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Anfield icons come out on high in charity recreation

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A group of Liverpool Legends accomplished the double over Manchester United Legends at Anfield within the second leg of their Legends of the North charity sequence.

3-1 victors within the first assembly earlier this 12 months, Liverpool got here from behind to safe a 2-1 win this time round.

It was United’s legends who dominated the sport early on they usually took the lead simply seven minutes in as a implausible Michael Carrick move allowed Dimitar Berbatov to unleash a sometimes glorious end to place the Crimson Devils 1-0 up.

Regardless of being a charity recreation, the Liverpool facet did not take kindly to falling behind to United at Anfield and there was some clear chew to the 2 groups’ play.

Xabi Alonso did his greatest to boost the roof with just a few efforts from vary, however they did not make the breakthrough within the first half.

Nonetheless, simply two minutes into the second half, Liverpool levelled issues up as substitute Mark Gonzalez, who netted twice within the final victory, drilled house into the underside nook.

That purpose gave Liverpool confidence however United have been nonetheless knocking on the door and Jerzy Dudek needed to be available to maintain the rating stage.

With quarter-hour to go, United stepped issues up with the introduction of Roy Keane and Denis Irwin – to an inevitable refrain of boos from the Anfield devoted.

Nevertheless it was Liverpool who responded and went forward via Florent Sinama-Pongolle’s well-taken effort with eight minutes to go.

Fraizer Campbell did have the ball at the back of the web late on however was denied by the offside flag, permitting Liverpool to take the victory.

Liverpool Legends squad

Beginning XI: Jerzy Dudek, Bjorn Tore Kvarme, Stephane Henchoz, Martin Skrtel, Gregory Vignal, Maxi Rodriguez, Momo Sissoko, Xabi Alonso, Stewart Downing, Anthony Le Tallec, Andriy Voronin.
Subs: Sander Westerveld, Fabio Aurelio, Djimi Traore, Glen Johnson, Salif Diao, Mark Gonzalez, Albert Riera, Luis Garcia, Robbie Keane, Florent Sinama-Pongolle.

Man Utd Legends squad

Beginning XI: Raimond van der Gouw, Ronny Johnsen, Jaap Stam, Danny Pugh, Antonio Valencia, Michael Carrick, Darren Fletcher, Darron Gibson, Dimitar Berbatov, Fraizer Campbell, Karel Poborsky.
Subs: Kevin Pilkington, Denis Irwin, Clayton Blackmore, Reece Brown, Roy Keane, Eric Djemba-Djemba.

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