VIDEO: Liverpool takes the lead on penalty after Pogba handball

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Manchester United looked to be on top at Old Trafford against rivals Liverpool, but they were pegged back by an unlucky moment midway through the first half.

A corner swung into the box, and with the ball popping into the air, Paul Pogba seemed to lose sight of its path. After reacquiring the ball at the last moment, Pogba’s hand swung out in his attempt to head the ball, and referee Michael Oliver pointed to the spot.

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James Milner dispatched his sixth penalty of the season, and Liverpool took a 1-0 lead into the halftime break. Pogba, sporting a new haircut and a new Twitter hashtag, was the center of attention for the wrong reason.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan has been bright for the Red Devils in the first half, while Zlatan Ibrahimovic came close on a number of chances but they were just out of reach.