Wednesday October 26, 2011 4th Round Finished Britannia Stadium

Stoke City 1 - 2 Liverpool

  • Jones 44’
  • Suarez 54’, 85’

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  1. Suarez stars as Liverpool beat Stoke

    Suarez stars as Liverpool beat Stoke

    Luis Suarez turned on the style as Liverpool beat Stoke City 2-1 in their Carling Cup fourth round clash at the Britannia Stadium. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Stoke City
    • Liverpool
    • 90+4' The final whistle goes, and Luis Suarez's brace has sent Liverpool into the fifth round of the Carling Cup!
    • 90+1' Crouch puts it over the bar from inside the six-yard box! Not the easiest chance but it could see easily have been the leveller!
    • 90' Crouch caught offside. Huth booked. Stoke struggling to mount a late charge here.
    • 89' Pennant sends an inswinging corner into the Liverpool box, which Reina deals with. Plenty of pressure on the keeper there.
    • 88' Liverpool substitution: Dirk Kuyt replaces Suarez.
    • 87' Stoke substitution: Peter Crouch - another former Liverpool player - replaces Jones.
    • 85' GOAL!! 2-1 LIVERPOOL!! Henderson crosses from the right and it's that man Suarez again, this time beating Sorensen with a header!
    • 85' BELLAMY!! Maybe the Welshman will have an effect in normal time! The substitute plays a one-two with Carroll and hits a shot from the edge of the area off the outside of the post!
    • 84' Marc Wilson makes a foray forward and lines u pa strike from 30 yards or more, but it's a poor effort that goes harmlessly wide.
    • 83' The introduction of Bellamy will certainly benefit the Reds if this game goes into extra time.
    • 82' Liverpool substitution: Craig Bellamy replaces Maxi Rodriguez.
    • 79' A clutch of Delap throws fail to cause the desired panic in the Liverpool box. it seems Premier League teams have by and large learnt to deal with those now.
    • 77' Shawcross has taken issue with Suarez over something and squares up to the Liverpool man, who doesn't seem interested in a confrontation. Probably wise considering recent events...
    • 75' Whelan fouls Spearing on the right flank. He has to be careful, he is already on a booking. Jones is back to help his defenders and clears Henderson's cross.
    • 73' Things have ground down a little now. It's the first time in the match that the play has not been at a high tempo. great to see in a Carling Cup tie.
    • 71' The possession stats have now swung slightly in Stoke's favour for the first time in the game. They have so far had three shots (one on target) to Liverpool's 10 (six on target).
    • 70' Suarez is flagged for offside. The Uruguayan is a nightmare to defend against, always moving and on the last shoulder.
    • 68' Stoke have only got past this stage of the League Cup once in the last 33 years. Although, they did of course win the 1972 final.
    • 66' Henderson has not had the best of it when taking corners this evening. His latest effort is headed away by Huth.
    • 64' Stoke substitution: Cameron Jerome replaces Etherington.
    • 62' Pennant gets on the ball for the first time, but Coates clears away his cross.
    • 60' Stoke substitution: Former Liverpool player Jermaine Pennant replaces Shotton. Positive switch from Pulis.
    • 59' Workyuks says: "Huge Stoke fan here! Glad to see them playing well! Although, that Suarez....GAH!!!"
    • 58' Henderson sends in another corner, this time to the near post, but Shotton is behind it and clears.
    • 56' Whelan goes into the referee's book, for time wasting it seems.
    • 55' That is Suarez's sixth goal of the season for Liverpool. Remember, we will have a result here tonight one way or the other, no replays. This could go to extra time or even penalties.
    • 54' GOAL!! 1-1!! Suarez nutmegs Shotton on the corner of the area and fires a terrific curling shot into the bottom right corner! Game on!
    • 53' Robert Aaron Davies writes in to say: "This game is interesting. I am a Liverpool fan but i have respect for Stoke. They did beat us in the premier league." - You have to respect the job Pulis and his players have done. Are there not any Stoke fans out there tonight? Let us know!
    • 52' Delap slings in one of his long throws that we are legally obliged to describe as "trademark". Headed away by Agger.
    • 51' As Dalglish said in the build-up to this game: "It's a trophy and we'd love to win a trophy at some stage."
    • 50' Carroll is caught offside. Plenty of attacking intent from Liverpool at the start of the second half. Liverpool are clearly out to win this competition.
