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EPL: Liverpool winning streak ends with draw at United

October 20, 2019 23:57 IST

IMAGES from the English Premier League match between Liverpool and Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday

Liverpool's Adam Lallana celebrates after scoring the equaliser against Manchester United

IMAGE: Liverpool's Adam Lallana celebrates after scoring the equaliser against Manchester United. Photograph: Alex Livesey/Getty Images

Manchester United ended Liverpool’s 100 percent start to the Premier League season -- and their 17-match winning streak -- with a 1-1 draw at Old Trafford on Sunday.

 

But there was disappointment for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side who were five minutes away from a win before Liverpool substitute Adam Lallana grabbed an equaliser for the league leaders to cancel out Marcus Rashford’s 36th minute opener.

Manchester United's Marcus Rashford scores the opening goal

IMAGE: Manchester United's Marcus Rashford scores the opening goal. Photograph: Alex Livesey/Getty Images

United are now unbeaten in their last seven home games against Liverpool, whose lead over second-placed Manchester City is cut to six points.

Rashford scored after turning home a superb low cross from Dan James after the speedy Welshman had broken down the right flank.

Liverpool's Virgil van Dijk and Manchester United's Andreas Pereira in action 

IMAGE: Liverpool's Virgil van Dijk and Manchester United's Andreas Pereira in action. Photograph: Alex Livesey/Getty Images

The goal was subject to a video review and allowed to stand despite Liverpool claims that Victor Lindelof had fouled Divock Origi at the start of the move.

Liverpool thought they had got level, two minutes before the interval, when Sadio Mane outfought Lindelof and poked home but the VAR review showed the Senegalese forward had handled the ball.

Former Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho at Old Trafford during the match between Manchester United and Liverpool FC 

IMAGE: Former Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho at Old Trafford during the match between Manchester United and Liverpool FC. Photograph: Catherine Ivill/Getty Images

But Juergen Klopp’s side, who had struggled to find openings, finally broke through in the 85th minute when Lallana slotted home Andy Robertson’s low cross.

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