Man Utd MUN Greenwood (26'), Rashford (48'), Fernandes (78')
3-2 FT
Liverpool LIV Salah (18', 58')
FA Cup Round 4
Jan 24, 2021 KO: 17:00

Man Utd - Liverpool

Old Trafford Manchester
Referee: Craig Pawson
  18' Salah
Greenwood 26'  
Rashford 48'  
  58' Salah
Fernandes 78'  

Report & events

Man Utd 3-2 Liverpool: Bruno Fernandes seals FA Cup thriller

An FA Cup classic between the two bitter rivals was sealed by a ferocious Bruno Fernandes free kick

Bruno Fernandes was the hero as he came off the bench to secure a 3-2 win for Manchester United over Liverpool in an FA Cup classic at Old Trafford.

These two sides have been involved in a number of famous FA Cup matches over the decades and this fourth round game will be remembered among the very best of them.

Liverpool started strongly and took the lead on 18 minutes as Mohamed Salah dinked the ball delightfully over Dean Henderson from a Roberto Firmino pass.

But the lead lasted only eight minutes as Rashford teed up Mason Greenwood, who rifled the ball low into the bottom corner.

Into the second half and Rashford then turned from provider to scorer as he took advantage of an error from Rhys Williams and slid the ball past Alisson. Liverpool players appealed for offside but Rashford was just on.

Liverpool came roaring back, though, and after James Milner went close, Salah levelled the scores once more with his second of the game. The Egyptian lashed home after Milner had dummied Firmino's pass.

The match continued to ebb and flow, and Salah twice went close to a hattrick goal but it was a Man Utd substitute who settled the game.

Bruno Fernandes, rested from the start, came off the bench to lash a free kick past Alisson with only 12 minutes to go.

Liverpool tried desperately to take the tie to extra time but it was Man Utd who were closer to scoring again as Edinson Cavani headed against the post late on.

A famous win for Man Utd, who also deliver a psychological blow on their out-of-form rivals in the race for the Premier League title.

Man Utd has won the match.
  • Yellow card
    Yellow card for Paul Pogba.
  • Yellow card
    Yellow card for Victor Lindelof.
  • Player IN
    Substitute in, Anthony Martial.
  • Player OUT
    Substitute out, Marcus Rashford.
    Player IN

  • Substitute in, Xherdan Shaqiri.
    Player IN

  • Substitute in, Divock Origi.
    Player OUT

  • Substitute out, Thiago Alcântara.
    Player OUT

  • Substitute out, Roberto Firmino.
  • GOAL!!! 3-2
    Goal by Bruno Fernandes.
    Yellow card

  • Yellow card for Sadio Mané.
  • Player IN
    Substitute in, Bruno Fernandes.
  • Player IN
    Substitute in, Fred.
  • Player OUT
    Substitute out, Donny van de Beek.
  • Player OUT
    Substitute out, Mason Greenwood.
    Player IN

  • Substitute in, Sadio Mané.
    Player OUT

  • Substitute out, Georginio Wijnaldum.

  • Assist given by Roberto Firmino.
    GOAL!!! 2-2

  • Goal by Mohamed Salah.
  • Assist
    Assist given by Mason Greenwood.
  • GOAL!!! 2-1
    Goal by Marcus Rashford.
    Yellow card

  • Yellow card for Fabinho.
  • Assist
    Assist given by Marcus Rashford.
  • GOAL!!! 1-1
    Goal by Mason Greenwood.

  • Assist given by Roberto Firmino.
    GOAL!!! 0-1

  • Goal by Mohamed Salah.