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Liverpool vs. Manchester United: Goals and Highlights from 2016 Europa League

Tom Webb@@tomwebby92UK Staff WriterMarch 10, 2016

de Manchester United's Spanish goalkeeper David de Gea (L) attempts to save penalty from Liverpool's English striker Daniel Sturridge (C) during the UEFA Europa League round of 16, first leg football match between Liverpool and Manchester United at Anfield in Liverpool, northwest England on March 10, 2016. / AFP / PAUL ELLIS        (Photo credit should read PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images)
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Liverpool hosted Manchester United on Thursday in the first leg of their UEFA Europa League last-16 tie—the very first European meeting between the two great rivals.

The home side went ahead after 20 minutes when Memphis Depay was penalised for a foul on Nathaniel Clyne just inside the box, Daniel Sturridge converting the penalty:

Memphis' yellow card allows Sturridge to give #LFC an early lead from the penalty spot.#LIVMUN #MUFC #UEL https://t.co/KgMrDjYwyE

— Liverpool FC Chat UK (@LFCChatUk) March 10, 2016

It was almost 2-0 immediately after, only for David De Gea to deny Philippe Coutinho with a brilliant diving save:

That save by De Gea!! 😱 pic.twitter.com/XbMaEaopRe

— Football Memes (@FootballMemesCo) March 10, 2016

Liverpool continued to pepper the United goal, but De Gea was in inspired form:

David De Gea masterclasshttps://t.co/lN8AcGkvHL

Juan Mata (@JuanMataTouch) March 10, 2016

Jurgen Klopp's side continued to press after the break, and doubled their advantage after 73 minutes when United failed to clear Jordan Henderson's cross and Roberto Firmino finished well from close range:

Firmino! https://t.co/VAqIZEsbay

— LFCMostar (@LFCMostar) March 10, 2016

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