Luis Suarez could not rescue Liverpool on his return from a 10-match ban as Manchester United's Javier Hernandez netted an early second-half winner in their League Cup third-round tie.

Hernandez's volley from Wayne Rooney's corner - 39 seconds after the restart - avenged the defeat Liverpool inflicted on United when the teams met at Anfield this month, and will help new boss David Moyes put Sunday's thrashing by Manchester City behind him.

Moyes delights in Hernandez winner

But the visitors were unlucky not to get on the scoresheet at Old Trafford, where they were on top for long periods.

Suarez, who was suspended for biting Chelsea's Branislav Ivanovic in April, helped create a host of opportunities alongside Daniel Sturridge and hit the bar with a second-half free-kick.

But there was also evidence of his ring-rustiness in a match that only came to life in the second period.

Before Suarez's set-piece, a Victor Moses header drew a superb save from David De Gea while Shinji Kagawa struck the woodwork at the other end.

Moyes had asked for a reaction from his side after their derby mauling - although he made eight changes to the side humbled at the Etihad - and the Scot certainly saw an improvement on that showing.

League Cup fourth-round draw

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Sunderland v Southampton

Leicester City v Fulham

Birmingham City v Stoke City

Manchester United v Norwich City

Burnley v West Ham United

Arsenal v Chelsea

Tottenham Hotspur v Hull City

Newcastle United v Manchester City

All ties are scheduled to take place in the week commencing 28 October

Victory for Moyes makes it the best start for a new Manchester United manager since Matt Busby in 1945 and extended his side's run to six successive home wins over Liverpool.

After a promising start to the season for Brendan Rodgers' side, they are now without a win in three games but the Reds boss will hope Suarez's return will see an upturn in their form.

The 26-year-old was thrown straight into the starting XI and, though booed by the home supporters whenever he touched the ball early on, looked immediately at home in an adjusted 3-5-2 formation in which the Uruguayan and strike partner Sturridge were supported by Moses.

It was a system the hosts struggled to cope with in the first half as the Liverpool front trio found plenty of space in deep and wide areas.

Tellingly though, given his extended absence, Suarez was twice let down by a poor touch when well placed, while Sturridge was denied by solid United defending as he bore down on goal and almost connected with a Jose Enrique centre.

Any notion that Suarez would rein in his competitive streak disappeared halfway through the first period when he miscontrolled another Enrique cross, but still went in for a 50-50 challenge with United keeper De Gea, Suarez just touching the ball first before the Spanish keeper smothered it.

Liverpool were terrific - Rodgers

As fluid as Liverpool were, they were aided by some poor passing from United and, when the hosts did attack, new Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho denied them with a series of superb blocks and challenges.

But when United won a corner seconds after the restart, Rooney - captain for the night - found the unmarked Hernandez five yards out, and the Mexican fired home, sparking celebrations from Moyes who was still on the way back to his seat.

After a first half where the defences were on top, the second saw several clear-cut chances with Jordan Henderson side-footing wide from eight yards after cute link-up play between Suarez and Sturridge, before Kagawa hit the crossbar after turning past Lucas.

Liverpool responded and came close to equalising twice in two minutes as De Gea saved Moses's diving header and Suarez's deflected free-kick clipped the bar and went behind for a corner.

Rooney then went close to adding a second for United from another free-kick but Simon Mignolet saved.

Lineup, Bookings (5) & Substitutions (5)

Man Utd

  • 01 De Gea
  • 02 Rafael
  • 06 Evans
  • 12 Smalling
  • 28 Buttner
  • 04 Jones Booked
  • 10 Rooney
  • 11 Giggs Booked
  • 17 Nani (Welbeck - 90' )
  • 26 Kagawa (Januzaj - 73' )
  • 14 Hernandez (Carrick - 74' )

Substitutes

  • 40 Amos
  • 22 Fabio
  • 08 Anderson
  • 16 Carrick
  • 29 Zaha
  • 44 Januzaj
  • 19 Welbeck

Liverpool

  • 22 Mignolet
  • 04 Toure Booked
  • 17 Sakho
  • 37 Skrtel
  • 03 Jose Enrique
  • 08 Gerrard
  • 12 Moses (Sterling - 82' )
  • 14 Henderson Booked
  • 21 Lucas Booked (Kelly - 67' )
  • 07 Suarez
  • 15 Sturridge

Substitutes

  • 01 Jones
  • 34 Kelly
  • 47 Wisdom
  • 06 Alberto
  • 31 Sterling
  • 33 Ibe
  • 09 Aspas

Match Stats

Shots

18 17

On target

4 3

Corners

7 11

Fouls

10 9

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:42 Full time

Full Time The referee ends the match.

