In a match that had a little bit of everything--including Steven Gerrard sent off less than a minute after coming on--it was Juan Mata's brace that settled it as United dealt Liverpool's top four hopes a costly blow.
The race for a top four finish comes to a head tomorrow at Anfield, where Liverpool can leapfrog Manchester United with a win to put themselves in a Champions League spot for the first time since the season's opening weekend.
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