    • 49' Etherington crosses, but it's cleared by Coates. The next 45 minutes will be big for the Uruguayan.
    • 47' Yousef Breyhe says on Twitter: "Stoke would try hard to hang on to their unlikely lead at the second half and I'm afraid LFC may lose it again." Have your say
    • 46' The second half is underway!
    • HT Liverpool substitution: Martin Skrtel replaces Carragher.
    • 45+3' Half-time is signalled and, just as it was in the Premier League meeting here last month, Stoke go into the break with a 1-0 lead. Can they hang on to it again?
    • 45+1' Suarez pops up on the right-hand side of the area and fires his effort across goal and wide!
    • 45' Kenwyne Jones's third goal of the season has come at the perfect time for a Stoke side who had spent most of the first half under plenty of pressure.
    • 44' GOAL!! 1-0 STOKE!! Completely against the run of play, Walters robs Coates of the ball and sends in a cross from the right for Jones to head past Reina!
    • 42' Lauren Jayne says on Twitter: "Nice to see Liverpool with a few good chances. A Suarez goal would be nice!! #Number7 #ElPistolero" - He does miss a lot of chances, but then again he also creates so much for himself and others.
    • 41' Suarez is fouled by Shawcross, who gets a booking. No doubt the Liverpool striker will be reminded of that at half-time.
    • 39' Coates heads away the subsequent corner. The big 21-year-old defender has done well so far this evening.
    • 38' Shotton whips in a bending cross that Reina has to tip away for a corner! Good reactions from the Spaniard.
    • 37' Martin Kelly roams forward from right-back and has a decent effort stopped well by Sorensen!
    • 36' Jones beats Reina with a header and it's in the back of the net, but the whistle had already gone for a foul in the build-up.
    • 35' Right, we're back underway. Let's see if that stoppage affects the nice momentum this half had developed.
    • 33' Moe Lester: "Suarez looking lively, Any idea why Stoke aren't in the groove as of yet?" - Well, they played Arsenal on Sunday, and host high-flying Newcastle here on Saturday, so perhaps they are playing with the handbrake on slightly. Liverpool have been good though.
    • 33' John Bushnell: "is it possible anyone on earth in the world of soccer has had more shots on goal without scoring than #luissuarez"
    • 33' Workyuks: "This match is very free flowing. Not the usual Stoke stuntedness."
    • 32' A good time to check out some of your tweets then... @tony_mabert
    • 31' Kenwyne Jones - once upon a time a Liverpool target - is receiving treatment on the field.
    • 30' This is a good spell for Stoke. No more clear chances being created, but they are seeing a lot more of the ball in the Liverpool half than they were in the first half an hour.
    • 28' Etherington swings in Stoke's first corner of the game. it's met by Huth but he heads it wide! Stoke's best chance thus far.
    • 26' Carroll has the ball at his feet from 12 yards out and goes for goal... Saved by Sorensen! The £35m striker could have tested the Danish keeper more from that range!
    • 25' Agger returns the favour by fouling Robert huth up the other end. So far Liverpool have had 59% of the possession and seven shots to Stoke's one.
    • 23' Ryan Shotton tangles with Daniel Agger and commits the foul. Pepe Reina lumps it forward from his own half.
    • 22' Walters is caught offside. Liverpool will have to watch the Ireland forward on the deck as well as in the air.
    • 20' Carragher is the first player to go into referee Lee Probert's book this evening for a foul on Matthew Etherington.
    • 18' Shawcross fouls Carroll in midfield. Lucas takes the free-kick short and the move breaks down.
    • 17' Liverpool have a corner as they continue to pile on the pressure. Carroll meets Henderson's delivery, but it's a weak effort and an easy calim for Sorensen.
    • 16' SO CLOSE!! Neat, quick passing from Liverpool and Lucas gets inside the box. He squares for Suarez, who forces an excellent save from Sorensen!
    • 14' Suarez as ever at the heart of everything Liverpool do. He sends in a cross but Woodgate gets his head to it and clears.
    • 12' Good start this from Liverpool, enjoying the lion's share of the possession. suarez tries to lift the ball over Sorensen. That's six-foot-five Sorensen. No joy.
    • 11' A very panicky Ben Costello syas on Twitter: "Where is Downing? Gerrard? Why is Adam on the bench? What is KK thinking..?" - Well, they are playing Roy Hodgson's West Brom away on Saturday, Ben. Guess Kenny wants to be at full strength for that one. Besides, this is a pretty strong team this evening, with £55m's worth of strikers! Get in touch on Twitter!
