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Liverpool overpower United, Arsenal down Spurs

Published: Sunday 16 March 2014, 17.00CET
Two Steven Gerrard penalties helped Liverpool FC earn an emphatic 3-0 win at ten-man rivals Manchester United FC, before Arsenal FC 1-0 triumphed in the north London derby.
Liverpool overpower United, Arsenal down Spurs
Steven Gerrard celebrates after firing Liverpool's second from the spot ©AFP/Getty Images
Published: Sunday 16 March 2014, 17.00CET

Liverpool overpower United, Arsenal down Spurs

Two Steven Gerrard penalties helped Liverpool FC earn an emphatic 3-0 win at ten-man rivals Manchester United FC, before Arsenal FC 1-0 triumphed in the north London derby.

Steven Gerrard scored two penalties and missed a third as Liverpool FC overpowered Manchester United FC 3-0 at Old Trafford.

Brendan Rodgers' outfit find themselves just four points adrift of league leaders Chelsea FC with a game in hand after inflicting a ninth defeat of the season on David Moyes' side – United's joint worst ever tally of Premier League losses. Captain Gerrard led by example and got the opening goal his endeavour deserved when he converted a 34th-minute penalty following Rafael's handball.

The 33-year-old midfielder put paid to any ideas of a fresh start for United when he again beat David de Gea from the spot moments after half-time. Remarkably, the Reds were awarded a third spot kick on 77 minutes after Nemanja Vidić felled Daniel Sturridge – a transgression which earned the Serbian international a second yellow card. Gerrard was denied a hat-trick, however, as his effort came back off the left upright.

De Gea's stunning save foiled Luis Suárez late on, but the Uruguay striker got in on the act when he finished smartly after collecting Sturridge's mishit shot.

In Sunday's other game, Arsenal FC kept themselves level on points with Liverpool in third courtesy of a 1-0 north London derby success at Tottenham Hotspur FC. Tomáš Rosický struck the only goal of the game with a blistering shot high into the far corner after just two minutes, and the Gunners defended resolutely to hold onto their lead.

Last updated: 16/03/14 18.56CET

Results

English Premier League 2013/14

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 16/03/2014 18:52 CET

16/03/2014

TottenhamTottenham0-1ArsenalArsenal

Rosický 2

Venue: London

16/03/2014

Man. UnitedMan. United0-3LiverpoolLiverpool

Gerrard 34 (P), 46 (P), Suárez 84

Venue: Manchester

15/03/2014

Aston VillaAston Villa1-0ChelseaChelsea

Delph 82

Venue: Birmingham

15/03/2014

EvertonEverton2-1CardiffCardiff

Deulofeu 59, Coleman 90+3

Cala 68

Venue: Liverpool

15/03/2014

FulhamFulham1-0NewcastleNewcastle

Dejagah 68

Venue: London

15/03/2014

SouthamptonSouthampton4-2NorwichNorwich

Schneiderlin 5, Lambert 57, Rodriguez 72, Gallagher 90+7

Elmander 85, Snodgrass 86

Venue: Southampton

15/03/2014

StokeStoke3-1West HamWest Ham

Odemwingie 32, 79, Arnautovic 69

Carroll 5

Venue: Stoke

15/03/2014

SunderlandSunderland0-0Crystal PalaceCrystal Palace

Venue: Sunderland

15/03/2014

SwanseaSwansea1-2West BromWest Brom

Lamah 2

Sessegnon 52, Mulumbu 85

Venue: Swansea

15/03/2014

HullHull0-2Man. CityMan. City

Silva 14, Džeko 90

Venue: Hull

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