Sunday March 2, 2008 Day 28 Finished Reebok Stadium

Bolton Wanderers 1 - 3 Liverpool

  • Cohen 78’
  • Gerrard 11’
  • Babel 59’
  • Aurelio 74’

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  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Bolton Wanderers
    • Liverpool
    • 90+3' There's the full-time whistle. Liverpool move back up into fourth temporarily thanks to that 3-1 win over Bolton.
    • 90+2' Liverpool hit Bolton on the break now, and it's 4 on 2, Mascherano crosses for Babel, who swings a leg at it and misses completely! What a chance!
    • 89' Kevin Davies lunges in badly on Aurelio and is booked. Quite rightly too. He didn't get any of the ball.
    • 86' Alvaro Arbeloa now trots on for Dirk Kuyt as Benitez rests his key men.
    • 83' Lovely build-up play from Liverpool, though a disappointing cross from Gerrard is comfortably claimed by Jaaskelainen.
    • 81' Jon Arne Riise is sent haring down the left side by Aurelio, he picks out Dirk Kuyt, who balloons the ball over the bar.
    • 78' Tamir Cohen makes it 3-1!!! Against the team his Dad, Avi, used to play for!!! He made Taylor fine corner at the near post and thumped home the header past Reina!
    • 75' Fabio Aurelio volleys home Liverpool's third from the edge of the area!!! Gerrard's corner was cleared at the near post, it fell to Aurelio, he controlled on his chest, and lashed home a left voot volley!!! Game, set and match.
    • 72' Reina makes a real mess of a kick-out, he gives it straight to Davies. The big front man lets fly, but scuffs his shot badly and sees it bobble well wide.
    • 71' Superb combination between Aurelio and Babel on the left, Aurelio cuts it back for Gerrard, it's blocked by a defender, shouts go up for handball as it hits Andy O'Brien's arm, but the referee waves play on. He didn'tknow mucha bout it, to be fair.
    • 69' Bolton look to build now through Rasiak, but O'Brien loses it on the right flank and Liverpool can play it out with style.
    • 66' That second goal has really dampened Bolton's morale. Liverpool are stroking it around with ease at the moment.
    • 64' Bolton pump a high ball into the box for Davies, but he is beaten in the air as Liverpool clear. Nothing has gone right for the home side this afternoon.
    • 60' Gerrard spread the play nicely for Alonso down the right flank, his ball found Kuyt, he spun quickly and fired a low shot that came back off the near post, Cahill tried to clear but could only smack the ball towards Babel, who took one touch before rifling home low past Jaaskelainen.
    • 59' Babel makes it 2-0, and that should be that!!!! A deserved goal for the Dutchman.
    • 58' Bolton have made absolutely no impact at all on the game so far in the second half. Liverpool are looking very comfortable.
    • 55' Liverpool with a decent spell of presure here. Gerrard wins another corner, this time off Gardner. He swings it in himself...it's cleared as far as Carragher, and he duly launches the ball into Row X.
    • 53' Gerrard rus onto Torres' flick-on and charges down on goal, but Cahill gets back in time to make a vital challenge.
    • 50' A quiet start to the second half. A half-hearted penalty appeal now goes up as Skrtel brushes against Diouf, but there's no chance of the referee pointing to the spot for that.
    • 46' Rasiak and Diouf get the second half underway.
    • 46' Tamir Cohen is on for the injured Kevin Nolan at half-time.
    • 45+1' There's the half-time whistle. Liverpool lead 1-0.
    • 45' Torres now runs at the Bolton defence from the left flank, but the O'Briens together manage to halt him in his tracks. Now Rasiak is booked within minutes of coming on for a high challenge on Alonso.
    • 44' Babel bursts through O'Brien and Nolan on the right, cuts inside, and unleashes a fierce shot that Jaaskelainen can do no more than fist over the bar!
    • 41' Gretar Steinsson is going off and is replaced by Grzegorz Rasiak. The full-back has been given a torrid time by Babel.
    • 38' Liverpool break at speed and Gerrard releases Babel, the Dutchman is through on goal, he bears down on Jaaskelainen, and Cahill gets back to get a vital touch on the shot and deflect it over the bar! The former Villa man did well to get back.