90:00 +3:01

Jonny Evans makes a clearance.

90:00 +2:21

Clearance made by Steven Gerrard.

90:00 +2:19

Sanchez Jose Enrique manages to make a clearance.

90:00 +2:17

Centre by Rafael Da Silva.

90:00 +1:06

Phil Jones makes a clearance.

90:00 +1:02

Free kick taken by Simon Mignolet.

90:00 +0:49

Unfair challenge on Sanchez Jose Enrique by Wayne Rooney results in a free kick.

90:00 +0:20 Substitution

Substitution Danny Welbeck is brought on as a substitute for Luis Nani.

88:49

Free kick taken by David De Gea.

88:19

The assistant referee flags for offside against Daniel Sturridge.

88:18

Kolo Toure has an effort at goal and missed to the left of the target.

87:34

David De Gea manages to make a clearance.

87:32

Jordan Henderson sends in a cross.

87:30

Raheem Sterling takes a short corner.

87:16

Rafael Da Silva manages to make a clearance.

87:14

The ball is sent over by Raheem Sterling.

87:00

Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Luis Suarez. Blocked by Wayne Rooney.

86:21

Jonny Evans challenges Raheem Sterling unfairly and gives away a free kick.

85:11

Martin Skrtel takes the free kick.

84:31

Handball decision goes against Ryan Giggs.

82:34

Clearance made by Martin Kelly.

82:32

The ball is delivered by Adnan Januzaj.

82:15

Free kick taken by Michael Carrick.

81:56

Unfair challenge on Wayne Rooney by Kolo Toure results in a free kick.

81:22 Substitution

Substitution Raheem Sterling is brought on as a substitute for Victor Moses.

80:46

Jonny Evans manages to make a clearance.

80:44

Clearance by Chris Smalling.

80:43

Centre by Martin Kelly.

80:39

Jonny Evans makes a clearance.

79:58

Clearance by Chris Smalling.

79:27

Wayne Rooney takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Mamadou Sakho gets a block in.

78:43

Clearance made by Jonny Evans.

78:42

Clearance made by Chris Smalling.

78:41

Kolo Toure crosses the ball.

78:17

Free kick taken by Jordan Henderson.

77:53

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Luis Suarez by Jonny Evans.

76:08

Luis Nani takes a shot and went wide of the left-hand post.

76:00

Ryan Giggs takes a short corner.

75:34

Wayne Rooney takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Simon Mignolet parries the ball away.

75:29

Short corner taken by Wayne Rooney.

75:05

Shot on goal comes in from Wayne Rooney from the free kick. Simon Mignolet parries the effort to safety.

74:17

Jordan Henderson is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.

74:17 Booking

Booking

74:14

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jordan Henderson on Rafael Da Silva.

73:13 Substitution

Substitution Michael Carrick joins the action as a substitute, replacing Javier Hernandez.

72:55 Substitution

Substitution Shinji Kagawa leaves the field to be replaced by Adnan Januzaj.

72:23

Shot by Jordan Henderson went wide of the right-hand upright.

72:19

Clearance made by Phil Jones.

72:17

Corner taken by Steven Gerrard.

71:39

Strike on goal comes in from Luis Suarez from the free kick. Blocked by Phil Jones.

70:43

Phil Jones goes into the book for unsporting behaviour.

70:43 Booking

Booking

70:40

Phil Jones gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Luis Suarez.

70:29

Shinji Kagawa manages to make a clearance.

70:26

Clearance made by Jonny Evans.

70:24

Headed chance falls to Victor Moses. Parried by David De Gea back into danger.

70:23

The ball is crossed by Sanchez Jose Enrique.

70:21

Chris Smalling manages to make a clearance.

70:20

A cross is delivered by Jordan Henderson.

69:16

Luis Suarez takes a shot and went wide left of the target.

69:12

Phil Jones makes a clearance.

69:11

Corner taken by Victor Moses from the right by-line.

68:05

Clearance by Shinji Kagawa.

68:04

Jonny Evans manages to make a clearance.

68:02

The ball is sent over by Jordan Henderson.

67:43

Chris Smalling makes a clearance.

67:42

Centre by Daniel Sturridge.

67:11

David De Gea takes the free kick.

66:56 Substitution

Substitution Leiva Lucas leaves the field to be replaced by Martin Kelly.

66:29

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Alexander Buttner by Luis Suarez.

65:37

Clearance by Rafael Da Silva.

