06 Mar '11, 4pm

Football: Kuyt treble dents United's title hopes

Football: Kuyt treble dents United's title hopes

LONDON: Dirk Kuyt hit a hat-trick as Liverpool dented Manchester United's title hopes with a 3-1 victory over their bitter rivals at Anfield on Sunday. Kuyt struck twice in quick succession in the first half and the Dutch forward completed his treble after the break to hand United their second defeat in the space of a week after the leaders' 2-1 loss at Chelsea on Tuesday. Javier Hernandez reduced the deficit in stoppage time but United, who had only lost one league match this season before the start of this week, are now just three points ahead of second placed Arsenal, having played a game more than the Gunners. Kuyt's hat-trick was the first for a Liverpool player against United since Peter Beardsley's treble in a 4-0 win back in September 1990 when Kenny Dalglish was first in charge of the Reds, but it was a sublime display from Luis Suarez that inspired the hosts. "It...

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