    • 35' Taylor swings it in towards Cahill at the near post, he steals in ahead of his man, but fluffs his header! It comes off his shoulder and goes wide. Another chance!
    • 34' Lovely trickery from Diouf on the right flank to win a free-kick against Hyypia. The big Finn has been booked for that challenge.
    • 33' A bit of a lull in the play at the moment. Plenty of energy from both sides, but it's all turned a bit scrappy.
    • 30' Alonso pokes a tempting through ball for Torres, the Spaniard is haring off in pursuit...but Jaaskelainen is off his line quickly and beats the Spaniard to the ball.
    • 27' Nolan picks the ball up on the left touchline, he swings it into the box, Davies ghosts in behind Skrtel, and forces a superb low save from Reina with a downward header from close range!!! A real chance there for Bolton.
    • 21' Gerrard it operating as a right midfielder when Liverpool are without the ball, though he has clearly been given the freedom to roam when Liverpool are in possession.
    • 18' Gerrard picks it up and breaks at speed for Liverpool, he switches it to Babel on the left, who turns Steinsson inside out, before unleashing a vicious shot that Jaaskelainen does well to tip over the bar!
    • 16' Kevin Nolan has picked up a knock.He has just signalled to the bench that he will try and run it off over the next five minutes. That's a blow for the Trotters.
    • 15' Free-kick from Gerrard is swung in, it arrives back at his feet, he twists and turns his way into the box, but can only pick out a white shirt with his cut-back, who duly lumps the ball up the pitch.
    • 13' Bolton had made a bright start and hit the woodwork in the opening minutes, but find themselves behind with only 11 minutes on the clock.
    • 12' Cries of "shoot!" now ringing round the ground every time a Liverpool players touches the ball within 40 yards of goal.
    • 11' Gerrard shoots from just outside the area on the left, it takes an awkward bounce...HITS JAASKELAINEN ON THE HEAD AND SPINS IN!!!! Liverpool have the lead, though it's a clanger from the Bolton 'keeper!!!
    • 8' Kevin Davies wins a corner off Skrtel. The corner is swung in, it works its way to O'Brien at the back post, he heads back across the face of goal, but nobody can get the vital touch and somehow Liverpool escape! Reina was in no-man's land there.
    • 6' Quick break from Liverpool as Gerrard finds Torres, he in turn finds Kuyt, who doesn't see Babel free at the far post, he plays it back out to Torres, and the danger is gone.
    • 5' Ricardo Gardner uses his pace and nicks the ball away from Mascherano, who duly comes in and crunches him. Free-kick, and the Argentinian is lucky to escape a booking there. El-Hadji Diouf swings it in...it evades all the bodies on the area, bounces high AND COMES BACK OFF THE BAR!!! Reina was beaten there, and we almost had an early goal!
    • 2' Now Bolton launch it long toward the imposing figure of Davies, though Hyypia is there to clear the danger. Davies is famed for his aerial prowess, though he will have his work cut out against the giants of Hyypia and Skrtel today.
    • 1' Torres gets forward early and tries to bustle his way through two defenders on the right flank, but his early cross is hacked clear by O'Brien.
    • 1' Torres and Gerrard get the game underway for Liverpool.
    • 13:20 The players are walking out onto the pitch and we're almost ready to go.
    • 13:00 Danny Guthrie has to sit this one out for Bolton as he is on loan from Liverpool, and he is replaced by Joey O'Brien. El-Hadji Diouf and Kevin Davies will lead the loine for the Trotters today.
    • 13:00 It looks like Jamie Carragher could be starting at right-back for Liverpool today, with Martin Skrtel and Sami Hyypia at centre-back. Meanwhile, Dirk Kuyt nd Fernando Torres start up front. Steven Gerrard will play on the right hand side of midfield, with Xabi Alonso and Javier Mascherano through the middle.
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  • Team Stats

