Berbatov Takes The Plaudits As United Take All Three Points

Manchester United's Dimitar Berbatov (L) challenges Liverpool's Jamie Carragher during their English Premier League soccer match at Old Trafford in Manchester, northern England, September 19, 2010.   REUTERS/Phil Noble (BRITAIN - Tags: SPORT SOCCER IMAGES OF THE DAY) NO ONLINE/INTERNET USAGE WITHOUT A LICENCE FROM THE FOOTBALL DATA CO LTD. FOR LICENCE ENQUIRIES PLEASE TELEPHONE ++44 (0)
It looked like Man United were going to throw away a lead for the third time this season but luckily for United, Dimitar Berbatov had other ideas.

Berbatov hasn't had the easiest of times since joining Man United from Tottenham back in the summer of 2008. Today he has become the first United player to score three against Liverpool in 64 years, which in turn has won over many fans.

Sir Alex Ferguson brought Berbatov back into the starting line-up after missing out midweek against Rangers, his faith in the striker now looks like it could be paying off.

Berbatov headed United in front during the first half from a Ryan Giggs corner. Liverpool striker Fernando Torres will take the blame after allowing Berbatov a free header.

After the break Man United doubled their lead just before the hour mark with a sublime goal by Berbatov. From Luis Nani’s ball in, the striker first controlled the ball with his knee, with his back to goal his second touch was an overhead kick, which flew past Reina and into the back of the net.

United threw away a two goal advantage against Everton in their previous Premier League game, it looked like they’d done it again after two goals in six minutes from Steven Gerrard.

The first goal was handed to them by Jonny Evans after a stupid lunge in on Torres in the penalty area. Gerrard converted the penalty past Edwin Van Der Sar.

The second Liverpool goal came from a set piece after John O’Shea brought down Torres, the United player could easily have been sent off but was only shown a yellow.

With only minutes remaining Howard Webbs decision not to send off O’Shea proved vital. Berbatov headed in O’Shea’s cross to win the match for United against fierce rivals Liverpool and pick up three vital points.

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