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United stay top after Liverpool draw

Published:Monday | January 18, 2021 | 12:12 AM
Manchester United’s Bruno Fernandes fights for the ball with Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah (left) during their English Premier League draw at Anfield Stadium, Liverpool, England, yesterday.
Manchester United’s Bruno Fernandes fights for the ball with Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah (left) during their English Premier League draw at Anfield Stadium, Liverpool, England, yesterday.

LIVERPOOL, England (AP):

Manchester United stayed top of the English Premier League after drawing 0-0 with Liverpool and extending the champion’s winless run to four matches yesterday.

Liverpool haven’t gone as long without a win since 2017, but Jürgen Klopp’s team still maintained its unbeaten record at Anfield since the same year, thanks to Alisson Becker’s late saves from Bruno Fernandes and Paul Pogba.

“We had two great chances and two great saves,” United captain Harry Maguire said. “It was cagey, but it was two good teams matching up. We found it difficult in the first half to get a rhythm to the game, the press was high.”

Thiago Alcantara’s long-range effort was well saved by United goalkeeper David De Gea in the 78th minute as Liverpool failed to score for a third successive match.

Liverpool, who had a makeshift defence because of injuries, stayed three points behind United, who are chasing their first title since 2013.

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