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Premier League LIVE - Everton vs Chelsea followed by Saturday's 3pm kick-offs and Manchester United vs Liverpool

    42 mins - Manchester United 0 Liverpool 0: Louis van Gaal's possession-based philosophy is likely to come under fire if this continues for much longer. The Red Devils clearly have the tools at their disposal but they aren't using them. Instead, they seem quite content with keeping the ball on the periphery of Liverpool's half. Nothing happening still.
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    ONE MINUTE ADDED TIME.
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    HT: Manchester United 0 Liverpool 0


    Both sides have found chances to be at a premium but it would be nice if either team tried to win this football match. Very difficult to isolate one moment to report, folks. Louis van Gaal has Anthony Martial on the bench and may consider throwing him on to liven things up. The half-time whistle couldn't have come sooner.
    9/12/2015 5:19:07 PM

    9/12/2015 5:24:57 PM
    45 mins - Manchester United 0 Liverpool 0: As Sky Sports advertise their upcoming boxing coverage, it's perhaps ironic that we have two heavyweights at Old Trafford refusing to lay a punch on each other. Surely, the second half will be an improvement. Ashley Young is on for Memphis. 
    9/12/2015 5:34:18 PM

    GOOAALL!! Manchester United 1 Liverpool 0 - Daley Blind

    49 mins: Ashley Young earns a free-kick on the edge of the Liverpool box. Juan Mata takes. Bastian Schweinsteiger draws Nathaniel Clyne out of position, leaving Daley Blind free. Mata finds the Dutchman and he scores with aplomb. 

    A wonderfully worked strike to set this match alight! 
    9/12/2015 5:36:37 PM

    9/12/2015 5:42:05 PM
    55 mins - Manchester United 1 0 Liverpool: David De Gea obviously felt left out while watching Simon Mignolet gifting United with chances in the first half. This time it's his turn, handing it on a plate for Emre Can. Roberto Firmino gets the ball and almost squeezes it across goal to Danny Ings, but Chris Smalling was well placed to knock it out for a corner. 
    9/12/2015 5:45:13 PM
    61 mins - Manchester United 1 Liverpool 0: Marouane Fellaini continues to bundle his way through the Reds' defence and wins a free-kick on the edge of he box. Ashley Young, who has had a positive effect on the match, takes it - but blazes over. Things are happening, though, which is an improvement on the first half.
    9/12/2015 5:50:28 PM
    64 mins - Manchester United 1 Liverpool 0: How did that not go in? Martin Skrtel's header is suspected to have crossed the line, but doesn't, before it falls to Roberto Firmino and the Brazilian can't squeeze it past Daley Blind at the far post. Almost comical, but United survive. 

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    66 mins - Manchester United 1 Liverpool 0: Here he comes! Anthony Martial enters the fray, replacing Juan Mata, as the most expensive teenager in the world makes his Old Trafford debut. No pressure. 
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    69 mins - PENALTY TO MANCHESTER UNITED!

    Joe Gomez hauls Ander Herrera to the floor for no reason at all. An inexperienced challenge. The Spaniard to take..
    9/12/2015 5:57:05 PM

    GOOAALL! Manchester United 2 Liverpool 0 - Ander Herrera (pen)


    70 mins: Simon Mignolet could do nothing about that! Ander Herrera, who had won the penalty, smashes it into the back of the net, giving the Reds 'keeper no chance, and puts United out of sight. Brendan Rodgers may have some explaining to do at full-time. 
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    81 mins - Manchester United 1 Liverpool 0: Anthony Martial is being given a rude awakening about the realities of life in the Premier League by Dejan Lovren. The Croatian international is clearly keen to send the Frenchman away reeling from his debut but the former Monaco man is standing firm.
    9/12/2015 6:10:54 PM
    GOOAALL!! Manchester United 2 Liverpool 1 - Christian Benteke.

    83 mins: WHAT A HIT! It may not have much effect over the score today but that is a Premier League classic from Christian Benteke. The Belgian watched the ball loop in from the right flank before twisting his body and unleashing an over-head kick. It flew past David De Gea!


    9/12/2015 6:12:18 PM
    GOOAALL!! Manchester United 3 Liverpool 1 - Anthony Martial.

    86 mins: This is a different match to the first half! It has to be! Anthony Martial, take a bow. The 19-year-old turns inside three Liverpool defenders before converting past Simon Mignolet to dump Liverpool back down to earth. Somehow the young Frenchman has just overshadowed that Christian Benteke goal!

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    FOUR MINUTES ADDED TIME.
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    FT: Manchester United 3 Liverpool 1

    Anthony Martial scored a debut goal to see off Liverpool and overshadow a thunderous over-head kick by Christian Benteke.

    After a dismal first half, expectations were low but Daley Blind's opener got the ball rolling on a thrilling climax. Ander Herrera made it two from the penalty spot, following a clumsy challenge by Joe Gomez, before Benteke's stunner. But today was always Martial's day and so it proved to be the case with him putting the match out of the Reds' reach.
    9/12/2015 6:22:33 PM
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