Bruno Fernandes scored a stunner from a free-kick just outside the box as Manchester United beat Liverpool 3-2 in the FA Cup 2020-21 fourth-round clash at Old Trafford on Sunday. Fernandes came on as a substitute post the hour mark and scored from a delightful set-piece 12 minutes later to take United into the next round and crash the league champions out. Twitter erupted in joy as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer recorded his first win as a manager over Liverpool and Jurgen Klopp in six meetings. Cristiano Ronaldo Reacts After Juventus Beat Bologna 2-0 to Close Gap on Serie A 2020-21 Leaders AC Milan.
Mohamed Salah had put Liverpool ahead in the 18th minute from a wonderful through ball from Roberto Firmino that cut between Victor Lindelof and laid on nicely for the Egyptian to chip above on a rushing Dean Henderson. But United parried back just eight minutes later. Marcus Rashford found Mason Greenwood with a cross at the far post on the counter and the youngster finished it off with precision.
Bruno Fernandes' Moment of Brilliance
— Kieran (@Kieran_MUFC21) January 24, 2021
United went ahead when Rhys Williams failed to clear a ball putting Rashford through on goal and the latter calmly slotted it past goalkeeper Alisson Becker to put the home team ahead.
But once again Salah was at hand 10 minutes later to equalise for Liverpool after a surging run from James Milner cut open the United defence. But Fernandes would eventually score the goal that mattered 20 minutes later to put United through. Manchester United fans rejoiced at beating the league champions. Take a look at some reactions.
Cometh the Hour, Cometh the Man!
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) January 24, 2021
Running to the Next Round
— Bruno Fernandes (@B_Fernandes8) January 24, 2021
Manchester United Fans After Beating Liverpool
— WHF!🇾🇪 (@mufcwesleyy) January 24, 2021
Jurgen Klopp After Liverpool's Defeat
— United Update (@UnitedsUpdate) January 24, 2021
Manchester United Fans After Win
FT: MUN 3-2 Scousers
— MUSC Mumbai (@ManUtdMumbai) January 24, 2021
United Fans After the Victory
— Daniel🇳🇬🇳🇬YT: Daniel Ogoun (@danielogoun7) January 24, 2021
Liverpool Fans After Losing Against United
— Red Army! (@RedorDead07) January 24, 2021
The Red Devils will next play West Ham in the FA Cup fifth-round. They have now extended their unbeaten run across all competitions to five matches and host Sheffield United at home in the Premier League in their next match.
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