65:10

Free kick taken by Leiva Lucas.

65:04

Phil Jones gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Leiva Lucas.

64:15

Sanchez Jose Enrique takes a fantastic shot and missed to the left of the goal.

63:32

Shinji Kagawa takes a shot and bounced off the bar.

63:01

Free kick taken by Steven Gerrard.

62:52

Luis Nani challenges Sanchez Jose Enrique unfairly and gives away a free kick.

60:44

Alexander Buttner makes a clearance.

60:05

Luis Nani takes a shot and cleared the crossbar.

60:03

The ball is sent over by Alexander Buttner.

59:51

Clearance made by Martin Skrtel.

59:49

Clearance by Mamadou Sakho.

58:20

Luis Nani takes a shot and goes over the bar.

58:06

Sanchez Jose Enrique takes a weak shot. David De Gea catches the ball.

58:03

Corner from the left by-line taken by Steven Gerrard.

57:20

Luis Suarez takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Rafael Da Silva gets a block in.

56:49

Clearance by Jonny Evans.

56:45

Martin Skrtel manages to make a clearance.

56:44

Rafael Da Silva takes a shot and went wide of the left-hand post.

56:41

Wayne Rooney takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Mamadou Sakho gets a block in.

55:42

Clearance made by Jonny Evans.

55:38

Corner taken by Steven Gerrard from the right by-line.

55:15

Luis Suarez takes a short corner.

54:55

Jonny Evans manages to make a clearance.

54:53

Sanchez Jose Enrique delivers the ball.

54:49

Clearance by Rafael Da Silva.

54:47

Luis Suarez takes a shot. Jonny Evans gets a block in.

54:33

Clearance by Alexander Buttner.

53:10

Jordan Henderson takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the left of the target.

52:30

Clearance by Sanchez Jose Enrique.

52:27

Free kick crossed by Ryan Giggs.

52:04

Steven Gerrard gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Rafael Da Silva.

51:52

Simon Mignolet manages to make a clearance.

51:03

Free kick taken by Chris Smalling.

50:37 Booking

Booking

50:37

Kolo Toure is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.

50:31

Kolo Toure concedes a free kick for a foul on Wayne Rooney.

50:26

The ball is delivered by Sanchez Jose Enrique.

50:26

Clearance made by Rafael Da Silva.

50:16

Kolo Toure produces a cross.

49:39

Simon Mignolet takes the free kick.

49:15

The referee penalises Wayne Rooney for handball.

48:50

Free kick taken by Luis Nani.

48:41

Unfair challenge on Alexander Buttner by Jordan Henderson results in a free kick.

45:40

The assist for the goal came from Wayne Rooney.

45:40 Goal scored

Goal! - Javier Hernandez - Man Utd 1 - 0 Liverpool Javier Hernandez scores with their right foot. Man Utd 1-0 Liverpool.

45:38

Corner from the left by-line taken by Wayne Rooney.

45:15

Kolo Toure manages to make a clearance.

45:13

Luis Nani produces a cross.

45:01

The referee gets the second half underway.

45:00 +1:06 Half time

Half Time The referee calls an end to the first half.

45:00 +0:32

Clearance made by Rafael Da Silva.

45:00 +0:12

Clearance made by Phil Jones.

43:30

Luis Nani takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Leiva Lucas gets a block in.

43:07

Clearance by Victor Moses.

42:41

Clearance by Kolo Toure.

42:20

Kolo Toure makes a clearance.

42:18

Clearance made by Jordan Henderson.

42:17

A cross is delivered by Alexander Buttner.

41:44

Sanchez Jose Enrique makes a clearance.

41:42

Clearance by Mamadou Sakho.

41:40

Shinji Kagawa has an effort at goal and missed to the right of the net.

41:32

Shot by Javier Hernandez. Martin Skrtel gets a block in.

40:55 Booking

Booking

40:55

Ryan Giggs is booked.

39:09

Clearance made by Jordan Henderson.

39:06

The ball is sent over by Ryan Giggs.

39:00

Phil Jones takes the free kick.

38:39 Booking

Booking

38:39

Leiva Lucas goes into the referee's book.

38:34

Free kick awarded for a foul by Leiva Lucas on Phil Jones.

38:24

Chris Smalling manages to make a clearance.

38:03

Jonny Evans makes a clearance.

37:39

Ryan Giggs restarts play with the free kick.

37:00

Martin Skrtel concedes a free kick for a foul on Luis Nani.

36:51

Clearance by Rafael Da Silva.

