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Man Utd ensure Liverpool disadvantage on night Champions League race turned ugly – Andy Dunn

If they’ve handy out bonuses for a prime 4 end, Leicester City ought to throw a couple of quid the best way of the protesters who have been cavorting on this pitch every week final Sunday.

Because the knock-on impact of the postponement of Manchester United’s match towards Liverpool was that Brendan Rodgers’ group solely needed to beat a reserve facet to take a giant stride in the direction of Champions League qualification.

And in the event that they do safe that Champions League qualification, it may very well be on the expense of, amongst others, Liverpool.

Being diplomatic, that’s ironic, to say the least.

Liverpool did nothing apart from endure a wasted day after they have been scheduled to face United and the upshot was that Solskjaer fields a second string eleven towards Leicester and can, nearly actually, ship a primary group out towards Jurgen Klopp’s males.

Solskjaer is correct to say he had little alternative but when Klopp and David Moyes need to focus on the integrity of competitors, they might be fairly inside their rights.



Soyuncu’s winner at Old Trafford provides Leicester an enormous increase

This event has actually influenced the squabble for these remaining Champions League locations.

But after their poor shows at ten-man Southampton and at residence towards Newcastle United, this was simply the fillip Rodgers wanted.

And whereas they made heavy climate of it at instances, at the very least they obtained the job finished.

And in the event that they do go on and safe a spot at Europe’s prime desk for subsequent season, it should nonetheless be a major achievement.



The United boss made his decision - and stands by it
The United boss made his choice – and stands by it

All season, Rodgers and his squad have proven a good diploma of resilience in coming by means of sticky spells.

Just as Caglar Soyuncu confirmed a good diploma of resilience right here.

He had a shocker within the hammering by Newcastle and issues didn’t get significantly better for him within the first half of this match as Mason Greenwood went previous him as if he was a coaching cone earlier than cancelling out Luke Thomas’s opener.

But his headed winner was a factor of magnificence.

Not for West Ham and never for Liverpool, although.

This was the night the race for the Champions League locations obtained a bit bit ugly.

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