Manchester United defender Patrice Evra went slightly mad at Old Trafford this afternoon, as referee, Phil Dowd blew for full time, heralding a 2-1 win for United over bitter rivals, Liverpool.
Two goals from Wayne Rooney in the space of three minutes sealed the victory, with a Luis Suarez consolation failing to inspire a Scouse fightback.
It was a game which had been billed as a grudge match and hyped up to high heaven by the media, because of the racism row based around Suareza and Evra.
It didn't exactly start with a kiss, as Suarez refused to shake Evra's hand as the teams lined up, prompting an angry response from the United full back, who grabbed the Uruguayan's arm as he passed by.
At full time, Evra began a wild celebration right under the nose of Suarez, geeing the crowd up and touching the badge, waving his arms about with wild abandon, this time prompting an angry response from the Liverpool contingent.
Evra eventually disappeared from view down the tunnel flanked by stewards, as the Old Trafford crowd berated Suarez by singing, 'der-der-der-der-der-der-der - racist bastard!' and, 'Luis Suarez - We know what you are!'
In a post match interview, Liverpool boss, Kenny Dalglish insisted that he hadn't seen Suarez snub Evra's proffered hand, and that he hadn't seen the half time kerfuffle in the tunnel, where it was reported that police and stewards had to intervene in a confrontation between the players and staff of both clubs.
Sky pundit, Gary Neville remarked that Suarez's actions hadn't done himself or his club any favours, adding that he couldn't understand why a player would want to celebrate a victory in a needle match in such an exuberant manner.
Insiders say that Neville's remark was made with tongue slightly placed in cheek.
In conclusion, another uneventful Manchester United/Liverpool get together.
More as we get it.