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Liverpool thrash Manchester United in record win at Old Trafford

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Oct 24, 2021

Liverpool remain unbeaten in the Premier League, one point off top of the table Chelsea, after romping to a 5-0 win over Manchester United on Sunday.

Naby Keita had a great game but had to be stretchered off after a rash two-footed challenge from Paul Pogba that saw the Manchester United man sent off.

Liverpool remain unbeaten after record win over Manchester United

Keita scored the opener for Liverpool, after the Reds unpicked the home side’s defence with some slick passing.

When Diogo Jota doubled Liverpool’s lead just 13 minutes in the writing was on the wall.

Mohamed Salah became just the second Liverpool player to score a hat-trick at Old Trafford on a day when he also passed Didier Drogba as Africa’s leading scorer in the English Premier League.

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Salah scored twice before half time, showing predatory instincts, pace and an unreal finishing touch.

Manchester United could not contain Liverpool and while they had some early chances on the break, looked out of their depth.

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Liverpool made it 5-0 just after the break as Salah completed his hat-trick. He netted for the 10th successive game in all competitions and was the first away player to score a hat-trick at Old Trafford since Brazil legend Ronaldo in 2003. Salah’s treble took his Premier League goal tally to 106.

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Cristiano Ronaldo thought he scored a consolation goal only for VAR to rule that he was offside.

United went down to ten men on the hour, but Liverpool did not add to their lead.

The 5-0 scoreline is Liverpool’s biggest victory over Manchester United at Old Trafford.

Liverpool are now unbeaten in their last 22 matches in all competitions.

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