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Man Utd 2-2 Liverpool: Fernandes scores 50 yard stunner as visitors’ tittle hope dented



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Manchester United and Liverpool played out a sensational 2-2 draw at Old Trafford as Jurgen Klopp’s side missed the chance to reclaim top spot in the Premier League.


Luis Diaz put Liverpool ahead in a one-sided first half during which they had 16 shots to United’s zero but Bruno Fernandes levelled in sensational style when he pounced on Jarell Quansah’s poor pass to beat the stranded Caoimhin Kelleher from 50 yards out.


United took an unlikely lead when Kobbie Mainoo curled a beautiful finish into the top corner, punishing Liverpool’s earlier wastefulness, but the game took another twist when Mohamed Salah netted from the penalty spot after Aaron Wan-Bissaka had fouled Harvey Elliott.


It was another extraordinary contest between the two sides, only three weeks after the seven-goal FA Cup thriller from which United emerged victorious, and it remained open until the last.


In the end, the draw ensures Manchester United avoid back-to-back defeats following their 4-3 loss to Chelsea in midweek, allowing them to dent their old rivals’ title hopes in the process, with leaders Arsenal now in pole position.


Man Utd return to action on Saturday Night Football, travelling to Bournemouth in the Premier League


Liverpool play the first leg of their Europa League quarter-final on Thursday night, hosting Atalanta before they return to Premier League action on April 14, hosting Crystal Palace on Super Sunday

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