36:49

Steven Gerrard crosses the ball in from the free kick.

36:06

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ryan Giggs on Daniel Sturridge.

35:50

Jonny Evans manages to make a clearance.

34:08

Mamadou Sakho makes a clearance.

34:05

The ball is sent over by Wayne Rooney.

33:49

Corner taken by Luis Suarez from the left by-line.

33:23

Rafael Da Silva manages to make a clearance.

33:20

Chris Smalling makes a clearance.

33:19

A cross is delivered by Steven Gerrard.

33:08

Clearance made by Jonny Evans.

33:05

Corner taken by Steven Gerrard.

32:25

Chris Smalling makes a clearance.

31:36

Chris Smalling manages to make a clearance.

31:11

Jonny Evans makes a clearance.

30:32

Sanchez Jose Enrique makes a clearance.

30:29

The ball is sent over by Rafael Da Silva.

29:11

Centre by Sanchez Jose Enrique.

29:00

Chris Smalling makes a clearance.

28:59

The ball is sent over by Jordan Henderson.

28:34

Steven Gerrard restarts play with the free kick.

28:19

Unfair challenge on Luis Suarez by Phil Jones results in a free kick.

26:44

Shot by Luis Suarez went wide of the right-hand post.

26:39

The ball is crossed by Leiva Lucas.

26:31

Short corner worked by Steven Gerrard.

26:15

Clearance made by Chris Smalling.

26:10

Corner taken by Steven Gerrard.

25:35

Shot by Daniel Sturridge. Blocked by Jonny Evans.

24:18

Centre by Sanchez Jose Enrique.

22:19

Daniel Sturridge takes a shot. Chris Smalling gets a block in.

21:51

Alexander Buttner manages to make a clearance.

21:11

Luis Suarez takes the chance to get an effort at goal. David De Gea blocks the ball.

21:07

Sanchez Jose Enrique sends in a cross.

20:12

Clearance made by Mamadou Sakho.

19:35

Daniel Sturridge takes a shot and went wide right of the target.

18:26

Luis Nani crosses the ball.

17:24

Shot by Luis Suarez. Jonny Evans gets a block in.

15:30

Corner taken by Ryan Giggs.

13:28

Steven Gerrard manages to make a clearance.

13:25

Corner from the right by-line taken by Luis Nani.

13:02

Martin Skrtel makes a clearance.

13:01

The ball is delivered by Rafael Da Silva.

12:00

Clearance made by Phil Jones.

11:57

Corner from the right by-line taken by Steven Gerrard.

11:23

Alexander Buttner manages to make a clearance.

11:22

The ball is sent over by Sanchez Jose Enrique.

10:27

The ball is delivered by Shinji Kagawa.

10:08

Rafael Da Silva makes a clearance.

9:57

Free kick taken by Simon Mignolet.

9:26

The assistant referee flags for offside against Javier Hernandez.

8:48

Shinji Kagawa has an effort at goal. A parry by Simon Mignolet prevents the goal.

7:52

Martin Skrtel takes the free kick.

7:31

Foul by Shinji Kagawa on Victor Moses, free kick awarded.

7:26

Clearance made by Steven Gerrard.

7:24

Corner taken by Wayne Rooney.

6:46

Wayne Rooney has an effort at goal. Blocked by Martin Skrtel.

6:23

Chris Smalling restarts play with the free kick.

5:59

Unfair challenge on Jonny Evans by Sanchez Jose Enrique results in a free kick.

5:56

Jonny Evans manages to make a clearance.

5:46

Clearance by Ryan Giggs.

5:44

Steven Gerrard crosses the ball in from the free kick.

5:12

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ryan Giggs on Daniel Sturridge.

4:26

Chris Smalling makes a clearance.

3:51

A cross is delivered by Rafael Da Silva.

3:26

Clearance made by Steven Gerrard.

3:23

Corner from the right by-line taken by Ryan Giggs.

2:57

Luis Nani takes a shot. Martin Skrtel gets a block in.

2:50

Clearance by Martin Skrtel.

2:47

The ball is delivered by Luis Nani.

2:29

Clearance made by Martin Skrtel.

2:24

Clearance made by Kolo Toure.

1:46

Clearance made by Mamadou Sakho.

0:53

Rafael Da Silva delivers the ball.

0:49

Steven Gerrard manages to make a clearance.

0:47

Luis Nani takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the left of the net.

0:44

Javier Hernandez takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Mamadou Sakho gets a block in.

0:44

Mamadou Sakho makes a clearance.

0:00

The referee gets the game underway.

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