Manchester United 1-1 Liverpool: Lallana rescues Reds but winning record broken

League leader Liverpool needed a late Adam Lallana equaliser to avoid defeat against rival Manchester United at Old Trafford.

Adam Lallana scored a late equaliser but Liverpool saw its winning streak in the Premier League come to an end with a 1-1 draw at Manchester United.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's beleaguered side took the lead through Marcus Rashford's controversial opener, with Liverpool claiming Divock Origi was fouled prior to a rapid United break.

Reds boss Jurgen Klopp cut an incensed figure on the touchline and his mood hardly improved when Sadio Mane had an equaliser disallowed following a VAR check for handball but, in the absence of the injured Mohamed Salah, his side lacked its usual fluency in attack.

United defended doggedly to hang on to its lead, yet its hard work was undone when it allowed substitute Lallana to tap home Andy Robertson's low cross in the 85th minute.

Looking to equal Manchester City's record run of 18 top-flight wins, Liverpool opened United up for the game's first clear chance in the 34th minute when Mane squared to Roberto Firmino, whose side-footed effort was comfortably held by David de Gea.

 

United's breakthrough caused acrimony among the away fans following a Victor Lindelof challenge on Origi, with referee Martin Atkinson allowing play to continue. Scott McTominay released Daniel James down the right and the Wales winger's cross set up Rashford from close range.

Mane had the ball in the net eight minutes later but VAR did confirm he had used his arm when controlling Trent Alexander-Arnold's high ball.

Klopp sent on Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain for Origi after an hour and the England international dragged a shot narrowly wide of De Gea's goal, while Rashford went even closer at the other end with a rasping shot from just outside the box.

Fred flashed a spectacular shot just wide as it looked like United might extend their lead before Klopp's substitutions took effect.

Naby Keita, on for Jordan Henderson, fed Robertson on Liverpool’s left to send in a cross that went through a crowed penalty area, allowing Lallana to convert at the back post.

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