    • 10' Rory Delap sends in a cross but Walters is penalised for impeding Jamie Carragher as the pair tussle for the ball.
    • 9' Carroll's strike is saved by Thomas Sorensen but it falls for Suarez... Steered wide! The ball rebounded at Suarez too quickly for him to get under his control!
    • 8' Jon Walters - who scored the winner in that league meeting in September from 12 yards - tries a shot from significantly further out but it sails into the crowd. At the other end Spearing has a pop from range with similar results.
    • 7' Suarez is caught offside. The Potters managed to stop him from scoring when they wn 1-0 earlier int he season, though the Uruguayan did himself no favours in front of goal that day.
    • 6' Without pandering to stereotypes, you get the feeling Spearing is the sort of player who would do will at Stoke - a midfield terrier who plays it simple.
    • 5' Glenn Whelan gets an early challenge in on Jay Spearing. The midfield battle between those two will be interesting.
    • 3' Another Liverpool corner. This time Sebastian Coates fouls in the area. Free-kick to Stoke.
    • 2' Jordan Henderson will deliver the game's first corner, which is headed away by Ryan Shwacross but only at the expense of another set piece.
    • 1' The match is underway at the Britannia!
    • 19:43 We're about to get underway at the Britannia Stadium. You can share your thoughts on the game by getting in touch with me via Twitter @tony_mabert or by posting in the comments section below.
    • 19:40 Tonight's referee is Lee Probert. The West Country official also took charge of Stoke's match in the last round, a 0-0 draw against Tottenham which the Potters won 7-6 on penalties after a goalless 120 minutes. Match report: Stoke 0-0 (7-6) Tottenham
    • 19:35 Stoke manager Tony Pulis sampled the excitement a good run can generate as he guided his side to the FA Cup final last season and, while Premier League survival remains all important, he wants more of it: "I don't think our football club will win the Barclays Premier League in the next few years. So our biggest aim is to stay in the league, that's our priority, but what we also want to do is try to do well in the cup competitions. That includes the Europa League, the FA Cup and the Carling Cup. Pulis stresses importance of good cup run
    • 19:30 Liverpool midfielder Jay Separing starts this evening, and the club's youth product admits he is struggling for a place in the team ahead of some of the club's summer signings: "It has been a mixed season for me so far. With the new players that have come in I haven't had as many chances as I would have liked, but at the end of the day it's down to me to keep working hard every day in training and show the manager I deserve a chance when the time comes." Spearing relishes fight for place
    • 19:25 Jonathan Woodgate returns to the Stoke line-up after missing the last three weeks through injury. He replaces Matthew Upson in defence. Kenwyne Jones starts ahead of Peter Crouch, who is on the bench with Upson along with the recovering Jermaine Pennant. Stoke City team page
    • 19:20 Andy Carroll is handed a start for Liverpool after having sat on the bench for the past two Premier League games. The £35 million man partners Luis Suarez in a big-hitting front line for Liverpool. Lucas Leiva returns to the midfield after suspension, but Steven Gerrard does not feature. Liverpool team page
    • 19:15 Stoke: Sorensen, Huth, Shawcross, Woodgate, Wilson, Shotton, Delap, Whelan, Etherington, Jones, Walters. Subs: Nash, Diao, Pennant, Upson, Crouch, Jerome, Palacios /// Liverpool: Reina, Kelly, Carragher, Coates, Agger, Henderson, Lucas, Spearing, Maxi, Suarez, Carroll. Subs: Doni, Aurelio, Kuyt, Adam, Skrtel, Flanagan, Bellamy.
    • 19:10 Head-to-head: Since their first meeting in 1894, these two clubs have met 123 times. Liverpool have won 62 of those encounters, Stoke 28. the Potters have never beaten the Reds in any of their four previous League Cup clashes, and in 2000 were thrashed 8-0 at home.
    • 19:05 These two teams have already met once this season on this ground, with the September 10 league meeting going the way of the Potters courtesy of a Jon Walters penalty. Match report: Stoke 1-0 Liverpool
    • 19:00 Welcome to Eurosport's live coverage of the Carling Cup fourth round tie between Premier League rivals Stoke City and Liverpool at the Britannia Stadium.
  • Summary

