Sunday December 2, 2007 Day 15 Finished Anfield

Liverpool 4 - 0 Bolton Wanderers

  • Hyypia 17’
  • Torres 44’
  • Gerrard 56’ (pen.)
  • Babel 86’

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  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Liverpool
    • Bolton Wanderers
    • 90+2' The ref blows and Liverpool have a relatively easy win.
    • 90' The ninety minutes are up...
    • 88' Babel with the goal gaping hits a shot towards the top corner, only to see Abdoulaye Meite on the line head it away.
    • 86' Gerrard played in Kuyt on the right and his grass-cutter across goal was palmed away by Jaaskelainen. How painful it must have been for him to see Babel following up to sidefoot home.
    • 86' A FOURTH FOR LIVERPOOL!!! Babel scores it!
    • 82' Riise's powerful shot from all of 30 yards is off target.
    • 80' The match is getting scrappy in its final throes as the players tire.
    • 76' Liverpool sub: Torres replaced by Dirk Kuyt.
    • 74' The match is comfortably Liverpool's, although it did not seem such a foregone clonclusion in the opening stages.
    • 71' Lucas Leiva, largely quiet today, shoots from well out. Jaaskelainen makes the stop.
    • 69' Michalik is booked for a foul on incomer Babel.
    • 67' Liverpool change: Kewell off, Ryan Babel on out wide.
    • 65' Bolton sub: Diouf replaced by Stelios Giannakopoulos. Stelios gets a chance in a poor season for him so far with limited opportunities.
    • 64' Torres cuts back onto his right foot and curls a shot just over the far top corner. That was close.
    • 60' Anelka shoots from the middle of the pitch. The ball is well held by Reina.
    • 57' Kewell hits a shot from 25 yards, wide of the post. Liverpool are all over their opponents.
    • 56' GERRARD DISPATCHES IT FOR 3-0!!!
    • 55' Michalik brings down Crouch and Liverpool have a penalty!!!
    • 51' Liverpool substitution: Jamie Carragher is replaced by Jack Hobbs.
    • 49' Gerrard on a run... he gets to the edge of the Bolton box and shoots low, only to see Jaaskelainen stick out a boot and divert the ball over the bar.
    • 47' Crouch almost scores immediately! He heads down a Kewell cross a fraction wide of the near post.
    • 46' The second half begins, Liverpool now attacking the goal to our left.
    • - No changes at half time.
    • 45+1' Steve Bennett blows up and Liverpool go in at the break two goals to the good.
    • 45' We enter injury time at the end of the first half...
    • 44' A superb through ball from Gerrard slipped down the right-hand attacking channel for Torres to latch onto enticed Jaaskelainen out - wrongly as a defender was with him - and Torres finished clinically.
    • 44' LIVERPOOL MAKE IT TWO THROUGH TORRES!!!
    • 40' Bolton are giving it some now in this first half on a wet pitch in Liverpool. The home fans will be fearful of the threat from their former stars Diouf and Anelka, along with the power of Kevin Davies. They can counter with options despite also flooding the midfield.
    • 38' A hopeful ball forward by Bolton falls to Anelka with an open goal as Reina and Jamie Carragher collide... HE MUST SURELY SCORE... HE MISSES AT THE NEAR POST! An unbelievable shank by the front man.
    • 36' Anelka sprints down the left and sends a delicious ball skidding across the edge of the six-yard box... Jose Reina is beaten and with Diouf hovering Arbeloa scuffs it out for a corner at the far post! That could easily have ended up in the back of the net.
    • 34' Torres breaks down the right-hand side of the penalty area and shoots low past the far post. Good effort by the expensive striker.
    • 32' FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT! Well almost. Kewell struggles for the ball with Ivan Campo on the Reds' left wing and gives the Basque a naughty kick while he was on the floor. Campo gets up in a rage to confront him but John Arne Riise spoils the fun by giving the Bolton midfielder a big hug. They end up shaking hands.
    • 30' Anelka with a turn into the final third. He tries to find Speed with a ball through into the channel, but it is just behind him. Well played by the prolific Frenchman.
    • 29' Kewell, looking to cement his place back in the side following his multitude of injuries, shoots wide of the near post for Liverpool.
    • 27' Gerrard puts in a corner that Crouch rises to head over the top. Bolton are finding the big man a handful.
    • 24' Nicolas Anelka, back at Anfield, is fouled by Gerrard as he cuts back onto his right foot... the free-kick by Diouf is dangerous and Crouch is needed to head it behind.
    • 22' Bolton are in the game, battling away - but Liverpool have quality on the wings and two dangerous strikers in the middle.
    • 19' Another free-kick awarded to Liverpool for a foul by Gardner, this time on the right corner of the box. When it arrives from Gerrard's boot Bolton defend and Jaaskelainen grasps the ball gratefully as it breaks into the air.
    • 17' Steven Gerrard whipped in a free-kick from the left and Sami Hyypia arrived to nod home from six yards out.
    • 17' GOAL FOR LIVERPOOL!!!
    • 14' Crouch shoots on the turn from 18 yards out and Jaaskelainen does enough to keep it out.
    • 11' Diouf with a disgraceful challenge on Alvaro Arbeloa that earns him a yellow card. He could have been in an early bath for that one.
    • 9' Bolton counter to remind the Reds that they are a threat, Kevin Davies getting his head to the ball at the near post and Abdoulaye Meite there to head it on... just past the far top corner!
    • 7' Torres bursts through the visiting back-line and almost finishes inside the near post, only for Jaaskelainen to block! Liverpool piling the rpessure on here.
    • 5' Benayoun again with the ball in behind, rounding Bolton 'keeper Jussi Jaaskelainen... Crouch is there for the cut-back and Ricardo Gardner blocks his effort on the line!!
    • 4' Bolton on the attack now, El-Hadji-Diouf almost finding space for a shot from the left of the area... he is pushed out wide though and Liverpool defend it.
    • 2' Benayoun on the right in the first moments, almost finding a way through.
    • 1' The first half gets underway at Anfield. Liverpool are in all red of course, kicking from left to right. Bolton in white.
    • - The players are out and warmed up. Liverpool are looking to catch up on the top teams with one of their games in hand.
    • - Fernando Torres and Peter Crouch start in attack for Rafael Benitez's side with Harry Kewell and Yossi Benayoun on the wings. Steve Finnan and Mohamed Sissoko are left out of the squad.
    • - Wanderers manager Gary Megson is forced to make changes after the midweek UEFA Cup draw with Aris. Kevin Nolan - a Reds fan - and Nicky Hunt are suspended, while Danny Guthrie misses out under the terms of his loan deal from Anfield.
    • - Welcome to eurosport.yahoo.com's LIVE text commentary on Liverpool versus Bolton from Anfield.
  • Team Stats

