Shield is shared with Man United

Shield is shared with Man United18 August 1990

Liverpool fought back from a goal down to share the Charity Shield for the fifth time after a tough clash with Manchester United at Wembley.

Alex Ferguson's side were determined to use the game to illustrate their rising stock in the English game and dominated a first-half in which the Reds struggled to find their feet.

It was a matter of time before the Red Devils took advantage of their fast start and Clayton Blackmore was the man to punish Kenny Dalglish's men with the opening goal of the contest.

The FA Cup winners seemed to have grown in stature following their first trophy success under Alex Ferguson, but Liverpool were not about to lie down and give them a huge boost ahead of the new season and on 55 minutes they were awarded a spot-kick.

John Barnes, who had grabbed a double in the Reds' 2-1 success at Old Trafford five months earlier, stepped up and coolly converted to tie the match at 1-1 and guide the club to what was our last piece of silverware under boss Kenny Dalglish.