    • 90+1' Crouch puts it over the bar from inside the six-yard box! Not the easiest chance but it could see easily have been the leveller!
    • 85' GOAL!! 2-1 LIVERPOOL!! Henderson crosses from the right and it's that man Suarez again, this time beating Sorensen with a header!
    • 85' BELLAMY!! Maybe the Welshman will have an effect in normal time! The substitute plays a one-two with Carroll and hits a shot from the edge of the area off the outside of the post!
    • 54' GOAL!! 1-1!! Suarez nutmegs Shotton on the corner of the area and fires a terrific curling shot into the bottom right corner! Game on!
    • 45+1' Suarez pops up on the right-hand side of the area and fires his effort across goal and wide!
    • 44' GOAL!! 1-0 STOKE!! Completely against the run of play, Walters robs Coates of the ball and sends in a cross from the right for Jones to head past Reina!
    • 37' Martin Kelly roams forward from right-back and has a decent effort stopped well by Sorensen!
    • 36' Jones beats Reina with a header and it's in the back of the net, but the whistle had already gone for a foul in the build-up.
    • 28' Etherington swings in Stoke's first corner of the game. it's met by Huth but he heads it wide! Stoke's best chance thus far.
    • 26' Carroll has the ball at his feet from 12 yards out and goes for goal... Saved by Sorensen! The £35m striker could have tested the Danish keeper more from that range!
    • 16' SO CLOSE!! Neat, quick passing from Liverpool and Lucas gets inside the box. He squares for Suarez, who forces an excellent save from Sorensen!
    • 9' Carroll's strike is saved by Thomas Sorensen but it falls for Suarez... Steered wide! The ball rebounded at Suarez too quickly for him to get under his control!
    • 8' Jon Walters - who scored the winner in that league meeting in September from 12 yards - tries a shot from significantly further out but it sails into the crowd. At the other end Spearing has a pop from range with similar results.
    • 19:15 Stoke: Sorensen, Huth, Shawcross, Woodgate, Wilson, Shotton, Delap, Whelan, Etherington, Jones, Walters. Subs: Nash, Diao, Pennant, Upson, Crouch, Jerome, Palacios /// Liverpool: Reina, Kelly, Carragher, Coates, Agger, Henderson, Lucas, Spearing, Maxi, Suarez, Carroll. Subs: Doni, Aurelio, Kuyt, Adam, Skrtel, Flanagan, Bellamy.

Team Line-up & Ratings

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      Goalkeeper
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      Defenders
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      Midfielders
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      Yellow Card 4.7 -
      Substitution Out60′ 4.6 -
      Substitution Out64′ 5.2 -
      Strikers
      Goal Substitution Out88′ 5.4 -
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      Subs
      Substitution In60′ 3.9 -
      Substitution In88′ 6.3 -
      Substitution In64′ 3.3 -
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      Goalkeeper
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      Defenders
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      Yellow Card Substitution Out45′ 6.9 -
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      Midfielders
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      Substitution Out82′ 6.6 -
      Strikers
      Goals ×2 Substitution Out88′ 8.2 -
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      Subs
      Substitution In82′ 7.9 -
      Substitution In45′ 7.7 -
      Substitution In88′ 7 -

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