A Manchester grown lad fired two sensational goals to solidify their 2nd spot and most importantly beat their arch nemesis Liverpool.
It was a super weekend in the Premier League as the two most successful English clubs faced each other in the order to stay in the top 4. Here are five talking points of the match:
- Mourinho masterclass: Jose Mourinho was hugely criticized by all over the football fraternity after the game against Liverpool in the Anfield. But this weekend he sets up side quite brilliantly to defeat the arch rivals and give the home crowd something to cherish for the rest of the season. He nullified one of the most fierce attack in Europe as Salah, Firmino, Mane couldn’t break the deadlock. And to be honest Klopp got schooled by the Old school football of Mourinho’s side. Famous for his game management, Jose showed yet again why he is the best in the business.
- Lukaku unplayable: After getting a lot of stick from everyone, Lukaku now seems to adapting to a Mourinho side. He wasn’t beautiful but he was effective in the crucial stages. Involved heavily the two goals as he bullied lovren the whole game. His smart turns, supporting the midfield, hold up play everything was really good.
- Mc Tomminay and Matic bossed the midfield: This kid Mc Tomminay is gradually growing game by game and gaining his manager’s trust in every match he is playing. Alongside Matic he played the simple passing game and controlled the tempo of the game brilliantly. Matic bossed Can and Oxelade chamberlain which allowed the attacking players to exploit Liverpool’s defense faster.
- Rashford back with a bang: The wonder boy from Manchester struck twice in the first half to complete his elite list of scoring against all of the big boys in Premier league. Anthony Martial was not available for today’s match and rashford didn’t need any invitation to prove his woth again as tormented Alexander Arnold with his pace.
- Fierce trio flopped: The most prolific trio in the league couldn’t deal with the solid defense as they struggled all afternoon. Mo Salah couldn’t even find an inch of space as he was blocked solidly by Ashley Young. Eric Bailly came back from the injury and he looked like a commander throughout the whole game. Other than the unfortunate own goal he pocketed all the threats.