Liverpool destroyed, well more accurately embarrassed, Manchester United 3-0 Sunday at Old Trafford. Steven Gerrard scored twice from the penalty spot — it could have been three but it hit the woodwork late in the second half. (They were the first penalties awarded to a visiting team at Old Trafford in league play since Dec. 2011.) Luis Suarez scored the third, adding to his league-leading total. As a result Liverpool are now only four points behind first-place Chelsea with a game in hand.
Title race, on.
Meanwhile the misery continued for beleaguered Manchester United and David Moyes. Liverpool fans didn’t make it any easier for the Scot, unfurling this banner picked up by cameras hailing him as a “Football Genius.” (Sarcasm alert: Moyes, like Eli Cash, isn’t a genius.)
Throughout his tumultuous first season at Old Trafford Moyes has received the benefit of the doubt. Following this humiliating defeat to one of their fiercest rivals, the pressure on Moyes will only intensify.
Rivals were certainly hope Moyes remains at Old Trafford forever and ever.