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Thrilling Premier League clash sees Manchester United and Liverpool draw 1-1

By Simon Peach, Press Association Chief Football Writer

Zlatan Ibrahimovic's late header saw a thrilling clash between bitter rivals Manchester United and Liverpool end in a pulsating 1-1 draw.

Unlike October's drab, goalless draw at Anfield, the 50th Premier League meeting of these sides lived up the pre-match hype.

Jurgen Klopp's men looked set to give the hosts a bloody nose after James Milner thumped home a first-half penalty, but United showed impressive resolve and forced a late leveller through Ibrahimovic.

A draw was probably fair given how the match panned out, albeit the result does little to boost either side's title chances.

However, it was a thoroughly entertaining game for the neutrals, many of whom will have had fun with the #Pogba Twitter hashtag advertised around the Old Trafford pitch after world-record signing Paul Pogba handled in the box and Milner smashed home.

The France midfielder's blushes were saved six minutes from time by another big-name summer acquisition as Ibrahimovic directed home Antonio Valencia's cross to snatch a point.

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