Manchester United end Liverpool winning run as Adam Lallana rescues draw

Manchester United end Liverpool winning run as Adam Lallana rescues draw

Manchester United have ended Liverpool’s 17-match winning run and 100% start to the season courtesy of a 1-1 draw at Old Trafford this afternoon.

The visitors were bidding to equal the all-time English top-flight record of 18 successive wins as well as the best-ever Premier League start of nine wins from nine, but in the end they will be relieved to have come away with a point following an uncharacteristically poor display.

United rose to the occasion despite going into the match having won just twice in their last 13 league games, and Marcus Rashford gave them the lead in controversial circumstances nine minutes before the end of the first half.

VAR was again the talking point at half time after allowing that goal to stand and denying Liverpool an equaliser through Sadio Mane, and for much of the contest it looked as though Liverpool would fall to just their second defeat in 48 Premier League games.

Adam Lallana’s equaliser five minutes from time rescued a point for the visitors late on, though, leaving them six clear of champions Manchester City despite failing to win in the league for the first time since March 3.