded area.
United manager David Moyes will be relieved after making eight changes from the 4-1 thumping by Manchester City in the Premier League on Sunday.
Eurosport