Manchester United, the Red Devils, tightly ruined the long-awaited comeback of Luis Suarez who was pining in his heart because of ban for the last 10 matches. Manchester United defeated Liverpool by 1-0 when playing in the third stage of this season’s tournament on Wednesday. It was actually something that could bring David Moyes, the manager of Manchester United, some relief from pressure which seizes his side since the beginning of this season. Javier Hernandez, the Mexican forward, came to show the instinct of a poacher as he volleyed home quite deftly just within 39 seconds when the second half starts. So, his team advanced though they fielded mostly a second-string side team to contend with their fierce opponent Liverpool at Old Trafford.
With a habitual greed, Luis Suarez took the limelight in a more fierce style than all other stars in the both sides. Things seemed to be a bit more special as well as critical on the return to the club’s matches as he was banned for 10 matches on the charge of biting Branislav Ivanovich, the defender of Chelsea, five months ago. It means that he was just waiting for a chance to lead his side, and he also came to be almost successful while his failure spoiled everything. He got the chance by typically curling a momentous free kick that headed against the Manchester’s crossbar. IN this regard, Brendan Rodgers, the manager of All Reds, said, “I thought he was excellent, considering he’d been out for such a long time. He ran himself into the ground. As he goes on, he will get sharper.”
Swansea tried hard to defend the trophy, but their campaign ended in smoke with an abject finishing as they lost to Birmingham, a team belonging to the second-tier, by 3-1. Meanwhile, Arsenal defeated West Bromwich by 4-3 not by in-game goals but on penalties since the match got locked with a deadlock of 1-1 after the total time of the game exhausted. Arsenal tried to set up a match in the fourth round at their home ground to play with Chelsea. Another couple of teams in the Premier League standings namely Newcastle United and Stoke also claimed victory in their respective matches.
Achieving victory against Liverpool was truly a refreshing piece of news for David Moyes who had been under the gun because of the abject starting of his side since the last nine years. Moyes took over the goal-oriented charge of Manchester United from Sir Alex Ferguson, but he seemed to be unable to lead Manchester which was supported by some of the last matches in the Premier League. Quite humiliating and embarrassing was the result of the match played between Manchester City and Manchester United. The match followed the Red Devils with really painful things as they were abruptly thrashed by the City by 4-1.The Red Devils were the defending champion. Manchester manager Moyes said, “I think what was important (was) that the whole club showed we were hurt by the game on Sunday, and the players have gone out and done a great job. I’ve said I will fix it and turn it around, and I will do.”
Liverpool has not been scheduled for any European football during this current season. Liverpool has now only a couple of trophies to contend for. They will likely be to rue the fact of its full-fledged lineup missing a good opportunity to claim victory against Manchester United for the second chance in this league season. They have already claimed a victory by 1-0 on the 1st September. The return of Suarez gave an extensive edge to a previously known high-profile match. Suarez took part in a match for his country Uruguay in the World Cup qualifiers just a couple of weeks ago. However, he could not have put on a shirt of his club Liverpool in a highly competitive match held on April 21. In that match Suarez suddenly sunk his teeth ferociously into the upper arm of Ivanovic. Since those significant five months, Suarez had a very severely bitter relationship with Liverpool. He clearly accused the hierarchy of Liverpool on account of violating some clauses of his agreement with the team to sell him in the event of the team’s failure to promote to the big tournament known as the Champions League. Liverpool managed to dramatically turn down a couple of bids offered by Arsenal to grab Suarez for their side throughout the months of summer.
Suarez was nevertheless received warmly by the traveling support of the team although the home fans received him with a typical tone of hostility because of his being axed as many as eight matches due to the same type of racial misconduct with Patrice Evra, the defender of Manchester United in 2011 when playing a match in that year’s league. As Liverpool has recently changed their conventional formation to make it a 3-5-2, Suarez was meant to play up front with responsibility with his teammate Daniel Sturridge. Although the club formed the setup, the pair did not work well when it came to the counter-attack state.
Suarez came to have a shot into the Manchester’s side net when it was the 70th minute of the match. Then, he dramatically sent a strong free kick that forcefully crashed against the goal bar after a couple of minutes when United happened to hold off a pretty powerful finish by the All Reds. They are in fact eight-time winning team in the competition which is also a record. Chris Smalling, the defender of Manchester, said, “It was a massive turnaround (from the weekend), especially with players who haven’t played a lot of games this season. There was a lot of doubt after the weekend so we had to go out and get a performance and we did.”
At St. Andrew’s, Swansea managed to concede no less than three times after playing in 24 second and half minutes to get lost from the exciting competition which the team it won during the last year’s season to contend for any major championship for the first time in the history of the club.