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Sunday, 12 August, 2001, 12:58 GMT 13:58 UK
Clockwatch: Liverpool 2-1 Man Utd
Minute-by-minute updates from the Charity Shield
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.

Michael Owen
Owen on his way to scoring Liverpool's second

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

Gary McAllister
McAllister scores from the spot for Liverpool

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.

17: Paul Scholes (Man Utd)
35: Danny Murphy (Liverpool)

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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