Early chance for Firmino, who is released in the box and shoots a little late perhaps, Bailly blocking. Liverpool want a handball but it struck Bailly’s limb after ricocheting off another part of his body. The corner comes to nought.
The crowd is noticeably thinner now with one fan saying he’s off to find a pub to watch the game! Fans are clearly disappointed that they’ve been unable to prevent the game going ahead and those who’ve stayed are clearly growing tense. A few have started throwing bottles and flare canisters at the police line.
“It is not much use saying ‘they kick left to right’ in text commentary. We can’t see from which side you’re looking at it from,” complains Cillian. Oh, OK, I thought it might help you imagine as if watching on telly. But you guys are the boss.
“When will Manchester United be punished for their fans causing the original game to be called off?” asks Geoff Saunders. “The precedents are very clear with point deductions and fines applied to every other side; why not Manchester Utd?
“They are responsible for the behaviour of their fans, every precedent has shown that – why do they get off scot free, as if they are the victims in fact?”
Bizarre from Alisson, who presents the ball straight to Cavani and is fortunate the striker drags his shot wide as he scurries back towards goal! Wan-Bissaka gets to the byline, underlapping onto a Rahsford pass. He lays back to Fernandes, whose outside-of-the-foot shot may or may not be on target … before it’s sent flying into the opposite corner by the desperate, outstretched leg of Phillips!
Bruno Fernandes goal
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