Liverpool and Manchester United had one of the worst days in their long and rich history. Both teams experienced disgracing defeats in today’s contests. Liverpool was beaten in Birmingham to Aston Villa, 7-2, while United saw Tottenham humiliating them in their own home, 1-6.
Liverpool was stunned at Villa Park, where hosts had a 4-1 lead after the first 45 minutes with Ollie Watkins netting three goals. The 25-year old became one of ten players in history who recorded a hat-trick against the Reds, and was unstoppable.
He beat Adrian in the 4th, 22nd, and 39th minute, knocking out the helpless champions. John McGinn scored his one in the 35th. The second half saw the Villains’ newest addition, Ross Barkley. The midfielder who arrived from Chelsea putt his name on the scoresheet, and Jack Grealish, one of the best playmakers in England, packing two more hits.
On the other side, Mohamed Salah hit the target twice, which was about it from Liverpool in this contest. Jurgen Klopp was furious near the sidelines in the first half, and that especially refereed to Adrian, who once again made amateur mistakes. It seems that the backup goalkeeper will be on his way out this winter.
Earlier today, Tottenham rolled over Manchester United at the Old Trafford, 6-1. It is the most devastating loss of the Red Devils since the foundation of the Premier League.
To make it even worse, it was handed by their former manager Jose Mourinho, who didn’t leave United under friendly terms.
The game started perfectly for the hosts, and nobody could have imagined what horror awaits them afterward. They received the penalty in the first minute, and Bruno Fernandes got them the lead. What happened later will be remembered for a long time.
Tanguy Ndombele and Son scored two goals in the next seven minutes, and after that, Anthony Martial received a red card because of violent behavior after punching Erik Lamela.
Harry Kane and Son again raised to 1-4 at the halftime, and it was obvious that there is no way back for United after that. Serge Aurier and Kane, with his second goal, sealed the win of the guests, who will most definitely receive a massive morale boost following this success.
As for United, a humiliation like suffered today put a massive question mark on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s future. The fans are not happy with him, and it appears that the management is slowly starting to lose patience with the Norwegian.