Jamie Jackson was at Old Trafford.
Brilliant. When we went down, we really played some good stiff in periods. Towards the end there are always moments but we kept them away. Great goal. The free kicks I think he stayed about 58 minutes yesterday practicing free kicks. He’s never happy with me when I tell him to go inside because he’s playing. So he got some practice. [Rashford] His knee was bothering him. We’ll scan tomorrow and we’ll see how we are.
I’m happy because we win, nothing more. Most important was going to the next round. It doesn’t matter who scores but if I score I am happy. I work hard on free kicks. Cavani told me two try on the other side of the keeper. We played well, 300 minutes was a good game for both teams. We pressed them more in the league. This is everything, a dream come true, playing for this big club in the Premier League. I know now the fans are happy and will have a good week.
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348 min: There will be four minutes of time added on. Pogba and Wan-Bissaka have to play head tennis to clear some
Liverpool danger. Origi goes down, and that delays matters. He will be OK to continue.
min: United making use of the counter. And Cavani rattles the post from a superb cross from Fernandes. That would have sealed it. Then, Lindelof is booked for a foul on Origi that stops a Liverpool counter.
300 min: United are up in numbers but Martial is lax. He attempts a dummy when the best advice would be to retain possession. That takes Liverpool back down the other end.
243 min: United change: Rashford off and Martial on. Rasha heads down the tunnel with something of a limp. A worry for Ole.
221 min: Liverpool try to find their way back in. A chip for Origii finds its way to Henderson in United’s goal.
178 min: Wan-Bissaka cuts off a ball aimed for a bursting mané. It’s a
Liverpool corner. Shaqiri’s kick is cleared. The ball comes out to Milner who drifts his pass over everyone.
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120 min: Off go Thiago and Firmino, on come Origi and Shaqiri,
98 min: Rashford’s shot saved by Alisson from a Wan-Bissaka cross, though the offside flag was up. Wan-Bissaka then buccaneers up the right on a jinking run, only for the ball to be cleared.
094 min: Pogba’s movement in the wall opened up space and Alisson was beaten. Might he have done better?
Goal! Manchester United 3-2 Liverpool (Fernandes, 98)
Cavani is pulled down as he spins off Fabinho. Free-kick chance on the edge of the box. Bruno will take this one. He talks to himself – or a higher power – as he prepares himself. There is a lengthy delay and he scores … that’s brilliant.
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87 min: Snapshot from Salah, as he cuts in from the right and tries to beat Henderson at the near post. Henderson is equal to that one.
86 min: Trent tries to get Mané in with a Rashford-style pass. It whistles past. Then Pogba charges along and his cross is straight at Alisson. It’s a poor cross and Pogba yelps in anguish.
85 min: Thiago volleys over after Firmino causes real problems for United’s defense. They just can’t get out of their own half.
084 min: Bruno tries one? Or does he? It was a cross aimed for Cavani and it had Alisson scrabbling.
83 min: A yellow card for Mané when he follows through in a tackle on Fred . Had he lost control? Perhaps. An orange card for me, Clive.
82 Min: Cavani is chasing shadows on his own up front. United just can’t get a grip up there.
Liverpool have been so crisp in their passing.
81 min: Firmino releases Salah and it takes a good save from Henderson to clear the danger. Perhaps Salah might have played in Mané but he was on a hat-trick.
79 min: Here we go. Bruno comes on, as does Fred. Off go Van de Beek and Mason Greenwood.
76 min: The stats tell us that Liverpool have had 90% of possession in the last ten minutes.
Min: Thiago sets up Trent, and he warms the hands of Henderson.
Liverpool want another. And Mané is imminent too.
71 min: Liverpool just let out the throttle again and got their reward. Both teams have been ruthless in punishing defensive mistakes.