The FA Youth Cup quarter final between United and Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday was one of the most event ridden games I’ve ever witnessed in my 20 odd years of watching football.
Five goals, four sending offs numerous bookings and even a bit of crowd trouble, you could be forgiven for thinking it was actually Liverpool versus United first team.
Ravel Morrison was yet again the man of the hour with a well taken brace coming after Larnell Cole’s penalty had brought United back into the game after going 2-0 down.
Liverpool took a two goal lead through Adam Morgan, who’d been busy bragging on his twitter Just getting to anfield now these mancs won’t no what it means to play at anfield.. Let’s show them #YNWA as well as I PUT 5 FINGERS UP AN I AM PROUD OF IT. I wonder how many of those European Cup wins Morgan was actually alive for.
Unfortunately for Morgan Ravel Morrison was on hand to stick two fingers up to Morgan- and the Kop where he kissed his United badge with the equaliser and the winner both in the second half.
United got back into the game when they were awarded a penalty just before the hour mark, when Stephen Sama brought down Ryan Tunnicliffe, with a foul which saw the Liverpool man sent off.
Paul Pogba stepped up to and duly dispatched the penalty only for the referee to order it retaken after Pogba had stalled his run. Unfortunately for Pogba the referee who seemed to be from another planet booked the midfielder for his run up, meaning as it was his second yellow he was then sent off.
Larnell Cole stepped up to score the penalty to set United on the way to an emphatic win, oh and along the way Tyler Blackett was sent off along with Liverpool’s Connor Coady for a bit of handbags, that resulted in the scouser leaving the field with a bloody nose.