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Sunday, 12 August, 2001, 12:58 GMT 13:58 UK
Clockwatch: Liverpool 2-1 Man Utd
Minute-by-minute action from Liverpool's Charity Shield success over Manchester United at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff.
Full-time: Liverpool 2-1 Manchester United
91: Irwin tries from long range and sees his effort go wide.
90: Heskey narrowly fails to get onto a low Berger cut-back.
88: Man Utd win a corner and goalkeeper Barthez joins the attack at the Liverppol end. But the Anfield side clear the threat to goal.
86: Man Utd are pushing for the equaliser in a tense and exciting climax to the game.
84: Man Utd see a second penalty appeal of the game denied when Henchoz appears to handle a Van Nistelrooy shot.
83: Substitution - Jamie Carragher comes on for Riise.
81: Westerveld again comes to Liverpool's rescue and keeps out a rasping driven shot by Keane with a save at full stretch.
81: Biscan and Owen combine and the former tries a left-foot curling effort which is comfortably high.
79: Man Utd pass the ball along the edge of the Liverpool area before Scholes' shot is deflected out for a corner by Riise.
71: Substitution - Igor Biscan and Patrick Berger replace Barmby and Murphy.
68: Scholes produces some sublime work in the Liverpool box and takes a shot at goal. But Westerveld is equal to the task.
65: Substitution - Dwight Yorke comes on for Nicky Butt.
63: Beckham almost pulls Man Utd level with an outswinging long range shot.
62: Liverpool fail to clear a Giggs cross and the ball falls to Beckham whose first time strike goes over.
50: Van Nistelrooy rewards Man Utd's effort with an impressively taken goal.
He latches onto a pass by Ryan Giggs and rounds Westerveld before slotting in to finish off a slick Man Utd move with aplomb. Liverpool 2-1 Man Utd
48: Man Utd's attacking start to the second-half almost sees them pull one back with their third chance in as many minutes.
This time Nicky Butt cuts the ball inside for Scholes who shoots disappointingly wide.
47: Van Nistelrooy beats the Liverpool off-side trap before seeing his shot at full-stretch saved by Westerveld.
46: Silvestre goes on a jinking run before finding Van Nistelrooy on the edge of the Liverpool box. But the Dutch striker shoots wildly high with his instant effort.
Half-time: Liverpool 2-0 Man Utd
42: Man Utd are enjoying plenty of possession but struggling to break down Liverpool's defensive lines.
36: Keane is denied again. He rattles the Merseysiders' crossbar with a thunderous long range strike as Westerveld is beaten.
34: Denis Irwin heads a Nick Barmby effort off the Man Utd line after Barthez fails to gather a Liverpool corner.
30: Barthez comfortably gathers a long range Heskey shot.
27: Man Utd's appeals for a hand-ball against Stephane Henchoz from a Silvestre shot are waved away by the referee.
24: Liverpool keeper Sander Westerveld is forced to pull off a reaction save to keep out a powerful Roy Keane header following a Beckham free-kick.
15: Owen extends Liverpool's lead. The England striker latches onto a Heskey flick-on and is helped by Man Utd defender Jaap Stam slipping.
Owen then cuts inside Gary Neville and clinically slots past Barthez. Liverpool 2-0 Man Utd
15: Scholes and van Nistelrooy combine well before the former strikes a shot which hits his strike partner and goes wide.
13: David Beckham loops a header narrowly over the Liverpool crossbar from a cross-field Silvestre pass.
11: Nicky Butt almost puts the ball into his own net following a threatening run and cross from Liverpool's left by Riise.
8: Emile Heskey tries an ambitious long range chip for Liverpool but his effort is high.
6: Man Utd striker Ruud van Nistelrooy miscues a volley from 15 yards in his first opening in front of goal.
4: Liverpool are awarded a free-kick on the egde of the Man Utd box following Mikael Silvestre's challenge on Michael Owen. Gary McAllister's effort hits the wall and goes to safety.
1 min: Liverpool counter-attack and earn a penalty following Roy Keane's challenge on Danny Murphy.
Gary McAllister steps up to send Man Utd goalkeeper Fabien Barthez the wrong way. Liverpool 1-0 Man Utd
Manchester United, in white, kick-off against Liverpool, in red.
Striker Robbie Fowler is not included in the Liverpool squad.
Michael Owen and Emile Heskey are up front for the Merseysiders who start with £4m summer signing Jon Arne Riise in midfield.
Manchester United are without forward Andy Cole whose absence is thought to be because of family reasons.
The Old Trafford side's £28.1m summer signing Juan Sebastian Veron is not available to manager Sir Alex Ferguson because of international commitments with Argentina.
Liverpool: Westerveld, Babbel, Henchoz, Hyypia, Murphy, Riise, Barmby, Hamann, McAllister, Heskey, Owen. Subs: Redknapp, Berger, Arphexad, Carragher, Biscan, Traore, Litmanen.
Man Utd: Barthez, Irwin, Silvestre, Gary Neville, Stam, Beckham, Butt, Keane, Giggs, Scholes, van Nistelrooy. Subs: Carroll, Yorke, Solskjaer, Johnsen, Phil Neville, Chadwick, Brown.
Referee: A D'Urso (Billericay)
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