On this day in 2000 Liverpool beat rivals Manchester United 1-0 at Old Trafford.

Taking on the league leaders going into the holiday season, Gerard Houllier’s Reds found themselves sixth in the league, coming off the back of a 1-0 defeat to third placed Ipswich Town. United’s form at their home ground had been formidable, with the Red Devils remaining undefeated at Old Trafford for 2 years.

It was a game that United dominated as the visitors were forced to defend stoically throughout the match as a back four of Carragher, Hyypia, Babbel and Henchoz were able to shut out Alex Ferguson’s side.

Having survived wave after wave of attacks it was the visitors who broke the deadlock just before half time as Danny Murphy curled in a sensational free kick from 20 yards, beating Fabien Barthez and scoring in the far right corner of the net. Throughout the rest of the game there were no goals to be spoken of and Liverpool inflicted Manchester United’s first home loss upon them since their 3-2 defeat to Middlesbrough on 19th December 1998.