The second half had been underway for mere seconds when 10-man Liverpool surprisingly struck, though the way they scored was in the most predictable of fashions. Once again, while Liverpool looked to be in trouble, they've been rescued by Steven Gerrard in a Northwest Derby.
Liverpool brought Suso on for the fairly poor Fabio Borini at halftime, and that move immediately paid dividends in the 46th minute. Manchester United let him get free down the left and he cut a ball back for Glen Johnson. He controlled the ball with his chest and attempted to play it into the box, but his pass took a deflection off of a United defender. Lucky for him, it deflected in a way better than he could have hoped to pass it.
The deflection fell right to Steven Gerrard, who chested down the ball and struck a brilliant half volley past Anders Lindegaard to give Liverpool the lead.