    Liverpool Stats Bolton Wanderers
    52% Possession 47%
    26 Shots 8
    9 Shots on target 2
    1 Saves 2
    5 Corners 5
    15 Fouls 11
    2 Offsides 4
    0 Yellow cards 3
    0 Red cards 0
    27 Tackles 33
    346 Accurate passes 279
    54 Bad passes 53
  • 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
    • Liverpool
      G S SoT F FW O A AP BP T
      25 Jose Reina 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 0 0
      23 Jamie Carragher 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 24 3 0
      6 John Arne Riise 0 5 0 0 2 0 0 32 10 5
      17 Alvaro Arbeloa 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 29 0 3
      4 Sami Hyypia 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 38 6 2
      8 Steven Gerrard 1 2 2 2 1 0 2 47 10 6
      21 Lucas Leiva 0 1 0 3 1 0 0 58 9 6
      11 Yossi Benayoun 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 27 0 3
      7 Harry Kewell 0 4 1 1 0 0 0 16 7 1
      15 Peter Crouch 0 4 2 1 3 0 0 19 6 0
      9 Fernando Torres 1 4 1 2 3 1 0 10 3 0
      20 Javier Mascherano 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
      19 Ryan Babel 1 3 1 0 2 1 0 6 0 0
      18 Dirk Kuyt 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 8 0 0
      46 Jack Hobbs 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 20 0 1
      30 Charles Itandje 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    • Bolton Wanderers
      G S SoT F FW O A AP BP T
      22 Jussi Jaaskelainen 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 0
      5 Abdoulaye Meite 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 24 1 1
      3 Jlloyd Samuel 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 31 1 8
      11 Ricardo Gardner 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 33 18 4
      28 Lubomir Michalik 0 1 0 3 1 0 0 17 1 2
      6 Gary Speed 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 29 11 2
      19 Gavin McCann 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 24 4 7
      8 Ivan Campo 0 1 0 1 2 0 0 42 7 4
      39 Nicolas Anelka 0 2 1 1 1 3 0 15 3 0
      14 Kevin Davies 0 2 0 2 0 1 0 29 2 3
      21 El Hadji Diouf 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 21 5 1
      16 Andranik Teymourian 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
      10 Christian Wilhelmsson 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
      7 Stelios Giannakopoulos 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 5 0 1
      26 Ali Al-Habsi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
      18 Mikel Alonso Mikel Alonso 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  • Summary

