Playing with 10 men proved to be no problem for Liverpool in the English Premier League on Sunday.
The same cannot be said of Manchester United.
Liverpool responded to James Milner's sending-off in the 62nd against Crystal Palace to come from 1-0 down and win 2-1, with Christian Benteke's penalty clinching victory in the sixth minute of injury time.
However, United was made to pay for a 26th-minute red card shown to Juan Mata — also for two bookings — at West Bromwich Albion, which scored through Salomon Rondon for a 1-0 win.
United dropped three points off the top four in the race for Champions League qualification and is now only three ahead of Liverpool, which has won three straight league games for the first time in a year.