Rafa Benitez has recorded his first league win over Manchester United after Ryan Babel added to a Wes Brown OG to give Liverpool a 2-1 victory at Anfield.
That was enough to hand Benitez his first league win over United and the day got even worse for Sir Alex Ferguson when Nemanja Vidic was sent off in stoppage time for a crude elbow on Xabi Alonso.
"It is good for the confidence of the players," Benitez said. "At half-time we were talking about having confidence and determination going forwards - and in the second half we were the best team."
Tevez opened the scoring in the third minute with a clinical finish from Dimitar Berbatov's pass.
Benitez's side drew level in comical fashion after 27 minutes. Alonso's shot deflected off Patrice Evra towards Edwin van der Sar, whose weak attempted punch hit Brown and cannoned back into his own net.
Liverpool won it in the 77th minute when Babel side-footed home Dirk Kuyt's pass after Ryan Giggs carelessly lost possession.
"You don't expect that from Manchester United," Ferguson said. "Liverpool produced a performance of tackling, hassling and getting about us. Overall they were the better team."