    • 88' Babel with the goal gaping hits a shot towards the top corner, only to see Abdoulaye Meite on the line head it away.
    • 86' A FOURTH FOR LIVERPOOL!!! Babel scores it!
    • 56' GERRARD DISPATCHES IT FOR 3-0!!!
    • 55' Michalik brings down Crouch and Liverpool have a penalty!!!
    • 49' Gerrard on a run... he gets to the edge of the Bolton box and shoots low, only to see Jaaskelainen stick out a boot and divert the ball over the bar.
    • 47' Crouch almost scores immediately! He heads down a Kewell cross a fraction wide of the near post.
    • 44' LIVERPOOL MAKE IT TWO THROUGH TORRES!!!
    • 38' A hopeful ball forward by Bolton falls to Anelka with an open goal as Reina and Jamie Carragher collide... HE MUST SURELY SCORE... HE MISSES AT THE NEAR POST! An unbelievable shank by the front man.
    • 36' Anelka sprints down the left and sends a delicious ball skidding across the edge of the six-yard box... Jose Reina is beaten and with Diouf hovering Arbeloa scuffs it out for a corner at the far post! That could easily have ended up in the back of the net.
    • 32' FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT! Well almost. Kewell struggles for the ball with Ivan Campo on the Reds' left wing and gives the Basque a naughty kick while he was on the floor. Campo gets up in a rage to confront him but John Arne Riise spoils the fun by giving the Bolton midfielder a big hug. They end up shaking hands.
    • 17' GOAL FOR LIVERPOOL!!!
    • 9' Bolton counter to remind the Reds that they are a threat, Kevin Davies getting his head to the ball at the near post and Abdoulaye Meite there to head it on... just past the far top corner!
    • 7' Torres bursts through the visiting back-line and almost finishes inside the near post, only for Jaaskelainen to block! Liverpool piling the rpessure on here.
    • 5' Benayoun again with the ball in behind, rounding Bolton 'keeper Jussi Jaaskelainen... Crouch is there for the cut-back and Ricardo Gardner blocks his effort on the line!!
    • - Fernando Torres and Peter Crouch start in attack for Rafael Benitez's side with Harry Kewell and Yossi Benayoun on the wings. Steve Finnan and Mohamed Sissoko are left out of the squad.
    • - Wanderers manager Gary Megson is forced to make changes after the midweek UEFA Cup draw with Aris. Kevin Nolan - a Reds fan - and Nicky Hunt are suspended, while Danny Guthrie misses out under the terms of his loan deal from Anfield.
    • - Welcome to eurosport.yahoo.com's LIVE text commentary on Liverpool versus Bolton from Anfield.

Team Line-up & Ratings

  • Line-up

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    • Starting line-up

      • J. Reina

      Subs

      • J. Mascherano
      • R. Babel Substitution In67′ Goal
      • J. Hobbs
      • D. Kuyt
      • C. Itandje
    • Starting line-up

      • J. Jääskeläinen

      Subs

      • C. Wilhelmsson
      • M. Alonso
      • S. Giannakopoulos Substitution In65′
      • A. Al Habsi
      • A. Teimourian
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