    Bolton Wanderers Stats Liverpool
    45% Possession 54%
    7 Shots 16
    2 Shots on target 6
    2 Saves 1
    3 Corners 10
    15 Fouls 8
    1 Offsides 2
    2 Yellow cards 1
    0 Red cards 0
    27 Tackles 38
    216 Accurate passes 325
    51 Bad passes 59
  • Player Stats

    G =
    Goals
    S =
    Shots
    SoT =
    Shot on Target
    F =
    Fouls
    FW =
    Fouls Won
    O =
    Offsides
    A =
    Assists
    AP =
    Accurate Passes
    BP =
    Bad Passes
    T =
    Tackles
    • Bolton Wanderers
      G S SoT F FW O A AP BP T
      22 Jussi Jaaskelainen 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 2 0
      31 Andy O'Brien 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 2 2
      24 Joey O'Brien 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 22 0 9
      11 Ricardo Gardner 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 21 11 3
      15 Grétar Steinsson 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 8 1 2
      32 Matthew Taylor 0 1 0 0 2 0 1 30 14 2
      33 Gary Cahill 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 12 0 2
      4 Kevin Nolan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 8 3 0
      8 Ivan Campo 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 28 8 3
      14 Kevin Davies 0 2 1 2 1 1 0 28 6 2
      21 El Hadji Diouf 0 0 0 1 5 0 0 19 2 0
      25 Tamir Cohen 1 1 1 3 0 0 0 8 1 2
      7 Stelios Giannakopoulos 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
      5 Abdoulaye Meite 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
      47 Grzegorz Rasiak 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 8 1 0
      26 Ali Al-Habsi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    • Liverpool
      G S SoT F FW O A AP BP T
      25 Jose Reina 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 5 0
      37 Martin Skrtel 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 23 0 6
      12 Fabio Aurelio 1 1 1 2 1 0 0 30 16 11
      23 Jamie Carragher 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 29 2 1
      4 Sami Hyypia 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 30 4 5
      20 Javier Mascherano 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 48 9 3
      14 Xabi Alonso 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 58 4 2
      8 Steven Gerrard 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 44 10 1
      19 Ryan Babel 1 5 3 1 1 1 0 21 5 3
      18 Dirk Kuyt 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 16 1 3
      9 Fernando Torres 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 9 2 2
      15 Peter Crouch 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
      11 Yossi Benayoun 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
      6 John Arne Riise 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0
      40 David Martin 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
      17 Alvaro Arbeloa 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1
  • Summary

    • 90+2' Liverpool hit Bolton on the break now, and it's 4 on 2, Mascherano crosses for Babel, who swings a leg at it and misses completely! What a chance!
    • 78' Tamir Cohen makes it 3-1!!! Against the team his Dad, Avi, used to play for!!! He made Taylor fine corner at the near post and thumped home the header past Reina!
    • 75' Fabio Aurelio volleys home Liverpool's third from the edge of the area!!! Gerrard's corner was cleared at the near post, it fell to Aurelio, he controlled on his chest, and lashed home a left voot volley!!! Game, set and match.
    • 59' Babel makes it 2-0, and that should be that!!!! A deserved goal for the Dutchman.
    • 44' Babel bursts through O'Brien and Nolan on the right, cuts inside, and unleashes a fierce shot that Jaaskelainen can do no more than fist over the bar!
    • 35' Taylor swings it in towards Cahill at the near post, he steals in ahead of his man, but fluffs his header! It comes off his shoulder and goes wide. Another chance!
    • 27' Nolan picks the ball up on the left touchline, he swings it into the box, Davies ghosts in behind Skrtel, and forces a superb low save from Reina with a downward header from close range!!! A real chance there for Bolton.
    • 18' Gerrard picks it up and breaks at speed for Liverpool, he switches it to Babel on the left, who turns Steinsson inside out, before unleashing a vicious shot that Jaaskelainen does well to tip over the bar!
    • 11' Gerrard shoots from just outside the area on the left, it takes an awkward bounce...HITS JAASKELAINEN ON THE HEAD AND SPINS IN!!!! Liverpool have the lead, though it's a clanger from the Bolton 'keeper!!!
    • 5' Ricardo Gardner uses his pace and nicks the ball away from Mascherano, who duly comes in and crunches him. Free-kick, and the Argentinian is lucky to escape a booking there. El-Hadji Diouf swings it in...it evades all the bodies on the area, bounces high AND COMES BACK OFF THE BAR!!! Reina was beaten there, and we almost had an early goal!

Team Line-up & Ratings

  • Line-up

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    • Starting line-up

      • J. Jääskeläinen
      • G. Steinsson Substitution Out (42′)
      • G. Cahill
      • A. O'Brien
      • R. Gardner
      • E. Diouf
      • J. O'Brien
      • K. Nolan Substitution Out (45′)
      • I. Campo
      • M. Taylor
      • K. Davies

      Subs

      • S. Giannakopoulos
      • G. Rasiak Substitution In42′
      • T. Cohen Substitution In45′ Goal
      • A. Al Habsi
      • A. Méité
    • Starting line-up

      • J. Reina
      • J. Carragher
      • M. Škrtel
      • S. Hyypiä
      • Fábio Aurélio Goal
      • D. Kuyt
      • X. Alonso
      • S. Gerrard Goal
      • J. Mascherano
      • R. Babel Goal
      • F. Torres Substitution Out (77′)

      Subs

      • P. Crouch
      • Y. Benayoun
      • D. Martin
      • J. Riise
      • &. Arbeloa
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