SUAREZ BACK TO MEET DEFEAT AGAINST MAN-U
By: Raymond Padya
Manchester United FC had a 1 – 0 victory against Liverpool FC in the third round of the Capital One Cup match hosted at the Old Trafford last night.
Making 8 changes to the team that suffered a 4 – 1 defeat from Manchester City last weekend, David Moyes included fast paced players in his starting eleven; the likes of Shinji Kagawa, Nani and, Javier Hernandez who scored the sole goal of the match.
Hernandez doomed the return of Luis Suarez when he found a Wayne Rooney corner kick with his right foot and placed it into Liverpool’s net in the first minute of the second half.
It was Suarez’s first match back from a 10 game suspension for biting Brainislav Ivanovic and the crowd booed at the Uruguay forward every time he got hold of the ball.
Both teams seemed unsettled during the first half of the match. Kagawa and Hernandez had chances earlier in the game but they were denied by the Liverpool defense. Daniel Sturridge and Suarez also had chances in the fist half but they wasted both chances.
Liverpool player, Victor Moses stirred problems for the Man U central midfield Ryan Giggs and Phil Jones. They could hardly track the former Chelsea star, however, all chances created in the first half could not be utilised to produce a goal.
The Man U side came back rejuvenated in the second half. Hernandez broke the deadlock in the 46th minute sending the Old Trafford into ecstasy. Kagawa almost doubled the score in the 63rd minute but his long-range shot shaved the post and went out.
Moses had a perfect chance to equalise for his team in the 70th minute but his header went straight into the De Gea’s hands and it was punched away. There after, Suarez made a good attempt on goal from a free kick but his shot hit the crossbar and went wide.
The match ended 1 – 0 in favor of Man U and it will now face Norwich City at the Old Trafford. “I think we had to bounce back and get some good results. I thought it was a really good result tonight,” said Moyes to Sky Sports after the match.
Brendan Rodgers felt for his team. “It was a very close game, decided on a corner at the beginning of the half. We are disappointed to say the least,” he told Sky Sports.