Finally, Manchester United get some possession after a sustained spell of pressure by Liverpool. Danny Welbeck marauds forward, eventually feeding Antonio Valencia, and the Ecuadorian winger sends in a cross that Pepe Reina nearly manages to spill at the feet of Wayne Rooney. Danger just about averted, but the hosts go on the attack again and earn a dangerous free kick near the box after Valencia absolutely skins Jose Enrique.
Ryan Giggs swings in the delivery, and it's cleared for a corner at the far post. Said corner finds Rooney in space, but the England forward's header is all wrong and he simply nods rather tamely toward's Reina's hands. Meanwhile, Jose Enrique brings down Rafael da Silva - he should be on a booking by now - but Phil Dowd doesn't give anything. Rafael looks like he might cry, which is his normal expression.
All of this Manchester United pressure doesn't mean Liverpool aren't a threat however. Patrice Evra is playing incredibly poorly right now (you don't blame him, really) and lets Glen Johnson get into space near the edge of the box. The right back's shot beats David de Gea but curls just wide of the far post - the closest either team has come to a goal. 0-0 at Old Trafford.