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Two superb goals from the Spaniard Juan Mata were enough to lift Man United past 10-man Liverpool and move them five points clear in the top four race. Gerrard in the first minute of the second half picked up a red card, making things much difficult for his side. Still, Sturridge manage to put one behind David de Gea but it wasn’t enough to grab a draw. Wayne Rooney had a late penalty but Mignolet saved his shot.

Match Highlights

Goals

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Gerrard Red Card

0-2

1-2

Team lineups

Liverpool XI (3-4-3): Mignolet; Can, Skrtel, Sakho; Lallana, Henderson, Allen, Moreno; Sterling, Sturridge, Coutinho.

Liverpool substitutes: Jones, Johnson, Toure, Lucas, Gerrard, Lambert, Balotelli.

Manchester United XI (4-3-3): De Gea; Valencia, Smalling, Jones, Blind; Herrera, Carrick, Fellaini; Mata, Rooney, Young.

Manchester United substitutes: Valdes, Rafael, Rojo, Januzaj, Di Maria, Pereira, Falcao.

Premier league table

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Premier league results

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