Liverpool v Manchester United English Football League Round of 26 match, March 5, 2023. Liverpool's Cody Gakpo (right) celebrates after scoring a goal.
Liverpool – In the 26th round of the English league, the Liverpool footballers outclassed Manchester United 7:0 on their pitch and moved up the cup ladder. The “Red Devils” suffered the heaviest competitive defeat in the club's history, losing by the same margin three times in the 1920s and 1930s.
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In the duel between the traditional rivals, all home strikers, Cody Gakpo, Darwin Núñez and Muhammad Salah, shone with two goals. The Egyptian gunner became the club's top league scorer in the Premier League era with his 129th strike, and also added two assists.
After his winter transfer from PSV Eindhoven, Gakpo did not make it in the first six matches, but scored four goals in the next six matches. Today, he opened the scoring in the 43rd minute, when he moved the ball to the center of the field with his first touch and sent a shot to the far post with the second. In the 47th minute, Núñez headed in and three minutes later, Gakpo completed Liverpool's crushing passage with a clever arc.
In the 66th minute, Salah added a goal-bound shot off the crossbar to become the first Liverpool player to score in six consecutive games against Manchester United. A quarter of an hour before the end, Núñez made his way through the air again, and Liverpool's biggest triumph over Manchester in history was completed by Salah and substitute Firmino. Newcastle. United, who are third, are seven points better off, but they are already 14 points behind leaders Arsenal in the incomplete table. The “Red Devils” lost after 11 competitive matches.
The results of the 26th round of the English football league
Nottingham – Everton 2:2 (19th and 77th Johnson – 10th Gray from pen., 29th Doucouré), Liverpool – Manchester United 7:0 (43rd and 50th Gakpo, 47th and 75th Núñez, 66th and 83. Salah, 88. Firmino).
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